The Starfish Souls The lighthouse laid right on the beach. It was a rusty structure with chipped and faded paint. The spiral staircase had a world of cobwebs around it and a layer of dust covered everything. The evil wizard Zorag lived on the top floor. He was an old, grumpy and cold hearted man who loved nothing more than to make the lives of others miserable.
If you could save your mothers life by walking a couple yards to the nearest trash can would you? Of course you would! Dumping plastics into our oceans is a huge problem for our environment and the people that live in it. Plastics are killing our marine life. According to a Biological Diversity website (https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/ocean_plastics/), the author states that “Thousands of seabirds and sea turtles, seals and other marine mammals are killed each year after ingesting plastic.” People keep littering and that littering is killing precious marine life.
Because of this, they found the current world was different. Even the grammar had changed. After Eckels went back to the current world, he found a sign was different from the one they had seen before they left. He realized he brought a dead butterfly back. He was shocked, “Embedded in the mud, glistening green and gold and black, was a butterfly, very beautiful and very dead.
The Everglades used to be a beautiful place that was home to many rare endangered species. But thanks to construction, agbusinesses, and draining the Everglades we have destroyed this one beautiful piece of land. To lead off, a mass increase in construction around and in the Everglades lead to a total destruction of it. In “ The Florida Everglades ” it says “ The construction cuts off the flow of fresh water to the Everglades.” Without the flow of fresh water to the Everglades fish wouldn 't be able to live, the Florida Bay wouldn’t be able to survive and we wouldn’t have clean water to drink. On page 113 paragraph 1 it states “ These wetlands were once home to many rare, endangered, and exotic species.
Research displays that the rate at which sharks are killed is close to 100 million every year! There are so many causes which assist with Sharks being on the verge of extinction, one of which includes human activities. First and Foremost , Shark finning refers to the removal and retention of shark fins and the discard at sea of the carcass. This means that for commercial purposes poachers cut off the shark 's fin, (while its still living) and tosses it back into the ocean. This is a detrimental problem because unable to swim, the sharks sink to the bottom of the ocean where the remains are eaten by other fish.
In the time it takes a person to read this short sentence, over fifteen sharks have been killed. Because people have negative opinions about sharks, they are being slaughtered in mind boggling amounts, and now need protection. Sharks have a bad reputation which is caused by the media’s Hollywood like portrayals. Even though sharks may look and seem evil, there are key to our oceans and need protection. Virtually all sharks in the world are feared and hated because of the media’s fiendish portrayals.
Killing the dolphins in the coves turns the water completely red from all the blood. When this happens it is releasing massive amounts of mercury back into the oceans which eventually contaminated other sea creatures (Glionna). Maybe the slaughters would be okay if the country followed all the rules and regulations; however, they are not abiding by the species of dolphins they are allowed to kill. They are only supposed to be allowed to kill Bottlenose Dolphins but they are also killing several other species in the process (McNeil). The main species being killed are the Bottlenose Dolphins, Spotted Dolphins, Risso’s Dolphins, False Killer Whales, and Short-Finned Pilot Whales.
Because they are unable to untangle themselves, they also die from starvation or from their inability to escape predators. On a report in 2006 called Plastic Debris in the World’s Oceans, It was estimated that at least 267 different animal species have suffered from entanglement and ingestion of plastic debris. Some species are consumers of jelly fish, but often mistake plastic bags for their natural prey, which obstructs the oesophagus of sea turtles therefor killing them. It has been estimated that about 400,000 marine mammals die annually due to plastic pollutions in the ocean. As said by Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra “One must be a sea, to receive a polluted stream without becoming impure”.
Most food which reaches the deep sea is composed of ditritus; the decaying remains of plants , algae, microbes and other organisms. This ditritus is eaten by scavengers such as sea cucumbers. Occassionally a carcas of a large animal such as a whale might sink down to the deep sea and is eaten by species such as hagfish. however not frequently enough to sustain life. (Yancy, 2011) No sunlight can penetrate through the 1000 metres of water, rendering photosynthesis impossible, and so there is no plant life.
Although the worms extract the nutrients from the whale bones, scientists did not know how, due to their lack of “body parts for physically drilling into the hard material” and absence of a mouth and gut (Ennis). Instead, it turns out, the worms have special root-like structures that attaches to the bones and dispenses an acid that dissolves the whale bones and extracts the nutrients. Although, the zombie worm is not the only interesting deep sea creacher. The deep sea jellyfish for example, are just as fascinating as the zombie worms. They live about 820 meters below the surface of the ocean (Jonssen).
Dempsey says, “This is one of the hardest things I 've ever had to do for my job. It 's devastating how many lives were lost to these blobs.” All two million blobs were killed by a dangerous poison that scientist created. It was unharmful to humans but very dangerous to the blobs which are now named, hirocitria. Scientist still don’t know how they were created but the hirocitria are now extinct. Today, the people of Midtown East are still shaken by the dangerous outbreak and saddened by the fact that fifteen lives were taken by the blobs.
In conclusion, manatees are becoming extinct because people are populating the water that manatees live in which is causing them to die. Manatees are being struck by boats when people drive through shallow water too fast, because they cannot see them in time to move out of the way. Manatees are also becoming extinct because they are eating toxic algae that is produced from the
The lecturer and the reading passage offer two theories to explain why the sea otter population is in rapid decline. The two theories are predation theory and pollution theory. The professor argues predation is the more likely cause than pollution because of the absence of dead sea otters washing up on shores. However, the reading passage attributes the decline of the sea otters population based on evidence of increased ocean contaminates leading to greater vulnerability to infections. Also, the lecturer argues that orcas are likely factors in the population decline of the sea otters because of the scarcity of their usual prepay.
Further, the increased in chemical levels decreases the immune strength of the sea otters which indirectly leads to death. The speaker refutes this point by saying that, dead sea otters are seldom seen on the shore which indicates that the sea otters are