The Deadly Effects of Water Pollution

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A seal entangled in discarded netting and fishing gear and if not rescued, will die of suffocation. (Photo credit: The Clipperton Project.)

Article courtesy of Sylvia D’Alton| Jan 17, 2016 | South Coast Herald | Shared as educational material

The planet has become one large dumping ground where our rubbish and pollutants are killing countless animals, marine life and spreading disease. Human waste (sewage) is a large problem in many marine environments that are near regions with little or no sewage treatment plants. Plastics and microplastics are also huge problems. Their persistence tends to create problems in oceans and other bodies of water alike. Read more about it here: http://southcoastherald.co.za/123731/the-deadly-effects-of-water-pollution/.

Bangladesh, where much of the world’s clothing and goods are manufactured. When flooding occurs this all washes out to sea. Picture credit Foundation for Deep Ecology.

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