Over 100 million sharks are murdered by humans every year, and it’s a high number for any animal but it’s endangering to sharks because they don’t breed very quickly due to their biological composition (NewsCurrents Read to Know). Sharks reproduce very slowly and they can’t keep up with the rate that humans are killing them off at. With that inbalance, they’re getting closer and closer to extinction everyday, but with a ban on finning that would cut down over half of those casualties and keep the sharks from dying off. Consequently, because they’re being killed off in large unmoderated amounts there a species of sharks already extinct and in "Bad to the Bone", written by Michael A. Rivlin, he writes “Because of such biological profiles, most shark fisheries have experienced brief booms, followed by long busts. To take one notorious example, in 1961 Norwegian longliners began catching porbeagle sharks in the Northwest Atlantic.
• Bycatch Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles are accidentally caught in shrimp trawl nets, on longline hooks, and in fishing gillnets. They become fisheries Bycatch—unintended catch of non-target species. Sea turtles need to reach the surface to breathe and therefore, many drown once caught. Incidental capture by fishing gear is the greatest threat to most sea turtles, especially endangered loggerheads, greens, and leatherbacks. This threat is increasing as fishing activity expands.
Because of that reasons, turtles is becoming endangered and may be extinct soon. Turtles becoming endangered due to many reasons. In that case, the turtles are being taken under the protection of the Fisheries Department. Even though the duty was given by the government to the Fishier Department, it is our responsibility to keep the turtles safe. Their numbers are dwindling because they face many dangers, the biggest which is humans.
Millions of sharks are killed by humans every year from the process of finning. Finning is where the fins are cut of a shark for shark fin soup, which is considered a delicacy, after that, the body is then thrown back into the ocean while the shark is still living. This is not only wasteful but also cruel and inhumane. By the time you finish reading this paper, about 856 sharks are killed from this. That adds up to about 11,417 sharks per hour and 100,012,920 every year.
Mostly because of the things we put in the air. We also dump things in oceans and stuff like that and the animals that used to live there have died. 3 Animals are going extinct because of introduced species.The animals that we are introducing into areas where they´re not supposed to be is killing the animals that live there. The animals that actually live in that area are dying because there is nothing to kill this introduced species off. So this
Once the whale has decayed the bag is free to kill other marine life many more years to follow. One plastic bag can potentially kill at least a single an animal every three months because of inhalation or digestion. Once the amount of plastic bags littered is considered, 1.5 million to 3 million, the extremely high amount of lives lost is realized. The death is not quick for any of them either, they will suffer a slow and excruciating death. This is because their digestive system becomes interrupted and the plastic causes intestinal blockage and toxicity.
Obviously, the poison that is used in fishing (mainly cyanide) is harmful for the ocean because it may poison other fish over the years. Also, the usage of explosives are harmful because they all kill off things such as coral, and the damaging of coral reefs can take decades before it reverts back to its normal state. To reduce or totally eliminate the way these local practices are impacting the environment, we can place restrictions on what can be used in fishing, and how much you can catch. For example, we can limit fishers to only 10 fish a day. This would give the fish plenty of time to reproduce and would keep the population of the fish steady.
We don’t live in the sea yet we are still affected by marine pollution, why? Because 70% of oxygen we breath is produced by marine plants thus if marine plant are affected by the pollution and there is shortage in oxygen or animals eat those affected plants in the end we will be affected. Japan being one of the biggest consumer of seafood can be affected, their people can be affected as humans seeing as we are on the far end of the food chain thus if a fish living in the contaminated waters of Japan falls ill, is then caught and served as food to the people ultimately they will fall sick too. When this takes places the consumer can face a great deal of problems from hormonal problem, kidney damage, reproductive problems and nervous system
Not enough people are aware of the dangerous effects that water pollution has towards the environment and what causes it. Water pollution has disastrous effects on the environment that endanger aquatic species. Shockingly, “over 1,000 seabirds and sea mammals die from water pollution each year” (11 Facts About Pollution). This means that, even though, environmental organizations have made strides to ensure clean water, aquatic life continues to die directly by water pollution from the human species. Throughout history, water pollution has been an ongoing occurrence and sea life is still not protected enough from it.
Waste such as plastic, water bottles, straws and so on we all know these materials cannot be digested and can cause the animals in the sea died. Marine animals would assume that plastic water bottle and a straw is devoured. Therefore, they will eat this waste will in turn cause choking, cannot be digested and eventually they die. There is also the case a few months ago, where a turtle was rescued when a straw sticking out of his nose. If no rescue parties, possibly turtle was going to die so soon.