Seaside marinas are incredibly popular nowadays, due in large part to mankind’s love of the ocean and open water. As expected, the recent boom in recreational boating has likewise led to the development of countless coastal hubs and ports, however, this explosion in seaside activity has also brought about some careless environmental practices as well.
Nitrogen and Phosphorous Contamination
When excess amounts of nitrogen and phosphorous seep into marinas, it leads to the rapid development of dangerous algae and harmful pathogens, not to mention the nefarious chemical imbalances that come in tow. From excessive manure run-off and relentless fertilizer dumping to frequent fossil fuel spills as well as a growing number of dilapidated wastewater channels, the recent influx of nitrogen and phosphorous is entirely attributable to mankind’s activities.
From gasoline residue and antifreeze liquids to composting provisions, pesticides, and a seemingly infinite number of other nefarious compounds, countless pollutants seep into our storm drains, which then lead to our marinas on a daily basis.
Trash and Litter
Since marinas are incredibly popular, these locations are usually teeming with solid waste in the form of cans, plastics, cigarette filters, and many other iterations of trash. As a result, seafaring wildlife is under constant existential threat.
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