Marine organisms mostly have specific temperature needs and they are unable to survive sudden changes.
Thermal shock to aquatic life is affected even by small temperature changes. Use of water as a coolant by power plants and industrial manufacturers is a common cause of thermal pollution. At a higher temperature when water used as a coolant is returned to the natural environment the sudden change in temperature decreases oxygen supply and affects ecosystem composition. Insects, fish, and amphibians can be killed off by “Thermal shock”. Further issues with the ecosystem can be caused by a sudden loss of life.
Thermal pollution increases natural outbreaks like flood, drought, and famine among several forms of pollution. There is a Sea water level increase alarmingly. The glaciers can melt with the constant impact of heat which can cause immense damage to living organisms.
- Water as Cooling Agent (In Industrial plants)
- Soil Erosion
- Runoff from Paved Surfaces
- Natural Causes
- Decrease in DO (Dissolved Oxygen) Levels
- Increase in Toxins
- Loss of Biodiversity
- Ecological Impact
- Affects Reproductive Systems
- Increases Metabolic Rate
- Cooling towers and artificial lakes
- Save Electricity
- Use of alternative cooling agents(other than water)
- Release heated water in less vulnerable regions
- Circular plowing to prevent erosion.
- Reuse of heated water
- Tree planting along the shorelines
- Use of alternative sources of energy
- Environmental Awareness
Our life on Earth is connected to the ocean and its inhabitants. The more you learn about the issues facing, the more you’ll want to help ensure its health and inspire others.
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