SAVING OUR SEAS. NAMEPA. What comes to mind when you think of the ocean?. But look at how human intervention has impacted marine environments. MARINE DEBRIS IS THE NUMBER ONE OCEAN POLLUTANT. What is Marine Debris?. Includes objects that don’t occur naturally in the marine environment
SAVING OUR SEAS
Where do you think marine debris comes from?
-Toys (shovels, pails, Frisbees)
What can you do to prevent this trash from ending up in the ocean?
DID YOU KNOW?
put any type of plastic trash
into the navigable waters of the US
is polluting our
directly into the ocean from these
RESISTANT TO BIODEGRADATION
BIODEGRADES OVER LONG PERIOD OF TIME
This is what happens when our litter reaches a certain point in the ocean
marine debris has on our environment