Life Treat To Aquatic Life On The Ocean


It seems that almost every day there is another story about pollution of one form or another, in the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe. Very often our own actions lead to that pollution and in many cases we can do something about it. Pollution is anything that is present or introduced into an environment which causes harm.  In the sea there are many kinds of pollution such as rubbish, oil, chemicals and even sewage from our toilets. In the last ten years our waters have borne the brunt of serious pollution accidents, but these are becoming less common as technologies develop and the affects become better understood.  But, there is still an awful lot to learn about the effects of polluting our marine environments.

Often the pollution cannot be seen by the naked eye, and sometimes pollution will never disappear from the water.  if you see the below picture, might look very beautiful and attractive but this is spilled oil on the ocean from the cargo ship.

Oil spills can seriously affect the marine environment both as a result of physical smothering and toxic effects. The severity of impact typically depends on the quantity and type of oil spilt, the ambient conditions and the sensitivity of the affected organisms and their habitats to the oil. Even after an area has been cleaned up, it can take a decade or more to fully recover there’s also the problem of the oil that goes down with the ship, which can contaminate the seabed and marine organisms.

For instant coral reefs are the shelters for marine living, coral reefs provide an particularly rich and diverse marine ecosystem, are highly dynamic and offer coastal protection to otherwise unprotected shorelines. Corals are highly sensitive organisms that can take a long time to recuperate from oiling. Spreader oil presents the greatest risk of destruction to coral reefs. The risk is highest where enlarged turbulence from breaking waves encourages natural dispersion if spilt oil and where dispersant’s are used. In addition to the coral themselves, the communities which the habitat supports are also sensitive to oil. Consequently, dispersants should not be used in the vicinity of coral reefs.