Why save the baltic sea.
Measuring Nitrogen in rivers and reducing over-fertilization is important.
The Baltic Sea is part of the Atlantic Ocean, located in northern Europe. It has played an important role in trade, fishing and shipping as well as recreation. It is brackish, consists of both salty and sweet water, with an important biodiversity.
During the last century, the Baltic Sea has degraded, due to climate change, over-fishing, and pollution which have led to over-fertilization. This has led to a chain reaction where the many animal and plant species are threatened. Characteristics for the Baltic Sea is that it is shallow with a restricted flow of water. This makes pollutives and toxics to remain easier in the sediment and organisms of the Baltic Sea, leading to a critical environment.
It is important to stop the rising problems in the Baltic Sea. Many organisations are working on solutions, among others WWF. WWF has an on-going project with the aim to save the Baltic Sea.
Read more about the Baltic Sea on the WWF website.