Ocean pollution from chemicals, solutions to save reefs


Matt Gusmerotti

This episode from Ti Stroup in Fall 2020’s ANTH 405, Public Anthropology and Global Environmental Challenges, class at Colorado State University examines the rise of ocean pollution over the last few decades and some ways in which we can teach ourselves and future generations responsible practices and solutions to help preserve our world’s largest bodies of water. This episode touches on significant issues such as pollution, run-off and how fast pollution can reach all ends of the earth. Stroup examines the reasons for the continued use of harmful pollutants, especially in government-regulated departments, as well as why preserving reefs is important for human communities. Stroup concludes with suggestions for ways to prevent damage from chemical pollution.