People living on land have a fascinating connection to all domains. The air, sky and water around us are mingled together in single biodiversity. The marine line is of utmost importance as the aquatic stretch is connected to us on the same level. Over time humans have seamlessly consumed and gobbled up the resources that have become an alarming situation regarding its degradation.
Environmentalists and ocean activists are ripping their throats apart, but the ignorant population doesn’t seem to care. What is the news that the world is blindly neglecting? Let us chalk out how and why marine life is an imbibed portion of our lives and the scenario resulting from our folly.
Why Is Ocean Life Concerned?
If a vegetarian is asked, he would straight away ignore the query stating he doesn’t eat fish. Unfortunately, many of us don’t know, but the water world is indeed more to us than mere food.
- Transport: Continents spread across use the water bodies like oceans and seas for transportation. Where aircraft isn’t possible, boats and ships are a refugee.
- Climate: The well-known water cycle gets 80% of the evaporated water from the ocean surface. The water evaporated forms clouds and thus rain. The water life is found to supply 50% of the oxygen that is human essential.
- Temperature Regulated: The breeze over land and ocean crisscross and form a moderate balance. The humidity and moisture levels also depend on the water levels in the nearby bodies.
- Economy: The major role of commercial transport belt gains revenue for transports and trade of goods. Recreational activities like aqua games and sports also attract tons of dollars.
- Food: Marine life has a variety of flora and fauna. The most used food products like butter, soymilk and oils have sea ingredients in them. Many disease-fighting compounds are marine extracts. Say cod liver oil is the best VitD source.
What Is So Catastrophic?
Amid the politics and economics, the scientific news of marine life highlights for the sleek eyes seeking concerns for remedy.
- Depleting Water Levels: Global warming has taken its turn steaming up the oceans and eventually leaving them dry. The low levels are depriving marine life of their habitat. It paves the way to the disturbance in the food web and climatic changes.
- Glaciers: Melting glaciers, in contrast, are gushing water to oceans, leaving no trace of freshwater for use. Around 8% of the glaciers have melted and still is the progress, leading to overfishing.
- Effluents In Water: Industrial and plastic effluents in water is a great threat to oceanic creatures. Sharks, whales and fishes end up choking on them and die. Nearly 100mn metric tonnes of waste is pushed to the oceans leading to harm.
- Pollution: The growing air pollution and the endless release of toxins have led to acid rains. It toxifies the water, making it unfit for biological survival and later for humans too.
- Sea Floor Mining: Commercially expensive corals, silver, zinc, and pearls are abundant in the oceanic bed, attracting thousands of miners to dig them out. The offshore mining rigs have been the major habitat disrupters.
In this alarming chapter, what can humans possibly do? We can’t abruptly stop all the processes and stall our lives. More or less, only judicial usage and sustainable development can help us step out of the gloom to maintain harmony with aquatic biodiversity.