LGVN Oceans / Sea Pollution
Clogged by Invisible Pollution
overfishing, microscopic litter is also to blame for the decline
in ocean life.
Plastic based litter is polluting the world's sea and shorelines
according to research carried out by Plymouth University. The report
says that human debris in the ocean has up till now been underestimated.
Tiny particles of plastics are ingested by barnacles, lugworms,
crustaceans and plankton, which filter water for food. In turn,
seabirds feed off these creatures. All the species in this chain
are currently declining. Pollutive effects of millions of tons of
the microscopic plastic waste from humans is thought to be a primary
the American west coast starved gray whales are washing up dead
on beaches in the highest numbers in a quarter-century. Some scientists
believe the shrinking ocean food supply may be the problem.
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