When you think about it…the ocean seems vast, indestructible, and bountiful.

Ocean treasures such as coral reefs are endangered by wasteful habits and industries.

Whether you’ve sailed across an ocean or just stood on the seashore, the oceans seem endless, incomprehensible, majestic. Unfortunately, according to scientists from around the world, the oceans are in trouble. So much trouble, in fact, that by the middle of this century, there could be a collapse of all the creatures currently being fished.

Factory farming fish is clearly one cause of this potential collapse. Misuse of critical sea habitat is another. Pollution and garbage dumped into the sea a third. Eventually, if we do not change course, the planet’s oceans may become vast grey zones, not quite dead but little able to provide much sustenance.

The oceans cover two-thirds of our planet and are home to untold numbers of flora and fauna. Losing any species of plant or animal weakens a system. If many species are lost, the system is no longer healthy and is vulnerable to potential catastrophic changes.

As individual nations realize the importance of their coastal regions, more and more species are going to be protected, breathing life into what could have, and may still, become a lifeless wasteland.

When you think about it…all living, breathing organisms can be destroyed; oceans are no exception. What can you do to protect the waters of this planet?

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