Mitigation Strategies and Solutions

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Mitigation Plan 1 Mitigation Plan Christopher Ard Axia College of University of Phoenix
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Mitigation Plan 2 Pollution is a major problem in the oceans. There are many hazards that result in polluting the oceans. Also, there are challenges that help set up a plan to implement cleaner water ways. Education will be a big part in controlling the pollution in the ocean. Additionally, there is a global problem with the way we treat our oceans. Pollution of the water leads to diseases in marine animals. In the United States industry and humans contribute to the water pollution problem. Manufacturing industries dump toxic waste into the ocean and fresh water rivers and streams. Humans dump trash and other pollutants into the oceans. Chemical, bacterial and thermal pollution are the three main kind of ocean pollution. (Sanchez, 2007) Humans are the biggest danger to the marine life as we know it. Marine pollution is a major problem because it endangers the wildlife that lives in the ocean from the biggest whale to the smallest organism. Big cruise ships down to the small power boats that cruise the seas are dumping waste into the ocean which is very harmful to marine life. Trash is dumped into the ocean and if plastic or Styrofoam is present in the trash then it takes years to break down because plastic and Styrofoam is not biodegradable. Big transport ships that carry oil from the offshore oil stations to the mainland will sometimes have accidents that spill oil into the ocean. Emissions from nuclear submarines, military waste, and industrial wastes, all contaminate the waters. Plastic is a big problem in that the marine animals that come in contact with plastic sometimes are seriously hurt and even die. Plastic bottles and other plastic product are harmful to marine life. The plastic six-pack rings on soda cans have been dumped into the oceans and some marine life has been tangled in the rings and in some cases have had fatal results. More than half of the trash found on the United States beaches is made of plastic. Even plastic that is so-called biodegradable plastic does not break down completely, instead it disintegrates into plastic particles that are harmful to marine life (Sue LeBeau, 1998). Some marine animals get stranded
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Mitigation Plan 3 on the beaches with malnutrition being the number one cause, followed by trauma, and cancer (Greig, Gulland, rKeuder, 2005). Pollution kills the fish and marine animals rely on the fish population to live. If the pollution humans are putting in the oceans is killing the fish then subsequently the marine animal will die from starvation. However, I believe the biggest challenge to any plan is getting everyone involved to understand and implement it in the way that it is needed to succeed. If the plan is implemented right then the community will benefit from the ocean from generation to generation. With the increase of marine police this would increase jobs in the areas, and help protect the lifestyles of
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