Believe it or not we are all a witness of watching someone litter, or us littering. From planktons, to dolphins to birds can be affected by a simple oil spill in the ocean and especially in a close area like the Persian Gulf can cause great damage. When oil is spilled, toxins in the water spike and will shock the bodily systems of the animals living there, causing a massive amount of death and leading to endangerment. Before disaster had struck in 1991, the Persian gulf has beautiful clean beaches, filled with marine life. Beautiful clear, lushes water.
This initiative should be considered by all governments as soon as possible in the hopes of saving the endangered sharks. Otherwise, without sharks, the ocean biological system will be unbalanced, thus affecting the entire food chain. If the populations of planktons or other small creatures increase, consequences will follow. The control and management of the oceans will be tougher if the population of small fishes were to greatly increase. The outbreak of diseases in the ocean will be induced and this may spread to rivers and lakes which will ultimately affect us since our drinking water would become
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection hosts many reef cleanups in various counties and even offer giveaways for participating. The only downfall is that you have to be a certified diver in order to participate in the cleanup. I think that the practice that will have the greatest impact on the problem would be for the human population to focus on making changes that will help decrease global warming affects. If we began to lower the amount of energy we use, the amount of waste we produce, and the amount of pollution we allow to go into the oceans the algae would not be forced to leave the coral due to the conditions of the water. This would allow the relationship between the algae and the coral to remain mutual and would also allow for the damaged coral to allow new algae to attach to its
Tenebrosa, factors caused by living things, known as biotic factors, also play a role in the distribution of P.Maculata. The first important biotic factor key in a P.maculata’s life is predators. As mentioned prior this organism is unable to move quickly in the water and like all organisms in the ocean is hunted as a means of food. As it cannot ‘outrun’ predators the organism, to deter predators, releases a unique toxin identified as tetrodotoxin. This toxin is extremely harmful and successfully enhances the survival of P.Maculata.
Salem Abdullah Alazmi S00036124 Dr. Buckton-Tucker ENGL 102-05 May/4 Annotated Bibliography The earth is surrounded with oceans, oceans covers around 70% of the earth. With this number of oceans, all of it is effect by pollution. Many animals that lives inside these oceans are effected from this pollution. Not only the animals but also people, that may cause death to some people and to some animals, some animals are extinct because of the pollution. Humans are the reasonable behind all of this pollution.
Coral Bleaching is caused when elevated seawater temperatures result in extensive coral loss. When the water becomes too warm coral will expel the algae living in their tissue, causing the coral to turn completely white. Pollution from urban or agricultural run-offs, sedimentation from undersea activity like dredging, and changes in the salinity are other contributors to coral bleaching. Although coral can survive the bleaching they are under more stress and are subject to mortality. This issue is not a new problem; coral bleaching has had a substantial effect on coral for many years.
Corals under stress due to changes in PH levels or temperature of the water will expel the algae (zooxanthellae) living within their tissues causing the coral to turn completely white. This is called coral bleaching. Another cause of coral bleaching is produced formation water, an effluent of offshore oil and gas industries that cause significant bleaching ( White et al .2012) .When a coral bleaches, it is not dead. Corals can survive a bleaching event, but they are under more stress and are subject to mortality. Mortality amongst corals has appeared to be the breakdown of the symbiotic association between the zooxanthellae and the coral host.
The practice of shark finning should be banned worldwide. It is inhumane, promotes animal abuse, and is damaging to the marine ecosystem. as the demand for shark fin soup increased, fishermen have been trying to fulfil customers’ wishes by finning sharks. 1. Tens of millions of sharks are dying
Dispersants cause the oil to break up into smaller droplets, which become miscible in water. However, these dispersants may result in more ecological harm than good. The chemicals contain nonbiodegradable toxins that can kill fish and migrate great distances. Dispersants also are blamed for the massive oil plumes several hundreds of feet underwater, harmful to all aquatic life, especially fish larvae and filter feeders. Moreover, because of the large volume of oil that has been spilled, the amount of dispersant required and the amount of oil dispersed simply suppresses the problem, rather than solving
This leads to the ultimate death of the coral and the homes of many sea creatures. Coral bleaching is a problem that occurs worldwide where scientists are trying to uncover the central causes of the bleaching and how it affects people and the environment. Scientist have conducted multiple
One of the most dangerous pests found right in the shallow water are stingrays. They do not like to get treaded on and can hit you with their poisonous tail. Jellyfish can be a similar hazard when walking on the beach. You mostly require professional help after a jellyfish bite. These dangers however can be reduced by carefully getting near the coast.
People don 't understand that this doesn 't just affect whales, it also effect people to because the belugas play a very important role in our ecosystem. If we don 't stop killing or hurting them right now later down the road we will pay for it. Later on in life if you start to see overwhelming amount of bad fish for an ecosystem and they are destroying it because there are no predators to keep the fish population down. Beluga whale help keep the ocean 's ecosystem healthy by eating fish and reducing the amount of fish that are bad for an environment. Belugas also are good for the deep sea because when anything dies and falls to the abyss from the topside they go through different layers of the ocean.
For fishing by controlling erosion as the roots of trees help to hold soils to keep them from flowing down into oceans and causing horrible damage to coral reefs, fisheries, and swimming areas. Especially in Hawaii, where we are surrounded with many oceans. That already have horrible items such as, plastic, litter, etc. To change this I will continue to do my monthly volunteer for beach clean-ups. Watersheds, provides habitat for Hawaii’s unique plants and animals, supplies cultural plants to continue traditions.