Keeping marine ecosystems is the duty of every human being. This is due to the condition of the marine ecosystem which is beginning to be threatened due to irresponsible human behavior. Swim with whale sharks is an effort to spread information about the importance of protecting marine life. The activity does not interfere with a whale shark or other marine life because it has been supervised by a professional party, so you do not need to worry.
Many simple steps can be taken to protect marine life. You can do it too. The following are 3 easy ways to participate in maintaining marine life:
– Introduction of corals and coral reefs from an early age
Preserving coral reefs must start as a child. The introduction of coral reefs is important because most of Indonesia’s territory is the sea. If early childhood has been introduced to ecological benefits, especially coral reefs, then when he grows up there will be a sense of ownership to preserve coral reefs.
– Socialization of the functions and benefits of coral reefs
As discussed earlier, all of the above methods cannot work well if there is no socialization of the functions and benefits of coral reefs. For coastal residents and residents who are close to the river, it is necessary to socialize the importance of not disposing of household or factory waste to the sea, fishermen need to be socialized about the dangers of using fish bombs, and the introduction of coral reefs early on for children.
– Maintain the cleanliness of the river and the coast
The existence of rivers and seas is important in the water cycle process. The function of the river is, among others, a means of transportation. But unfortunately, garbage that is scattered in the river, such as plastic waste, will eventually be washed away by the waves and damage the coral reefs. The impact of plastic waste on coral reefs is primarily a barrier to sunlight. Coral reefs need light with a certain intensity in order to develop optimally. Sunlight is needed to carry out the photosynthesis process carried out by zooxanthellae in coral tissue. Waste dumped into the sea will hamper this process.