Presentation on theme: "How does water contamination lead to habitat loss in estuaries? By Ju and Ian."— Presentation transcript:
How does water contamination lead to habitat loss in estuaries? By Ju and Ian
Water contamination is the contamination of a water bodies. Habitat loss is the process in which a habitat Is determined not able to support life.
Fresh water meets salt water Affected greatly by water contamination. Home to many species and are part time homes for many other species. Many coastal communities are building around estuaries making them subject to a large amount of contamination. Many species are dying. Sources of contamination are sewage, agriculture, channel dredging, coastal settlement, and nutrients.
Loss of Biodiversity. Disruption of food chain. Less production in the fishing industry.
Species that live in estuaries can become endangered. The rest of the food chain. Animals that live there part time. Animals don’t migrate back to their other home, food chain there is affected.
Species in estuaries will go extinct. The food chains within estuaries will be disrupted.
Estuary protection act Makes it necessary for all estuaries to be inspected and determined if they need to be protected.
Don’t use pesticides, instead use soap and water Pump septic tank regularly Pave less, use gravel Use native plants Respect habitat Think before you pour Fish respectfully, catch and release Organize a volunteer cleanup crew Don’t create a wake near the shore http://www.epa.gov/owow/oceans/tenways.pdf