Our Oceans are Dying?


On November 1, I was told that our oceans will be gone by the time we hit 2043. Our oceans will most likely be empty because of the commercial fishing, which I heard was very sad. They’re killing sharks and a lot of the same species for people to eat. There’s only 1% of certain animals left.

I think our community needs to be more cautious when it comes to stuff like this. My best friend, Natilie Franco, had told me there was a movie on Netflix and when she saw it, she said is was really sad. They don’t like to talk about it or bring it up because they don’t want people to hate them.

“So there’s not going to be an aquarium of the pacific?” I asked her. “Like sea world too and all these aquatic places are taking animals for no reason.” I found it kind of disturbing while hearing about it. Why would our people do this? Because a shark can hurt us? Or they’re dangerous? No matter the fact if they hurt people, it’s technically food. Our oceans give off omega-3s, iron, B and D vitamins, and protein. Fish and shellfish supply the nutrients, vitamins and omega 3s essential for strong bones, brain development, and healthy heart and immune system.

They took a baby dolphin and killed its mom and the rest of the pack for no reason. And they say on tuna, it’s “dolphin safe” meaning they don’t kill dolphins, but they do, they just use the label to get people to buy more.

They will NOT talk about it either, it’s a big thing in Japan mainly but it’s everywhere because we all eat seafood too.

The movie is called “Seaspiracy”. I started watching it a few days ago, & it’s really sad.

I even told my mom, Marcia Gamboa, about it.

“Yeah, like they’re saying that we won’t have anymore like sea animals in the oceans, and that it’s going to be empty,” I said.

“Oh wow, that’s actually sad, I can’t imagine our oceans empty,” Gamboa said.

Humans are destroying our oceans at an unprecedented rate. Eighty percent of fisheries are overfished or outright collapsing. More than 5 trillion pieces of plastic inhabit our oceans. The coral reefs are dying, jeopardizing the stability of 1 million species that rely on the reefs for habitat. What would our oceans look like in 2043? I guess we’ll never know.