Ocean Pollution: Causes & Prevention


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How much ocean pollution comes from land?

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1. How does agriculture pollute oceans?

2. How much of the oil pollution in the ocean is from runoff from cities?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet examines your knowledge of ocean pollution. You'll check that you know the major causes of ocean pollution and what can be done to prevent future damage to our seas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The focus of this quiz and worksheet is to test your understanding of:

  • The percentage of ocean pollution that comes from land
  • How agriculture contributes to ocean pollution
  • The amount of oil pollution from city runoff in the ocean
  • A law which says that coastal nations have complete control over a designated area off land

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of agriculture and how it contributes to ocean pollution
  • Information recall - see if you can remember how much of the oil pollution in the ocean is runoff from cities
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret realistic ways to prevent ocean pollution

Additional Learning

There is an brief explanation of this topic provided in the lesson, Ocean Pollution: Causes & Prevention. In this lesson, you'll find more detail about:

  • The two types of water affected by pollution
  • The four main pollutants of water
  • What can be done in agriculture to reduce the amount of pollution to our oceans
  • What deters farmers from using more safe practices
  • Tips on what the individual can do to reduce water pollution