welcomeWe [humans] cannot be healthy, without healthy oceans." Says the movie Oceans by Disney. Who Are We? will tell you how to help stop the pollution of oceans. From tips to stories by fellow Neopians, you'll be able to find a easy way to help.
April 1, 2011 Happy Aprils Fools Day! If you haven't noticed, there is a new picture below the updates. Yesterday, over Spring Break, we went snorkeling. In was in some Coral Reefs and I decided to upload some pictures of animals that I saw here so y'all can see what we need to protect. If you haven't, please read yesterdays update at Mignon Ink.
January 16, 2011 First of all, Go Packers!!! (: New banner and I have added more ways you can help save the Coral Reefs. Project Coral will be starting soon!
January 8, 2011 One submitted fact.
December 26, 2010 One gift button. ♥
December 17, 2010 Much, much more facts today! It's now winter break so I'll be working on both sites.
December 16, 2010 I've added a bunch more today. A new banner and many new tips on how to help stop pollution. Opened! You may list me. I do not accept affiliates and I will not link back to listers, sorry.
+ Listed at Soroptimist
+ Listed at Elle's Help Guide
December 15, 2010 I've started to really edit the site. It took me awhile to get the top banner how I like it.
Did you Know?
ocean animals facts
coral reef facts
Certain types of dolphins create bubbles when hinting to gather fish in one area so its easier to capture them.
pollution starts at home
| Learn about the Ocean
Learning about the ocean is the number one thing that you can do to help prevent ocean pollution. Learn about the threats that harm the animals and environment.
Stop Eating Seafood
About 10% of of the big fish that once lived in the ocean remain today. We have eaten too many and to fast. If you want to eat seafood, don't eat the unsustainably-caught fish (the fish that doesn't have time to keep it's population balanced).
In your home, install water-saving toilets. Not only do you save money, you save water! Hence the name.
If you can, save the rain water and later use it to water your plants.
Maintain Your Vehicle
You can see the chemicals [motor oil, transmission fluid, and antifreeze] leaking from cars almost anywhere. These are washed directly to a water source. Have your vehicle regularly serviced and immediately repair any leaks you notice if possible.
Down the Drain
Don't throw paints, oils or other litter down the drain (sink, toilet, etc.).
| Wash Your Car On the Lawn
Most detergents and other car washing ingredients contain chemicals that when washed into the street and enters the storm drain system, can harm sea life once it reaches the ocean. The water runs over streets and washes pollutants into the storm drains. Use environmentally-friendly soap or take your car to a commercial car wash that recycles its water.
Catch and Release
If you like to fish, do not catch fish and take them home. Catch them, and then release them back into the wild.
Take a quick shower. Limit your time to about 3 minutes. (Tip: Shampoo & Conditioner 2 in 1 could lower time.)
No matter where it is, garbage often finds a way to the ocean.If you see a piece of trash, pick it up if most of it is clean. You can also organize clean up's through your community or school.
Pet waste contains harmful bacteria and other pollutants. It doesn't really go away. The rain washes it away to a water source, and it just sits there. You could be swimming in pet waste...
Protect Coral Reefs
| Leave No Trace
While diving or snorkeling, don't touch the reefs with fins, equipment, and hands. A single touch can kill live corals.
If possible, don't use plastic grocery bags. If you have any plastic rings from drink cans, cut the rings so they do not get caught on animals.
| Watch the Anchor
Watch where you drop the boats' anchor. If the anchor falls on a coral reef, It'll be crushed and die.
Use Less Paper
When trees are cut down to make paper, the dirt, fertilizers, and sewage is carried to the ocean. They will cover the Coral Reefs, killing them.
Project CoralWhat is Project Coral?
Project Coral is a week long activity where Coral Reef awareness is promoted. This is not anything you have to join. There will be something new every day (e.g. Crossword, graphic, or mystery picture). This event takes place from January 16 - January 22.
January 16, 2011
2. What can Coral Reefs help treat?
5. If you use less of this, that will protect Coral Reefs?
7. What will crush Coral Reefs?
8. What should you not leave while snorkeling or diving?
9. What do Coral reefs protect?
10. If there were no Coral Reefs, what state would be under water?
11. What is harmful to the marine life in and the Coral Reefs?
1. Over 25% of Coral Reefs have what?
3. Where is the biggest Coral Reef located?
4. What is the biggest Coral Reef?
5. In what ocean are the most Coral Reefs located?
6. What do Coral Reefs protect the land from?
Information Creditsgrinningplanet, marinebio, cityofbremerton, njawwa, lacitysan, marinebio, greenpeace, wikihow, seawifs, whale-images, marinemammalconservancy, whalecenter, pcrf, aboutcoralreefs, buzzle, nature, coralreefinstitute, ehow, ezinearticles, stanford, suite101 (Full credits to all creators)