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The importance of reducing nutrient pollution in the ocean

reducing nutrient pollution

Reducing nutrient pollution in the ocean is crucial for maintaining the health of marine ecosystems. Nutrient pollution occurs when excess nitrogen and phosphorus enter the water from human activities such as agriculture, sewage disposal, and industrial waste. This leads to an increase in algae growth, which can cause harmful algal blooms and oxygen-deprived dead zones. These conditions can have devastating impacts on marine life, including fish kills and habitat loss. By reducing nutrient pollution, we can protect marine life and maintain the health of our oceans. Simple actions like reducing fertilizer use, properly disposing of waste, and supporting wastewater treatment facilities can all help to reduce nutrient pollution.


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