Shipping is a vital part of the global economy, but it also has significant impacts on ocean ecosystems. The shipping industry contributes to pollution, including air pollution and oil spills, and can harm marine life through noise pollution and physical damage from ship strikes. Shipping also disrupts ocean currents, which can have ripple effects on marine ecosystems. There are efforts to reduce the environmental impact of shipping, such as the use of cleaner fuels, improved waste management, and vessel speed reductions in sensitive areas. The development of more sustainable shipping practices is critical to minimize the negative impact on ocean ecosystems.
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