THE MARINE DETECTIVES RESEARCH.
Eva, Ella, Adi, Matthew and Gurleen
1.How are sea creatures affected by
Animals swallow plastic, which can
suffocate them or give them an artificial
sense of being full, leading eventually to
starvation. Fish and birds get caught up
in plastic can drown, or starve or become
easy prey to bigger creatures. Plastic can
break down into tiny particles which are
eaten by smallest species and past up the
food chain. Birds and many other
creatures can mistaken plastic, cans,
fishing nets and much more for a tasty
2. How does trash affect plants in the
Coral needs clean clear water to survive.
Algae is a big threat to plants because it
covers the plants (in the ocean) is oil
spills just a drop of oil can affect the
plants major time. When sediment and
other pollutants enter the water.
THE POLLUTION PREVENTERS
Kiranpreet, Melinda,Arthur, Angel, Emmanuel, Sebastian
1.How do fishing boats
and fisher men affect the
Lost fishing hooks can kill marine life.
Overfishing can lead species of fish
to extinction. Five out of eight tuna
species are at risk of extinction. Many
boats have under water exhaust that
pollute the ocean. Sometimes the
boat engine can spill oil or fuel. Tank
cleaners throw away plastics etc over
the side. Sometimes people dump oil
and fuel over the side.
2.What is the the role of
drains polluting the
Fertilizers, pesticides,streetlitter,sediment,automotive,fluids, andpetwaste canpollutewater hundreds of miles downstreamfrom their source.
miFertilizers, pesticides, street litter, sediment,
automotive, fluids, and pet waste can pollute
water hundreds of miles downstream from
their source. They drain rainwater and
snowmelt off the streets to prevent flooding.
Water entering storm drains is usually directly
into the nearest waterway untreated
sent.Most of the plastic usually reaches the
ocean via stormwater drains. Rubbish that is
thrown onto the rain and rubbish travels
through the drains and ends up in the ocean.
A single quart of oil can contaminate two
million gallons of drinking water or create an
oil slick that covers eight acres.
Jacob, Shreeya, Mannat, Harrison, Christiaan, Jayden, Zachariah
What can we do to prevent trash from
reaching the ocean
1.Reduce your rubbish. Studies have shown that
about 80 % of marine pollution comes from the land.
One of the main ways to reduce marine pollution is
to get rid of rubbish carefully wherever we are.
2.It’s called a beach clean up. Beach clean – ups.
Beach clean-ups are doing great things to reduce
3.Make sure only rain goes down the drain. One way
rubbish from the land makes it into our oceans is
through storm water drain. Unfortunately anything
collected by the rainwater as it travels across the
road and down the gutters – like cigarette but oil
from cars and other bits of rubbish – also goes into
the storm water drains.
What programs have been put in
place to stop our oceans from being
The beach clean up is a way to stop letting sea
creatures eat plastic. Date for beach clean:16
Every 3rd Saturday of each month 10.am to
10.30am is a beach clean up for people that
want to save the ocean.
Organizing a beach clean up, here are the
Where and when are you doing it
Include lots of people to clean up the beach.
Get all the people and count them up and put
them in groups.
Get big rubbish bags and put rubbish in it
instead of using little white plastic bags.
Super blue sea
Tayla, Tiare, Harroop, Oliver S, Dhruv, Oliver K
1.What is the great pacific
The bottom of the north pacific
ocean is filled of rubbish. It
creates a little spin that travels
from the west cost of north
America to Japan. The great
pacific garbage patch is a
collection of marine debris in the
north pacific ocean.
2.How does plastic (rubbish) get in the
Drains- The rain and rubbish travels through the
drains and ends up into the ocean.
Boats and Ships- During extreme storms at sea,
contains on large shipping Vessels can fall over board
and their content spill straight into the ocean.
Land- The waves and the tides can then take the
rubbish and sweep it into the ocean.
Factory- The waste that escapes from the factories
make an easy and very short journey to the ocean.