Do you like seafood? How about snorkeling or surfing? People everywhere heavily use the
ocean for food, medicines, oil, other resources, and recreation. Demand for resources from the ocean is damaging ecosystems
and depleting these resources. Around the world, unsustainable fishing practices, including the poisoning and dynamiting of
coral reefs, catching unwanted fish, dragging nets on the sea floor, overfishing popular species, and fishing in critical
reproductive areas are making the problem worse. Pollution is also harming the marine ecosystem. Pollutants, like fertilizers
and household products put down the drain make their way through streams and rivers into estuaries, and eventually to the
ocean where they badly disrupt the ecosystem and can cause harm to sea life. Oil spills are also a large source of pollution
in the oceans. Many organizations and people are currently trying to help protect and clean our oceans.
There are many simple things that you can do to help protect the ocean. Recycling, and making sure that chemicals don’t
go down your household drains is an easy way to start. Also, cut all of your 6 pack rings before you throw them away. This
will keep sea creatures from getting caught in the plastic rings. Buy seafood that is sustainably harvested to make sure that
more sea creatures don’t get hurt by fishing. Lastly, learn more about the ocean, with knowledge you will be able to
help save our threatened oceans.
I might also include some information about my personal history: where I grew up, where I went to school, various places
I've lived. If I have one, I'll include a picture of myself engaging in an activity I enjoy, such as a sport or hobby.
Here's a list of some of my favorite movies:
Jules and Jim, Manhattan, Breaking the Waves
Here's a list of some of my favorite music:
Nirvana, Frank Sinatra, Ibrahim Ferrer