Ocean Pollution make the ocean great again

Ocean pollution is one of the largest growing issues in the world, creating global complications for both the creatures that reside within it and the creatures that inhabit the land; more specifically, humans. Though the human race is greatly impacted by the polluted oceans, we continue to fill the waters with filth and garbage. The two largest forms of ocean pollution are oil spills and garbage disposal. Many countries fail to place protective laws that will conserve the ocean, meaning people can throw endless waste into the waters without facing any repercussions.

Trash that is thrown into the ocean is often mistaken for food by sea creatures, causing numerous health problems and even death for many.

This picture is an aerial view of the BP oil spill in 2010. During this spill, over 200 million gallons of crude oil dumped into the ocean. It was responsible for the death of millions of sea animals and the long lasting effects still linger to this day. This is considered the largest accidental marine spill in history. Oil spills such as this one occur far too often, compromising the state of our oceans and ending the lives of too many innocent animals.

Pictured here is a boat travelling through what is known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It is a large island-type form of built up waste that has accumulated through the years. It spans from the west coast of North America to Japan, spinning in a vortex-like motion, collecting more and more trash as time goes by. These "garbage islands" exist throughout the world's oceans and create terrible circumstances for marine life.

In these pictures, the devastating effects on wildlife due to the polluting of the oceans can be seen. About 1 million seabirds and over 100,000 marine mammals are killed every year by trash in the water that they either mistake for food and consume or they get entangled in and cannot escape.

As you can see, the problems that are created by ocean pollution desperately need to be put to an end. There are several awareness groups that bring light to the issue and the word can be put out there in more ways than one. Through memes, websites, awareness videos, and campaigns, people can spread the word about ocean pollution and why it is so important to bring this global problem to center stage and find a way to end it for good.

Memes are a popular form of entertainment and advertisement in today's society. They can also be used to spread awareness of a particular problem. The memes above have been used to create a funny way to educate the public on the problem of ocean pollution. While they are a great way to spread the word and catch the attention of the public, it should also be noted that ocean pollution is no joking matter and should be taken seriously across the globe.

Keeping our oceans clean and beautiful is a job that we must take on as our own. In order to preserve the wildlife that lives within them and keep the integrity of these important waters, we must do our part in keeping the trash, oil, and waste out of them. Make the ocean great again!


Created with images by apasciuto - "Ocean" • MikeBird - "rubbish seaside beach" • Alexander Savin - "Faro, Portugal"

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