What can we do to help the marine environment?
There are many ways to help protect the marine environment:
- First, dispose of all garbage correctly and recycle as much as possible. That way garbage such as plastic bags, cups and plates won't end up in the marine environment where it can harm coral reefs or marine animals. Remember, all gullies eventually lead to the sea, so don't dump your garbage there!
- Second, take part in beach and/or underwater cleanups. This will reduce the amount of garbage that is already in the marine environment and prevent it from causing further damage.
- Lastly, don't buy or collect items from the marine environment such as coral (living or dead), sea eggs (out of the harvesting season), or turtle products. This will help to ensure that there is not a market for these items and hopefully will dissuade people from illegally harvesting them.