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Cause and Effect Water Pollution Water pollution progresses every day in our lakes oceans rivers and other bodies of water that we see and use in many ways Water is essential for all living things to survive yet people still pollute it Its pretty sad to be taking a trip to the beach with your family and you get there to see a sign that says the beach is closed Or not being able to eat a fish because its diseased from pollution Not all pollution is deliberate though the definition of marine pollution according to the Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Pollution GESAMP is Introduction of man directly or indirectly of substance or energy into the marine environment resulting in such deleterious effects as a harm to living resources hazard to human health hindrance to marine activitiesimpairment of quality for use of sea-water and reduction of amenities Michaels There are many natural causes for pollution too The big causes for marine pollution are oil spills erosion and sewage industrial waste and agricultural chemicals One cause for marine pollution is fossil fuel spills Most oil spills are reported to be accidental but a majority of the time they really arent Usually the oil slicks are caused by intentional discharges from ships at sea who risks the chance of being fined so they dont have to pay the fee for using waste reception facilities in the harbor Parmentier Basically with the lack of care for our environment ships pollute the oceans with oil that does major damage to the water and organisms that live in it It has caused many beaches to close and animals to be endangered Although there are many oil spills that are deliberate there are some that are not For instance the wrecks of the tanker Amoco Cadiz in 1978 and the Exxon Valdez in 1992 Water Pollution Wind and rain beating down and wearing away topsoil erosion
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