Oceans’ Health

Oceans acidifying at ‘unparalleled’ rate
Photo by telegraph.co.uk

Carbon emissions can make the oceans and other bodies of water more acidic and causes calcification or prohibits a shell or the skeleton to form. Thus, the end of these marine organisms might be soon.


Due to our garbage, most specifically plastics that we throw away anywhere and gets through various bodies of water, can cause damage to our marine organisms and impedes the way they form, grow, and serve the oceans.


Through all efforts about eliminating and/or lessening the use of plastics, hopefully oceans and its marine life form can be saved. But with reckless and imprudent use of these materials, no matter how we eliminate and lessen its use, it can still create harm. With all the wastes we throw in the oceans or its other forms, it can drawback to us through the food we eat.


Fishes that we consume can eat our waste, thus fallback to us as a consummate of our health and the drawbacks will go on, and its cycle will just continue. It aggravates me, in all ways, which these kinds of pollution continue to happen after all the reminders, campaigns and other educational reach has been and continues to publicize to let the community know that we should take good care of these bodies.


In accordance, the future is at stake for not having healthy oceans; which did not happen overnight. The youth will soon not know how it feels like to see and have the feel of healthy water that builds the ecosystem, its marine life forms and how it benefits us in the long run. In this light, we may have the view of all the artificial and man-made marine life to resort to a ‘looks like’ and/or ‘feels like’ just to compensate them to witness and somehow have the feel of how it was like decades ago.


The oceans are what keep us alive as a nation. Through various effort of the government, media and other organizations, steps on how to maintain these forms in clarity, cleanliness and its entire life would come from us, stakeholders.

This article was originally submitted as one of the requirements for my MediaLIT class in Arizona State University (also powered by edX) last August 2015. Thank you to my professor, Dan Gillmor for being such a good resource of brilliant ideas, techniques, and skill set to further Media Literacy in today’s global state. 

Author: shainnehostalero

Shainne Hostalero, MDC is a social entrepreneur (owner and founder of Happy Shift PH), a communication scholar, and a writer.

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