Pollution does not only occur on land, but it is also happening under the ocean.
What is marine pollution?
Marine pollution occurs when harmful, or potentially harmful, effects result from the entry into the ocean of chemicals, particles, industrial, agricultural and residential waste, noise, or the spread of invasive organisms. There are numerous industrial and domestic activities that cause marine pollution, some causes are oil spills, garbage dumping, sewage and factory-waste disposal and the use of toxic pesticides. These activities can pollute the oceans through drains, rivers and direct dumping.
Shocking fact: Eighty percent (80%) of marine pollution comes from land.
In this video a big sea turtle is suffering from a straw stuck up its tiny nostril.
A research team from Texas found this male sea turtle during a dive research trip in Costa Rica.
He had a 10-12 cm plastic straw lodged in his nostril and the research team removed it. For the sea turtle, it was more than a few minutes of agony during the process.
Creatures in the oceans suffer a lot more than we realize and we must get rid of the plastic garbage in our oceans.