She succeeded in getting me to think analytically as well as inversely about orcas and going to SeaWorld in general. While watching the emotional film I felt sympathy for the intelligent, sentient creatures being held undeserving imprisoned. As well as unsettled, the thought of these mammals being snatched away from family and their children and enslaved to do tricks for fish. With orcas being so friendly and harmless to humans in the wild, then to attack humans because they are suffering from psychosis in captivity
Dr Carl Meyer from Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology stated that mass levels of shark culling “runs the risk of ecosystem-level cascade effects where a general lack of sharks results in boom or bust in populations of species further down the food chain”. Furthermore when nets are used to trap sharks, often animals such as dolphins, turtles, whales and dugongs become trapped in them. Turtles are one of the most endangered species as a whole and are just innocent bystanders in this war between humans and sharks. We need to be careful of not affecting other animals in this quest to reduce shark numbers in the name of nothing. Sharks can already be caught legally by commercial and recreational fishers so any cull would be largely
GENOSIDAL OTTERS The deadly sea otter is a threat to many marine animals. The vicious creatures prey on poor unsuspecting creatures. They are regularly seen with a clam or mussel and a rock that has been crudely seized from the ocean floor. These monsters will place the rock on their chests, and repeatedly bash the defenseless shellfish against it until it breaks to reveal the meat of the creature; where it will ravage essence of the critter like a barbarian. They also prey on many delicate aquatic creatures as the innocent sea urchin, unarmed crab, unprotected squid, indefensible octopus, and fish.
Soul Surfer Reflection Essay Who would ever imagine that after being attacked by a shark while surfing, a person would go back into the ocean; and after having an arm amputated as a result of that attack, that same person would continue to surf? Would you do it? Champion surfer Bethany Hamilton did. She also used her experience as an inspiration to others who have faced adversity. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” –Vincent Van Gogh The meaning behind this quote is the only way to silence a doubter, internal or external, is to do it.
Plastic disposal in our oceans is becoming a fast problem that needs to be addressed by every individual on the planet. Plastic in the ocean is a devastating epidemic that is threatening our planet with every plastic bottle that to make its way to the recycle bins, becoming a problem for marine animals, humans, and is an issue that we can easily help. Seabirds, sea turtles, fish, and marine mammals often feed on plastic debris that they mistake for food. Ingesting this plastic kills marine mammals. Whales and sea turtles often mistake plastic bags for squid, and birds often mistake plastic pellets for fish eggs.
He also touches on how there are more dolphin’s killed during dolphin hunting season than there are whales killed in the Antarctic, and still nobody gives a hoot simply because they are unaware. Ric, who was first recognized in the 1960s for capturing and training the five dolphins that were used in the well-known TV series Flipper, made a radical transition from training dolphins in captivity to assertively combating the captivity industry soon after Kathy, one of the Flipper dolphins, died. According to O'Barry, she died in his arms in what he believed was a suicide from being held captive for so long. Ever since then, he set out to free every dolphin he could. He starts the quest by taking us to the small town of Taiji, located in the Higashimuro District of Wakayama.
The New York Times article dated, October 23, 2009, “From Sea to Supermarket: Harrowing Look at Hunts” reported the serious problem on dolphin killings in Japan. Approximately 13,000 dolphins are being slaughtered annually on the seaside town of Taiji, Japan and their meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is being sold as exotic food in the markets, often times labeled as whale meat. The majority of the people of the world including the Japanese people are not aware this is happening since the Taiji cove is blocked off from the public and cameras are not allowed inside the cove and media does not cover the story. An American documentary, “The Cove” was secretly filmed using hidden cameras on dolphin hunting on Taiji to make the Japanese public and the world aware of the brutal killing of the dolphins and whales. Whale and dolphin hunting is considered an important part of Japan’s traditional livelihood and culinary culture, a practice to be defended against foreign interference even though only a minority of Japanese eat whale meat, and even fewer eat dolphin.
Shark poaching is a big concern because it affects the future of sharks and their place of living. Poaching is the process where people get rich by catching sharks on long lines, cutting their fins off, and then dumping the remaining body of the shark back into the ocean to suffocate and bleed to death. Shark poachers seek financial gain and at times religious value, however, by doing so they fail to realize the negative impact that their actions have on the environment and the shark species. “Sharks have made it through multiple mass extinctions on our planet, now many species are going to go the way of the
When you visit grand aquariums, observe the beautiful and mysterious marine life and laugh about how amazing that dolphin show is, do you ever think about what could be happening to them or how they feel about ending up in that glass box instead of their homes? As sad as it is to hear, most people don’t. Before I begin, this speech is based off of a young boy who was against having wildlife in zoos and aquariums and wrote a letter to the Gurgaon’s Minister of Agriculture in attempt to stop the plan of rebuilding an aquarium, which interested me to research on the topic and support his ideas and concerns. There are many problems about the bad treatment of animals around the world and the ignorance of the dispute for conservation of marine life is one of them. People need to be far more aware of the situations, concerns, and problems of marine life in aquariums, the consequences it can lead to, such as extinction of species and death of wildlife, as well as solutions to help these situations.
There are five main things that affect the ocean and harm it, Whaling, overfishing, factory fishing, global warming, and pollution. Every year the Japanese government kills mink whales. They kill at least eight hundred fifty of these whales. Factory fishing is also a major harm to the ocean. Factories create equipment that destroys species in the ocean.