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Ocean Conservation - Chapter Summary
This chapter's comprehensive overview of ocean conservation is designed to ensure you fully understand the basics of ocean pollution, overfishing, oceanic environmental issues and more. Explore entertaining lessons to build your understanding of these concepts, and enjoy access to mini quizzes that can test your comprehension. If you develop any questions while studying the lessons, be sure to submit them to our subject-matter experts. When finished, you will be ready to:
- Discuss the environmental impacts of oil spills
- List the impacts of different types of ocean pollution
- Define and discuss the function of the Law of the Sea
- Explain problems and share statistics associated with overfishing
- Exhibit knowledge of different fishing treaties and laws
- Detail the effects of oceanic environmental issues
1. Environmental Impacts of Oil Spills
Oil is very useful to us but is harmful if it gets into the environment. In this lesson you'll learn about how oil is cleaned up after a spill and the effects spilled oil has on the environment.
2. Ocean Pollution: Types & Impact
This lesson goes over some of the many different types of ocean pollution. You'll learn what types of ocean pollution there are and what its impact is on animals, ecosystems, and even people.
3. Law of the Sea: Definition & Function
How much water off of a nation's coast can be controlled by that nation? How did it become that way and how has it changed? Find out as we define the Law of the Sea and go over how it came to be and what conflicts it causes today.
4. Overfishing: Problems, Statistics, and Solutions
Many of our fisheries are in decline due to overfishing, but human consumption and demand continues to rise. How do we find a balance between allowing fish stocks to recover while still feeding millions of people all over the world?
5. Fishing Treaties and Laws: International Cooperation to Protect Aquatic Ecosystems
Many of the world's fisheries are in decline. This has led to the creation of both national and international conservation laws to protect them and the ecosystems they inhabit, ensuring that they will be around for generations to come.
6. Impact of Oceanic Environmental Issues
This lesson will help you understand the impact of important oceanic environmental issues. We'll cover topics such as ocean acidification, increased sea surface temperatures, and rising sea levels.
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