Updated: Sep 19, 2022
Human activities like mining, drilling, dredging, destructive anchoring, disposal of industrial waste, plastic waste, introduction of invasive species, oil spills other impacts like ocean warming, climate change, ocean acidification, noise pollution, etc. have thrown the marine ecosystem out of balance. They have destroyed marine habitats, killing a wide variety of ocean plants, fish, sea mammals and birds. If we humans continue to 'develop' at the expense of our entire ecosystem, it is anticipated that in the next thirty years there would be more plastic than fish in the ocean.
Today, just around 13% of the world's oceans remain untouched by the damaging impact of human activity. But the good news is that it's not too late to turn things around.
We can all come together and make a big impact on improving ocean health. We must conserve water, reduce pollution, use products with fewer and non-toxic chemicals and dispose of them responsibly, reduce the use of plastic, buy only what is needed, fish responsibly save energy, use fuel-efficient vehicles and carpool and live a minimalist lifestyle. It's high time now that we save our oceans.
Some organisations working on saving oceans are: #Ocean Conservancy (https://lnkd.in/dAvak9vQ)
#Surfrider Foundation (https://www.surfrider.org/)
#Green Peace (https://lnkd.in/deAVkxHs)
#oceanic Preservation Society (https://www.opsociety.org/)