Did you know that our tears have the same percentage of salt as seawater? Or that 90% of the ocean is yet unmapped, and would take 125 years to explore? Most people aren’t aware of just how vital our oceans are, or that untold damage has been done to them over the past half-century. In the last decade alone, 600,000 barrels of oil have been accidentally spilled from various ships per year, and the cumulative damage being done to ocean ecosystems from spills, garbage dumping, and chemical waste water is downright horrifying. This infographic offers both a sobering look at the damage humans have done to these waters, and advice on how each and every one of us can do our part to set things right, for all life on Earth.
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