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Heck I'm starting to believe that our leaders arent even human.
Originally posted by maestromason
* for those who are fear prone it is literally IMPOSSIBLE for the Pacific ocean to be lost. Do you know how much water is in the oceans? If you use a little math and common sense you would know that the oceans regenerate at a much faster rate than us humans could pollute them with our wastes(both natural and man-made), plastics, solvents, fuels and refined radioactive elements combined!
So no...the Pacific is NOT LOST. The natural regenerative cycle of the world's oceans will ensure that!
Coral reefs face many threats. Some are natural stresses, such as hurricanes, cyclones, typhoons, earthquakes, or plagues of coral-eating predators like the crown of thorns starfish, about which we can do little. These stresses usually are very episodic or irregular in both space and time, and really healthy reefs will recover from them over time. In a completely different category are the human caused stresses to reefs. These stresses are persistent and constantly intensifying.
Coral reefs cannot recover from such ever-present, worsening stresses. The end result of this human-impacted stress is that reefs now have trouble recovering from natural stresses (such as hurricanes) which they otherwise would be able to bounce back from. The causes, effects, and solutions to human-caused stresses are all well understood.
Carcinogens found in marine life in island of Vieques in Puerto Rico
Published on Saturday, February 21, 2009
By María Miranda Sierra
Caribbean Net News Puerto Rico Correspondent
VIEQUES, Puerto Rico: After gathering samples from an underwater nuclear bomb target – the USS Killen — since 1999 in the small island of Vieques in Puerto Rico, University of Georgia Ecologist James Porter thought he would find evidence of radioactive material but instead discovered that unexploded munitions in the waters around the island are leaking cancer causing matter. These carcinogenic materials are absorbed by marine life and could very well be transferred to humans when they eat seafood, fished in the area.
ST. LOUIS—Parasites from cat feces are causing deadly brain damage in California sea otters. A combination of toxic chemicals and herpes virus is killing off California sea lions. And toxic algae blooms are contributing to record manatee deaths in Florida. All of these animals live near coastlines, spending a majority of their lives in the same waters people swim and surf in. Their daily cuisines consist of the same foods we serve up in clam shacks and fine seafood restaurants. The difference between humans and these animals, says NOAA spokesperson Paul Sandifer, is that the animals deal with the ocean conditions, good or bad, full time. People can pick and choose when to go into the water and what to eat.