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Marine Debris 1

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Marine Debris 1

  1. 1. Marine Debris
  2. 2. Do you see what's happening?
  3. 3. <ul><li>What Is Marine Debris? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Concerns & Impacts <ul><li>Animals </li></ul><ul><li>mistaken plastic bags for jellyfishes, food </li></ul><ul><li>choke, entanglement, infections </li></ul><ul><li>biodegradables may block their digestive system </li></ul>plastics fishing nets
  5. 5. Concerns & Impacts <ul><li>Humans </li></ul><ul><li>pollute to lakes and oceans </li></ul><ul><li>contaminate our drinking water </li></ul><ul><li>bad environment for us </li></ul><ul><li>clogs/damaging our water system </li></ul><ul><li>may run out of clean water </li></ul>
  6. 6. How does it enter? <ul><li>Illegal dumping </li></ul><ul><li>Abandoned trash </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of debris </li></ul><ul><li>Moved by storm/wind into rivers, streams </li></ul><ul><li>Storm drains (sewages) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Materials these are some of the materials found in oceans… plastic bags old tires plastic bottles cigarettes balloons aluminum cans
  8. 8. Damages to Marine Habitats <ul><li>break or damage coral reefs </li></ul><ul><li>block sunlight/ prevent growth of sea plants </li></ul><ul><li>block marine animals from getting into their homes </li></ul>
  9. 9. What We Should Do? <ul><li>Reduce </li></ul><ul><li>Reuse </li></ul><ul><li>Recycle </li></ul><ul><li>participate in beach cleanup events </li></ul>
  10. 10. Protect Our Oceans, Our World
  11. 11. The End thanks for watching

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