It is the place our children dream about. Then why are we killing it and the wondrous animals that live in it? The Pacific oceans gyre is a swirling pile of garbage. The continuous dumping of plastic into the ocean has caused the gyre to increase to be larger than the state of Texas. The article, Sailing to the Pacific Ocean's Trash Vortex, talks about how the North Pacific gyre is not a solid
That is not cool because this may kill the population and do you want to be known as the man who killed the rest of the Loggerhead's. Many people are killing turtles or disturbing them. It is wrong to disturb Loggerhead turtles in their nesting. My reason for that is they may get scared and leave their babies alone. It is also very wrong to kill Loggerhead Turtles.
Humans are the reasonable behind all of this pollution. But as us humans, we don’t like to blame ourselves or realize that what we are doing is wrong and it going to affect badly to these animals and people. People are throwing trash into the sea like plastic bags, bottle of empty soda, and more
Oceans are threatened daily by both natural and manmade pollution, as the largest factor affecting them is plastic. Over the last decade, there has been more plastic produced compared to the last 100 years (“How Ocean Pollution Impacts Marine Life-and All of Us”). Around 100 millions tons of plastic is produced every year and 10 percent of that plastic ends up in the sea. Many sources are the cause of ocean litter including trash that washes off city streets, waste blown in from landfills, and containers that fall off ships during heavy storms. Many marine mammals mistake these for food (Greer, Abigail).
Ric O’Barry conveys Mercury is the second most poisinist chemical in the entire world. The poison attacks, brain cells and the nervous systems, causing much damage to the body, possibly leading to dementia, lifelong brain damage, or death. Nevertheless the producers clearly share that dolphin meat is highly toxic and filled with mercury; the mercury could have jarring effects on many people's health including young children. During the documentary Ric O’Barry proves the small city of Taiji served mercury filled dolphin meat in their school lunches for children. Additionally Ric O’Barry video tapes and displays pictures of effects mercury can have.
What happens a lot of the time is a shark will see a surfer on a surfboard from below and mistake them as a seal or other prey. The shark will then attack the surfer. Humans are afraid of sharks over the fear of being eaten alive by one. You are
There is a huge problem with finning for shark steaks or shark fin soup. Because of this, some shark species have dropped by 90 to 50 percent (Choi). In the 80s commercial fisheries made the population of sharks go down even further. Approximately 20 to 100 million sharks are killed each year due to fishing (lovgren). This has caused the total shark population to drop 30 to 50 percent
“Our Oceans Are Turning into Plastic… Are We” “Our Oceans Are Turning into Plastic… Are We?” written by Susan Casey makes valid points about humans ruining our land we all call home. Captain Charles Moore traveled the sea more than he traveled on land. Moore had seen the most beautiful sights and the most horrifying sights. On the day August 3, 1997 is when Moore had seen the most devastating sight of plastic. The author had asked, “How did all the plastic end up here?
The crew hangs the Albatross around his neck to remind the Mariner of his “sin” of killing the seabird. Now he has the weight of the world, the bird, and the crew on his shoulders. Not only is the bird weighing him down it is also choking him. In a way this is nature’s way of revenge towards the Mariner. Another example of his physical torture is when the Mariner thinks he sees a ship and tries to speak but his throat is so parched he bites his arm to use the blood as a substitute for water.
Gulf Deep-water Oil Spill The Gulf oil spill is considered the worst oil spill and one of the worst environmental disasters in the U.S. history. It was April 20th, 2010, that the Deepwater BP oil rig exploded and penetrated in the Gulf of Mexico sea. The Gulf oil explosion killed 11 workers but most of the impact was on marine species such as turtles, herons, gulls, birds, fishes, and sea mammals. Moreover, 16,000 total miles of coastline have been affected, including the coasts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida due to the release of about 4.9 million barrels of oil into the sea. The BP oil spill continued for 87 days, and even now, oil is still washing up on the shores, which has caused and might cause long-term damage