Be part of the solution. Get rid of pollution.

I don’t have to convince you that pollution exists, you’ve been around long enough to know that it’s a real problem in our society. The even bigger problem is that the we know this is a huge issue, and the majority of the population does nothing to prevent it. I'll give you an example. Did you know that almost 95% of the population says that they support recycling and about 75% say that it should be a priority, however statistics show that only less than 35% of people in the US actually participate in recycling? That’s crazy! Americans generated 254 MILLION tons of trash back in 2013 that’s about 4.4 pounds PER person PER day. Imagine what the amount is nowadays. And only less than 35% of those same people are helping to remove it from our oceans. Other European countries have reached in the 60% range when it comes to the amount of their citizens that recycle. Why is this all relevant? Well besides that fact that pollution is harming our environment that we live in, it also has a huge effect on the ocean. Which many animals reside in, and they didn’t choose to have their homes polluted, humans decided that for them. One of the many animals that are affected by pollution that we are going to talk about today is the dolphin. The dolphin is effected by pollution in many ways. It has an impact on their health, the food they eat, and their ecosystems. What happens is a term called, Bioaccumulation. This is when an animal ingests a contaminated item and the toxin remains in its body. This is what happens to fish and other animals and then when dolphins eat them. This is one of the many ways that pollution effects dolphins. Pollution in the ocean also impairs their immunity, causes changes in the ocean levels and creates noise pollution. Dolphins are just one of the many animals that are effected by waste in the ocean. These are only a few of the outcomes that happen to these animals. There are 101 things you could do to prevent these animals from being harmed, but the question is will you? Something as small as removing plastic from your daily habits, or recycling items from your home instead of throwing them out. This can make all of the difference. Want to go a step further and help remove what you’ve already contributed to the ocean? Become a part of the solution. Find out how to become a part of the cleaner ocean movement at:

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