Too much Plastic in oceans!
Sup! I am back and today focusing on how plastic harms animals! There are very many causes for this, Here is a article that agrees.: Harmful plastic
Here are the harmful things plastic does to animals
- First thing, it can harm many animals!
You might ask, How so? Well, sometimes the plastic can wrap around the animals next and can kill the animal from shortage of breath. For example, the article called, "Plastic in our Oceans" says, "And apparently, the ocean isn't large enough to avoid marine life encounters with debris. Plastic's devastating effect on marine mammals was first observed in the late 1970s, when scientists from the National Marine Mammal Laboratory concluded that plastic entanglement was killing up to 40,000 seals a year." And that is just from plastic! There are so many moe animals tha just seals.
- Second thing, remember how I said that we could be affected by plastic, well now you will find out how. From previous reasearch I have done, i figured out that very tiny bits of plastic can find their way into fishes gills. Then, one of those fish could be caught, cooked, than perhapes served to you as a nice dinner that could go horribly wrong.
- Third thing, it can cuase major (and I mean major) pollution issues. For example, a article from wikipdia says, "Plastic pollution can unfavourably affect lands, waterways and oceans. Living organisms, particularly marine animals, can also be affected through entanglement, direct ingestion of plastic waste, or through exposure to chemicals within plastics that cause interruptions in biological functions." That is basically all the things plastic can harm, or even worse...kill!
This is only a snippet of the harmful effects of plasic in oeans. You can always continue your reasearch with this topic. Anyways see you in the plastic free ocean!!