If it continues to go, then they might all become extinct. For example, also in "Air China Bans Transport of Shark Fins", it states the number of sharks killed every year just by humans. Humans are a bigger threat to sharks than they are to humans. Only a few out of over 400 species are actually a threat to human lives. 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).
Did you know sharks lay eggs inside them, then the eggs hatch then go to a place to have babies and leave them? The great whites are fabulous creatures but so misunderstood because of myths. People think they're violent but they're actually not and people hunt them. So many sharks are killed in the world for resources and this is how they're getting endangered. The sharks have a major role in the ocean and people do not know that's why we have to save sharks.
Apart from animals getting tangled in debris, it is extremely harmful when there is run down fishing gear, as it results in ‘ghost fishing’. ‘Ghost fishing is hen lost fishing gear continues to catch fish. Larger debris may interfere with the habitat as well. Debris entanglement causes damages the habitat as well like coral reefs and sea grass destruction. Rubbish not only damages the environment but also interferes with it.
That 's 30 percent of the global total. The top countries most responsible for the plastic pollution issue are as following, China, The Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Egypt, Malaysia, Nigeria, and Bangladesh.What are we gonna do about it? Switch bag materials or don 't even provide bags just make the people bring their own bags and then they can continue to reuse them and then we won 't have the issue of plastic ending up in the ocean. Innocent animals we haven 't even discovered yet are dying because people can 't walk 10 feet to a trash can. If you could save your mothers life by walking a couple yards to the nearest trash can would you?
Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas struggles a lot with plastic pollution because its main income and food source is fishing. Plastic pollution hinders the amount of fish they gather and therefore slows down the rate of their income. Nassau is already a LIC and therefore plastic pollution causes famine there. They have already started to think about banning plastic bags. And if the plastic pollution rises then there will be losses of $8.5 million in tourist income annually for the country because of the pollution on the beach this happens in other countries as well.
Because they are unable to untangle themselves, they also die from starvation or from their inability to escape predators. On a report in 2006 called Plastic Debris in the World’s Oceans, It was estimated that at least 267 different animal species have suffered from entanglement and ingestion of plastic debris. Some species are consumers of jelly fish, but often mistake plastic bags for their natural prey, which obstructs the oesophagus of sea turtles therefor killing them. It has been estimated that about 400,000 marine mammals die annually due to plastic pollutions in the ocean. As said by Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra “One must be a sea, to receive a polluted stream without becoming impure”.
Whether there is any significant impact of the existence of sharks is a non-debatable issue, but two diverse views concerning the issue On the one hand, Sharks are portrayed as vicious creatures who are a threat to human existence, and on the other, what is often overlooked is the vital impact of sharks on our society and the food chain, how it preserves our ecosystem to where it stands today. Consequently, due to corrupt human nature, the population of sharks is declining substantially. This essay will exhibit many arguments, including: the social ,economical, political and environmental impacts of sharks, while favouring their existence and display how corrupt human nature is simply disposing of this valuable creature. Sharks have many positive
Due to the negative effects caused from plastic it will always play a role in our environment. One hundred different chemicals have been created after the 1950s to the current day. Something people do not realize is that throwing a plastic wrapper on the ground will end up in a birds stomach, burning plastic in a fire will end up in the air we breathe, and recycling plastic will end up back in our homes. The author states, “I don’t even shop anymore. Anything I need will just float
Obviously the development of producing plastic went to quick and people did not think of a unified and sustainable way of how to dispose the huge amount of plastic. Unfortunately many countries decided to dispose all the garbage into the ocean but also ship accidents are a reason why so much plastic accumulated in our ocean. Every year more than eight million tons of plastic waste leak into the ocean. A big issue nowadays is that most of the plastic which is produced in one year is used to make disposable items of packaging or other short lived products that are discarded within a year (Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society, 2009). That means that our use of plastic is not sustainable at all.
Despite this wastewater being treated, it can still alter the ecosystem. An algal bloom is the most common effect seen, caused by excess nutrients (Katsioloudis, P., 2010). But, due to the lack of strict regulation in Caribbean waters, these environmental impacts are nearly impossible to monitor (Deidun, A. and Vella, P. 2011). However, solid and hazardous waste are easier to gauge. Much of the trash such as glass and plastic can be recycled at port, but if it is not recycled, it is incinerated and then dumped at sea, contributing to the floating plastic debris that has a serious effect on a wide range of marine organisms.
As humans expand they are producing more waste and need a place for it to go. In some countries, people just pump the waste into the water, as a result it is harming the manatees. The waste that humans are pumping into the ocean is causing toxic algae which the manatee eats and it makes the sick or could kill them. The waste from humans hurts the manatee also by
Imagine sitting in a fancy restaurant and ordering the Willapa Bay oyster special. the waiter says they don’t have any oysters.This tragedy is due to ocean acidification. Ocean acidification is happening in Washington’s backyard, but residents might not know what it is. Ocean acidification is when the pH in the ocean is replaced with more acidic substances like carbon dioxide. Ocean acidification is killing off the oyster population, which is also affecting the jobs in Washington.
Lars Gustafson 11/4/15 GEOG 304 Research Paper: Shark Finning With an alarming one in four shark species endangered across the globe, we have come to a breaking point where our oceans ecosystems could suffer permanent damage if the practice of shark finning in the oceans off of Eastern Asia continues as shark population’s plummet. According to www.stopsharkfinning.net, tens of millions of sharks are killed every single year just for the fins that are the main ingredient in shark fin soup. Shark fins are harvested to feed the growing demand for shark fin soup that is an Asian delicacy food. When the sharks are finned they are usually thrown back into the water and left to drown slowly. Sharks rely on their fins to swim and allow water to
I think that these orcas are humans living in the ocean because they are so much like us. We need space, a social life and so much more. This documentary has definitely made an impact in my life as well as other people lives. Helen O 'Hara states that the film made just over $2m at the US box office, but amid overwhelmingly positive reviews it had a disproportionate effect. Music stars including The Beach Boys and Trisha Yearwood cancelled scheduled appearances at the Bands, Brews & BBQ event at SeaWorld Orland and Busch Gardens Tampa and a steady stream of celebrities followed suit and spoke out against the parks, including the likes of Harry Styles earlier this summer.
Imagine spending a life malnourished, sick and in captivity just so that people can see a performance with tricks and splashing. Captivity has harmed marine mammals for centuries and has become a reoccurring problem in places like SeaWorld. There is no understanding of why people enjoy seeing abused animals held in captivity. SeaWorld’s inhumane manner of care must cease and instead refocus the marine work and efforts on confined animal rehabilitation through exceptional nutrition and investigative research. Current Practices SeaWorld’s way of care for the marine animals shows barbarism, causing sickened and malnourished aquatic mammals with health defects and physical impediments.