According to Fredrick Humber, a marine sciences professor at University of South Alabama, the ocean-bottom sampling reveled that migrating rays are eating all adult scallops which prompted the state to close bay scallop fishery in 2004. In addition, because of the dense population of cownose rays, scientists are worried the rays will begin targeting other species. (Peterson 2015). The information provided by the journal articles did contribute to the take home message. This topic has made me think differently because usually sharks are looked upon as the predator by humans; however, in this scenario they are the prey.
In the film Blackfish by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, the scene in which Seaworld trainer Kenneth Peters, almost died when he was repeatedly pulled and dragged under the water by the killer whale kasatka, was by the most breathtaking and disturbing footage presented throughout the film. Based on this scene, the director is arguing that the captivity of Killer whales is inhumane, because the emotions humans contain and express are equivalent or inferior to those of animals, which can lead to extreme mental instability. Similarly Mark twain also touches upon the ideas of animals being equal or superior towards humans in “The Lowest Animal”. Furthermore, Twain brilliantly and satirically describes the animal kingdom and the placement of humans on it. He argues that Animals are the lower species when he states that “ the higher animals have no religion.
They knew Tilikum was dangerous because in his profile information it states, “Sometimes lunging toward control trainer” 70 plus killer whale trainer accidents but no one talks about them. Only why the trainers have close relationships with the whales because they are feeding them fish. All whales in captivity are traumatized. (Blackfish) The campaign is called “Meet the Animals” that involves introducing their
Dinosaurs are now extinct and sharks are not but if shark finning does not stop they will soon be extinct. Sharks are already an endangered species with humans killing 11,417 sharks per hour and annually it can be up 273 million sharks. Sharks may go extinct within the next few decades if the killing rate stays at 100 million sharks killed per year. The shark savers is an organization that raises awareness and saves sharks from the cruel and inhumane way of shark finning. There needs to be more people like this to save the sharks and keep them from
As if removing these animals from their natural environment was not enough, these killer whales which have an understandably predatory nature been vilified in the public for unfortunate incident which have taking place at different aquariums throughout the world. Gruesome accidents and tragic deaths demonstrate the fact that wild animals do not belong in captivity. They are maligned for these actions which are simply part of their feral nature. These wolves of the sea deserve to be flipping as close to nature as possible. They should be migrating and hunting with large family pods instead of sitting alone in comparably small tanks.
So if we have shark nets set up, people will not swim out as far into were sharks swim. Keeping both humans and sharks separated and safe from each other. The top CSIRO great white shark expert Dr Barry Bruce thinks that shark nets reduce the deaths of people "Shark nets certainly reduce risk because they catch and kill sharks that have the potential to bite people," he said. A Queensland study showed that at beaches which had shark nets, there had been only one fatal attack since 1962 compared with 20 fatal attacks between 1919 and 1961 at the same beaches. So they do work.
Fishing is definitely one of the most widely spread sport and is used as a way of life. Many people live off fishing whether it’s catching and selling fish or catching and eating fish. Anyways, the reasons why I think we need to come up with a solution for this crisis is because we have seals and sea lions killing off salmon, ODFW making rules that makes it tougher to catch salmon, and we have dams that are raising the water lever. My first reason why I think we need to solve this problem is because we have seals and sea lions that are eating a bunch of salmon in the Columbia river. And yet the worst part is, they aren’t even native.
How is this process allowed or encouraged at SeaWorld when they are kept in a concrete pool? Each animal enclosure needs to be updated to meet the specific necessities of each animal. One risk posed by the current habitat for killer whales, is how long these animals spend at the surface in captivity. The whales can become sun burned and two killer whales have died from being bitten by a mosquito (Lewis, 2013). This is unheard of in the wild because the killer whales are able to swim away from pests such as mosquitos.
There have been multiple incidents at SeaWorld when killer whales have attacked people. The most popular killer whale attack is the death of Dawn Brancheau by Tilikum, the largest male orca captive at SeaWorld Orlando. This was just one out of three deaths that Tilikum was involved in. He also played a part in the deaths of trainer, Keltie Lee Byrne, and park visitor Daniel Dukes. An autopsy completed by Dr. Joshua Stephany, a medical examiner, determined the injuries Brancheau had sustained after Tilikum had pulled her into the pool.
Which is true every were you go you are at risk and it is not safe for anybody to swim with sharks. So people are now saying that we need to kill the sharks before they have the chance to attack us. Sharks started hunting people after they saw them pondering around in the ocean. By researching people that hunt sharks are saying that it is easier to