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[Ambassador report] Thematic Report. Marine Life

by Okoth Okoth | 17-11-2019 16:34 Comments 5 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Marine life is the plant, animals and other organisms that live in the salt water of the sea or ocean, or the blackish water of the coastal estuaries. Marine life affects the nature of the planet in various ways; these include but are not limited to, producing oxygen and sequestering carbon.

About 20% of the world’s coral reefs have been destroyed and shows no prospects for recovery. The remaining 24% of the coral reefs are under imminent risk of declining and collapse due to human pressure.

Life below water matters because oceans provide key natural resources including medicines, biofuels, food and others other resources. They are helpful in the removal and breakdown of waste and other pollution. Maintaining healthy oceans supports adaptation process and climate change mitigation. 

The marine environment is a home to a sustaining variety of creatures, ranging from single-celled organisms to big animals. It is also a homes to coral reefs, one of the most diverse ecosystem of the planet.

Increasing levels of pollution in the world’s oceans is a major environmental setback. Marine debris including plastic wastes impacts marine life through entanglement or ingestion of the debris by organisms, which can choke, kill or make them not able to reproduce. In addition, improper management of marine life leads to overfishing and destroying of rare organism’s species.

According to United Nations, the cost of sustaining the global ocean requires a US$32 billion one-time public cost and US$21 billion dollars a year for recurring costs. In order to create a sustainable future for the marine life, we should eliminate all forms of water pollution as possible and organize bioremediation to the oceans.

5 Comments

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello Okoth

    Through this month's thematic reports about marine environment, I learn a lot about it, and your report is certainly one of them.
    When people think about the preservation of the environment, it seems that the first things that come up to their minds are not marine eco system. This seems natural since most of the people live on land. However, people should be aware that they are benefiting hugely from the ocean, and it is suffering as much as the land environment. Besides, more active actions should be taken to preserve the marine environment.

    Thank you for the great report.
    Posted 21-11-2019 14:05

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Okoth

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Marine Life

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 19-11-2019 15:36

Lisa Mentor

  • Lisa Mentor says :
    Hello Okoth!
    It's Lisa again.

    I totally agree with you that not only pollution but also the mismanagement of the seawater is a serious problem involving marine life. Especially the overfishing problem and fishing methods that harm the marine environment, I think there needs to be something done in an urgent manner. Since this is directly related to the ordinary people's livelihood and profit making of the related industries, government, as well as the international organization, should work together to make a platform where the stakeholders can gather together to discuss the problem and have a solution that they can reasonably abide by.

    You are doing a great job and I look forward to reading your next report!
    Posted 17-11-2019 20:16

Manisha  Upadhaye

  • Manisha Upadhaye says :
    Hello Okoth, your thematic report really ellaborated the impacts of marine pollution in all organisms and nature too. We should do necessary attempt from our own level.
    Posted 17-11-2019 18:03

sagar koirala

  • sagar koirala says :
    Hello Okoth ,
    Green Cheers from Nepal

    I just read your thematic report on Marine Life .You have well expressed the necessity of marine life for creating a better world .Pollution indeed has come as a biggest hinderance for marine life .

    Regards,
    Sagar Koirala
    Posted 17-11-2019 17:29

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