It can seem impossible to imagine how these problems will be solved, but luckily, there are many awesome individuals and organizations out there who are determined to conserve our oceans.
The overwhelmingly largest unquantifiable plastic mass is just made of confetti-like fragmented pieces of plastic.
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Oceans are polluted by oil on a daily basis from oil spills, routine shipping, run-offs and dumping.
Humans are beginning to see the shortsightedness of the "dilution" philosophy. Many national laws as well as international protocols now forbid dumping of harmful materials into the ocean, although enforcement can often be spotty. Marine sanctuaries are being created to maintain pristine ocean ecosystems. And isolated efforts to restore estuaries and bays have met with some success.