Oceans are under great threat by climate change, overfishing, and marine pollution. If you already know what these issues are, head over to the videos and materials section for current examples. If not, we’ve broken them down for you:
Climate change harms life below water because change in water temperature affects they change the natural migrations (paths) that fish take, destroy the small amount of coral reefs the earth has left and even increases the acid in the waters!
Fishing itself is not a problem if it is done in a sustainable manner. Overfishing happens when we fish WAY MORE than sea life can replenish itself.
It is most likely that each of us has consumed a piece of plastic that eventually ends up in the ocean. BUT, it is not only plastic- marine pollution involves toxic chemicals, offshore drilling and basically everything that we humans do that disrupts the natural order of life below water.