By Howard Grier
All types of life found in that massive body of water, our oceans, which total 70% of planet earth's surface, are being ravaged by pollutants such as oil and chemical spillage, which inevitably affects us as well. Lots of fishing jobs that were reliant on the healthy bounty of the sea have been wiped out. Since way back in time, fishing has fed and given economic means to a significant section of our population, all of which is already being taken from many. Anyone wanting to be persuaded of how harmful oil spills are, need look no further than the recent Deep water Horizon disaster, which cost billions to subsequently fix and left many unemployed. The whole ecosystem was damaged through the large numbers of wildlife that perished, avian as well as marine, causing a backlash along the whole of the food chain. An unfortunate example of mankind prioritizing its short-term necessity for oil, a dead substance, over the well-being of the earth and its other inhabitants.