Many of the aquatic invertebrates are responsible for keeping the ecosystem clean by feeding on litters. Extinction of theses invertebrates would totally disrupt the balance of the ecosystem. The aim of this study is to bring awareness about the harmful impact global warming has on the local aquatic invertebrates and on the ecosystem at a global scale. The hypothesis for this study is that the biotic diversity of the slow moving water and fast moving water are driven by abiotic factors. To support this hypothesis, three predictions were made.
Runoff Quality of the water flowing from the a\land is critical to the reef’s health. The ones near the mainland are the most damaged because of human activities. The land use activities near the coast increases freshwater runoff and the build up of silt. As more land is eroded by human activities the runoff increases destroying the vegetation. Fertilisers, sewage and pollutants can have direct impact on the coral reefs.
These emissions can become acid rain and if it can damage a tree, it can and does damage coral. According to the Coral Reef Alliance; the world’s oceans have had “approximately 525 billion tons of carbon dioxide” dumped by human activity within their waters. [ (Coral Reef Alliance, 2012) ]. The site also goes on to state that the destruction of Mangroves,(which have been harvested for lumber) and the loss filtering saltwater swamps due to farming have caused quite a bit of stress on coral reefs. Then there are the odd ways we humans go about “enjoying the ocean”.
This complex ecosystem is both an extraordinary geological and ecological feature of Florida and encompasses a historic, social, economic, and environmental significance. The IRL is a network of people, places, and natural resources that are inter-dependent upon each other. Unfortunately, the primary threat to this unique ecosystem comes from human population growth as well as coast-line developers. The storm water and sewage run-offs pose significant pollution problems to the ecosystems survival. Today, scientists, and resource managers are concerned about the future of the lagoon, including declines in quality of the water, loss of habitat, biological diversity, invasive species, diminishing fisheries, and the declining of the ecosystem’s health.
Contaminating these waters will not only harm the wildlife, but it will kill a source of food that is so dominant in Newfoundland, and also will harm hundreds of people’s jobs. Oil spills cause a lot of problems in our ocean and to our marine life. Everywhere you look people are trying to create a more sustainable ocean, and this is hard to do when there is so much pollution and threats to our environment all around us. We, as youth need to step up and try to make a change and help to make our province a better place. We can help thousands of animals survive by taking action against oil drilling in our
The environmental effects that a hurricane can have on an area can be catastrophic. Massive areas woodland can be destroyed and this is not only important for the wellbeing of the environment but also for the habitats that live in wooded areas. Animals can either be killed by hurricanes or indirectly affected by their homes being destroyed or their food supplies disappearing. Endangered species can also be affected like when Hurricane Hugo struck in 1989, half the population of Puerto Rican parrots disappeared. Erosion is also another key factor that can affect the environment.
Bald Eagles: Learning their Majesty The bald eagles many unique attributes proves its superiority, majesty and power. What truly catches our eyes about the eagle? The eagle is believed to have been here before European settlers first sailed to America's shores, bald eagles may have numbered half a million. They existed along the Atlantic from Labrador to the tip of south Florida, and along the Pacific from Baja California to Alaska. They inhabited every large river and concentration of lakes within North America.
The places where most of the people live in Chad are where the climate is extreme. The rain is can vary from drought to flooding and torrential rain which can ruin crops (Rural). The land near these conditions is capable of producing crops but the rain fall is either too little or too much. The climate in Chad is different every year as the weather is always changing. This makes it harder to produce foods and to make money which is the two big reasons for the poverty in Chad.
Historic Earthquakes Chile 1960 May 22 19:11:14 UTC Magnitude 9.5 The Largest Earthquake in the World Articles N.B. : The magnitude for this earthquake has been recalculated since the following articles were written. Magnitude 9.5 is a better determination of the size of this earthquake. More than 2,000 killed, 3,000 injured, 2,000,000 homeless, and $550 million damage in southern Chile; tsunami caused 61 deaths, $75 million damage in Hawaii; 138 deaths and $50 million damge in Japan; 32 dead and missing in the Phillippines; and $500,000 damage to the west coast of the United States. Abridged from United States Earthquakes 1960, by H. Carroll Talley, Jr. and William K. Cloud.
Environmentally, whaling has caused the endangerment of certain species of whales. The main environmental concern of whaling is that it would harm the balance of the ecosystem through the extinction