The animals are held in tanks, large pools, or fenced off sections in the ocean. Though animal shows featuring dolphins and whales attract many people, it is cruel to capture these wild animals to force them to perform for crowds. Places such as sea aquariums or theme parks, like Sea World, promote the captivity of marine animals, when they should be free in their natural habitat in the ocean. Animals held in captivity lose their sense of self reliance and their natural instincts, because food and care is provided for them. It is cruel and wrong of the human population to enslave animals for the sheer purpose of entertainment.
Orcas, in captivity, are likely to suffer multiple health problems, not only from disease, but from other Orcas whom they share their tanks with. Most Orcas are kept in chlorinated pools which causes their skin to become very dry, and irritable. (Blackfish) The tanks they are kept in have higher temperatures and barely enough room for the Orcas to swim which results in dorsal fin collapse. Thirty to one-hundred percent of captive, most being male, Orcas have dorsal fin collapse. (Blackfish) The tanks can also cause Orcas to become violent to one another.
As salt water fish do not have access to fresh water to replace the water they are losing (due to osmosis), they have to constantly be drinking salty water in order to stay hydrated. To cope with the excess salt being held in their bodies, the kidney of the salt water fish has had to evolve, to produce very concentrated urine, and some even have other mechanisms to excrete excess salt. Because the internal structures of each fish is set up to cope with its specific environment (either salty of fresh) it is unable to adjust when placed in an unfamiliar environment. For this reason most freshwater fish can only live in fresh water and vice versa. However some fish like salmon and eels are able to cope with the changes between salt and fresh water and are thus able to survive in estuaries.
Not only does this trash get eaten by marine life, but plastics leech a harmful chemical into our ocean and poison the water for everyone. You can help by taking care of your trash when you go to the beach. Reducing the amount of waste you produce is another way. Use biodegradable products, reuse your plastic beach toys every year, and bring reusable bags and water bottles to your beach days. Sea turtles are reptiles and breathe air.
The mammals and birds constantly have to deal with the ruckus of goggle-eyed children and scolding parents. It seems that the fish are the only ones safe from the overwhelming hyperactivity of the throng of people. The creatures in the zoo have to deal with that sort of commotion every day. Is the privilege to live in a safe place worth the frequent disturbances it comes with? Studies have shown that for most species, being bred and raised in captivity significantly increases the life spans of animals, with the exception of some marine animals, such as orcas.
The Cove: Charlie Potter TV and Film Level 3 The Cove” – a documentary film by Louie Psihoyos The Oscar winning documentary film “The Cove”, directed by Louie Psihoyos, exposes the annual massacre of 23,000 small cetaceans in the National Park Taiji, Japan. Even though the trade of dolphins whether using them alive for entertainment purposes is unethical and selling their toxic meat is dangerous for the health, the Japanese authorities are supporting it with all possible means. The Japanese government is not only preventing any publicity about the dolphin slaughter, but it is also bribing the International Whaling Committee, which is supposed to control the trade of cetaceans and protect the rights of the marine mammals. Consequently, the crew of volunteers led by the ex-dolphin trainer and current animal rights activist Ric O’Barry is prevented from legally filming the fisher men at Taiji. “Armed” with sophisticated technology, the volunteers risk their safety, and despite the fishermen harassing them, and the police following them one step behind, successfully document the brutal killing of the dolphins.
As the garbage is caught in the currents wind currents move the floating debris to the center making the garbage unable to get out of the center. Even though there are many comparisons to the Patch’s size the size is unknown. Most of the debris captured in the center are small plastic particles that are on the surface or below it making it impossible for satellites to find or see it.3. This Garbage Patch is a big boom on the ecosystem of the Marine animals. The plastics cause lots of harm to the animals.
This results in red imprints and cuts around their necks. The dogs often have only nubs for front or back legs, because of the many fights that break out . Dogs from puppy mills are often diagnosed with sicknesses such as respiratory infections and pneumonia, as well as hereditary defects. It is hard for animals to enjoy, or barely even tolerate conditions like these. People should also avoid buying their dogs at pet stores because most of the dogs there come from puppy mills.
Harvesting krill in the Antarctic region causes many problems. Although, controlled harvesting come with a good side. When krill are caught and harvested, it produces a great problem for the animals that consume krill. If you were to harvest out all of the krill in the world, a problem would arise for a handful of animals that rely on krill for food. As shown in the diagram above, if you remove all of the krill, all that would be left are phytoplankton and zooplankton.
The rope is wrapped around Santiago’s back and over his shoulder. Not only does this put enormous strain on Santiago, who, mind you, is an old man, but he is pulled out when he has no food and only a single bottle of water. The fish also periodically jumps out and lunges in the water, this takes the man by surprise and pulls him over: Once he gets cut below his eye, another time the rope pulls through his hands and he gets a rope burn. Another time he is pulled forward out of his sleep, punches himself in the face and receives more rope burns. He rinses his wounds in the ocean.