Top 10 Most Disgusting Things We’ve Done to Our Ocean

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6. Whaling and dolphin hunting

Whaling and dolphin hunting

Whales and dolphins are killed at various countries for their fat and meat due to its demand all around the world. Every year many of these mammals are killed to keep the industries in a good position. One again forgets that these mammals form an important part of the ecological food chain and killing them would make them endangered species. At the end when they are totally extinct, it would lead to ecological imbalance affecting the human life for sure. Though there have been many protests and moves opposing these gruesome acts, these are still continuing at some part of the world.

 

7. Toxic waste

Toxic waste

As and when the country is developing, they built chemical industries and other factories which are needed for the refining of the minerals and resources which are extracted. These minerals and resources are then put through a process of filtering to enable one to get the end product. But during this whole process of purifying the material, many waste materials get separated from the processing materials which are considered to be toxic. These toxic wastes are then disposed off into the ocean or sea nearby these industries. This is done with the idea that water would, in time, degrade the whole waste nullifying its toxic affect but one forgets that the animals consumes these toxic waste mixed with water. Then again these fishes are then caught and eaten by these humans, who in turn get deadly diseases like cancer, etc.

 

8. Drilling and Mining

Drilling and Mining

We all know our Earth’s surface both the landmass and also the land under ocean is filled with lots of rich minerals and resources. Moreover the land under the ocean is known to be rich with oil. So refineries are built on the ocean to extract this resources and minerals for consumption. This extraction is known as both drilling and mining. But one forgets that when this is done it disrupts the life under the ocean causing threats to animal’s lives. Drilling causes the mixing of the oil and other by-products with the ocean’s water contaminating it.

 

9. Oil spills

Oil spills

We know some of the countries are not well rich in oil and other minerals so they import or export the same. Mostly such kind of transaction happens through waterways, since carrying it through aeroplanes wouldn’t be feasible. While the big ship carries these many barrels containing the oil and other similar product, they sometime release these into the ocean. These oil spills can cause fire hazard too causing air pollution. Oil spills are considered to be life threatening for the animals living under the sea causing them to die without the availability of underwater oxygen.

 

10. Disposal of corpse

Disposal of corpse

Everyone knows human bodies after a certain point of time starts decomposing and emitting foul odour. Although this practise is not prevalent in many parts of the world, it mainly can be seen in Ganges, India where spirituality and traditionalism meets. People believe if the corpse is cremated near to the river the soul will get ultimate salvation. However, there has been many cases where people just dispose the bodies into the rivers and these rivers which starts from the foot hills of Himalayas finally joins into the Bay of Bengal Sea, which is connected with the Indian Ocean. All these decomposed corpse mixes with the good water which threatens the life under the sea.

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