Date of this Version
Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Senior Capstone Project, Spring 2022
Plastic pollution has been an increasing problem in the world. This is getting worse every year and it is having an impact in our world specifically in our oceans. A big thing in the ocean is coral reefs, coral reefs end up dying by diseases and debris caused from plastic pollution. Coral reefs are important in the lives of humans and fish so if we do nothing about it many will suffer the consequences. With coral reefs gone many fish suffer from change and do not adapt quick enough and later end up dying. Plastic pollution stays on top of shallow ocean water where coral reefs are normally located and tend to heat up the water which causes coral bleaching (Sigler, 2014) when coral “bleaches” it turns white and because very weak and diseases get into the reefs and could possibly kill it (Begter, 2014).