Lars Gustafson 11/4/15 GEOG 304 Research Paper: Shark Finning With an alarming one in four shark species endangered across the globe, we have come to a breaking point where our oceans ecosystems could suffer permanent damage if the practice of shark finning in the oceans off of Eastern Asia continues as shark population’s plummet. According to www.stopsharkfinning.net, tens of millions of sharks are killed every single year just for the fins that are the main ingredient in shark fin soup. Shark fins are harvested to feed the growing demand for shark fin soup that is an Asian delicacy food. When the sharks are finned they are usually thrown back into the water and left to drown slowly.
How much do you really know about the hammerhead shark? Most people assume a shark is a shark, but there are many different types of sharks all with their own distinct qualities. However, the nine species of hammerhead sharks are easily identified by the unique shape of their head which resembles a hammer and is the origin of their name. Hammerheads are cold-blooded mammals that can grow up to 25 feet in length and weight as much as 1000 lbs.
Originally found in the Atlantic Ocean, the sea lampreys where first discovered in Lake Michigan in 1936. The sea lampreys can be described as jawless parasites with mouths similar to suction disks. They also have very sharp teeth which they us to attach themselves to fish in the water, allowing them to feed on their blood and body fluid for various hours or even weeks. This usually causes visible injures to the bigger fishes and kill smaller fishes. These sea lampreys contribute to the decline in the population of white fish in the great lakes.
That alone is one of the main reasons sharks are so feared
Garrett Grigg Ms. Hoover FrankensteinArgumentative Essay January 10, 2023 The Creation is to blame for the killings he committed. In the book Frankenstein we watch as the creation murders multiple people in order to satiate his own selfish desires. When we get a glimpse into the creation's life we see that even having been abandoned he still was able to distinguish between good and bad.
People say a picture is worth a thousand words. Just about every picture has rhetorical elements incorporated into their design. In this case, the well-crafted poster for Steven Spielberg’s film, Jaws, implements the use of ethos, pathos and logos in an attempt to get its audience to see the film. The poster for jaws is very effective at gaining the audience’s attention through the use of graphic pictures.
This essay will be exploring rouge sharks and will be expressing an informed opinion on why they should be conserved in most of the situations. In this essay points that will be discussed will be not limited to how sharks kill a relatively small amount of people, that sharks do not enjoy eating people and that. The main point that I would like to get across is that sharks do not like to eat people, after one bite they generally don’t come back for another taste as we as people don’t have enough fat or flesh on our body for a shark to bother eating us along with the fact that we are very bony compared to a sharks regular prey such as seals, smaller fish and even other smaller sharks which means that the sharks have evolved to digest those animals with small bones or hardened cartridge and not our big thick bones.
However, in society today, people seem not to be friendly to the environment and not to value harmony in nature much. As humans do not have their natural predators, the population of humans continues to grow, which leads to an unbalanced world. Humans spend their money like playing duck and drake to purchase anything they want to own or eat regardlessly of other creatures. As the result, many animals suffer and many species even go extinct. For example, people’s desire to taste shark fin soup has tormented many sharks by having them living without fins and finally die in pain.
Sharks are already an endangered species with humans killing 11,417 sharks per hour and annually it can be up 273 million sharks. Sharks may go extinct within the next few decades if the killing rate stays at 100 million sharks killed per year. The shark savers is an organization that raises awareness and saves sharks from the cruel and inhumane way of shark finning. There needs to be more people like this to save the sharks and keep them from
This essay will examine the functions and effects of cinematography in Steven Spielberg’s Jaws Jaws follows the police chief Brody, along with scientist Hooper and shark hunter Quint, in their attempt to protect the town of Amity against a Great White shark that is terrorising beachgoers. It was adapted from Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel of the same name. Following its release in summer 1975, Jaws became the highest grossing film As Jaws was one of the first motion pictures to be shot partially on water, the production came across issues with the prosthetic shark, and as a result, Spielberg decided to only suggest the appearance of the shark as often as possible, as opposed to showing the prosthetic body during attacks. This sparing use of the prosthetic, and primary focus instead on creating suspense and dread without the shark visibly present, proved to be an inspired decision, as Jaws is considered a pioneering achievement in the horror genre.
Swimming is usually safe, but skin irritation and burning is possible in areas of high concentration of red tide. 1972: A red tide was caused in New England by a toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium (Gonyaulax) tamarense. The red tides caused by the dinoflagellate Gonyaulax are serious because this organism produces saxitoxin and gonyautoxins which accumulate in shellfish and if ingested may lead to paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) and can lead to death 1976: The first PSP case in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo where 202 victims were reported to be suffering and 7 deaths 2005:
1. 90-100 million tons are killed and wiped off the planet each year. Consisting of some of the most beautiful creatures on the planet. Fish are a primary food source to 3.5 billion people worldwide and the depletion of the species is leaving millions of people hungry. Over fishing is a huge problem that needs to be stopped.
Millions upon millions of people rely on fish for protein, and fishing is so much of the livelihood for millions of people around the world (overfishing). There are a lot of recreational fishermen that complain about the laws we have in place to protect fish, such as a size requirement and limit per day. These laws are put in place by the state to help prevent a species from being over fished. The definition of over fishing is to deplete the number of fish in a body of water by too much fishing. Overfishing is very harmful to the ecosystem, taking a species close to extinction or completely extinct.
Therefore, the overfishing crisis is illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing. The illegal fishing occurs across all types of fisheries, within national and international waters, and small scales to large industrialized operations. The impact of overfishing can bring the economic loss, marine life imbalance, and decreased food security. In term of economic loss, fishing is integral to economies around the world.