There has to be a study to cover over 93% of the earth’s surface! Marine Biologist work together and analyze new data every day. Because of this study, many interesting discoveries have been made! Animals have all been saved from extinction because of marine biologist. If you work hard enough, you can help save animals too.
My interest in Marine Biology stems from both my education in the sciences & also my love of the Ocean & diving. My current Biology A-Level course has inspired me to learn more about how organisms live & interact in the same environment. I find this to be very relevant in terms of Marine Biology, as a reduction in species diversity will have a knock-on effect on the whole ecosystem, this is due to the delicate balance of the marine ecosystem. Another section of the A level course which interests me is the process of eutrophication, this is another way in which my A level course links with Marine Biology, it can have devastating effects on British Canals & lakes, due to the loss of aquatic life from anoxic water conditions. As a Junior Member of the Marine Biology Association I enjoy reading the articles in the twice-yearly magazine & use the journal access to expand my knowledge.
I am interested in the field of physical oceanography and hydrodynamics in coastal environments such as river deltas, estuaries, and wetlands. I firmly believe that department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences at Louisiana State University is one of the best places for me to fulfill my objectives, flourish intellectually, and -- through my dissertation -- to make a significant contribution to research. My long-term career interests include academia, industrial R&D, and advanced coastal engineering. I am from a small town in Bangladesh by the Bay of Bengal. A significant part of my life passed watching the waves, the way rows of them rose and eventually break down.
We recorded each whether or not the counter actually counted the fish and then determined the percent accuracy for each level of sensitivity. This is important to test before it is actually in real-life use because we need to know the accuracy of the counter itself so we know the limitations when we use the counter to calculate population sizes and migration patterns. We also collected valuable data regarding what happens to the counter when a fish stops swimming and just sits in the tunnel, when a fish swims into the tunnel and then turns around and swims out the same way it entered, or if the fish was swimming really fast or really slow (even though speed should not be a factor). We found that in some cases, if the fish has passed at least two out of the
For my extra credit book report, I chose to read “Your Inner Fish” by Neil Shubin. Neil Shubin is a highly regarded paleontologist, and is extremely qualified to have written this book. Shubin studied at Harvard university and earned his Ph.D. in organismic and evolutionary biology in 1987. He also studied at Columbia University, as well as Berkeley. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2011.
My focus is mainly on the environment and helps protect aquatic life through education and public awareness. I want to gain experience with animal stewardship while giving visitors an extraordinary experience. I have never been an intern at an aquarium, especially one of the world's first modern aquariums, and I want to gain experience for my career in which I am hoping to work at an aquarium and with marine mammals. I have had a passion for aquariums since my childhood of taking care of fish tanks. The more I learn about marine life, the more I am dedicated to continuing in this field.
The Cookiecutter shark’s bioluminescent cells imitate the faint light of the surface above, camouflaging it when viewed from below and so allowing it to approach its prey without being seen. This tecnique is called counterillumination and is used by numerous organisms in the deep sea; both
Identification of fish larvae Larval fish identification in this study was mainly depended on literature description and book. These guides are the compilation of the obtainable description of larval stages of fish around the world which are a guide to commonly occurring larval stages of fishes in Kenyan Coastal Waters by Mwaluma et al., (2014) and the larvae of Indo-Pacific Coastal fishes: An identification guide to marine fish larvae by Leis and Ewart, (2000). There are 2 main characteristic used to identify fish larvae which include body and gut shape. 2.2.1. Body shape Description and the body shape of fish larvae are very useful for identification (Leis and Ewart, 2000).
World Animal Protection USA, an organization that promotes the need to help suffering animals, stated, “Dolphins in the wild may swim up to 40 or 50 miles in a day and can dive to depths of hundreds of feet. Even in the largest captive facilities, dolphins have access to less than 1/10,000 of 1% (0.000001%) of the space available to them in their natural environment.” Dolphin captivity is when people keep dolphins in closed-in areas and own them for educational purposes or entertainment purposes. Dolphin circuses are groups of people who keep dolphins, normally illegally, to train them to do tricks and show off their tricks to people for a price. Dolphins, who are not kept in captivity and circuses are in their natural habitat, the ocean.
Every single year, people from all around the world come to visit marine parks, oceanariums, aquariums, and zoos to “learn” about wild animals that people usually don’t get to see every day. Although, have you ever thought to compare the size of their cages and tanks to the size of the environment where they usually would live? Or have you ever compared the attitude of an animal in captivity to an animal in the wild? If you have, then you may notice some extravagant differences. SeaWorld, a place where you can go and learn about the natural life of marine animals!
To protect the Mako Shark species, they are protected by U.S. waters(Beardsley, 2015). Mako sharks are fascinating animals. They have long, slim bodies to enable them to swim at fast speeds. Makos live all around the world in central oceans. They have special adaptations they use to help them survive.
The movie hits on a lot of main issues about captivity, told by reliable people, along with proven statistics to go along with them. That makes this sources extremely dependable for my final paper due to all the good information it gives. This movie does a good job on the timeline of events. It starts in the beginning from where and how whales were captured to be put into sea-parks, and even follows the whales on their journeys. For example, the film mainly focuses on a giant whale named Tilikum and where he started, his events, where he moved, to and where he was last when the film was made.
I have swum with Caribbean reef sharks in the Bahamas and have seen how beautiful and strong they truly are first hand. Sharks are a vital part to every ecosystem they are in and currently being killed at a rate that they cannot reproduce at. Alpha predators are a necessary component of eco-systems because they keep the populations of every trophic level below them in check. You can compare an eco-system to a skyscraper; you need every single part so the entire building does not fall apart. Sharks have the task of killing the wounded, old, and sick fish in schools to keep the stocks of fish healthy and plentiful.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego discovered that stingrays have the same enzymes used by “boneworms” to break down whale carcasses, and help promote photosynthesis in coral. However, this enzyme in stingrays is used to regulate their blood pH. This discovery is leading scientists to get a better understanding of enzyme’s function in human kidneys to regulate blood and urine function. To examine the enzyme more closely graduate student Jinae Roa isolated cells from stingray gills and exposed them to different pH conditions. Her and Martin Tresguerres discovered the more elevated and more alkaline, the proton pump activated by pushing the cells inner cytoplasm to the outer membrane, therefore, relieving it of excess acid.
These banks contain coral rubble, seagrass and macroalgae with other invertebrate taxa, which play a key part in the ecosystem. The bank systems contain essential fish habitats, which provide sheltering and foraging grounds. Past studies have indicated these fish assemblages showed a high diversity and biomass of coral reefs. Most of the biomass in the Florida Keys ecosystem is made up of species that stay in channels for most of the day. These signs show that the bank systems are important for the FKNMS for providing a structural support and high productivity for the biodiversity.