I, myself, have been to SeaWorld and have seen the way the animals are treated, with love and respect. Although it is terrible to see such beautiful animals out of their natural habitat, SeaWorld are unable to return them to their homes, as for many animals in the SeaWorld parks, it is their home. Many animals in captivity, such as the infamous Tilikum and Katina, are now too old to be returned to the sea, and frankly, too big. Many of these whales were in fact captured by fishermen many years ago, and have lived in a tank since, but to remove them from the environment at this stage in their life is unfair and would cause great trauma to
The leopard seal is second only to the killer whale among Antarctica 's top predators. Its canine teeth are 2.5 cm (1 in). It feeds on a wide variety of creatures. Smaller seals probably eat mostly krill, but also squid and fish. Larger leopard seals probably switch from krill to more substantial prey, including king, adelie, rockhopper, gentoo, emperor, and chinstrap penguins, and less frequently, other seals, such as crabeater seal.
These marine species inhabit mostly coastal water. They like warmer water and they dwell in anywheres from zero feet all the way down to sixteen thousand feet. They do have many predators so they always have to be on the defense. Some of their predators include sunfish, sea turtles, tuna, butterfish, spiny dogfish, and blue rockfish.
They are sometimes found in Brazil, the Caribbean, northwestern Africa, Philippines, and Hawaii. Great White Sharks travel in groups. The sharks are carnivores. They eat whales, sea lions, seals, sea turtles, and fish. When a mother has a baby shark it is called a pup.
Sharks eat marine mammals and fish make up most of the great white shark's diet. Sharks also eat sea lions and elephant seals, the great white preys on dolphins, sea turtles, rays and other sharks. Orcas can kill the great white shark and the great white shark’s liver. It wasn't Godzilla. And it wasn't even a rabid killer whale.
People want to see change; some have even suggested SeaWorld closing for good and releasing all the animals back into the wild. However, preparing the animals to be released is costly
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.
In the recent years, there has been an increase of invasive species in Florida such as the Burmese phyton. These reptiles are initially from Southeast Asia but due to the irresponsibility of some pet owners, they have started to invade Florida specifically in the Everglades. So far, an alarming amount counting in the hundreds have been captured in the Everglades National Park, showing how important it is to keep their population under control and from wreaking havoc. Known for consuming birds and small mammals, they show an immense effect on the local ecosystem. Authorities have hired hunters and even started annual manhunt events for these pests.
In addition to birds, plenty of fish can be found in the basin and fishermen frequent the basin in search of Tilapia (3). Tilapia can be found by the hundreds in the basin along with corvina and an occasional striped bass, mullet, croaker, or sargo (3). The endangered pupfish, though rare, also rely on the basin for survival (10). Pupfish are also the only native species in the Salton Sea, thriving in shallow bodies of water with a high salt and heat
Kakadu National Park Kakadu national park, located in the Northern Territory in Australia, is a living cultural landscape with exceptional natural and cultural values. (UNESCO, 2015), It was listed on the UNESCO world heritage site in 2007. It is recognised for its cultural and natural elements. The people, land formations, flora and fauna, and most incredible physical attributes are what create the beautiful park. Landform Kakadu national park is covered with many different types of landforms.
I listened to the science Friday about how Hurricane Irma could affect Florida’s endangered species. This topic interested me for a number of reasons. While following Hurricane Irma I had seen a lot about how pets and livestock were getting moved and taken care of, but I never heard anything about how Irma affected the native and endangered species. Also, I go fishing in Florida every winter so I was interested on how the Hurricane would affect endangered fish after seeing pictures Tampa Bay empty and water in the streets of Miami.
Isaiah Edgerton Florida's Everglades is a wetland ecosystem that is home the many animal and plants. Florida's Everglades native species are being threatened by invasive species such as pythons and there offspring who have been released in to the wild by pet owners. Before people knew the benefits of Florida's Everglades people wanted to drained it to get rid of the disease caring bugs, residential and industrial development, farming land, and dumping which caused pollution. Now people know the good o Florida's Everglades out ways the bad as it can buffer storms, provide hunting and fishing, and provides jobs and attractions.
Ecosystems are something we never think about. We let nature take over it’s way of life. What we don’t realize is that these systems could be corrupt by anything at any given time. This is, unfortunately, an issue in many places, but there is one place in particular. The Everglades, located in Florida.
My animal is the OP Narwhal Dragon. It has the long slender body and wings of a dragon with the head and tail of a cartoon narwhal from the narwhal song. It lives in the Arctic Ocean, swimming around in the ocean itself and also swims above the ocean. It is a carnivore with a diet consisting mostly of fish with the occasional polar bear. Its adaptations are its ability to breathe fire, its extreme intelligence, its hypnotic skills, and its amazing razor-sharp horn which blasts beams of pure energy.
How is The Presence of the Burmese Python Changing the Everglades? By: Mallory Hayes The presence of the Burmese Python is negatively impacting Florida's everglades. According to the news article, Andrew Bill Nelson brought a 16 foot Burmese Python snakeskin to a meeting to prove how much of a threat these pythons are.