At 10/10/19 01:12 AM, SuperJoker429 wrote:
One of my majors is Environmental Science, and i feel like there is so much we can do for or environment other than just turning off the lights and taking shorter showers. What is in our oceans is a major thing so I commend you for diving. Its not something that alot of people think about. Because for the most part, unless its necessary, anything that falls into the ocean is either "too expensive to extract/clean up" or doesn't pose a threat to our (human) life. But I bet you've found some interesting thinks while diving. My friend dives and he found a car in a lake one time. Locals said it was extracted once and something when wrong in the process and ended up sliding back into the lake and they just left it there. He was just saying about how all of those auto fluids (gasoline, oil, chemicals) leaked out of the car and into the lake.
I agree. It really should be more pressing for people to take care of the planet because it's everyone's home. I mean, most people don't leave messes in their homes or when something is leaking or stinks or rots or molds they clean it up, yet just outside of our little sanctuaries it's someone else's problem.
And of course, if we take into consideration that the population will only continue to rise and how we love to expand our territories, it makes sense that we will start to find all these new ways to live out on or under the seas, developing floating or underwater communities and whatnot, so it'd be nice if the waters were at least a bit cleaner when that becomes more popular.
Oh, there's just so much garbage down there. I live in this marina that used to be nothing but shrimp boats back in the day, and I'm beginning to suspect that shrimpers aren't typically the environmentally conscious sort.
I probably won't find a car in these waters, but I most certainly will find parts of boats. And not just that, but like, I'll pick up a rock and half of it is black, oil stained... it's everywhere.
I've been reading up on Seagrasses. I'd like to experiment to see if I could plant them in the harbor here to help filter the water. And there are a couple other aquatic plants that can apparently help clean up oil in the water too, but it seems like they could be considered invasive species', so they can't just be used willy nilly.
Maybe silly billy.