If sharks were to be extinct then we would not be able to go with our families to the beach to have a fun in the waters as the water would be disgusting and not swimmable. While the numbers of large sharks have been going low it has led to the collapse of fisheries being able to go out to sea to fish as sharks play an important role of keeping the fish and coral reefs healthy. As large sharks do have an important role in the ocean, we do have to be cautious about where we swim as we could be in there territory or near predators. If you do take a shark out of there eco-system then in conclusion there will be bad consequences, because they keep their eco-system healthy and clean. For example imagine you at home doing your own thing then out of nowhere an intruder comes in and kidnaps you and while that happens there will be consequences but in the end you will end up being shot, not a good thing to think about so we should think the same about sharks.
Pre Lab Questions: 1. Explain the reasoning behind the classification of biological hotspots. * A biological hotspot is an area that is rich in biodiversity but is being threatened of extinction 2. What reasons are there for classifying Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands as biological hotspots? * Madagascar and the Indian Ocean were once a place of high plant and animal diversity and population however, in the last 1500 years people have come into this untouched environment impacting these species due to their lack of knowledge on human involvement.
To end the potential risks associated with keeping orcas in captivity, there must be a decrease in marine park attendance. Restrictions must also be placed on scientific whaling permits. It is up to those who have attended marine parks, seen orca shows, or work with orca whales, to end this disgusting act of slavery. Orca whales will continue to thrive in the oceans, just as humans do on land, as long as territories are respected. We are aliens to them, and we need to retreat our invasion and hope that their species can
People care more about the panda than this fish. The reason the blue-fin tuna is becoming endangered is likely due to excessive fishing. People are more likely to eat fish rather than eating panda, which is why one of the fish is hiding behind a panda mask. Due to our excessive fishing and consumption of this fish, the blue-fin tuna will most likely become extinct. This is similar to a campaign by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, ‘to rename all fish “sea-kittens” because no one would
There would be too much metafishes in the population because the flyhip isn’t there to eat them anymore. Then there wouldn’t be enough resources in the water because the metafishes already used up most of the resources in the water. Mutualism relationship: * Flapenguin and horsefly * The flapenguin helps the horsefly by letting it use it’s body for shelter and the horsefly keeps bugs off of it * This relationship affects the ecosystem by reducing diseases in the flapenguin and giving the horsefly a shelter. The horsefly reduces the diseases in the flapenguin by keeping other bugs off it. The horsefly does that by swinging its tail to prevent the bugs from coming closer.
The close proximity to land is a major threat to the harp seals, because they are closer to both natural predators and human commercial hunters. In efforts to protect the seals the Canadian Government has reconsidered laws currently placed on commercial hunting. Gabel’s article suggests the complete shutdown of commercial hunting. This change would have a major impact on the lively hood of commercial hunters. In order to counter balance the extinction of the harp seal pelt
The juvenile Rainbow Parrotfish generally spends its time in "mangrove sanctuaries", areas where the roots of a mangrove tree grow into the ocean and serve as a safe haven for small fish. Unfortunately, due to human interference and other factors, these mangrove populations are waning as well. This is opening these sanctuaries to predators and not allowing the juvenile fish that called them home to survive. The solution essentially narrows itself down to one goal, save the mangroves and, as a result, save the Rainbow Parrotfish. The question that I am asking is: "How much, in detail, does saving the mangroves help the Rainbow Parrotfish?
At first, he talks about how different it is to observe the whales rove in the wild comparing to those he had seen in the Vancouver Public Aquarium. He wonders if a wild animal imprisoned in a small pool can ever be considered “happy”. Continually he discusses the use of primate, which he thinks is most controversial. Here he makes the first quotation from the famous chimpanzee expert, Jane Goodall, to support his arguments and make the essay more convincing. Goodall describes the horrible conditions that the chimpanzees are enduring in laboratories.
Te mangrove ecosystem is dissimilar to the coral reefs in that it is more so on land than the submerged reef further into he water. Mangroves have a lower concentration of Oxygen, more opaque water, and more vegetative biomass than coral reefs. These factors make unintelligent tourists cringe at the idea of keeping these bogs. Wetlands act as a filtration systems for the silt that drifts toward the coast which would otherwise “...clog the coral nutrition tracts and destroy the reef”(Moyers, J.D.). This illustrates the vitality of the re-location of the planned sites of the hotel chains even further
But the salmon cannot pass the dams without fish passages. Though this is the only way the fish can travel past the dams, any water that does not go through the hydroelectric generator is seen as lost revenue for the electric company as well as surrounding industries. Overall, the dams hinder both migrations downstream for young fish, and upstream for adult fish. The young fish experience a mortality rate of 15-20% per dam and may pass multiple dams in their trip to the ocean (Safina, 1997). They can get held up behind the dams which keeps them from reaching the ocean as soon as they should.