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Marine Pollution

  • Marine pollution refers to the introduction of harmful substances or waste materials into the marine environment, including oceans, seas, and coastal areas. It can result from various sources, including oil spills, sewage and wastewater discharge, chemical pollutants, plastic debris, agricultural runoff, and atmospheric deposition.
  • Marine pollution poses significant threats to marine ecosystems, biodiversity, and the health of marine organisms.
  •  It can lead to water contamination, habitat destruction, harmful algal blooms, coral reef degradation, and the accumulation of toxins in seafood.

Oil Spill

An oil spill is the release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment, especially the marine ecosystem, due to human activity, and is a form of pollution.

Oil Zapping

  • It is a bio-remediation technique of using the bacteria to get rid of oil spill. Oil zapper is essentially a cocktail of five different bacterial strains. Oil zapper’s uniqueness lies in the bio-friendly manner in which it detoxifies oily sludges and cleans up oil slicks.
  • OiliVorous is more efficient than oilzapper to degrade oily wastes. As it has an additional bacterial strain that makes the former more effective.

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