Dorsal fin Essays

  • Sailfish Classification

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    albicans) is a long slender fish, with a large dorsal fin. It is most recognizable when its dorsal fin is extended, looking like a boat with a wide mainsail. The sailfish is dark blue dorsally and silver ventrally. On its sides rows of longitudinal stripes consisting of small blue dots (ARKive 2010). The fins are usually blue, with dorsal fin being purplish with lots of small dark black spots. Sailfish

  • Killer Whales In Captivity

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    Stuck in a cement container that’s only eight meters wide for 14 long hours a day, practically motionless. That’s how his circus life began. Tilkilim, also known as Tili, was torn from his mother at the age of only two (A Killer Whale Gone Very Bad). He would spend 14 long hours in an eight-meter-wide enclosure with two park female killer whales, who viciously bullied him (A Killer Whale Gone Very Bad). Now today, he spends most of his time alone, drifting lifelessly in a pool at Orlando’s Seaworld

  • Essay On Orcas In Captivity

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    This means that the fin tissue gets less support than it would if the orca were in the wild, and it starts to fall over. It is estimated that 150 orcas have been taken into captivity from the wild. 84% of all captive Orcas are now dead. There are currently 56 orcas held

  • Zoos: Myth And Reality By Robert Laidlaw

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    What if you were a trainer at SeaWorld and you were the one who got attacked? Do you think animals should be in captivity? Animal captivity has become a serious and dangerous problem all over the globe, for example, being used as breeders also, zoos claiming that they are helping species re- enter the wild through breeding in captivity but there efforts have been initiated by government not zoos. Lastly, taking babies from their parents. Some people think it is okay for animals to be kept up in a

  • Southern Right Whale Essay

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    right whale (Eubalaena australis) is a medium to large baleen whale, reaching a maximum length of 17.5m. Colour patterning is variable, ranging from black to grey-brown (Harcourt et al. 2012). Distinguishing features include a rotund body with no dorsal fin and callosities (caused by colonised cyamids, small crustaceans, on keratinised skin patches) on the head (Harcourt et al. 2012). Each individual has a unique callosity pattern that occurs a few months after birth and can be used to identify individuals

  • Manatee Research Paper

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    The trichechus most commonly known as the manatee is a large aquatic mammal with ancestors dating back to 45 million years. The modern manatee has been found in fossil evidence to have existed for at least 1 million years. Living in shallow bodies of fresh and saltwater the manatee is mostly a gentle solitary animal, with highly developed social skills. While different variations of the manatee live across the world, all manatees are slow moving herbivores with very few natural predators. While the

  • Blob Fish Research Paper

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    Blob fishes scientific name is “Psychrolutes Marcius”. The blob fishes name comes from the Greek word “Psychrolouteo” meaning “to have a cold bath”. It inhabits the deep waters off the coasts mainland Australia and Tasmania, as well as the waters of New Zealand. They are made of a material that is slightly denser than water. Their blobby appearance is due to a lack of bones and muscles. Blob fish are typically shorter than 30 cm. They live at depths between 2,000 and 3,900 ft where the pressure is

  • Persuasive Essay: Why Zoos Are Good For Animals

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    Zoos have always been something that families love and kids look forward to going to. Kids learn about the animals and the habitats and enjoy the entertainment. It is a great experience for people, but not for the animals. Zoos are downright cruel to Animals. Animals our forced to live in an unreal stressful, and boring conditions. Animals our taken from their natural habitats and locked up in small spaces, the small spaces, the concrete floors and the unnatural social groupings are slowly driving

  • The Importance Of Dolphin Captivity

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    World Animal Protection USA, an organization that promotes the need to help suffering animals, stated, “Dolphins in the wild may swim up to 40 or 50 miles in a day and can dive to depths of hundreds of feet. Even in the largest captive facilities, dolphins have access to less than 1/10,000 of 1% (0.000001%) of the space available to them in their natural environment.” Dolphin captivity is when people keep dolphins in closed-in areas and own them for educational purposes or entertainment purposes

  • Animal Cruelty In Zoos And Aquariums

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    Animal cruelty is becoming an issue that is too big to ignore. It can be defined as neglect or the infliction of pain or suffering towards animals. One might notice that this is an issue that is becoming more common in zoos and aquariums. These places can be wonderful for the animals, but can also portray an awful life for the captive animals. No animal should have to go through the pain and stress that many are suffering through. For the rest of the places, animals need to be returned to or left

  • Reverse Evolution In Aimee Bender's The Rememberer

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    The story "The Rememberer," by Aimee Bender is about a woman, Annie, whose lover is experiencing reverse evolution. One day Annie wakes up and finds her husband has turned into an ape. A month goes by, and now he is a sea turtle. People call Annie asking why her lover Ben isn't at work or why he isn't picking up items he was supposed to. She explains to everyone how he has some sort of sickness and to stop calling. Next thing you know it, her husband is a salamander. Annie finally reaches her limit

  • Essay On Cuttlefish

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    brown, black, blue and green) can -when used in combinations- are responsible for the numerous colors which cuttlefish can display. It is claimed that cuttlefish are the fastest color changers in the whole animal kingdom. Swimming: Cuttlefish use their fins that surround their body for swimming. When quick movement is needed, they can rapidly expel water and move quickly by jet-propulsion. The bony structure “cuttlebone” is used to regulate the animal buoyancy through changing the gas-to-liquid ratio

  • Captive Whale Scenarios

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    Title: Captive Whale Tries To Beach Herself to Avoid Being Bullying Category: News & Opinion Tags: Morgan, captive orca, captive whales, free morgan Teaser: A whale so distraught from captivity and being bullied, she beaches herself. Article: How many times do we need to see captive animals distressed before they are released? It’s not entertaining or amusing, so why are they still being tortured into jumping through hoops and performing on demand? No matter how you label it suicide or beaching

  • Research Paper On Seahorses

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    Did you know seahorses don’t have any teeth or a stomach? Seahorses are a very interesting animal that could be misjudged as a sea monster. One that has a very curly tail, and bright, vibrant colors. These “sea monsters” are fish, even though they don’t look like a fish. They aren’t even very similar to a fish too. Seahorses don’t swim very fast either, or have scales, like all fish. Instead the seahorse has bony plates. Bony plates are little plates that are arranged in tiny

  • The Pros And Cons Of Commercial Whaling

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    The act of hunting whales has been around since the beginning of human history. However, overexploitation throughout the last centuries has severely depleted these species. Yet still, thousands of whales are killed each year for profit. Mankind’s avaricious nature for more money has driven these creatures to their demise. Despite that, an increasing number of people worldwide are against commercial whaling. This is due to the issues associated to commercial whaling such as the inhumane killing methods

  • Argumentative Essay On Whale Wars

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    Many people may have seen the American reality TV show, "Whale Wars," it was broadcasted from the year 2008 to 2015. The show was about a group of activists' harassment and fight against the Japanese whaling ship. How the show depicted the fight between a group and Japanese ship was controversial, the show was cut off without a conclusion about this battle, but it concluded in me that the issue has to be ended without such fight. As a native Japanese myself, the Whale catching has been a controversial

  • Why Is Whale Poaching Be Banned

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    What Whale Poaching Really is By: Logan B I believe whale poaching should be outlawed around the world. Bans have warned people to stop hunting the whales but still over 2,000 whales are killed each year. In 1958, thirty eight thousand whales were killed since then, the amount of whales killed has dropped to thirty six thousand whales from that time. There are almost four whales killed each day. If someone is caught violating the laws it will result in civil penalties up to $11,000 or criminal

  • Whaling In Japan Case Study

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    Unit 6 Written Assignment Japan and Norway: A cultural case for an exemption from the international ban on whaling. Introduction and the Japanese and Norwegian position Japan Japan is certainly one of the two countries, and the only country, in Asia to make the claim that Whaling should be permitted for certain Whale stocks. The practice of hunting Whales can be traced back to over 1,000 years. And, in turn there are records that show Jimmu, the first Emperor, who rein circa 660BC himself ate

  • International Whaling Persuasive Essay

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    On December 2, 1946, the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling was signed in Washington, D.C. It established the International Whaling Commission that has overseen commercial whaling to the present day. The commission consists of almost ninety countries whose goal is to regulate the international hunting of whales. It protects different species, establishes marine sanctuaries and wildlife preserves, establishes whaling seasons, and set quotas on the amount of whales that can be captured

  • Should Bottled Water Be Banned?

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    The conversations about why bottled water is bad has become a great argument. Why is bottled water suddenly being attacked? Bottled water is being attacked due to the effects bottles have on wildlife. Water bottles are also being attacked because of the toxins the bottles emit into the water that can be harmful to humans. Bottled water is also being attacked due to the outrageous price of water bottles. Each of these problems are often overlooked and not worried about. Though each problem can cause