Offered below are a series of tips to work on the non-pollution of marine and oceanic waters, either directly or indirectly, because some of our daily actions have repercussions on marine ecosystems, even when we are far away from them.
Pollution or climate change, together with other actions such as overfishing, are considerably affecting marine and oceanic ecosystems, which is having repercussions on numerous species that live in their waters. Warming or acidifying waters, for example, cause species to move to habitats other than their own, causing them to face dangers or situations for which they are not prepared.
They are also causes of the deterioration of the marine flora that, to a great extent, serves as food for a large part of the fauna that inhabits the waters. Not forgetting plastic pollution, one of the major problems facing the conservation of the seas and oceans and has been caused exclusively by humans.
It is important to remember some advice or practices that can be carried out in order not to affect the seas and oceans and protect the species that inhabit them. Sea turtles, sharks, gray dolphins, blue whales, seahorses, porpoises and sperm whales are some of the species that we all know, but we may not know that they are, like so many others, in serious danger. So don’t forget this!
- Use fewer plastic products: Not only are beaches filled with plastic, but the interior of the seas and oceans have also become large landfills.
- Buy seafood that is sustainable and respectful: Consider, for example, what kind of fish you eat.
- Use biodegradable products on beaches: So as not to leave your polluting footprint when you spend time on the beaches.
- Reduce CO2 emissions and energy consumption: control your Carbon Footprint! CO2 emissions, even if they are far from the coasts, have an impact on climate change and this on the warming of the oceans. Everything is connected.
- Do not buy objects manufactured by turtles, sharks or whales or any type of marine species: The consumption of objects that have been, in whole or in part, produced from marine fauna or flora power that continues to overexploit marine ecosystems.
- Travel and visit maritime sites with responsibility and respect: There is nothing like being able to enjoy the water of the sea and its landscapes, but it must be done with respect at all times.
- Do not throw cigarette butts into the street: although it may seem strange, a large part of them end up in the water and contain many chemical elements that are strong pollutants of the water and can also be ingested by sea animals.
Every April 22nd, Earth Day is celebrated. A date set to raise awareness of problems such as pollution, biodiversity conservation, overpopulation or other environmental concerns in order to protect our planet. The date was chosen to commemorate the birth of the modern environmental movement, begun in 1970 when twenty million Americans took to the streets to demonstrate for a sustainable and healthy environment. Its promoter was U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, who instituted this day to raise awareness of past problems and pay tribute to our planet and recognize Earth as our home.