The oil spill took a huge tool on alaskas fishing industry, forcing many Alaskan citizens which depended on the fish for their income to be pressured into some kind of a depression. In particular, the oil spill had affected trade of Alaska, particularly the industry of fishing in the region. According to surverys taken fishermen of Alaska have lost over three quarters of a billion. This is due to the oil spill because it ruined the Alaskan salmon in the region. The total damage done to the ecosystem and fish lost weighed in around six hundred million dollars (Fernando,
The act of whaling is when whales are being hunted and then killed. Each year, thousands of whales are being killed from whaling. Several whales across the world are being killed by commercial whaling. Over the past twenty-five years, ten thousand minke whales have been killed. Of the ten thousand minke whales there has been no research or data collected about them.
Still to this day, the Gulf War oil spill remains the worst disaster of its kind. This spill resulted in the death of over 10 thousand sea birds and threatened sea turtles and marine mammals in the surrounding areas (Baumann, 2001). The second largest oil spill was the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, also known as the Gulf of Mexico, or BP Oil Spill that occurred more recently in 2010. This oil spill was caused by a surge of natural gases resulting in the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig. The explosion occurred while workers were at the rig attempting to activate the blow-out preventer, this BOP malfunctioned and the rig exploded killing 11 workers and injuring 17.
The people died when the storm started (When all of a sudden it got really windy and then the hurricane came) there were more than 2000 fishing boats that got lost because of this storm. This storm came unexpectedly so all the people weren't prepared for this storm, and that was the reason so many people died in this storm. After this storm there were dead bodies close and in the sea, as time passed their bones washed away. This hurricane was
Chris Woodford (Water Pollution: an Introduction 1) explains “Each year, the world generates perhaps 5–10 billion tons of industrial waste, much of which is pumped untreated into rivers, oceans, and other waterways.” Radioactive wastes and oil spills affect the wildlife living in these areas in great ways. In 1989, Exxon Valdez created one of the biggest oil spills in United States waters. Around 12 million gallons (44 million liters) of oil were released into the pristine wilderness, enough to fill your living room over 800 times. Around 1,000-28,000 sea
Since the display of captive whales has begun, one hundred and fifty-four people have either been injured or killed by a whale attack (Jacobs). For instance, Dawn Brancheau was killed by the tix ton bull orca whale, Tilikum (”Should Orcas Be Kept in Captivity?”). Tilikum was separated from his mother when he was two years old and had been moved from park to park his entire life. The separation issues from losing his mother and never having a true home had an immense physiological effect on Tilikum that caused him to lash out and kill one of the most experienced trainers at Sea World. Another instance of a deadly killer whale attack happened in Spain.
However, the grey seal has slowly began to repopulate on Danish shores and is making a comeback. The virus that is the cause of the seal epidemic is known as the phocine distemper virus (PDV) and has appeared at least twice. This type of virus has a history of leading to masses of seals dying. In the 1950s, tens of thousands of seals died as a result of the virus. In 1988, the virus was the cause of death for over 23,000 harbour seals and 30,000 deaths in 2002.
In 2004 in Indonesia a 9.0 earthquake hit and created a tsunami that killed about 250,00 people and the author Richard Lewis recreaded the story in the killing sea because he is interested in the mysterious ocean. First on page 48 the narrator said “for as far as Ruslan could see, meulaboh had become a lake, clogged with floating debris”. this is true because meulaboh was one of the first places that the tsunami hit so all the ocean water was there and went through many cities and destroyed pretty much everything there.throughout the book Ruslan finds dead bodies and so did many of the rebels, it said that on page 49 the narrator said”across the way, ruslan can see dozens of bodies crumpled on second floor stairs of the shopping mall.” because of the tsunami, about 250,000 people had died so there would be many dead bodies everywhere and inside of every building, but especially in the shopping mall because people like to go to the mall so there would be a lot of people there. Then on page 18 the narrator said”from up top came peter exited cry.”hey, the reefs are drying up! there 's fish flopping fish around!”” in meulaboh,before the tsunami hit the reef dried up and groups of people were just standing there looking at the reef and there actually was fish flopping around, but then the tsunami hit and killed all of the tourists that were just standing there.richard Lewis accurately represented the tragedy of the tsunami in Indonesia and added a few characters that made
Without it we would be dead from the dehydration. Fracking in this case can contaminate it to where we cannot drink it and if we do it can lead to death or a trip to the hospital: Drinking water sources have been contaminated with explosive methane, as well as other dangerous substances, such as benzene and arsenic, that can cause cancer and other serious illnesses. Toxic chemicals, as well as erosion and runoff from drilling operations, have fouled
About 4.37 million chickens died following the earthquake and tsunami, causing a short in the supply of feed for overseas suppliers. An estimated 90% of fishing boats in Miyagi, Iwate, and Fukushima were unusable by the tsunami; at least 440 fishermen were killed or missing. The total damage to Japan's fishing industry was estimated at ¥1.26 trillion. It is said that the estimated economic loss may be around 171 billion–$183 billion just in the region hit by the quake and tsunami. Because of the Tohoku Earthquake and tsunami caused many lands, resources (food, human, products, machines) and enterprise in ruins, with these damaged done, Japan’s economic problems will be hard to
Red Tide: How it affects Marine Life Red tide in Florida is a reoccurring problem that threatens marine life every year. Red tide in Florida waterways has a negative impact on marine life because it produces toxins that are harmful to marine species. It lessens the amount of oxygen in the water which ultimately leads to the migration and death of many different marine animals. Millions of dollars are poured into red tide research and prevention every year to help predict when and where a red tide is going to form. All the while, millions of dollars are being lost due to a drop in tourism and bans on fishing as red tide wreaks havoc on businesses and marine life.
Valeria De Leon Mr. Mays English III 11 November 2015 Thesis Statement On April 20, 2010, the oil-drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded due to equipment failure and sank, spilling over 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico in the course of three months. The BP oil spill was the worst environmental crisis America has ever faced, damaging coastal habitats, the environment and the economy.
Under the guise of scientist research, countries such as Japan continue to hunt more whales than can be justified by the needs of scientific inquiry. Whaling fleets killed “an estimated 1 million sperm whales between the 18th and 20th century and hundreds and thousands of almost every type of baleen wales such as the right and bowhead whales” (McLendon). Bowheads have been hunted for nearly 400 years, eventually reducing their population to about 8% of its prewhaling average. The North Atlantic right whale now numbers around 300, and the population is nearly extinct. The decimating population of various species of whales will have fatal effects
Some marine species that are affected by bycatching are juvenile fish, bottom feeding organisms, sharks, whales, sea turtles, and birds. Losing ecological stabilization and unity will inevitably lead to the collapse of the ocean’s system. Not only does overfishing lead to environmental impacts, but also social and economic impacts. An example of this was the collapse of the Atlantic cod fishery in the 1990s. As a result, thousands of individuals left the fishery hoping to work in other areas.