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Readers Respond: How Do You Protect Marine Life? Ways You Help the Marine Environment

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Even if you live far inland, there are many things you can do that will help marine life. Are there things you do to protect marine life, either from your home or while visiting the coast, on a boat, or out volunteering? Share Your Tips

Protect Marine Life by 1 simple way:

Be aware of your surroundings and what you put into it. if we all become more aware of wht we do and where we are, than I believe that not only can marine life be protected but also our atmosphere
—Guest ORc@dreamer101

Teach

Teach by example especially to the children in my life. It really work.
—Guest Linda

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You're preaching to the choir with this one. The long term trend over dadeces is global warming. During that long term there will be lots of hot and cold fluctuations both above and below that global warming trend. When I hear the argument that you did I want to give the person a stupid slap. One comedian might say, Here's your sign. Some clearly don't understand. The others are either in denial or willing to risk it all for a bit more of what they consider the good life with the minor result of global warming. We're losing the ice at the poles. No cold snap will help that. How to turn that attitude around? I have no idea.
—Guest GHmFqcAo

Clean up

i know im only 17 but here are some ways Limit Your Use of Plastics, Disposables and Single-Use Projects Blue Ocean Society Have you heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? That is a name coined to describe the huge amounts of plastic bits and other marine debris floating in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, one of five major ocean gyres in the world. Sadly, all the gyres seem to have their own garbage patch. What is the problem? Plastic stays around for hundreds of years, can be a hazard to wildlife and leaches toxins into the environment. The solution? Stop using so much plastic. Buy things with less packaging, don't use disposable items and use reusable bags instead of plastic ones wherever possible. Stop the Problem of Ocean Acidification Global warming has been a hot topic in the ocean world, and it is because of ocean acidification, known as 'the other global warming problem.' As the acidity of the oceans increases, it will have devastating impacts on marine life, i
—Guest Polina M vostalkyijahutjfdun from russi

Clean up

i know im only 17 but here are some ways Limit Your Use of Plastics, Disposables and Single-Use Projects Blue Ocean Society Have you heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? That is a name coined to describe the huge amounts of plastic bits and other marine debris floating in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, one of five major ocean gyres in the world. Sadly, all the gyres seem to have their own garbage patch. What is the problem? Plastic stays around for hundreds of years, can be a hazard to wildlife and leaches toxins into the environment. The solution? Stop using so much plastic. Buy things with less packaging, don't use disposable items and use reusable bags instead of plastic ones wherever possible. Stop the Problem of Ocean Acidification Global warming has been a hot topic in the ocean world, and it is because of ocean acidification, known as 'the other global warming problem.' As the acidity of the oceans increases, it will have devastating impacts on marine life, i
—Guest Polina M vostalkyijahutjfdun from russi

Educate yourself

read about marine life, go to the sea and enjoy snorkeling with friends. I tell my friends of the sea's beauty so they learn to appreciate it. see, when people appreciates something they'll care for it.
—Guest cee

Help the Fish!

Start a group foundation with your friends or in a community. I am a 16 year old male in Concord, New Hampshire and I want to do all i can with my new found loce of marine life. Email me with other great ideas or if you just wanna talk and share pictures of our fish. myearthfish@hotmail.com. Please talk.
—Guest Myearthfish

3 simple ways

Hi , I am 11 but I still help the oceans of the world. I live far away from the sea but if you live near the sea you can make sure you dont litter the waters and beaches. Leatherback turtles often visit the UK and mistake plastic bags for there favorate food, the jellyfish. If you live along way away from any type of waters you could donate to various charities or volunteer at a local aquarium and have fun while helping out. It might sound strange but being energy efficient helps the artic marine mammles and fish because the less energy you use the less our climate heats up then the ice wont melt.
—Guest Amy

I limit my use of plastic

It sickens me to see pictures of animals that are entangled in plastic, or who have eaten it on accident. I am trying not to use so much plastic so it lessens the amount that eventually gets into the environment. Ways to do that include using reusable grocery bags (all the time, and going to the car to get them when I realize I've forgotten them), buying things with less packaging if possible, and avoiding items that are meant to be used once or are in "convenience packaging" such as things like fruit roll-ups, granola bars and pre-packaged kids' lunches.
—whalechick

marine life protection

eat fish species which have healthy population instead of eating rare species of fish in this way you can protect marine biodiversity
—Guest fauna

Cleaning up!

One of the saddest images I can imagine is an adorable marine animal tangled up in plastic, so whenever I'm down the shore I make a point of cleaning up after myself and others by picking up all the trash I see, not just what my friends and I bring. We also make a point of teaching any little ones around us to let animals they may find in the water or sand alone! It may not sound like much, but we try!
—Guest Beach bum

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