Unusual And Usable Items That Come From The Sea

 

The sea provides people with a lot of food. Our oceans are full of fish, lobsters, crabs, and other edible goodies. But what about some of the more unusual things that come from the sea? There are actually a lot of items from the world’s oceans that are used by humans every day for things besides food. Here’s a quick list of some of the more unusual sea products.

Sea Products That Look Pretty
There are lots of unusual items that come from the sea and are popular with people just because they look pretty. Precious stones and gems like pearls are a good example. Pearls form inside mollusks like oysters over a long period of time. Then they have to be harvested by humans. After that they are eventually turned into jewelry, which can be very expensive, depending on the quality of the pearls.

Other examples of pretty items that people like to collect from the sea include seashells and sea glass. Seashells are also made by mollusks, which are sea creatures like snails, clams, and oysters. When the creatures die, the shells are left behind. They often wash up on beaches, where people collect them and make them into jewelry. Some people even use shells to make large items like tops for coffee tables.

Sea glass is used in many of the same ways to make furniture and artwork, but it doesn’t form naturally in the ocean. It actually happens when glass left in the ocean by humans is tossed around in the water for a long time. The tumbling changes the shape of the glass and how it feels, turning it from regular man-made glass, like soda bottles, into sea glass.

There are lots of unusual items that come from the sea and are popular with people just because they look pretty. Precious stones and gems like pearls are a good example. Pearls form inside mollusks like oysters over a long period of time. Then they have to be harvested by humans. After that they are eventually turned into jewelry, which can be very expensive, depending on the quality of the pearls.

Sea Products Used Around the House
Many sea items are also used in household products. For instance, kelp is often included in natural shampoos, conditioners, and even toothpaste. Another common household item that comes from the sea is a sea sponge. Sea sponges are softer and more environmentally friendly than artificial man-made sponges. Many people use sea sponges for washing dishes, or even for washing their own bodies when they take baths or showers.

Sea Products Used on Our Skin
Many of the unusual and usable items that come from the sea are also used by people who want their skin to look better. A lot of skin care products have some kind of algae in them. Both brown and red algae, according to skin experts, can make skin cells stronger.


Seaweed is another plant that grows in the sea and can be healthy for our skin. Seaweed is full of vitamin E and C. Many doctors even say that seaweed can treat pimples and acne. The seaweed is able to moisturize the skin and keep it strong and smooth.

Sea Products Used as Medicines
Another unusual thing that comes from the sea is medicine, which comes in many forms. There are types of algae and byproducts from coral that are being used to treat allergies, arthritis, and asthma. Scientists believe that, so far, we have only found a few of the medicines we can get from the sea. Many of the fish and animals living in the water still have healing properties that haven’t been discovered yet.

Protecting Our Sea Products
Many of the sea products that we use all the time, especially kelp, are being grown in protected areas where fishing, swimming, and other human activities are not allowed. The sea products need to be protected in those areas because they have been damaged or destroyed too much in other areas where pollution, fishing, and other problems have killed a lot of them. The best way to keep protecting our sea products is to work together to keep the oceans clean and reduce poaching and overfishing. Then people can keep getting medicine and other products from the sea for many years to come.

 

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