This has caused the majority of sea turtles to be endangered. As you can clearly see, this has put a huge effect on sea turtle’s lives. Although many of them have been killed, they aren’t the only ones affected by this. Many other fish spices have been hit. Salmon sales have gone down because they’ve been dying.
These seabirds eat during the night by sitting on the water and catching smaller prey with their bills. (Ornithology) These seabirds, however, have been affected by plastic being left in the ocean and on the ground. Since the Laysan Albatross eats their food from the top of the water, they usually mistake their food for pieces of plastic and end up being harmed in the process. The plastic that these seabirds eat are hard for them to digest which causes it to become stuck inside of the bird’s body which starves them and kills them in the process. Also the Laysan Albatross can pass this plastic on to their chicks, mistaking it for food which then kills the chicks as well due to the plastic being literally impossible to digest.
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.
WDC is working for a world where whales and dolphins are no longer subjected to the cruelty of captivity (WDC). WDC has created sea sanctuaries where whales and dolphins held in captivity can be relocated to live more natural lives if they cannot be returned to the wild, they are stopping the supply of whales and dolphins to captive facilities, and they are ending demand for whale and dolphins shows (WDC). “WDC has been campaigning against keeping whales and dolphins in captivity for 30 years. Some recent successes include: Working with the Indian government, we helped secure a national ban on keeping whales and dolphins in captivity. Through our campaign’s work, Virgin has committed to secure from its partners a pledge to no longer take whales and dolphins from the ocean.” WDC says on their website.
As a result of sharks’ fins and teeth hunting, the number of these animals has significantly decreased. White sharks are often caught in large tuna nets, while hunting on them, or can also get trapped in special complex nettings that protect beaches. The English shark protection organization “Shark Trust” confirms that up to 73 million sharks are killed in targeted hunts for fins annually. Combining all the data worldwide- 200 million sharks are killed around the world each year. This is a great paradox because the number of humans killed by sharks compared to these numbers is insignificant.
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.
D.W. Laist research claims that the polluted gyre affects 267 species worldwide: 86% of all sea turtle species, 44% of all seabird species, and 43% of all marine mammal species. Oesophagus and stomach contents of the endangered green sea turtle were examined from 38 representatives, 23 of which (60.5%) had swallowed debris, especially plastics. Scientists have documented 6 pounds of plastic for every pound of plankton in this area (“Plastic Ocean - The Great Pacific Garbage Patch”). Most of this plastic is eaten by sea birds and animals, including turtles and albatrosses. Sea turtles often eat plastic bags instead of jellies.
My brothers were struggling a little bit to go into the water. My middle-aged brother ran back to my mom crying, with the assumption that he had salt water in his eyes. The waves splashed and thundered across the empty sand floor. just a few minutes I was diving head first into the water. Tearing me from the safe beach to the vast empty void of the sea.
These highlighted such features as obstructions, existing pipelines and conservation areas. Taking the results of these studies into consideration the most direct pipeline route was used in order to minimize any impact on marine life. An additional reason for choosing the shortest route was to minimize the possibility of rupture which can cause severe environmental damage. Pipes were laid parallel to existing pipes if possible in order to produce less of an environmental impact and risk to other potential seabed users. Although it was preferable to avoid pipeline burial due to the length of time it can take for re-colonisation by marine species it was considered necessary to bury Pipeline A.
Animals and humans are constantly getting hurt for the purposes of entertainment. For example, in an article done by Sirs, it states, "In 2010, a trainer at the park named Dawn Brancheau was drowned in an accident. This happened when one of the park's orcas, also called killer whales, pulled her under the water" ("SIRS Discoverer"). In SeaWorld, there have been many reports on the concern for the safety of the trainers and orcas. Death is a price both humans and animals are paying for entertainment.