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
Introduction: The Everglades is a national park that protects numerous of species and endangered species, for example, the Florida manatee, American crocodile, and Florida panther. According to Everglades foundation.Org, the Florida Everglades is the largest subtropical wetland in the United States, an international biosphere Reserve, and home to 73 threatened species are endangered species. The Everglades flows from the bottom of Orlando through Lake Okeechobee South to the tip of Florida Peninsula as well as the east and west coast of Florida, covering almost three million Acres. “ In the past hundred years, people have been digging canals and building dams in the Everglades so they can take water out of it to develop agriculture and build
Manatees first appeared in Florida about 15 million years ago. Manatees are very large marine mammals that are related to elephants. ‘’They are grayish brown in color and have thick, wrinkled skin on which there is often a growth of algae. Their front flippers help them steer, or sometimes crawl, through shallow water.’’ Even though it seems like Manatees have small eyes and no outer ear, manatees can see and hear very well.
The Everglades used to be a beautiful place that was home to many rare endangered species. But thanks to construction, agbusinesses, and draining the Everglades we have destroyed this one beautiful piece of land.
The author in the article about Florida 's Okefenokee Swamp, explains the primitive swamp and wildlife in southeastern Georgia and northern Florida. The author describes the place such as how it includes low, sandy ridges, wet grassy savannas, and islands. The writer supports the article by explaining the swamp being bounded on the east sandy Trail Ridge, which prevents direct drainage into the Atlantic. The author the describes the plants such as the exotic flowers, lilies and rare orchids. The article also explains the mammals which live among the swamp. The authors purpose is to show the wildlife we have in the world has many creatures, so that we understand how our world is an take care of at. When we hurt the planet we don 't only hurt
the basin is actually in Virginia and West Virginia. It is sometimes reffered to as the Kanawha
The author writes of personal experiences and thoughts to show the importance of the Wildlife refuge in more than just a factual standpoint. Carter notes how disappointed and saddened he would be if the Refuge was destroyed, “Standing on the coastal plain, I was saddened to think of the tragedy that might occur if this great wilderness was consumed by a web of roads and pipelines, drilling rigs and industrial facilities.” This adds power to the argument furthermore, as he demonstrates his attachment to the area and animals living there, “During bright July days, we walked along ancient caribou trails and studied the brilliant mosaic of wildflowers, mosses, and lichens that hugged the tundra… we watched muskox, those shaggy survivors of the Ice Age, lumber along braided rivers that meander toward the Beaufort Sea.” This then gives us a connection to the Refuge so we are more affected to the possible outcome of it being built into an industrial
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
A biological oceanographer Paul Falkowski from Rutgers University lectured in his conference on marine biotechnology that it is fundamentally idea-limited. Marine biologists always work with their favorite organisms to value and learn its sentiments of marine. So his speech pointed out that “Markets are not sentimental!”An anthropologist Sylvia Yanagisako argued about capitalist that enterprise fundamentally involves sentiment including economic action with capital accumulation, firm expansion, and diversification’, one remarkable instance came in to pass about floating blue-green algae plantships. Finally, this talk came into existence by elderman statement in Hawaii by Patrick Takahashi, that this ocean species depends on the plankton for
The history and traits and what a dolphin looks like is what this rough draft is going to be mainly about.Dolphins have a big reputation for having lots of curiosity.Some people thought that dolphins were smarter than humans considering that they have more lumps and a bigger brain.Right now though people think that the human is much smarter than a dolphin even if they remember each other's names for years until they forget.This
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. The guest on this show was Danielle Overcheck who is post doctoral associate at the institute of water and the environment at Florida International University. The other guest was Kenneth Meyer, who is the executive
Carter starts his article off by describing meticulously the National Wildlife Refuge. Vivid language is used in order to inmerse the readers on a magnificent area as vast as wild. In using imagery and other sensory details, Carter puts the reader into a specific situation so it can empathize more readily with the argument being made. In other words, by reading the article the audience is able to fully amass the beauty of the wildlife, and consequently thay may share author's concern to preserv it.
between populations with variability of less than a percent between populations (Mrosovsky et al. 2002).
While researching about how pollution affects sea turtles, we faced some issues on finding different types of pollution. As most people know, the plastic waste that is being dumped into the oceans and onto the beaches is becoming a main food source for sea turtles. When sea turtles see this trash, they consume the plastic causing death or severe sickness which has caused this species to become endangered. They also get tangled with the plastic in the ocean restricting them from normal movement and function. During our research, we found that there are more types of pollution affecting sea turtles than just plastic waste in the ocean. For example, the nitrogen runoff and arginine build-up settling in the sea turtle’s habitats is causing tumors