Have you ever walked on a beach and found it hard to walk without stepping on trash? More important how do you think Green Sea turtles are supposed to get to their nest if they can't crawl over the trash? Green Sea Turtles have been around longer than some dinosaurs. Most people don't think about this when they decide to leave the beach in a worse way then they found it. Humans do many harmful activities such as poaching eggs, constructing homes, and developing coastal areas. If humans don't start doing something about their harmful activities they could make the over 100 million year turtle go extinct. Most humans think that just because this does not involve them that it is not a serious matter. Green Sea Turtles numbers have been declining
After reading The Perfect Storm, by Sebastian Junger, I have concluded that the book kept my attention throughout, but I believe it could have improved. The storyline is scattered among many different stories, all centered around the meteorological nightmare of October of 1991. The setting, time, and place quickly change from story to story as most end in human lives being slain by the storm. I believe the movie is structured better, as it is centered around only one story, the story of a Gloucester, Massachusetts fishing crew on the Andrea Gail. I do not think the author had the experience of these men, whom he wrote about to remember and respect. In my opinion, this book could have been structured better, in more of an organized manner. Overall, I believe multiple improvements could have been made to this book.
Shortly after Statehood, a U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Commercial Fisheries proposal labeled the Hawaii fishery as "dying". Hawaii's major commercial fisheries had been dominated by traditional practices that reflected Hawaii's Japanese immigrant heritage and its impact on the local fishery and seafood markets. The predominant commercial fishery was aku (skipjack tuna), which was caught by a live-bait, pole-and-line, wooden sampan fleet, known as aku boats, and which was landed primarily for canning. In 1960, over 60% of Hawaii's total recorded commercial fishery landings (by weight) was aku, and the percentage remained over 50% until 1970. By the mid-1970's the number of aku boats and
All I ever eat is tuna. If I do not have the scrumptious fish for lunch, I have it for dinner at least four times a week. There is no end to my unhealthy obsession with Katsuwonus pelamis and Thunnus albacares. In fact, there was a small period in my life when I was pescatarian, and the only fish I ate was tuna. I am now back to being a regular omnivore, eating vegetables and meats. However, I eat more fish than anything else, ignoring the balanced food pyramid that I learned in elementary school. Personally, I do not think there is anything wrong with eating the same thing every day if you completely disregard the fact that you are not getting enough proteins from other essential foods. A seventeen-year-old girl, I am stuck in a growing body
For many it’s a first pet, a gift from family, something you won as a prize at a carnival, but for Canadian residents the familiar orange goldfish everyone knows and loves is becoming a serious problem. Some flush them in a hurry because they no longer want to take care of them, others commit them to a porcelain vortex because they believe their beloved fish has passed, and the Canadian Government is issuing a warning now to citizens of Canada to stop flushing their fish.
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. Andy Dehart, Discovery Channel Shark Advisor, spoke about the North Carolina shark over fishing problem. The shark populations on the East Coast were extremely over-fished which lead to the over population of sting rays, a main food-stock for sharks. The stingrays in turn decimated the shellfish populations on the East Coast, leading to calm and shellfish shortages. This shows that sharks are necessary for every eco-system and their destruction affects us in more ways then we can imagine. Sharks are very at-risk for over-fishing because they take a long time to reach the stage where they can reproduce and in general only have a few pups when they give birth. Most sharks only have one or two pups every time they give birth. These factors make the time-period
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
The cuttlefish is an amazing marine animal, one of the most intelligent invertebrates. It is not actually a fish though, it is in the category sepiida. There are over 130 different species of cuttlefish. This mollusc has a very large brain and a very unique eye. It has 8 arms and 2 tentacles that have suckers on them so they can grab their prey. Sometimes the cuttle fish will use its arms to walk across the ocean floor to hunt food and to keep away from larger predators. Their favorite food is crab, but they also eat small fish, shrimp, and some are even carnivores. They have a fin like thing that goes around their bodies so they can swim.
You have tried everything in the way of silverfish extermination on your own and you still find signs of the silvery scaly pest taking up residence inside your home. After trying DIY pest-control and cleaning up cluttered areas where they like to reside, you are probably at your wits end on what to do to get rid of the annoying pests. Now is probably the time you need to call in the big guns and get professional help.
Climate change has been clearly shown to affect Pacific salmon, and it has been generally seen to diminish salmon populations. In the Pacific Northwest, numerous salmon populations have been labeled as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. This is due to climate change warming the ocean, increasing sea levels, and changing flow patterns. It is predicted that salmon populations are only going to continue decreasing due to these changes in their environment. However, some researchers are arguing that Pacific salmon populations are actually going to show an increase in population size, and this is due to an increase in ocean temperatures causing a bottom-up effect that increases resources lower on the food chain, therefore benefitting salmon
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. Its ability to breathe fire is not used in defense, surprisingly, but instead is used in cooking its food. This is to help its ultra-sensitive stomach. Its intelligence helps it analyze a situation in seconds and helps it make the best decision.
Industrial fishing is the act of catching fish for a commercial profit. The fishing industry can be divided into sub groups of the different methods of fishing such as longlining, bottom trawling, dredging, and gillnetting. The list goes on as for the methods of fishing, but these are the main tactics. Longlining is a serious operation that is one of the top methods of industrial fishing. Known as “The Curtain of Death,” longlining consists of a main line that can run all the way up to fifty miles long that includes branch lines up to 1200 feet. The target species of longlining are pelagic species, such as tuna and swordfish. This method of fishing is practiced universally and at the end of each year, over ten billion hooks have been set
Introduction: The California yellowtail, Seriola lalandi has several common names including Yellowtail Kingfish, Amberjack, Yellowtail Amberjack and more names. The yellow caudal fin of the species is behind several of the common names. This fish has a distinctive golden brown stripe running laterally from the snout to the tail. While it is common to find fish of about 12 years, there are specimens of about 30 years of age. Yellowtail is a highly prized game fish.
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.
In 2011 recreational fishermen landed more than 204.9 million pounds of saltwater fish. Commercial fishermen in the U.S. landed 9.9 billion pounds of fish and shellfish. Both recreational and commercial fishing provide over four hundred thousand jobs for the United States. The environmental impact of recreational and commercial fishing includes issues such as the availability of fish, overfishing, and left behind waste of fishing.