During the 1990’s it was discovered that a decline in the population of Red Knots occurred, simultaneously with the decline of horseshoe crab eggs. It was hypothesized that this event was significant and was the cause of the waning population of Red Knots. The Red Knots main dietary staple is horseshoe crab eggs and the nutrition provided
Biologist Elizabeth Flores Breton 's Interview Elizabeth Flores Breton, a founding biologist of EcoPlan 's sea turtle protection program in Cabo San Lucas, believes strongly in conservation and protecting our natural resources in rational ways. Breton was born in Mexico City but discovered Cabo San Lucas about two years prior to our filming and commented, "In this area, taking care of nature is critical because we have the presence of many horseback riding tours and people who come in on their vehicles; sea turtle predation in this area has been going on for years, and it is important to start a conservation program for these animals." Biologist Lara Cibeles, Leader of Planet Ecology and Conservation Camp Biologist Lara Cibeles, who
In Island Packet’s article “How plastic almost killed this Lowcountry sea turtle” by Delayna Earley, readers are informed about the discovery of a dead sea turtle that was recently treated at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston, South Carolina. The image is effective in responding to the rhetorical situation in which plastic debris are proven to be harmful to marine life and so articles like Earley’s are written to inform others about how damaging plastic is. The exigence of the article is about how plastic pollution is harmful for the ocean. Throughout the years, there has been an increase in the advocacy being mindful of plastic waste and on using less plastic materials.
Reintroduce natural predators such as the woma pythons to control overpopulation and help manage a more balanced ecosystem. Installing one-way gates from the reserve to allow natural dispersal of bilbies into the untracked land outside of the reserve. Also trying to establish a population of wild bilbies introduced directly outside of the reserve to determine if the bilbies would survive in the
Loggerhead turtles are species generalists. Loggerheads compete with other carnivorous predators whose diets overlaps with theirs. For example, juvenile loggerheads and Kemp’s ridleys in waters around Long Island have substantial diet overlap. Interspecific competition also occurs for nest sites for beaches shared with other sea turtles species; however, this problem was likely greater in the past before modern turtle population declines. The diet of loggerheads includes many species that are harvested by humans and consequently decreases in food resources can result in sublethal effects in the form of decreased growth rates and reproductive output (Bjorndal 2003).
In today 's modern world as we expand, we are taking away habitats from animals and other diverse ecosystems. By doing this we are causes animals to become endangered and extinct. One animal that is harmed by the expansion of humans is the manatee. The manatee lives in warm shallow water next the the shore because that is where the animals have access to food and other resources.
The lecturer and the reading passage offer two theories to explain why the sea otter population is in rapid decline. The two theories are predation theory and pollution theory. The professor argues predation is the more likely cause than pollution because of the absence of dead sea otters washing up on shores. However, the reading passage attributes the decline of the sea otters population based on evidence of increased ocean contaminates leading to greater vulnerability to infections.
It is necessary return the gift to nature by protecting the environment, and avoiding over consumption of the nature resources. According to Kimmerer “For the gifts to continue to flow, we must give back in equal measure for what we take” (01). Kimmerer is insisting that as we taking more and
The Antillean manatee (Trichechus manatus manatus) is an endangered subspecies of the West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus) that is found in southern Central America and the Caribbean (Olivera-Gómez & Mellink, 2004, González-Socoloske et al., 2011). According to recent
Some individuals have an unparalleled degree of respect towards nature, specifically the ocean. However, these people are highly outnumbered and our oceans continue to be polluted by the human species. When we think of pollution in the ocean, we think of plastic or oil but there is one pollutant that remains unseen. Sound. Since SONAR has been used for military purposes by the U.S Navy, there have been a pattern of stranded, or beached, marine mammals.
Water Pollution is a huge environmental problem that has serious effects on marine habitats, animals, and water quality. BP1: The world's marine habitat has been getting worse because of how bad the pollution has gotten. “ Over 80% of marine pollution comes from land based activities “ (source 5 ). This quote explains how most of the water pollution is caused by human activity. “ Plastic litter does not degrade, can be expected to last in the oceans for hundreds of years “ ( source 6 ).
Imagine you live in a world where there are no plants, forest, animals, or oceans all there is in where these things us to be is concrete, landfills of garbage, and buildings. This is what will transpire if we do not protect or wildlife, wildlife conservation is a very important situation as it helps keeps plants and animals off the endangered list. According to the World Wild Life organization there are twenty-six endangered animals and twenty-one critically endangered animals this is very overwhelming as animals are an important part of our environment and ecosystem. With human population increasing at an alarming rate, with the growing rate of humans there is going to be less land for animals and plants, more man-made pollution and plastic debris will go into the oceans, lakes, and streams.