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Beaches are an important part of our human life. In addition to the range of recreational opportunities they offer, beaches provide unique habitats for a variety of plants and animals.

They provide protection to residents living near the ocean by acting as a buffer against the high winds and waves of powerful storms, and help drive economic activities of the coastal communities.

However, pollution at the beach can result in swimmers getting sick or temporary beach closures that negatively affect the local economy. The good news is that we can all help protect our beaches and our health. Taking part in regular beach clean-up is one way to keep the oceans healthy for generations to come. Beach-clean-ups is considered to be very important because throwing trash into beaches, and the oceans can be better known as pollution. When trash gets into the oceans, animals can easily mistaken that trash for a certain food source. By taking part in these annual beach clean-ups, you are leaving a great example to others on how to reduce marine debris in the seas and allowing wildlife to remain safe from pollution.

Tips on keeping the beach clean.

  • Organization of Periodic Clean Up Activities at the local beaches.
  • If you are walking along the beach and see trash or cans/bottles, safely pick them up and throw them away.
  • If you are allowed to have bonfires at the beach, refrain from burning your trash, especially plastics. Also, make sure the fire is fully out before you leave.
  • Refrain from using the beach as a Public Place of Convenience.

Why the need to protect our ocean?

The world ocean provides so many benefits to mankind. The ocean produces over half of the world's oxygen and absorbs 50 times more carbon dioxide than our atmosphere. The Ocean covering 70 percent of the Earth's surface, the ocean transports heat from the equator to the poles, regulating our climate and weather patterns. Thirdly, for recreational purposes from fishing to boating and swimming, the ocean provides us with many unique activities. Many medicinal products come from the ocean, including ingredients that help fight cancer, athritis, Alzheimer's disease, and heart disease. It is for these reasons that we must help protect the ocean by preventing ocean pollution.