Archive for the ‘Marine Life’ Category

PostHeaderIcon How to prevent oil spilling to save marine life

Posted on: Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Oil spills is a major cause for pollution in the marine world. Thousands of marine creatures, plants lose their lives as a result of this oil spill. Even you will agree that we just cannot allow these marine creatures, plants and fishes to wither away rather we should all strive towards its prevention.

Some strict rules must be adopted by every country to make sure that a huge fine must be paid when there is an oil spill, this will result in carefulness on part of countries. An emergency response plan must be there to combat the effects of oil spill at the earliest. There should be coast guards to make the ships aware that where they can travel without a spill.

These are some of the ways by which oil spill can be prevented, as it is always better than cure.

PostHeaderIcon Effects of oil spills on marine life

Posted on: Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 at 6:46 pm

One of the major causes of water pollution – oil spills, is primarily the reason behind the degradation of marine life. It affects the marine life in numerous possible ways and hence is one fact that needs a lot of attention from us.

The first adverse effect of oil spills is hypothermia which basically is a sort of illness, which the marine creatures suffer from. Oil spills in water promotes the production of mousse, which when it sticks to the fur of the marine creatures may even kill them. Next, the oil spills pollute the water which the marine creatures live in and drink.

Consumption of such polluted water injures the organs of the marine creatures by poisoning them. Further, the oil vapours coming out of the oil spills are absolutely fatal for the lungs of these animals. Last but not the least, these oil spills can affect adversely the fertility of these animals. The adverse effects are many, hence be well aware of the consequences and do your share in saving the marine creatures.

PostHeaderIcon Marine pollution control

Posted on: Saturday, November 28th, 2009 at 9:11 am

nullThe greatest source of marine pollution is, land based. The sources include sewage, chemicals, metals, sediment mobilization, litter and habitat destruction, radioactivity and persistent organic pollutants. To save the marine life and to reduce the pollution the steps or the initiatives must be started at the regional and state level thus involving the global efforts. GPA is an association made which work non- legally and aim at preventing the degeneration of marine life by pollution caused by land sources. They also work by realizing the duty of state and region and global government to prevent the destruction. The GPA provides guidance to state so that they can control pollution with the help of policies, priorities and resources.
Marine biodiversity can only be protected with the global efforts as all of us are equally responsible for the damage. Shipping and sea dumping are also the reason for marine pollution thus affecting the marine life.