WE NEED TO STOP!

More and more people are becoming more careless about the effects their actions have on the environment. Every day, marine animals are getting caught, tangled and suffocated because of the litter that we are throwing into the ocean.

According to a report, “at least eight tons of plastic leaks into the ocean” annually. They say that this is the same as the contents of one garbage truck being dumped into the ocean.

By 2050, if nothing is changed, that number is expected to increase by four times per minute and all of the plastic in the ocean is expected to weigh more than all of the fish.

While law makers and conservation companies are contracting plans to be put in place, we can do a few simple things:

  1. Don’t litter
  2. Recycle
  3. Pick up trash left in ocean and beaches even if it’s not yours
  4. Be a safe watercraft operator
  5. Watch out for fins and turtle backs on the surface of the ocean

 

It doesn’t take much for us to help a large amount of marine wildlife.

 

picture source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/plastic-trash-animals-photos_us_58ee9ec1e4b0b9e984891ddf

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s