Ocean pollution comes in many different forms with the main two being oil spillage and the water serving as a garbage dump for many countries.
This photo here pictures a sea turtle who has been covered by oil from a spill. These spills are detrimental to aquatic life.
Many countries have no laws regulating the disposal of garbage or the dumps are simply too full and they resort to throwing their trash into the ocean. A simple fix? Not quite.
This trash can be mistaken for food by sea creatures and they can be permanently harmed by a split second decision by a human.
Pollution also harms coral reefs: a vital ecosystem in our oceans. The sediments from land produce too much nutrients in the water which encourages algal growth that eventually smothers the corals.