Welcome to the Pollution page!

Pollution. At this point in time, it's everywhere, includining our oceans.
Everything from oil to plastic bottles is floating in our ocean right now. I'll elaborate on the plastic part later; let's focus on the oil and other stuff.


We've all heard about oil spills. Big, messy, deadly. Masses of oil floating on water because that's what oil does. Killing fish and choking seaplants to death.
Yeah. THOSE things.
They're the most majorly spread thing on this list (other than plastic). The media spreads the word everywhere, which is good, in the sense that it gets word around. It's also bad, because, well, them being the media, they ONLY report that about the ocean. Nothing else.
The main thing is, oil is a type of pollution. You hear about the big oil spills, and yeah, those are bad. Those are really bad. But keep up a positive outlook...it's one of the easier things to clean up.

Ocean Acidification

Climate change is real. And the more carbon dioxide we put in the air, the worse it gets.
Of course, not all the CO2 we put in the air will stay in the air. A million tons of CO2 will enter the ocean every hour today. That CO2 will be converted into carbonic acid when it combines with seawater.
The problem is, as we pump more CO2 into the water, it’s going to get less saturated in calcium carbonate.
Coral reefs would feel it first, and feel it the hardest. They have structures made out of calcium carbonate, and the carbonic acid would dissolve as the ocean acidifies.
The best way to reduce and reverse ocean acidification is to reduce our carbon footprint. This problem is caused by carbon dioxide, and it'll be solved by reducing our carbon dioxide.

Marine Debris

Marine debris is a type of pollution that's very dangerous to animals, as they often mistake the debris for food and eat it. They can also get trapped in it, and possibly become seriously injured or even die.
I'll be going into more details in the Plastic page, so stay tuned.