Ocean pollution is a disaster. While to some it may not seem like much of an issue, the effects are often devastating. Millions of tons of plastics and microplastics enter the ocean as a result of carelessness each year.
Because of improper and illegal waste disposal, most of the plastic that should be reused or recycled ends up dumped on land. Rainwater and wind often carry these plastics into bodies of water. As a result, aquatic animals and birds end up ingesting it, and sea life suffers.
Dr. Henry Briceno, a research professor at Florida International University’s Southwest Environmental Research Center, focuses on water quality and human-impact in South Florida. He brings water quality issues Briceno makes sure to bring water issues to the attention of politicians in hope of change.
Our team’s hope is to bring awareness to this issue and inspire others to make a change. With enough individuals aware, we can start reversing the effects of ocean pollution. Not only will the quality of sea life be improved, but so will human life as well.