Lions are large felines that are traditionally depicted as the "king of the jungle." These big cats once roamed Africa, Asia and Europe. However, now they are found in only two areas of the world and are classified into two subspecies. Asiatic lions live in India 's Gir Forest; African lions live in central and southern Africa. Though they look similar, these two subspecies are very different in size, habitat, diet and
Kayla Norris Biol 105 Dr. Jessy Robbins Critical Thinking: Why the Stellar Sea Lion is Declining The population of the Western stock of Stellar sea lions has been rapidly depleted, according to the Alaskan Fisheries Science Center of the National Marine Mammal Laboratory (Alaska Fisheries Science Center of the National Marine Mammal Laboratory: Marine Mammal Species, 1994). These sea lions have decreased by 85-90% since 1970 (Donnelly, 2003), from over 250,000 to less than 50,000 (Trites & Larkin, 1996) . Although the Eastern Stock is slowly on the rise, up to about 15,000, this is not enough to make a significant impact compared to the devastating loss of the Western stock (Trites & Larkin. 1996).
SeaWorld is one of the most visited amusement parks in the United States where families are able to get together and see animals and their trainers perform incredible stunts. However, SeaWorld has been under the flame after the public opinion of SeaWorld drastically changed after the release of the movie Blackfish by Gabriela Cowperthwaite in 2012. The documentary Blackfish helped exposed people to the reality of what was really going on behind the scenes at SeaWorld, with everything including their trainers to the overall well-being of the orca whales. Not only has Blackfish exposed how SeaWorld has shortened the lifespan of orcas in captivity, but it shined some light on how the orcas were living, how the orca’s behavior changed, how trainers
The fish are then eaten very slowly, usually one at time. However Carousel feeding has only been documented in the Norwegian killer whales and some dolphins who live in the ocean. Sharks can also be the part of this whale’s diet. Killer Whales may herd them to the surface and strike them with their tail flukes. Killer whales can induce in sharks and rays
Some dolphins eat marine creatures. Killer whales and dolphins catch their food by chasing them. Other name for a killer
SEA OTTERS The sea otter is a marine mammal that lives in the northern and eastern coasts of the North Pacific Ocean. They are the heaviest members of the weasel family but are some of the smallest marine mammals. The sea otter has no blubber and the main way to keep warm is its thick coat of fur which is not like most other marine mammals. Did you know the sea otter has 150,000 strands of hair per square centimetre, because of this the Sea otters have the thickest fur of any mammal.
Dylon. G Mrs.Hornseth Period:4 Bottlenose Dolphins 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.
One of the leading causes for reefs to be endangered is due to the invasive lionfish. The lionfish’s impulsive eating habits are threatening our sea life of the reefs and decreasing our fisheries economically. According to Lionfish Hunters, the green side includes the cleaners that maintain the health of the reef and the health of other fish such as “grazers.” The grazers are the parrotfish, goatfish, wrasses, surgeonfish, and tangs. (The Lionfish Hunters, web.) These fish help clean the algae that grow over the reef, lowers the algae levels to support enough oxygen for coral to grow, and to establish efficient space for baby coral. There are three main ideas of how we as a community and as a nation can attempt to eliminate lionfish: spread
Lionfish were most likely introduced through the pet trade like the python. Although there is another theory that they were introduced by floating lionfish nest, it is rather unlikely considering that the nearest native range for them is the South pacific and the Indian Ocean around Australia and India. Lionfish were first reported off of Florida 's Atlantic Coast near Dania Beach in 1985. The lionfish 's habitat ranges greatly from 1 foot of water to 300 feet. It usually thrives in reefs but it is also easily found in hard bottom areas, mangroves, seagrass flats, and shipwrecks.
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.
The monk seals are a rare tropical animal that lives on the Caribbean and the Hawaiian Islands. Monk seals live in warm waters and spend about two-thirds of their time at sea. However, they also spend time on land as they breed and carry-out their “pups.” Coral reefs provide the seal as a great habitat for them to dive, swim, and for food such as fish. It may seem that monk seals spend most of their time at sea, but they also love to rest on shore on the beaches.
To start off, they live in a small, enclosed tank similar to what they perform in (thetoptens). Compared to their animal nature of the open ocean a small, metal like smooth box is in no comparison. In a park, the animals tend not to live as long. Like an Orca whale who can live up to 60 -70 years long; where if they lives in SeaWorld it is a median of about nine (thetoptens). In this research of real life members you are able to see the dramatic drop in number of lived years for an animal in SeaWorld.
They also ate oysters and clams. Occasionally they would eat meat such as deer and bear, but the fish was the main source of food in their diet. The men were in charge of hunting and catching the fish. They used nets, spears and traps to catch their food. The women gathered oysters, clams and berries.
Innate Language and Non-Human Primates Language is a form of communication and can be portrayed in many different ways not just vocalization, this is shown by those that use sign language rather than vocalization; these humans still have complex language but they lack the necessary organs or capabilities to produce all of the sounds needed for vocal language; similarly, some non-human primates use different interactions as language not just production and combinations of sounds. Non-human primates do not have the ability to vocalize the way humans do because they lack vocal cords, control of the necessary vocalization, and other speech organs, but that does not mean that they cannot effectively communicate through language with other non-human
Vocal communication happens to form an important part of the Howler Monkey’s social behavior life. They usually howl during the mornings and evenings to assure their surrounding neighbors of their presence. They sound more like whooping bark or roar that could be heard over considerable distances. They also continue to howl when they feel like they are in danger. Based on their howl sound throughout the whole day, they are believed to be the loudest of all land animals.