One of the most pressing issues the oceans are facing is pollution. Ocean pollution happens in many different ways such as nutrient and pesticide runoff, oil spills, plastic, sewage, toxic chemical pollution, radioactive discharge and more. This pollution kills marine life, collapses fisheries, and the toxins can even be transferred to livestock, through feed, which humans end up consuming. The pollution in the oceans is causing a great imbalance, which may be irreversible.
Scientists estimate that 50% to 85% of oxygen in the atmosphere comes from the ocean, specifically from an organism called phytoplankton. If that much oxygen is coming from the oceans, don’t we need to do all we can to protect the oceans? By protecting the oceans we are not just protecting the species in the oceans, but ourselves as well.
Please check out our campaigns for actions, petitions and ideas on how YOU can combat ocean pollution. We highly recommend watching the documentary “Bag it” to learn more about plastic pollution to our environments. Reducing your use of plastic items will significantly help the oceans. Please visit our Blue Living Pledge campaign page for simple and easy actions to help!