SOURCES OF MARINE POLLUTION IN NIGERIAN
Journal: Journal of Water Resources (JWR)
Author: Li Poole
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The increase in production of crude oil and gas in Nigeria, and its progressive yield of foreign exchange for the country for the rapid expansion in industrialization, followed by increased urbanization has left the environment especially the coastal environment with pollutants at concentration capable of causing harm to both terrestrial and aquatic life forms. This paper examines the sources of major pollutants into the Nigerian coastal waters on the marine biota and the water quality. A wide range of criteria was adopted in explaining the various types of pollutants impacting the marine environment, their sources, that introduce pollutants into the waters etc. Thus, this paper associated education with enlightenment to publicize the many issues related to marine pollution in Nigeria’s coastal waters. The proposed solution includes a combination of education and law in order to create a sustainable marine ecosystem.