Florida Keys The Florida Keys is a stretch of multiple tiny islands off the coast of Florida into the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. National Geographic states that in that long strip of land “there are approximately 1,700 little island in the Florida Keys”. Some of the islands we may know are Key West, Key Largo, Marathon and Big Pine Key. These keys are a big tourist attraction primarily for fishing, scuba diving.
Have you ever walked on a beach and found it hard to walk without stepping on trash? More important how do you think Green Sea turtles are supposed to get to their nest if they can't crawl over the trash? Green Sea Turtles have been around longer than some dinosaurs. Most people don't think about this when they decide to leave the beach in a worse way then they found it.
How much do you really know about the hammerhead shark? Most people assume a shark is a shark, but there are many different types of sharks all with their own distinct qualities. However, the nine species of hammerhead sharks are easily identified by the unique shape of their head which resembles a hammer and is the origin of their name. Hammerheads are cold-blooded mammals that can grow up to 25 feet in length and weight as much as 1000 lbs.
Migrating Manatees. Some description about the manatee are, manatees are big and gray, they are very large and they weigh 800 to 1200 pound, they are 10 feet long and algae grows on there back. Manatee habitats are very interesting.
Grass and redfin pickerel are Diurnal, meaning they are most active and do most of their activities like feeding and spawning in the daytime. Grass and redfin pickerel are relatively solitary fish with interactions with other species beyond acts of predation. Though pickerel are solitary, their larvae gather in nursery areas in weedy swamps. When not in spawning season, they are sedentary and do not travel very far daily, but they do migrate to other areas in order to spawn. They will travel out of their area to feed, or in response to water level changes, but this is not as frequent.
The conservation and protection of manatees, Trichechus manatus, has been a growing concern for a number of years. With the increase in annual manatee deaths from urbanization, habitat loss, boating accidents, and entanglement with fishing gear, it is important that rehabilitated manatees thrive upon release back into the wild. Antillean manatees, Trichechus manatus manatus, are an endangered subspecies of the West Indian manatee, with their largest population in Belize. The proposed study seeks to analyze factors related to manatee movement patterns: benthic vegetation (primarily seagrasses), freshwater sites, salinity, water temperature, and water depth to determine which, if any, is strongly correlated with site visitation frequency. Introduction
Rachel Ganz Writing-6 December 19, 2017 6 Fun Facts About Marine Animals Marine animals are all different shapes and sizes that differ drastically. Marine Animals live in the great big ocean and lakes all across the world and have very unusual characteristics about themselves that make them who they are today. Marine animals are a very interesting and unusual species due to their dramatic changes over the years. 1. How Big Really Are Blue Whales?
TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 3 1. KEY ISSUES: PROBLEM STATEMENT 5 GREYWELL’S ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS 6 a. ALTERNATIVE 1: ACCEPT RASCALS OFFER 6 b. ALTERNATIVE 2: FOCUS ON ADVENTURE DIVING 6 c. ALTERNATIVE 3: RELOCATE 6 PREVIOUS STRATEGIES: 7 a. RESORT DEVELOPMENT 7 b. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT 7 c. JOINT VENTURE 7 d. MARKET PENETRATION 7 2. WHAT DID THE MANAGEMENT DO/CURRENT STRATEGIES 7 a. SWOT Analysis 8 3. RECOMMENDATIONS 9 CONCLUSION 10 REFERENCES 11 INTRODUCTION Coral Divers Resort is a family owned business by Jonathon Greywell. It has been in operation for ten years.
Mathew K Manatees are very interesting animals, there size for instants, they are massive animals. Manatees are credited with being the tale of mermaids. They are related to elephants, and hyraxes (a thickset animal kind of resembling a gopher), but they are often referred to as sea cows. Manatees vocalize with chirps, squeaks, and whistles. Manatees are very graceful swimmers but many don’t know because of their massive size.
It is important that coral reefs recover once they have been damaged, some of the consequences are; less diverse reef communities, decline in fisheries, tourism and coastal protection (Hoegh-Guldberg et al, 2007). There are 5 potential predictors for how well a coral reef will recover after bleaching (Graham, Nash & Kool, 2011). Firstly, the reef characteristic, if the skeleton of the reef is still present it is likely to maintain ecological processes and therefore recover rapidly (Graham, Nash & Kool, 2011). Secondly, the connectivity of the reef, high connectivity of coral reefs is important for recovery, isolated reefs are more likely to have a slow recovery (Graham, Nash & Kool, 2011). Thirdly, the ecological characteristics of the reef,