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If you're searching for some justification for dumping your solid wastes into the planet's coastal water systems and oceans, you will be hard-pressed to get it here, or even receive it from anyone with any level of intelligence.
Without getting into a long winded debate over this - since I don't have the time right now, there are many levels of harm this will do to the environment - aside from the very well known, harmful effects of fecal coliform bacteria.
Excessive nutrient loading is a huge problem with Bays and estuaries worldwide, with some very devastating effects. Dissolved oxygen levels are reduced by decomposition of macroalgae blooms fueled by excess nutrients. Low dissolved oxygen affects the survival and growth of most marine animals.
There are so many other devastating effects to the environment caused from the discharge of your boat's fecal matter - but again, I don't have the time to debate this. I do urge you to please study the thousands of reports with scientific research that mandated these laws.
Besides, the mere fact that you're actually posting such a ridiculous argument, is either proof of your ignorance of this topic or testimony to your sheer stupidity. If the latter is true, then there's no point in me even debating this.
True Blue . . .
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Last edited by TrueBlue; 11-14-2007 at 12:42 PM.
Reason: fecal "coliform" spelling