–How does shipping pollution impact the marine environment?

Ocean currents take pollutants far from the site of the initial contamination.

Shipping pollution can have devastating effects on the marine environment. These effects include:


What is marine pollution?


Marine pollution occurs when hazardous materials enter the ocean. These materials can come from:

  • Marine transportation
  • Marine dumping
  • Offshore facilities

Because of the vastness and complexity of marine ecosystems, we may not always know the extent of marine pollution’s effects.

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