By giving direct evidence that the lifespan of an orca is relatively similar to ours, provides a sense of equality. Furthermore the fact that these intellectual and majestic creatures are living less than half their average lifespan, goes to show the cruelty and mercilessness conditions captivity provides. To compare, the “Legend of Natsilane” tells a story of sea lion hunter named Natsilane who created the blackfish, which by today's standards means an orca or killer whale. Furthermore he created this beautiful creature to exact vengeance on his brothers in law whom left him started in the middle of the ocean. Thus as the blackfish killed his brothers for their treachery the townspeople began to fear this being of the sea; however “as the blackfish continued to help the villagers, they realized that the "Killer Whale" was a gift from Natsilane and so they took it for their crest.
I believe in the welfare of animals and therefore I think a commercial whale ban needs to be put forth as whaling has gotten completely out of control. People can’t quite seem to grasp the concept that whaling is just not okay. Anti-whaling activism has a short history compared to other forms of activism and environmental awareness. Early members of environmental organizations began protesting whale hunts around the world in the 20th century. Greenpeace doesn’t believe in violent acts of protest where as my team the Sea Shepherd conservation believes whaling has gotten to such a point that violent outbursts need to be taken to bring awareness.
What is shark finning you inquire? Shark finning is the evacuation of a shark 's balance then the remaining parts being tossed over the edge alive. The shark is frequently still alive when it is tossed into the water, finless. They can 't swim without balances thus they will sink to the sea depths to be eaten alive by other fish. Finning of sharks happens adrift as it is just the blades they require, shark meat is a low esteem and is unneeded.
Research Question: What is the relationship between shark feeding behavior and shark humans attacks, and what are the effect of overexploitation in shark populations? Hypotheses: If sharks have low visibility, they can confound for a fish a man’s foot or calf. If fishing behavior increase, it will be a decline in shark population. There is a significant difference between cruising swimming and filter feeding speeds of basking sharks. Experimental design: • Cruising swimming speeds and filter-feeding of basking sharks.
Locomotion The great white shark swim by propelling itself through the water using its tail. The fins are only used for balance. Other sharks, like the whale shark, move their bodies from side to side to propel themselves through the water. If a shark does not swim it will die. It will die because in order to keep oxygen-rich water have to be over their
Dolphins are wild creatures of the sea, intelligent animals that shouldn 't be living in captivity. Captivity isn’t their regular habitat, their normal life is chasing fish on the sea. We capture them to A life in a small tank which is not healthy for dolphins. They have been slaughtered on the coast of Japan, Taiji. So after seeing what conditions some dolphins are capture and kill by Japanese fishermen on The Cove, it made me question the situations of all the dolphins that we currently saw in dolphinarium making acrobatics in captivity because money can buy everything but happiness and freedom.
Jared said that he mostly ate fish, squid, and other marine invertebrates, which he explained to me were marine animals without vertebrae or spines. He told me that his main predators are Great White Sharks, Killer Whales, Steller Sea Lions, and humans (Seal Conservation Society, 2011). Jared continued to say that Great White Sharks, Killer Whales, Steller Sea Lions kill them for food, and so do humans, but humans also do it just for their own gain, because they do not absolutely have to consume Northern Fur
Whale Sharks the largest fish in the world and are found throughout the warmer areas of the oceans. Whale sharks can reach to 18 – 40 feet long and weighing from 12 - 20.6 tons (Bradford A. 2016). As filter feeders, whale sharks eat mostly plankton and other small organism such as zooplankton, copepods, shrimp, phytoplankton, mollusks, and sardines. Whale sharks capture their food by swimming towards it with their mouth open which can get up to 4.9 feet wide and engulfing their prey that enters their mouth (Rafferty J.
Members of the Sharkism religion pray by facing and, at appropriate times, bowing to the fin of a Great White Shark. A fin that is displayed on the central altar of a Sharkism temple is embalmed and preserved according to Sharkism religious practices remains ritually pure for about a year. After the year has passed, the previous fin must be replaced by a new fin in the same manner. Due to the Great White Shark being an endangered animal species, the state of New Jersey had enacted a statute known as the Great White Shark Act. The statute made it a crime--punishable by a $5,000 fine and/or up to one year in prison--to purchase, sell, or possess a Great White Shark or any body part thereof.
According to the article, Shark populations healthy but still at risk, study finds, by Timothy Hurley, overfishing is the main cause of the population declining. Numerous sharks have been caught and thrown back after their fins have been cut off, the process is known as finning. For this reason, fins are used for soup, a delicacy known as shark fin soup. The dish supposedly offers various benefits to our bodies. However there is no scientific fact to support it.
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
They knew Tilikum was dangerous because in his profile information it states, “Sometimes lunging toward control trainer” 70 plus killer whale trainer accidents but no one talks about them. Only why the trainers have close relationships with the whales because they are feeding them fish. All whales in captivity are traumatized. (Blackfish) The campaign is called “Meet the Animals” that involves introducing their
How is this process allowed or encouraged at SeaWorld when they are kept in a concrete pool? Each animal enclosure needs to be updated to meet the specific necessities of each animal. One risk posed by the current habitat for killer whales, is how long these animals spend at the surface in captivity. The whales can become sun burned and two killer whales have died from being bitten by a mosquito (Lewis, 2013). This is unheard of in the wild because the killer whales are able to swim away from pests such as mosquitos.
John Crowe, a man who was on a whale capturing trip, talked in a documentary about how his crew was instructed to cut open the dead whales, fill them with rocks, and sink them to the bottom of the ocean. Even he admitted that this was horrible and something he wish would have never happened (Sorren,
What is even more horrifying is how SeaWorld treats its whale trainers. On page 164, Hargrove says that “On June 15, 1987, Joanne Webber had her neck broken after a 6,000-pound killer whale hit her… The force thrust Webber to the bottom of the 40-foot pool. There appeared to be more concern over SeaWorld property than over getting her immediate care. According to the she would file, she was made to walk 50 feet to an enclosure and was told to remove her wetsuit so that emergency workers wouldn’t have to