How ocean pollution affects humans (infographic)

Our oceans are at the brink of disaster and unless we make a change, this could wreak havoc on marine life and mankind.

Over centuries, it was believed that because the ocean was so vast and so deep, it could cope with just about any kind of litter and rubbish that was dumped into it. However, this is obviously not the case and ocean pollution is becoming a detriment to life in the ocean as well as life onshore.

The past few decades have seen a substantial increase in the amount of pollution entering our waters. Every year, 8 million tonnes of plastic are dumped into the ocean, killing over 1 million sea birds and over 100,000 marine mammals annually.

If you would like to learn more about ocean pollution and how it affects marine life, plants and mankind, then take a look at the infographic below, created by our new members at

How ocean pollution affects humans How ocean pollution affects humans – Graphic by the team at

Cover photo credit: Nic Adler, flickr/Creative Commons

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