As daunting as this may seem for some, I find that having all of the facts laid out in front of me is sometimes an easier way for me to comprehend what I need to know. Hopefully these facts can help open your eyes to the problem surrounding us. It is important that if you are in the position to be able to make a positive difference, that you do. So, here are a few facts to encourage you to make an everyday change, a much needed everyday change.
Plastic is not biodegradable, marine creatures can consume plastic
Plastic netting can trap sea creatures
Travels down the food chain when small creatures ingest it, and these creatures are then consumed by larger predators, so it is effectively poisoning the food chain, by spreading toxic chemicals to all marine life.
These toxins also have harmful effects on humans including birth defects and cancer in some case
It has recently been discovered that when plastic is heated it can leach these harmful chemicals
The size of the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ is 3 times the size of France.
Only 9% of plastic is recycled each year.
By 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.
450 pieces of plastic were found in a single Laysan Albatross chick.
It is estimated that there are 150 million tons of plastic in the ocean, with an additional 8 million tonnes being added each year. This is a faster rate than ever.
If we lose all the ice in the world, sea levels will rise by 80m.
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Seals eat cod and herring and other small fish.
Seals are marine mammals and have four flippers. They are in the category of animal known as Pinnipedia which means fin- footed.
They have whiskers which help them detect prey in dark and murky waters. Seals can sleep underwater because they spend so many months out at sea.
Please let me know if you have any more questions.
Our planet is incredible and unique and it is vital that it remains this way.
Changing weather patterns are becoming more frequent, greenhouse gases are already too high and key climate- stabilising systems are starting to fail.
To learn what you can do to save our astounding planet visit my Save the Planet Page.
One of my biggest achievements is receiving a letter from Sir David Attenborough after writing to him. When I wrote to him I explained how much of an inspiration he is and I also included a speech which described my passions for the environment.
I have also received a letter from Jacinda Arden relating to a campaign I participated in for the New Zealand dolphins.
HI, I'M NEAVE
Everything about the ocean and nature interests me. Marine life and all life on Earth completely amazes me and yet there are thousands of species yet to be discovered.
Every creature is a miracle of evolution and it is devastating to think that one generation can destroy this.
I want to share my love for the ocean with you and let you all know how you can protect our truly unbelievable planet Earth.