Fin whale Essays

  • How To Prevent Whaling Persuasive Essay

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    For centuries, humans have hunted numerous whale species for their meat, oil, and baleen. Due to the technological advances made in the 18th and 19th century, whaling became increasingly more popular. By the 1930s, over 50,000 whales were being killed every year, and many species (such as the sperm whale) were almost hunted to extinction. Now that these species are finally making a comeback, it is pivotal that we as a society, who wants to keep our whales, make sure that we never allow whaling to

  • Argumentative Essay On Whale Wars

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    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 topic for

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Pros And Cons Of Banning International Whaling

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    Once it came to light the number of whales being killed was putting the whale populations under threat, a ban was introduced. This ban was introduced by the body that controls whaling - International Whaling Commission. Many still argue against the ban for whaling. Countries such as Japan, Iceland and Norway want to uplift this ban that is stopping them from whaling. The simple fact of it

  • Southern Right Whale Essay

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    Ecology and behaviour The southern 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

  • The Pros And Cons Of Whaling

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    species of whales as a cultural exemption should not be considered. According to the Whale and Dolphin Conservation, “the whaling industry is in decline and the demand for meat is falling” (WDC, n.d.). Given this statement, I would support the ban of whaling worldwide. In addition, it would be difficult and costly to monitor the whaling activity that is taking place in waters where whales frequent. The separation of non-endangered species will not deter whalers from hunting any whale in sight

  • Similarities Between Sharks And Whales

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    What do you know about sharks and whales? Sharks and whales are very different, but have some things in common. What are the differences and similarities between their physical characteristics, habitats, and what they eat? What are the differences and similarities between their physical characteristics? The Sharks can grow up to 16 feet long. They have pectoral fins, dorsal fins, and a vertical tail. The skin of sharks is very rough and made up of millions of sharp scales. Sharks have gills for

  • Persuasive Essay On Seaworld

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    water, so the orcas would be forced to go into nets. One of the whales, named Tilikum, who recently died in January of 2017, was kidnapped from the ocean at the young age of two. A man named Ted Griffin, who helped capture the whales, killed a mother whale in front of her daughter, to later be named Shamu; the first performing whale at SeaWorld. Since then, SeaWorld no longer takes orcas from the sea, because they have enough whales at SeaWorld to birth their own. This just adds to the fact that

  • Whaling In Japan Case Study

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    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 Whale meat. However, it wasn’t until the 17th century, which saw a major development in the techniques associated with hunting Whales. The Meiji era (1868-1912) saw the controversial introduction of armed high speed vessels

  • International Whaling Persuasive Essay

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    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 and killed every year. The commission was created as a response to the concerns of the over-harvesting of whales during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Not wanting to permanently deplete certain species' populations

  • Orca's Behavior Change In Seaworld

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    movie Blackfish by Gabriela Cowperthwaite in 2012. The documentary Blackfish helped exposed people to the reality of what was really going on behind the scenes at SeaWorld, with everything including their trainers to the overall well-being of the orca whales. Not only has Blackfish exposed how SeaWorld has shortened the lifespan of orcas in captivity, but it shined some light on how the orcas were living, how the orca’s behavior changed, how trainers

  • The Pros And Cons Of International Whaling

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    Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the United Nations International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), and the moratorium on hunting whales by the International Whaling Commission (IWC). In 1986 the IWC made a blanket moratorium on whaling and it has been in place ever since (IWC, n.d.a). If a non-member of the IWC wishes to hunt whales they are allowed to do so, within certain geographical restrictions, per the terms of the UNCLOS (Hodges, 2000). As both Japan and Norway are members

  • 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

  • Zoos: Myth And Reality By Robert Laidlaw

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    it. Finally, they presented the problem to us that animals are not being treated in the right manner that they should normally be, and in Tilikum’s case it led to insanity from being mentally depressed also deprivation from his basic needs. “All whales in captivity have a bad life. They’re all emotionally destroyed; they’re all psychologically traumatized, so they’re a ticking time bomb. It’s not just Tilikum” (Marino). In conclusion, in the documentary, Blackfish,

  • 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

  • Noise Pollution In California

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    hemorrhaging in beaked whales (Jepson

  • The Impact Of Overfishing On Sharks

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    strategy, having slow growth rates, long life spans and due to them reaching sexual maturity at relatively late age compared to that of other marine organisms (Stevens et al., 2000). Fisherman fish for sharks in order to get their fins, which is used to make shark fin soup (a delicacy in South-East Asia). This fishing has had a direct impact on the sharks’ community

  • 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

  • Essay On Seaworld

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    and profit is harmful, studying the orcas for education is a reasonable activity, but only in their natural habitat. The organization, Seaworld, is holding and training whales to put on shows for the entertainment of their guests and the profit for themselves. Seaworld holding orcas is harmful to both the trainers and the whales in many ways. They also tend to use them for the education of and advancement for society. However, much of this studying could be studied in the wild. To begin with