The World's Oceans Are Negatively Affected By Human Activities

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The world’s oceans are very negatively impacted by human activities. Fish are less abundant because of overfishing and destructive fishing practices. The dumping of human waste (trash, untreated sewage, oil, chemicals, etc.) pollutes shorelines and ocean waters. Coastal developments on and around coastlines disturb, alter, and destroy marine habitats. Human reliance on oil and non-renewable energy sources (ex. burning of fossil fuels) contributes largely to global climate change, with huge implications for the oceans and marine species (sea level rise, ocean acidification, coral bleaching, etc.). Fortunately, however, negative impacts have given rise to restoration, conservation, and preservation efforts, (restoring fish populations, protecting
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