THREATENED BALTIC AND OTHER SEA AREAS
According to the Baltic Sea countries, specialists have stated that the Baltic Sea is in serious danger. It is threatened with hypoxia. This means the extinction of many species of animals and plants. The main culprit today is agriculture waste getting into the tributary rivers. The process of so-called deoxygenation is, according to specialists, caused by nitrates, sulphides, and definitely impurities from toxic chimney fumes that cause so-called acid rain that flows to the Baltic Sea from nearby rivers. This ecological bomb is caused by the change in pH.
The reasons for acidification of the soil are seen in ill-conceived industrial activities, which contributes to the increase in the concentration of acidic SOx and NOx oxides in the air, which are the cause of the formation of these acid rains.
CHANGE IN WATER CHEMISTRY IS A CHAIN REACTION
The consequence of this is the decatising process associated with the elimination of lime compounds leading to the acidification of soils. Hypoxia adversely affects the marine ecosystem and causes the formation of so-called dead zones, i.e. places that are no longer able to support life.
The Baltic Sea itself as the internal sea does not have such a large exchange with the Ocean and that is why it is less saline and less oxygenated than the Oceans, which is why chemicals significantly deepen the existing problems. Most deepwater areas are already vulnerable to hypoxia. Just because of the difference in salt concentration. This leads to the formation of layers of water, and even if the wind oxygenates the surface layers of the basin, this water is not able to reach the greater depths.
THE TIME TO MAKE RESPONSIBLE DECISIONS JUST RUNS AWAY
According to Danish scientists, it is necessary to develop comprehensive rescue programs for the Baltic Sea, but in order for it to be effective, it is necessary for all countries to cooperate to reduce emissions of substances used in agriculture, as well as reduce furan and dioxin emissions into the atmosphere caused by the industry, which in the form of acid rain supply the waters of the Baltic Sea. It must be done before it's too late. Such processes take place in other water bodies and the effect will be similar.
Such a blessing in disguise is mentioned before low salinity and quite cold bottom waters because only such a climate protects us from unsealing of capsules with combat gases sunk after World War II, which are still deadly dangerous.
They are located at various depths with varying degrees of corrosion. This is a ticking time bomb with delayed ignition. If all the countries of the Baltic Sea basin do not do anything together about this real threat, the effects of such an indolence may resemble Armageddon.
When the capsules begin to leak, the change in the pH of bottom waters will make the environment more corrosive, which will cause faster corrosion of the containers, which will result in an avalanche of leakages. Oily substances will float on the surface and when exposed to the sun, will poison ever larger areas with the breeze. An area of up to a hundred kilometres inland will not be suitable for long periods of settling, and the beautiful coastal areas will resemble those well known to us from the times of Chernobyl. There is not much time left. The degradation process of this basin has already begun. The Baltic Sea is not the only reservoir. Everywhere where there were military operations, equally dangerous chemicals in the form of fighting gases were abandoned, and pretending that they do not exist is avoiding responsibility and leaving the problem unresolved.
MAKING PEOPLE AWARE OF THE THREATS ARISING FROM CHANGES IN SEA WATERS
SEA AERAS - BALTIC