Pollution of the water
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Pollution of the water
All the water on land eventually reaches the ocean. Discuss how the area you live in impacts the environmental quality of the ocean. Can youdescribe areas that might add toxic material to the ocean? Are there ways in which your community works to protect the ocean?
The Ft. Lauderdale Boat port is highlybusy with ships coming in and out ofport. These ships sometimes leave oilbehind which pollutes the water makingthem toxic and inhabitable for fish orany other organisms.
Toxic watersThis is what the water looks like up close, polluted in thick oils that cover the whole entire port and lead right out into the ocean.
Not only is it just oil polluting these waters, but it’s humans throwing waste into them as well. The ocean is not a garbage bag, and doesn’t need the organisms inside of it, dying because of it. Even if people let bags go, leave drinks around, they don’t realize that this will blow right along the beaches and into the water. Trashcans are here for a reason, use them.
Sewage doesn’t present a biggerWould you want that in problem of pollution then most, but ityour water? definitely does it’s damage. In large quantities it depletes the amount of oxygen in the water. Without oxygen rich waters, the area can not support sea life. These area’s are known as dead zones. There are more than 400 of them around the world.
There are many ways in which we can protect our waters. Simple things like having a group of people go out and pick up trash a long seashores and lakes. Or having the oil be removed from the water every so often. Little things like this can improve the ecosystem and make the world a better place.
Anyone is capable of helping the environment, whether it’s throwing trash into cans, or picking up any litter you see. Its little things like this that can save our planet. We just need your help.
QUIZ QUESTION TIME!1. What pollutes the water at the Ft. Lauderdale Port?A. Jet skiesB. OilC. Fish2. What can sewage do to water?3. How can people help?4. What is oxygen depleted water called?A. Carbon zonesB. Life zonesC. Dead zones5. Who can help clean up the litter?