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Man-Made Threats to the Oceans

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Hello All,

Today I want to present to you two stunning pictures. The first picture illustrates how much we as humans waste every single day.  Now, it wouldn’t be so bad if we wasted materials, and then recycled them, but unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. A lot of waste gets disposed of in whatever manner is most convenient for those doing the disposing. Have you ever taken a long walk on the beach, maybe stopped to buy a taco or side of fries, and then when you’ve finished eating: not seen a garbage can or recycling bin in sight? What’s the closest method of disposal? You don’t want to carry this garbage for a whole additional half mile. Sadly, for many people, the closest answer is: the ocean. People will just get rid of their trash in the easiest way possible, and that’s how you end up with this: http://ecowatch.org/2012/marine-litter-birds/

This is of course an issue that needs to be addressed. The second picture that I’d like to share is an old of the the BP Deepwater Horizon.

Deepwater Horizon

Very moving, and not much more needs to be said except that our first response program would have really helped! Making sure that people all over the world have access to the steps that need to be taken in the event of an oil spill, either small or large, is an essential part of maintaining our world as clean as we can, or at least, mitigating the damage that we cause.

As far as WFCRC news goes, we’re still working, still trucking, and still trying to get that first big donation to come in! Our followers here and on facebook and twitter have been great with donating what they can to help fund our efforts, and we encourage everyone to check out WFCRC.org and click on the donation button. Every little bit helps!