Marine parks have been around for a long time, catering some entertainment to people by letting them have a glimpse of some marine animals like dolphins, whales etc. However, the mere existence of marine parks has become a contentious topic across the globe. While some may believe that the sole purpose of these parks is to provide entertainment, there also exists a section of the population which dwells on the notion that marine parks are unpleasant for both the animals and the society. Bill Daly is a persistent follower of the latter notion. In his essay Marine Parks, he puts forth the argument that marine parks should be closed down because observing marine animals is much better in the wild instead of being held captive in the marine parks. He states that the research conducted on these marine animals is not reliable, also that visits from foreign tourists will not decline with the demise of these parks. Moreover, he adds that such parks are unnecessary and cruel to these marine mammals. Bill Daly has a strong viewpoint on the reasons he gives for his argument, however, I do not agree with him. Indeed some of his reasoning does make sense, but according to me his reasons seem very theoretical or rather hypothetical and not applicable in the real world. I believe that marine parks should not be closed down. Since, they allow public access to see these animals, they act as tourist attraction spots with economical and financial benefits, they do not hinder scientific
In Mary Kate Frank’s article, “Saving the High Seas” from Junior Scholastic, the author explains how marine life is being threatened by overfishing and plastic debris.
Coral bleaching is not just a national problem that Australia faces alone. In the last year (2015), 12 percent of the world’s coral reefs have bleached (Howard). Since the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest reef, covering 133,000 square miles, and stretching 1,200 miles along the coast of Australia, it poses an incredible threat to Australia’s economy and environment (Howard). Coral bleaching is not an issue that is often plastered all over the news or brought to people’s attention often. Coral Reefs, especially the Great Barrier Reef are seen as the perfect tourist destination because reefs are known for their wide variety of marine life and beautiful bright corals one would see on brochures. However, when a coral is bleached, it loses
The world’s oceans have been at our disposal since the beginning of our existence as a species. Today, there is strong, scientific evidence that highlights rising levels of pollution in our oceans. This man made problem, one that has specifically grown in recent years, has shown steady evidence and conclusive data indicating grim effects on marine environments and ecosystems. Looking at this issue through the lens of Aldo Leopold and David Orr, I will examine the ethical concerns in which we are taking advantage of something that we do not own, and our education regarding the subject as a whole (ENV100 Fall 2015, Lecture #4, 2015). Finally, as an ongoing issue that has many known contributors, I aim to highlight and illustrate preventative
A food web consists of all food chains of an ecosystem. A food web is a diagram which shows the transfer of energy between species. Energy is transferred through food; therefore, food webs basically show which fauna eats which. Food webs are organized into layers of who eats who called trophic levels. The bottom trophic level of a food web is the producers, the second being the primary consumer, then the secondary consumers, tertiary consumers and the final trophic level being the decomposers. The ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef is a fragile balance, with a food chain that has several points, in which each one is reliant on one another. The Great Barrier Reef’s coordinates are 18.2871° S, 147.6992° E. The Reef has a huge amount of flora
How did scientist solve the Elkhorn Coral mystery by using the scientific method? They solved the mystery by using the step Observing. The second step that was used was conducting experiments. Finally, the last step used in this mystery was sharing their findings. These Scientific Method steps helped solve the Elkhorn Coral mystery.
The two articles, The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle and The Truth about Bermuda Triangle, present a strong analysis of viewpoints by strongly using rhetorical appeals as well as rhetoric devices. The articles are meant for general readership and as such a simple and non-technical language is utilized which make the articles easily understood by the general public. The stand point of the two articles is similar and is almost presented in the same manner with the authors debunking the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle by digging holes in the evidence fronted in support of the mystery. The strong use of rhetorical appeals makes the stand point of the articles convincing to the readers.
Nancy Lord’s Early Warming and Elizabeth Kolbert’s “The Darkening Sea” both discuss how global warming is affecting the world. Lord and Kolbert talk about the negative result of climate change and try to raise awareness to global warming. Both Lord’s Early Warming and Kolbert’s “The Darkening Sea” use many different kinds of rhetorical strategies throughout their text. In Lord’s Early Warming, Lords relates to the community about climate change and tells stories about how global warming has affected many people around us. In Kolbert’s “The Darkening Sea”, Kolbert explains how scientist view global warming and uses scientific evidence to show the effect of global warming. Furthermore, Lord is more successful than Kolbert at what Herndl, Rockenbach,
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Coral reefs are one of the most diverse and complex habitats. They are one of the most interesting and colorful ecosystems found in the marine environment. They are very unique in many different ways and a crucial support for human life. They play also a very important role in the marine life such as giving shelter and food for millions of species including fishes, crabs, or shrimps. They support 33% of marine fish species. They also have specific and certain conditions to be formed, and to survive. They are also known as the “rainforest of the oceans” because of its huge diversity. In this research paper we will explore more about coral reefs and their importance.
Overlooked and often forgotten, wilderness is surrounding the envionments humans live in. Wilderness does not have to be a untarnished and completely protected. Just as families have a place to call home, wilderness provides a home and a place of refuge for animals and plants and other non human living organizims. They make up the balance needed to sustance the wilderness. How humans and wilderness intact is what will cause florecment or produce neglect. Neglect will lead to long term negative consequences that would impact both humans and the wilderness. On the surface in most wilderness areas in may seem that life in the wilderness in well and with continues protection will go on. Although, an area of wilderness has been forgotten and is being abused. Thoughforgotten that wilderness needs a home just has much has humans.
Temperatures reaching highs of 30 degrees Celsius, we expected nothing less, summers have been getting unbearable and winters are nothing to what they used to be. Today started with a warm, gentle breeze with off and on rainfalls this type of weather was typical.
Therefore, the impact of overfishing and illegal collecting of coral may destroyed the social and economic well-being of the coastal communities who depend on fish for their way of life. Beside, it is also direct overexploitation of fish, intertebrates, and algae for food and the aquarium trade, removal of a species or group of species impacting multiple trophic levels, bycatch and mortality of nontarget species, and change from coral to algal dominance due to reduction in herbivores (Reef Resilience Organisation,
About 71 percent of our planet Earth is covered by water, and the majority comes from the oceans (about 96.5 percent of all Earth’s water). It remains as the most expansive, diverse, and mysterious places on planet Earth. But it is being threatened by the pollution by people and nature itself. By polluting the habitat of marine organism will indirectly affect the ecosystem of the marine life. Marine life is dying and as the result the oceanic ecosystem is threatened.
Most of Australia 's population lives close to the coastline and the beach has long occupied a special place in the Australian identity. The Australian coastline is where three of the world 's great oceans meet: the Pacific, Indian and Southern oceans. The beach is also a place where people from all over the world meet, mix and live.