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How did the oceans get into such a bad situation?
Oil spill on a Florida beach
Oil spill on a Florida beach
 
Melanie Said
More and more people live by the coast. They take too much out of the ocean and put too much in. The stuff they put in-sewage, oil, fertilizers, and trash-pollutes the ocean. We can't see this as easily as we can on land, but it's just as serious.

We don't even know what the oceans used to be like. By reading stories that people wrote-hundreds of years ago-we learn that there were huge whale migrations and that people saw vast numbers of different species. We've read about it, but we haven't seen it for ourselves.