Water Pollution is the Contamination of water bodies with unnaturally occurring compounds. This is caused when pollutants are discharged in the water without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds Plastic is the most common element of pollution to be found in the ocean The time it takes for plastic to decompose ranges from 250 yrs to 1000 yrs depending on the plastic The biggest cause of pollution in the ocean is land based sources, such as industrial companies. Over 1 Million sea birds are killed by pollution each year. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill reported over 2,303 oil suffocated birds. On top of that, over 300,000 dolphins are killed by ocean pollution each year. A calf receives 80% of the mothers toxins. Due to circulating ocean currents in the pacific ocean, there is a trash island, made of accumulated trash, twice the size of Texas. Oil is the fastest cause of deterioration in the ocean. Oil is more harmful than trash and waste pollution. Plastic trash in the ocean can absorb harmful chemicals, which in turn makes it that much more dangerous to animals that eat it. The worst part of all this pollution, is that animals eat this stuff. They eat it and then get eaten by other animals and pass the pollution to them. And US! The only cause for all this pollution is waste. We are basically pouring things we can’t use into the ocean and forgetting about it. This can cause Marine animals to die by suffocation, disease, malnutrition, and many, many factors attributed to pollution. Ocean pollution can also disrupt the food chain. Animals eating the wrong food or dying off affects the next level to struggle. Pollution can also cause harm to us. Diseases from what we dump ends up in the fish we eat, and cause us to contract that disease. The Pollution can severely harm an ecosystem by harming the abiotic factors as well. The trash can block the sun, disturbing plants. It can also come back to us through our drinking water. The treatment of water is expensive and more waste in it means more money for water. Mercury can build up in fish as the food chain progresses, which comes back to us and limits our consumption on fish for health. We can stop our habit of pollution. We do so many unnecessary actions throughout the day that can be stopped and help a lot. We can limit how much waste companies produce and keep it in check. To stop Pollution, all we have to do is RISE from the ashes of waste production an save Earth.