The Canadian seal hunt is a monitored seal hunt that harvests nearly half a million harp seals every year in the months of March and April. The Canadian seal hunt is justified and very important to Canada as it benefits the economy, is regulated and has a sustainable practice, and is important towards the sealers and fishermen of Canada. Firstly seal hunting is very beneficial to the Canadian economy, as many seal based products are sold across the world. Seals are a very valuable resource in Canada, and are often used for their oils, meats, and pelts. One of the most notable uses for seal fur, is in the Italian fashion industry, in which they use the pelt as a waterproof premium material. The exportation of seal based products account for
For this assignment, I chose to research the migratory patterns of one of the largest reptiles on Earth, the Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea. The average adult leatherback turtle can weigh up to a thousand pounds and measure from 4-8 feet in length! This great size allows them to tolerate cooler water temperatures than any other sea turtle. D. coriacea have the broadest distribution of all sea turtle species and they can be found throughout the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. This large range is due to the migratory habits of the leatherback turtles, which are pelagic wanderers that swim great distances to tropical and subtropical coastal regions of the world to feed, mate, and nest. Though we don’t know for certain exactly
Understanding the culture of a nation, people, or group one must immerse themselves and experience the nation’s arts, beliefs, customs, practices, values, and social behaviors. By attending a cultural event, an individual is able to experience firsthand the diverse offerings of culture and artistic expression found in a community. At the moment I reside in upstate New York, Albany to be exact and there are no cultural events to attend; well none that are occurring the remainder of my Humanities course. I decided to choose a place I always wanted to visit, do some research online to learn a little about their culture. I chose Hawaii as the place to visit and after some probing, I become aware of how rich their culture is. Hawaii is widely
In today 's modern world as we expand, we are taking away habitats from animals and other diverse ecosystems. By doing this we are causes animals to become endangered and extinct. One animal that is harmed by the expansion of humans is the manatee. The manatee lives in warm shallow water next the the shore because that is where the animals have access to food and other resources.
Should we keep Orcas in captivity? No! It is not right! Imagine living in a bathtub your whole life. Feeling like you just need so much more room! That is how an Orca feels in captivity! There are a lot of aquariums around the world with Orcas and many other animals that are being held captive. Captivity needs to stop because the Orcas don’t live as long, they take the Orcas away from their natural habitat and families, and most of all they need space to swim.
When the two sides come together, the argument boils down to one major point, should we “Free Willy?” Those who side with the whales, whether their reasons be emotional or defended with welfare standards, feel that the whales should be released back into the wild or into private coves3. The opposing side makes valid arguments against the release of the currently captive whales. Currently captive whales were either removed from the wild at a young age, albeit in a cruel way, or they were bred in captivity11. The point in discussing this issue is not to address the cruelty of taking an animal from the wild, or to argue whether or not breeding programs are successful or appropriate. What needs to be addressed regarding the release of captive whales is their survivability in the wild6. Many killer whales are bred in captivity now, and thus have depended on humans for the entirety of their lives7. If a captive bred whale were released into the wild, it is likely that he or she would approach humans which could be dangerous for both the human and the whale. Captive bred killer whales would also likely have difficulty hunting, as their food was always provided for them by humans.
“If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected.” The Hawaiian monk seal is the nation’s most endangered seal, and one of the world’s most endangered marine mammal. With enough resources scientists can make progress toward achieving and to help maintain a healthy population of these endangered monk seals, but it will not be easy. Preventing interactions between people and seals is a responsibility is something these organizations are going to have to manage. With a lot of time, money, and resources I think organizations can work together to help higher the monk seal’s population and get them out of the endangered
Coast Miwok first inhabited the island about 2,000 years ago. In 1863 during the Civil War, the U.S. Army built a base on Angel Island. They established Camp Reynolds for soldiers to live in. The army built batteries, which are gunning sites, around the island to protect San Fransisco. In the 1950’s, the army also built a project nike missile site, which is an anti-aircraft weapon (named after nike
On 7:52 Japanese had launched a wave of fighter planes had invaded the Hawaiian island Oahu and had a successful surprise attack. This attack had killed many soldiers in Hawaii and many innocent people around the island. These planes had bombarded the Oahu island everywhere causing a riot and a successful assault. The American people were unprepared for the attack due to the new lieutenant who thought that the Japanese fighter planes were B17s were to arrive at the mainland and because of this the Americans had accidently shot down their own planes. Things had only gotten worse as the Japanese planes had gotten more and more closer to reaching their goal which was to bomb the Pearl Harbor and defeat America
“The Sacred Headwaters is a subalpine basin in northern British Columbia, Canada” (Wikipedia). The Sacred Headwater is ecologically important for several reasons. To begin with, the region has three wild salmon rivers. It also contains many other wild species such as grizzly bears and stone sheep (Wikipedia). More importantly, “The Sacred Headwaters is rich in mineral and energy resources, particularly coal and coalbed methane”(Wikipedia). As a result, mining industries have been proposing projects on mining its abundant resources. However, the Tahltans and the mining companies have been having trouble finding a balance between developing mines while preserving the environment. Unfortunately, it was remained unknown if Fortune Mineral Limited,
The number one priority should be to increase the survival rates of the female juvenile monk seals; doing so will ultimately increase the population size. With the programs such as Head Start and the translocation program at French Frigate Shoals, there was evidence of improvement in the monk seal population, but as always there was a decline that followed. The current Recovery Plan for the Hawaiian Monk Seal states that for the monk seal to be downlisted from endangered to threatened, the population needs to be more than 2,900 individuals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and that at least 5 of the 6 main sub-populations need to have more than 100 individuals (National Marine Fisheries Service, 2007). For this to occur, the main criteria that needs to be addressed is the pup and juvenile survival rates. The Hawaiian monk seal population cannot continue to survive and grow if less juvenile female pups are reaching reproductive age and not surviving, this has caused the current decrease in Hawaiian monk seal populations to continue to decrease and to decrease more rapidly (Norris et al, 2011). To do this, more projects such as Head Start need to be planned and implemented to help save the shrinking population. For example, an additional research and rehabilitation center on either the French Frigate Shoal or Green Island could be used and would be extremely beneficial.
Although the orca can be found in both in the open ocean and in the coastal waters, they primarily inhabit the continental shelf’s in the water less than 200 meters deep. In the cold water area is the most distribution limited by the seasonal pack ice. The killer whale is the top carnivore consumer on the food web. Killer whales may be large in size and appetite, but they still act on instinct and have no desire to kill intentionally. The killer whale is also a very playful and intelligent creature like most dolphins are, therefore they do not deserve the name killer whale. There were many instances where the killer whale has been misunderstood based on the weighed out factors of said instances. Stated by an article titled “Killer Whales: A Reputation Deserved?”, in Victoria, Canada 1991 at Sealand, a woman fell into the killer whale pool and was repeatedly tossed around until she drowned. When the killer whales tossed her around it was not their intention to kill her they were only playing. In Orlando, Florida yet another event occurred producing the same results, although the common fact remains killer whales were in captivity when these human being were killed. The whales most likely thought these women were fish not people. It is a common misconception of natural instinct and imaginative onlookers; these whales are not people they are wild marine life. It is no secret that killer whales have a bad reputation, however what earned the reputation was sheer unintentional killings. Orinus Orcas are wild marine life that should not be prosecuted like human beings, and the name “Killer Whales” is the result of false
The trichechus most commonly known as the manatee is a large aquatic mammal with ancestors dating back to 45 million years. The modern manatee has been found in fossil evidence to have existed for at least 1 million years. Living in shallow bodies of fresh and saltwater the manatee is mostly a gentle solitary animal, with highly developed social skills. While different variations of the manatee live across the world, all manatees are slow moving herbivores with very few natural predators. While the manatees are rather slow animals they are agile and can easily maneuver underwater. Closely related to the elephant, the ancestors of the manatee were once land animals, but with time developed into gentle aquatic mammals occupying regions such as Florida, the Amazon River, and parts of the West African coast. The manatee is a truly
It's a sad and depressing scene in Alaska's Kachemak Bay region. While wildlife officials are used to seeing sick and dead sea otters, http://www.care2.com/greenliving/5-facts-you-didnt-know-about-sea-otters.html
Have you ever heard of the reverse of the Great Seal of the United States being associated with the illuminati? If you have heard of this before, it might not all be true. In this report you will find out if what you have heard of the illuminati is not all true. As a bonus, you will learn about the design, symbolism, and uses of the Great Seal of the United States.