Millions of sharks are killed by humans every year from the process of finning. Finning is where the fins are cut of a shark for shark fin soup, which is considered a delicacy, after that, the body is then thrown back into the ocean while the shark is still living. This is not only wasteful but also cruel and inhumane. By the time you finish reading this paper, about 856 sharks are killed from this. That adds up to about 11,417 sharks per hour and 100,012,920 every year.
If it continues to go, then they might all become extinct. For example, also in "Air China Bans Transport of Shark Fins", it states the number of sharks killed every year just by humans. Humans are a bigger threat to sharks than they are to humans. Only a few out of over 400 species are actually a threat to human lives. Over 100 million sharks are murdered by humans every year, and it’s a high number for any animal but it’s endangering to sharks because they don’t breed very quickly due to their biological composition (NewsCurrents Read to Know).
Because they eat sea nettles and jellyfish they are the most likely to mistake the plastic bag for food.” (Wagner 1). Therefore all animals are clearly affected by the plastic floating around in the ocean. Large animals such as whales take in huge mouthfuls of water while eating and can accidentally swallow a plastic bag. After the plastic bag is swallowed and the whale dies, that is not end of the bag’s murderous journey. Once the whale has decayed the bag is free to kill other marine life many more years to follow.
However, some countries are able to control their population growth, such as London, Greece, Japan, Singapore and Israel. Many problems are caused when you live in an overpopulated city or nation to its residents, such as environmental and social problems. Daily, 25,000 people die due to hunger and 18,000 of them are under the age of 5, because their country can’t provide them with enough food to feed the entire nation. One billion people lack access to water throughout the world, because of water shortages. Another issue with water is citizens are trashing their oceans damaging the water we drink and the fish we breed.
• Bycatch Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles are accidentally caught in shrimp trawl nets, on longline hooks, and in fishing gillnets. They become fisheries Bycatch—unintended catch of non-target species. Sea turtles need to reach the surface to breathe and therefore, many drown once caught. Incidental capture by fishing gear is the greatest threat to most sea turtles, especially endangered loggerheads, greens, and leatherbacks. This threat is increasing as fishing activity expands.
I am a resident of this area, which I call my home. I am writing to you regarding the problem of plastics. I have seen several pieces of plastic waste, littered everywhere; roads, streets and even parks. Plastic is a substantial problem, especially for the environment, our health and for the health of the marine life. A research carried out by the Sea turtle conservancy showed that 100 million marine animals are killed every year due to plastic debris in the ocean around the world.
Japan is an island nation located in the Pacific Ocean near the East Coast of China, Korea and Russia. Japan like many other countries face numerous problems, one of them being the contamination of their sea with wastes of all kinds. The contamination of their sea was the result of neighboring countries discarding waste which eventually reached the shores of japan affecting japan in many ways from the creatures living the in their shores to the health of their people and seeing as a lot of their food come from the sea including one-fifth of the global tuna catch thus this posed a great problem to japan. First of all, marine pollution is the contamination of water and is commonly caused by human activity such as oil spills or the disposal of plastic, which is often mistaken as food for marine animals, this effects the creatures living in the sea as well as the creatures dependent on the sea as a source of food or as a source of drinking water. Air pollution can also play as a factor such as to carry off dirt and harmful toxic pesticides.
It has been two weeks since Vietnamese officials announced the cause of massive fish deaths along the country's central coast. This is the worst environmental disasters in Vietnam which has caused rare public outrage, with months of mystery and controversies. Whether or not the final decision can make positive changes, however, many deleterious consequences are still ongoing. Tonnes of fish have been discovered on beaches along Vietnam's central coastal provinces in early April. Other types such as shrimps, clams and squids have also died en mass.
Throughout history, water pollution has been an ongoing occurrence and sea life is still not protected enough from it. Currently, “freshwater species face an estimated extinction rate five times greater than that of terrestrial animals” (World Water Quality Facts and Statistics). Chemicals, the main cause of this problem, leak into lakes, rivers, and other water bodies causing the algae in these ecosystems to overpopulate; thus, it causes the oxygen in the water to deplete. Considering that only 2% of freshwater makes up all the