Marine Pollution: A Simple Summary

Written by on March 17, 2013 in Other News

“Every year, debris kills thousands of marine animals and sea birds, chokes coral reefs and smothers critical environments.”

Northern fur seal pups. Up to 90,000 northern fur seals are killed after being tangled in marine debris ever year.

Northern fur seal pups. Up to 90,000 northern fur seals are killed after being tangled in marine debris ever year. Photo credit: NOAA.

After a couple of marine pollution posts last week (plastic and nutrients), this infographic from Project Aware sums up the situation nicely. Learn a little more about the current situation in our ocean and find out what’s being done about it.

The Ugly Journey Of Our Trash. An infographic by Project AWARE

Copyright © 2013 by Marine Science Today, a publication of Marine Science Today LLC.

About the Author

About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of MarineScienceToday.com. She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .

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