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Marine Pollution.

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  • Submitted: 19/06/2006
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University Degree Environmental Sciences

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No other planet, as far as we know, has anything resembling an ocean, and the fact that more than seven-tenths of the Earth's surface is covered with water is quite evident. The ocean reservoirs hold about 97% of the planet's stock of water- some 330 million cubic miles of it spread over an area of 139,440,000 square miles (Oceanography). Water pollution progresses every day in our lakes, oceans, rivers, and other bodies of water that we see and use in many ways. Human beings are the most superior race existing in this world. While we regularly implement consuming abilities of valuable resources we also pollute our environments. Water is essential for all living things to survive, yet people still pollute it. There are a wide variety of pollutants that can affect water and the plants and animals that live in the water. This pollution can be divided into three groups: chemical pollution, thermal pollution, and ecological pollution. Since not all pollution is human produced we need to understand that there are sometimes "natural" reasons for some pollution.

The term "marine pollution" was not widely used until 1967, when the tanker Torrey Canyon spilled more then 36

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