Oil spills are microscopically thin layers of oil on the outer layer of the sea.
A group of US and Chinese scientists who are mapping oil pollution across the Earth’s oceans found that over 90% of the oil slicks are generated by human sources! This is a way higher percentage than previously estimated.
Their examination, distributed in Science, is a significant update from past examinations concerning marine oil contamination, which assessed that about half came from human sources and a half from regular sources.
“What’s convincing about these outcomes is exactly how regularly we recognized these drifting oil spills — from little deliveries, from ships, from pipelines, from normal sources, for example, leaks in the sea floor and afterward likewise from regions where industry or populaces are creating spillover that contains drifting oil,” said Ian MacDonald, a teacher in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science at Florida State University and a paper co-creator.
Let’s stop oil pollution to make our beloved earth a better place to live!!
Author: Sri Nihal Tammana
Source: Florida State University
PC: Florida State University