Ocean Pollution Causes

Feb 3rd, 2012
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There isn't one source to blame for ocean pollution. In fact, pollution is caused by several industries and practices. People also contribute this growing problem. The oil industry is responsible for occasional large scale oil spills, which prove catastrophic, but they are also responsible for smaller leaks that occur on a regular basis.

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Green LivingFollowTop of FormBottom of FormLoveToKnow Home & Garden Green Living Environmental Issues Ocean Pollution CausesOcean Pollution CausesSourceBy Murrye BernardBA ArchitectureBefore we can find solutions, we must understand ocean pollution causes. Not surprisingly, several human activities contribute to polluting our oceans and other waterways. Major Ocean Pollution CausesThere isn't one source to blame for ocean pollution. In fact, pollution is caused by several industries and practices. People also contribute this growing problem. Oil IndustryThe oil industry is responsible for occasional large scale oil spills, which prove catastrophic, but they are also responsible for smaller leaks that occur on a regular basis. Oil leaks from offshore drilling rigs and boats, and some people even intentionally dump oil into the ocean. Natural oil seepage only counts for a very small percentage of oil pollution in the ocean. You may not realize it, but when you pour oil down the sink in your home, it can end up causing ocean pollution. When gasoline is burned, either by cars or other vehicles or engines, chemicals are released into the air. What's in the air will eventually become rain that, of course, returns to the ocean. ManufacturingYou only need look at a factory billowing smoke to understand that mostmanufacturing processes release harmful gases and liquids into the atmosphere. The manufacturing industry can pollute the ocean in several ways. The

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