These dangers however can be reduced by carefully getting near the coast. Termites Now returning back to the pests near beaches, termites have quite a lot of significance. Wood is the best material to use for construction when building close to the water bodies but termites have a liking for wood structures. The termites are a real threat and among the top pests in southwest Florida. Termites can easily destroy your cabinets, your doors and start to eat up your whole house structure.
Meaning of name: The Horseshoe crab gets its name because their arc shaped exoskeleton has been compared to what a horse shoe looks like. Description on animal: Even with crab in the name, they aren’t related to crabs and lobsters so much. They are actually related to scorpions and spiders. The female Horseshoe Crab is about 18-19 inches from tail to head, and the males are about 14-15 inches. Group of species: Merostomata Where Found: In North America along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts from Maine to Mexico.
During a research expedition on July 12, scientists shockingly discovered an old shipwreck just off the coast of North Carolina. Using an underwater robot, a manned submarine, and sonar, the team found what they believe to be wreckage from a ship dating back to the 1700s. A Bit of Blind Luck The discovery of the old shipwreck was made public on Friday by a team of marine scientists lead by Cindy Van Dover, director of the Duke University Marine Laboratory, and consisted of university scientists from Duke University, North Carolina State University, and the University of Oregon. Whether by pure coincidence or sheer luck, Van Dover and her crew accidentally stumbled across the old shipwreck as they were searching for a mooring they had deployed on a previous trip back in 2012. Using the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s (WHOI) autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), they made the exciting find.
Introduction In 1867, the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) was created to regulate and control lobster fishing by issuing licenses, creating fishing seasons, documenting quota, regulating how many people could fish lobster, and how many fish could be brought ashore (Campbell, 2017). A hundred and fifty years later, DFO is still in the position to manage the Prince Edward Island lobster fishing industry. This is not the beginning of the story and this paper will discuss the people who fished off PEI before DFO was created; scientific information needed to know before fishers can catch lobster; the evolutionary technological changes in the lobster fishing industry. The purpose of this paper is to share more information about
West Palm Beach, Florida (FL) was incorporated in 1894, making it one of the oldest and more established communities in South Florida. The city 's main claim to fame is playing host to one of the nation 's premiere music festivals called SunFest. Regardless of it 's status as a relatively quiet community, they still find themselves dealing with drug addiction issues common throughout other parts of the region. The Hard Facts About Drug Abuse in Florida Even though relevant information about drug abuse and addiction are unavailable for West Palm Beach, the region as a whole has had significant problems in recent years. In 2013, Trust for America 's Health published a report that indicated the state was ranked in the top 11 for fatalities caused by drug abuse and/or addiction.
The chalk was formed due to calcium carbonate left behind by decomposed shells of microscopic algae that populated the Seaway. This layer of the Niobrara contains much evidence of life of vertebrates and aquatic life, including birds. The limestone layer is a thick layer of limestone separated from the chalk layer by shale. The limestone layer also contains many fossilized remains, but is best known for having marine reptiles that have been preserved rather well. The currents from the different seas as well as the draining of surface water into the seaway were important in the formations of these layers and the fossilization of marine life (Colorado Parks and
Recently, this has been the pattern for sea turtles; however, there was a time when this wasn’t the case: “[Sea turtles] have existed for over 100 million years” (Sea Turtle Conservancy, “Why Care?”) without the trouble of pollution on beaches and oceans. Sea turtles are important to the environment—they act as a keystone species, providing other sea life with safe homes away from predators by consuming their primary food source. A sea turtle’s main component of food consists of seagrass which needs to be maintained and kept short because “they provide breeding and developmental grounds for many species of fish, shellfish and crustaceans. Without seagrass beds, many marine species humans harvest would be lost, as would lower levels of the food chain” (Sea Turtle Conservancy, “Why Care?”). Although sea turtles face copious severe problems regarding global warming and pollution, which affect their birthing population, migration patterns, and food sources, many countries are working together for protection and
Horseshoe crabs (limulidae) play a major role in our ecosystem, health studies and basic lives; which is why there are many ongoing conservation programs for this species and the bays where they come ashore to lay their eggs. Horseshoe crabs play a major role in the ecosystem by providing numerous other animals with food, many of which are migratory birds or sharks. these crabs spawn on Delaware beaches during the spring full moons, with the largest spawning site being the Inland Bays. The most prominent of the migratory predators is the Red Knot (Calidris Canutus) which travels down the eastern US coast and gets most of its major nutrients from the horseshoe crab eggs. the major source of food for the horseshoe crab is bivalves
Jurassic Park is a film that was directed by Steven Spielberg which arrived to cinemas in 1993 and it was an instant success. This film was one of the first action movie's with animals based from the Jurassic period of Earth's history. Jurassic park is a Sci-Fi film that specialises in dinosaurs which continue to roam the Earth due to genetics. Throughout this film the characters are continuously attempting to escape from these creatures whilst attempting to protect each other. The main characters in this film are Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler and Ian Malcom which all are archaeologists, which are all highly regarded by their peers.
Have you ever fantasized about a large, mythical city rich with silver, gold, rare exotic wildlife, and some of the best, most advanced technology? Atlantis is a story told by Plato that long ago there was a utopian civilization in the Atlantic, but it was destroyed and sank to the ocean floor. Plato’s Atlantis has been talked about now for thousands of years. While some people believe Atlantis really existed others believe this advanced civilization only existed in Plato’s mind. Based on research it appears that the legend of Atlantis is fictional and no traces have been found from the lost city that proves its existence.
Have you ever taken a vaccine or medication? Well, the vaccine or medication that you took has most likely been tested by horseshoe crab blood that was drawn from horseshoe crabs. We should interact with horseshoe crabs even though they are a keystone species because we can use their benefits and also help them too. Some ways that we can preserve their species and simultaneously gain benefits is by flipping them over when they are stranded, chitin, and helping them rebuild their breeding habitats after human causes or natural causes such as tornados, and hurricanes. Have you ever seen a horseshoe crab overturned and you wanted to help it?
Incredible Facts About Prehistoric Sea Turtles and Mexico Sea turtles were alive at the beginning of the Mesozoic Era 225 million years ago and survived the rise and extinction of the dinosaurs. Six of the seven surviving species are threatened by humanity. Threats to the reptiles include high attrition rates for hatchlings, loss of nesting sites, poaching, coastal development, pollution and accidental entanglement in fishing nets. These magnificent but fragile reptiles need air to breathe and places to nest on land, but they 're well-adapted to survive in oceans. The leatherback sea turtle often grows to more than 1,000 pounds, and some turtles live as long as 100 years or more.
The three main elements are the hunt, pets and the danger to the Florida everglades. Meanwhile, people have had these carnivores as pets. The people that has this animal as a pet like them because of their skin pattern design. According to the text,” although they have no venom the have other ways to killing their prey”. Then the people released the Burmese python as pets in to the wild of their growth rate.
Understanding the biology of lobster is imperative to ensuring that the resource is being managed appropriately, and it provides context for the v-notch measure. American lobster (Homarus americanus) live on rocky sea bottom cover, and range across the eastern seaboard from the Maritime Provinces of Canada to the Mid-Atlantic United States. In the United States, Maine’s lobster fishery is by far the most prevalent. Lobster fishing in Maine occurs year round – lobster are often found offshore in the colder months and closer to shore during the warmer summer months. Lobsters are long-lived crustaceans.