Humpback whale Essays

  • Humpback Whales Research Paper

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    The Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is one of the largest of the Cetaceans. They are fairly well known, even outside of the scientific community. They are identifiable by their dark grey dorsal color, white underbellies, very long pectoral flippers and by their habits of breaching and raising their tales above the water before diving. Their range expands tropical, temperate, and sub polar waters all around the world. They migrate in search of breading grounds and feeding grounds. Humpbacks

  • Humpback Vs Blue Whales Essay

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    Both the humpback whales and the blue whales are extremely vocal mammals, their beautiful and mysterious songs travel great distances across the ocean; the blue whale, both the Humpback and Blue whales are apart of the class of baleen whale; while, the humpback whale population isn’t having trouble maintaining its numbers, the blue whales, whom, had previously been plagued by poachers, causing them long-term damage to their population. Both the Humpback Whales and the Blue Whales produce truly unique

  • The Film Shallow Seas

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    majority of marine life, such as biomass and fisheries. The film educated me about the unknown marine life that appears in the shallow seas. For example, I did not know that humpback whales travel to the shallow seas in order to nurse their calves in warmer seawater. This fact concerned me because these mother humpback whales would starve the entire time in the shallow seas and would end up living on their fat reserves for eight months, until they returned to the dangerous poles of northern and southern

  • Sea Cow Extinct In 1768: Passage Analysis

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    The reading passage argues that the sea cow extinct in 1768 and provides three possible theories for their extinction. However, the professor explains that true cause of extinction is still unknown and there are problems with the argument by the passage and he repudiates each of the author 's reasons. At first, the reading passage posits that over-hunting of native people for food in that period is the primary reason for the extinction of sea cow. In contrast, the lecturer refutes this ratiocination

  • Argumentative Essay: Why Deer Hunting Should Be Banned?

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    made their decisions. So I think that an alternative way would be if these panels were composed of academics with no bias or interests, getting to solutions after analyzing research data about the topic being discussed, in this case, the number of whales in nature and how whaling affects or not the

  • Hawaii Fishing History

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    History of commercial fishing in Hawaii Shortly after Statehood, a U.S. De­partment of Interior, Bureau of Com­mercial Fisheries proposal labeled the Hawaii fishery as "dying". Hawaii's major commercial fisheries had been dominated by traditional prac­tices that reflected Hawaii's Japanese immigrant heritage and its impact on the local fishery and seafood markets. The predominant commercial fishery was aku (skipjack tuna), which was caught by a live-bait, pole-and-line, wooden sampan fleet, known

  • Symbolism In Moby Dick's Skin

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    terror in those appearances whose awfulness to another mind almost solely consists in this one phenomenon, especially when exhibited under any form at all approaching to muteness or universality.” ( Herman Melville, 184) The Whiteness of the Whale represents a chapter which brings a Revolution upon the traditional idea of perceving reality. In terms of cultural mentality representations, Melville does not demolish the whiteness as a unique symbol of purity and innocence, but he enlarges its

  • Pros And Cons Of Whaling

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    Dear Editor Why do humans think that our lives have more value over animals lives? Whales have existed on this earth far before we did, yet we still use our power to control these victims and take bits and pieces from their lifeless bodies as we please, as if they were put on this earth for humans to slaughter. Whales are not commodities. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society which I am the president of frequently endeavours on dangerous expeditions to protect and defend marine wildlife from poaching

  • Why Is Whaling Should Be Abolished Persuasive Essay

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    see all the wonderful creatures popping up from the water. Suddenly, you hear horrible cries of a harmless whale, being slaughtered and exploited by whale hunters. Take a moment and think about what that whale may be feeling. Think about why the hunters are harming it. This is called whaling, where the whales are hunted, speared, shot, and killed for their meat. The hunters use the whale for a lot of products that you may unknowingly use today! Did you also know that you might even eat it everyday

  • 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

  • Alistair Mcclure: A Short Story

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    bloke who had just swam two hundred metres on a surfboard. While Joe was kneeling on the shore, he looked back over his shoulder to see what had chased him. It was the biggest beast in the ocean, a humpback whale! Joe sat on the beach thinking of the huge whale. Sometimes he wished he didn 't have whale phobia, then he would have been able to stay out there

  • Lobster Fishing Industry

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    Introduction In 1867, the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) was created to regulate and control lobster fishing by issuing licenses, creating fishing seasons, documenting quota, regulating how many people could fish lobster, and how many fish could be brought ashore (Campbell, 2017). A hundred and fifty years later, DFO is still in the position to manage the Prince Edward Island lobster fishing industry. This is not the beginning of the story and this paper will discuss the people

  • Whaling Should Be Banned Essay

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    do and do not agree with permitting Norwegian and Japanese hunting of the non-endangered species of whales. I do as in I do believe that people should be allowed to hunt whales. I do not agree as in I do not believe that only the Norwegian and Japanese should be allowed to hunt the whales. If some people are allowed to hunt whales all cultures should be allowed to hunt whales. One culture or type of people should not be allowed something another is not. A part of globalization is human rights, with

  • Dolphin Slaughter Persuasive Essay

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    supposed to be allowed to kill Bottlenose Dolphins but they are also killing several other species in the process (McNeil). The main species being killed are the Bottlenose Dolphins, Spotted Dolphins, Risso’s Dolphins, False Killer Whales, and Short-Finned Pilot Whales. All of those species listed are considered threatened by IUCN-World Conservation Union. If these species were to become extinct or endangered there would be an overpopulation of fish in the oceans (Conservationists). In many ways,

  • The Pros And Cons Of Whaling Should Be Banned

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    involved hunting and killing whales in order to obtain oil, meat, or bone. In past years, it has proven controversial and has brought up the question as to whether or not whaling should continue. In order to get a full glimpse of this issue, we need to gather the pros and cons to whaling. By doing this, we can truly assess whether or not whaling is something that should be carried on and legalised. In the Faroe Islands, there is an old saying which states: “Eat whale meat and blubber, then you will

  • 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

  • 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 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