Marine life is key to the future of our universe. Fish and other water creatures help our eco system so they are vital component. Here are some tips for you if you plan on saving the marine life:
- Always volunteer with local groups
You can volunteer by monitoring the water and local watering holes. You can even organize a club that will meetup every week to clean the rivers, beaches and creeks. You can also focus on minimizing storm water which can cause a lot of pollution. There are other chemicals like motor oil, detergents, paint, pet waste and copper derived from vehicle brakes which are flushed down our drains. This can lead to clogged up drain pipes.
- You can participate to save the whales
Whales are crucial to our eco system and they are mammals which can go exist if we do not protect them. You can sign petitions at a club or church. If you have gone whale watching you will know how majestic and innocent these creatures are.
They deserve all the support we can give them.
- Cut out plastic before recycling
If you cut out plastic before recycling you are actually helping save several thousands of birds, fish and other ocean creatures. The marine life can die as their beaks and fins get caught up in the plastic which results in suffocation.
- Clean your neighborhood
Do not simply avoid picking up the garbage in and around your neighborhood. You should know that many people smoke and litter the beach with cigarette butts. It can take nearly seven years for the butts to finally disintegrate and perish away.
- Never blow up and release balloons outside
Remember that many balloons that are released outside travel to faraway distances and can land in places which have marine life like dolphins, whales and turtles. Try to educate your neighborhoods about whales by showing them clips based on whale watching so that they get a fair insight. Remember to educate schools too about marine life. A whale can die if the balloon gets lodged in the stomach as it creates starvation and ultimately death.
- Make sure your car is well maintained
A car can also affect marine life by producing leaks on the road which travel down the drains. This can cause pollution and affect marine life. Remember to carpool or ride a bicycle when you can. Try as much as possible to recycle any oils like motor oil and waste products like paint and antifreeze.
- Burn fishing hooks
Do not merely throw away fishing hooks and line onto the ocean or river. This can get caught on to the throat, eyes or ears of birds, turtles, seals and otters.
Remember to think about marine life before you actually embark on fishing or littering the beach. The environment around you is your home too so protect it as much as you can.