Many people consider marine issues not that big of a deal. Mainly because it does not affect us directly. But, if we keep this up, it will affect us directly and not in a good way. Marine conservation is important because…
71% of the world is water
71% of the world is water. That’s right. The world is made up of water mostly. If we don’t do something, then that water will continue to deteriorate, and we will face the dire consequences. Ocean warming is making a lot of noise and alarming researchers all over the globe.
With too much heat from greenhouse gas emissions, ocean temperatures are on the rise. Rising ocean temperatures will take its toll on marine species and ecosystems.
We ourselves are perpetrators
It is also important to protect the oceans because we are destroying it ourselves. We may not remember or know it, but we did something that is really bad for the ocean and we can’t take that back.
Throwing our trash in the ocean or in different bodies of water. Dumping tissues or plastic down the toilet. And so much more things we do. This is more than just righting our wrongs. This is about preserving a planet for the next generations who are going to occupy it when we are gone.
We owe it to them to save the oceans now or they might, and they will suffer the consequences of our actions.
A Great Education Path
Not many students consider marine-related courses or programs. The problem is that they don’t see much value from these field of studies and they assume opportunities are not in that industry.
But this is more than just an industry. We are talking about making the world a better place. With that said, more students are now finding great value in terms of achievements and careers in marine-related studies and professions.
This is why it is important we get involved.