Poaching is not just killing an stealing our aquatic life but it’s also affecting the fishing industry by, which I cited from Tribune242.com, “So intent are they on capturing Haitian boat people that the Defense Force has no time to deal with illegal poachers. And so the fishermen suffer. Not only do they suffer, but as a result they are tempted to take the law into their own hands.” The loss of biodiversity can cause the Bahamas’ waters to lose their novelty and would also affect the tourism industry, our main industry and source of income, because scuba diving would not be as exciting or exotic to tourists.
In the course we learned about one of the biggest, arguably the biggest, threat facing the world’s oceans today: overfishing. Overfishing is when fish are being taken out of the ocean faster than they can reproduce. This is occurring all over the world, including right off our very own shores. This has a myriad of impact in the marine ecosystem and well beyond.
As they usually hunt old, weak or sick prey, they help to keep the prey population in good condition, healthy and strong, enabling these more naturally fit animals to reproduce and pass on their genes. The effects of removing sharks from ocean ecosystems, although complex and rather unpredictable, are very likely to be ecologically and economically damaging. Here are some reason why killing sharks is very bad: 1)Sharks are being fished at a rate faster than they can recover. Due to overexploitation and lack of proper management, many shark species are under considerable risk of unrecoverable decline with some species having declined to near extinction in recent years.
We can save them by going Scuba diving. We can also save Loggerhead Turtles from reckless drivers by Scuba diving because of the debris. My final way that we can save Loggerhead Turtles is by making them endangered. That is my ways of how to save Loggerhead
Food supply is also a key biotic factor in the rocky shore. The P.Maculata are carnivores, feeding on sea anemones, bryzoanes and sponges. When there is a low concentration of food source in the zone the organism is washed up to the P.maculata will struggle for food. However, if there is a high concentration of P.Maculata in the surfaced zone,then the P.Maculata will compete against its own for food resulting in aggressive competition. The P.Maculata if presented with lack of food can also adapt to the situation and feast on other sea organisms or even others of its own species to survive if need
II. FACTORS CAUSING THE DECREASING OF OYSTER REEFS. Nowadays in many literature are represented the most important threats for oyster beds, as overharvest, development and pollution, changes in freshwater inflows, erosion from boats, diseases, invasive species, global change… (Coen et al. 2000; Seavey et al. 2011;
If they did not put any restrictions or laws then the red snapper would have gone extinct. This would of lead to many disadvantages towards fishermen and restaurants economically. If there was not any action taken immediately it would of harm our environment. This shows how humans can make a huge impact. The Red Snapper is a popular fish that needs to be preserved.
Abstract The word ‘shark’ is one of the few words that when heard can strike a person with fear, yet at the same time awe. Sharks are creatures that have evolved over 400 million years to become the ocean’s top predators, and to obtain physical perfection for survival in the worlds waters. If you ask someone what they think of a shark, the common reaction is negative. It’s not surprising though, really, considering the medias view on them, and the way they are portrayed in todays society.
People don 't understand that this doesn 't just affect whales, it also effect people to because the belugas play a very important role in our ecosystem. If we don 't stop killing or hurting them right now later down the road we will pay for it. Later on in life if you start to see overwhelming amount of bad fish for an ecosystem and they are destroying it because there are no predators to keep the fish population down. Beluga whale help keep the ocean 's ecosystem healthy by eating fish and reducing the amount of fish that are bad for an environment. Belugas also are good for the deep sea because when anything dies and falls to the abyss from the topside they go through different layers of the ocean.
As humans expand they are producing more waste and need a place for it to go. In some countries, people just pump the waste into the water, as a result it is harming the manatees. The waste that humans are pumping into the ocean is causing toxic algae which the manatee eats and it makes the sick or could kill them. The waste from humans hurts the manatee also by
Incredible beaches, marine life, and weather are just a few of the things that make the Florida Keys an amazing place. The Florida Keys are a string of islands located off the tip of Florida, which protrude out into the Gulf of Mexico and into the Atlantic Ocean. The oceanography of the Keys are unique because of several factors, including the geologic history, the tides and waves, and the effects of natural and man made threats to the Keys themselves and the thriving marine life. The map below shows the stretch of islands and the many reefs that are right off the coasts of the islands (Florida Keys Map) Geologic History Thought to have emerged from ancient coral reefs or patch reefs that had eroded, the Keys are a bit of a mystery in terms
THE GREAT LAKES The great lakes are comprised of 5 different fresh water lakes, Superior, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Erie. The lakes are situated along the US-Canadian border, touching Ontario in Canada and Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio Pennsylvania, Indiana and New York in the United States. Roughly 34 million people in Canada and the United States live in the great lakes basin, and also 35 000 plants and animals, over 170 of those being fish, inhabit the great lakes (Zimmermann). This significantly large water body holds an estimate of 6 quadrillion gallons of water.
This article talks about the effects of climate change in the northwest. For example things like water resources, coastal resources, and Impacts on Ecosystems and Agriculture. Climate change is affecting water resources Much of the Northwest's water is stored naturally in winter snowpack in the mountains. The snowpack melts and replenishes streams and rivers in the late spring and summer, when there is very little rainfall. Climate change threatens this natural storage by changing the timing of snowmelt and the amount of water available in streams and rivers throughout the year.