Many groups are working to make people aware of orcas in captivity and avoid future reoccurring problems like this. Wanda, the first orca captured in 1961, was found off of the coast of california. (orcaaware.org) This large predatory marine mammal soon became
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
Algae Blooms are excessive amounts of algae that create a green, red, yellow, brown, or white film over the waters (Anderson). These colorful algae blooms are usually called “red tides” and are associated with toxic or harmful effects (Anderson). Microalgae that has chemical properties harmful to humans or other life is called Harmful Algae Blooms, or HAB’s. Over the years, there has been an increasing amount of HAB’s worldwide, in regions where they previously weren’t. (Anderson) When penguins venture out to find food for them and their family, they become covered in algae, which they later ingest when they clean their feathers.
The people behind us clapped. The old man waved them off and sat back down in the skiff to fan his face again”. The way Sonny explains what is happening seems like he has no clue what was going on and why they are doing the things they do. Another thing that happened in the chapter was Sonny and Keo went to catch a shark to show the director what a real one looks like. The boys set a trap for the shark and waited until the next day to find the buoy twenty feet underwater.
These fish pose a significant threat to the great lakes due to their large size and feeding habits. The bighead carp consume vast amounts of food and quickly dominate a water body. The Asian Carp were imported around the nineteen seventies and were used for aquaculture operations. Although some believe that the Asian Carp should be kept alive because they are rich in omega-3s and are now being served in restaurants, Asian carp should be removed or eliminated completely from the great lakes because they will decimate the billion dollar fishing industry in the Great Lakes, and permanently damage the ecosystem. Some believe that the Asian Carp should be kept alive because of their nutritional value and their recent emergence in restaurants.
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.
Killer Whales in Captivity: Entertainment or Torture? The death of the SeaWorld Orlando’s trainer Dawn Brancheau, in 2010, by one of their performing orcas (named Tilikum) and the subsequent release, in 2013, of the documentary Blackfish, have raised a major controversy not only among animal advocates such as PETA (People of Ethical Treatment of Animals) but also the regular marine park attendees. If the incidents presented in marine parks around the world, over the course of several the years, were not been hidden or ignored, this horrifying accident could have been prevented. The fact that some incidents were kept a secret from the public and new trainers, worsen the situation. After so many years and incidents, the captivity of killer whales or orcas (Orcinus orca) merely for entertainment purposes should be prohibited.
He makes it clear to the audience that the development of the reef into a marina will be the loss of 'something precious' and will lead to the 'franchise, chlorination and sterilisation' of the wildlife. He appeals by giving examples of the 'wilderness experience' that is the reef. By using the rhetorical question 'how many places can you go to where you can swim with a whale shark, be circled by manta rays and see a dugong' he is showing the audience the uniqueness of the location, giving more reason for the protection and the prevention of the development. He also takes an attacking argument on the 'five star resorts' of the world, saying that when people return from a holiday, they do not remember the 'shopping mall like' hotels, 'seen one, seen them all' type buildings, unlike nature which is unique and diverse in each location. Why replace uniqueness with
Recently after numerous attacks, the Western Australian government stated a hunt and kill policy on any shark that is a tiger, bull or great white over the size of 4 meters. For numerous reasons this should be deemed illegal by the government and stop the culling in Western Australia. Australia is home to more diverse, unique and beautiful animals than any other place on earth, and included in these animals are the three sharks that have been focused on about in the cull in Western Australia. Ever since people have been utilising beaches for swimming and surfing, there have been shark attacks. And sadly on the flip side, ever since people have been swimming/ surfing at beaches, there have been attacks on sharks.
There is tension in the plot and in the ending, even when the first two attacks occurred a short while after the other. These attack continue consecutively make the audience feel that there are just going to be attacks one after another. it gives a impression to the audience and the characters that the beach is no longer safe to go swimming, even sunbathe has to be far away from the beach. The third attack on 4th July, which involving Brodys son was also a huge tension was building up this is because of the fake shark the boys made, which was an anti-climax. This was a thing the boys did because it cleared out the beach for the real attack.