Tag Archive: marine life

Apr 13

How ocean pollution affects humans

Even though some people may believe that ocean pollution does not affect them, these people are very wrong. Whether you live directly on the coast or hundreds of miles away from a beach, ocean pollution affects everyone.

The ocean is one of the largest, abundant and diverse ecosystems on the planet, which provides over 70% of the oxygen that we breathe and over 97% of the world’s water supply without it, we would not exist.

However, everyday the ocean is being attacked by manmade and natural pollution, which is bringing it to the point of disaster.

Plastic is one of the largest factors of ocean pollution. Did you know that over 8 million tons of plastic is being deliberately dumped into the ocean every year? Even though these off shore waste areas are hundreds of miles away from the beach, plastic still manages to end up on our beaches and coastlines, destroying marine life and their habitats in its wake.

If you would like to learn more about ocean pollution and how it affects marine life as well as life on earth, take a look at the fascinating infographic, created by the team at divein.com