There are millions of dolphins out in the oceans and they are declining fast because people couldn’t take another 12 steps to get to the trash cans that are all over the place in cities. Teens are the ones who mostly litter. Kamilo, an island in Hawaii is surrounded by thousands pieces of trash. They now call that place the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It used to be a beautiful island but is now ruined by trash.
Loggerhead Turtle Argumentative Essay Andrew J. Thorpe English 6 Mrs. Tubergan Due 1-29-16 Did you know that one-thousand out of every ten-thousand Loggerhead Turtles will survive to adulthood. Many loggerhead turtles are being killed each year. There are many human caused threats and animal caused threats. Fishermen’s nets get broken because the turtles get caught in them and they don’t get saved unless somebody happens to stumble upon it. In this paper I will be talking to you about how we can save turtles from these big threats to Loggerhead turtles and about what these threats are doing to the Loggerhead Sea Turtles.
This shows that an environmental threat that blue crabs face is pollution because if about 1 million animals are dying each year because of pollution, we have a serious problem. Furthermore, another ecological hazard that this incredible animal faces is fishing and it’s equipment. According to the text, “Modern fishing methods have created some serious problems for the ocean. The populations of almost all fish species that we eat have shrunken,”(Dignan 14). This proves that another environmental threat that blue crabs faces are fishing because they may not be a type of fish, but, like most crabs, they are fished, caught and sold.
1. 90-100 million tons are killed and wiped off the planet each year. Consisting of some of the most beautiful creatures on the planet. Fish are a primary food source to 3.5 billion people worldwide and the depletion of the species is leaving millions of people hungry. Over fishing is a huge problem that needs to be stopped.
The effects of an El Niño can be sensed all over the globe for over a year. The last El Niño to have occurred was in the summers of 1997-98 and it resulted in a colossal decrease of young fur seals. The reason for the loss of the young seals is, that the adult seals will eat before the young ones due to the small amount of food and starvation usually has the biggest impact in the loss of the young seals. As long as the El Niño keeps occurring the population of the Galapagos fur seals will most likely continue to
There have been around 150 killer whales taken to live in marine parks since the 1960’s. Today, 127 of them are dead. We need to resolve this issue: should killer whales be left to roam free in their natural habitat,or should they be held captive in marine parks? First, let’s take this into consideration. When we put orcas into captivity, we are taking a lot more away from them than we think.
Although many people are against this catch and release there are many people that are for it. There are three main reasons why sport fishing is beneficial. First and foremost, when there are plenty of fish in the ocean, the rivers, lakes and, ponds and people have been catching and releasing for years then why should it affect anything now. It will make the population go down faster if you keep all the fish you get. It will kill them faster if you keep all the little fish people catch.
When you catch a fish its traumatizes it. When a fish is pulled out the water, it can cause their protective scales to fall off, so therefore they would be vulnerable to deadly diseases. Losing their scales can cause a dangerous amount of lactic-acid build-up in their muscles, oxygen depletion, and damage to their mouth and fins. In addition, the fish population has declined a tremendous amount in the past decade due to sport fishing. When people spend money on their “hobby” they can squander over $100.
Many of the brown pelicans have died because the sardines have disappeared” (Williams). The food source for the pelican was destroyed so that was another reason that the environment caused the pelican to become endangered. With the main food source gone the pelicans had to find another source to eat off of. They moved on to the murre chicks. “The pelican began to starve around 2010 and began to eat away the murres population” (Williams).
The Deepwater Horizon disaster had several health concerns other than claiming lives of eleven people. Reports by Solomon & Janssen (2010) show that over eight hundred thousand seabirds died after the incident and also many whales and dolphins died or were severely affected by the disaster. More than fifty thousand people who were involved in the clean-up activities were exposed to dangerous chemicals which would have adverse effects on their health. The effects of spillage could bring health problems to the fish consumers and also the reduction in fish consumption led to a decline in the fishing industry leading to loss of
The tragedy at sea that was the USS Indianapolis has greatly changed how the US Navy is seen ever since the exoneration of the ship’s captain, Captain McVay. Most people tend to focus on the case and court martial of Captain McVay instead of the tragedy itself. In recent years the failure of the USS Indianapolis along with the approximate 300 bodies left in the sea with it have been discussed, exponentially so in Left For Dead by Peter Nelson. The information upon the sailors and their deaths can be easily found but yet most do not take the next step to see why these men died the awful, horrendous deaths they did. These men at sea were set up for failure in the boat and in the sea itself after the ship capsized.