A spill in any of the deep sea areas would reduce the biodiversity of that area through reductions of bird populations, fish-stocks and populations of marine mammals. All of which are already under severe threat of over fishing and habitat disturbance without this imposed threat. Furthermore the contamination of coastal and coral ecosystems will all lead to to damage on the livelihoods of fishermen and people involved the local tourism. The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been described as the worst environmental disaster in the United States, releasing about 4.9 million barrels of crude oil making it the largest accidental marine oil spill. Most of the impact of this was experienced by the marine species.
For instance the movie Titanic (Cameron, J. Titanic.1997), with the early scenes beginning with the underwater salvage of several objects off of the wrecked ship. We are also introduced to one of the main characters, Rose, as an old lady. The beginning of the film, actually appears near the end in terms of the sequence of chronological events, and therefore becomes an example of prolepsis. The viewer learns the ending with the ship now resting at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, before the event actually occurs. Although the history of the Titanic is generally known, therefore it then becomes dramatic irony, but purely in the case of the movies narrative it is a good example of prolepsis.
Stephanie Eshleman Mrs. Scherer English 102 3T The Infamous Deaths of Glory “She went down in all her glory,” is a common phrase heard when talking about the Titanic, and no, not the movie. The poem “Titanic” by David R. Slavitt tells the tale of this infamously famous ship as if it were some sort of fairy tale ending. Slavitt tries to soothe the harsh reality of the sinking by stating that “the cries on all sides must be a comfort” (13). To say that it is a comfort to die along with others is true, as many people want someone by their death beds, even third class steerage. However, in the anesthetic cold water the first class and some steerage were dying together (12).
The sea that day is so red because it is contaminated by the blood of Sean’s dad. Also, the sea is full of blood, thanks to the capaill uisce, and that same reason is why Sean’s father is dead. If anything is to happen to Sean, the Kendrick bloodline would be extinct, or dead for good. This is how the quote, shows and symbolizes how the death of Sean Kendrick’s father is a main and important event in the story The Scorpio Races. Finally, one last example of
Factories create equipment that destroys species in the ocean. When these species are destroyed the food chain is ruined and this threatens the ocean. Over Fishing is also harming the ocean. Entire populations of fish are being killed. Over fishing occurs when there are more fish caught than fish in the ocean to sustain fish stock.
Drowning in Plastic It’s hard to imagine life without plastic. It’s everywhere: covering our food, holding our purchases, protecting our loved ones, saving patients in hospitals and floating along our waterways and oceans. The thought of living in a world surrounded by toxic chemicals and pollution is a thought which many would rather not think about. Plastics have revolutionised the world in which we live, but with dire consequences. The production of these toxic-filled substances continues to lead the human race on a path of natural destruction; with thousands of animal sea-life dying annually from plastic consumption.
This area is one of the densest concentrations of sea birds anywhere in the whole world. Even a small amount of oil can cause death in many of these animals because they can die from ingesting the toxic material, and lose their insulation when they are contaminated with oil. In 2004, two mechanical failures led to the loss
is by far the most regretful and inconsiderate action (to its citizens/passengers) the nation could have taken at such a war-driven time period in history. In Germany, newspaper reports on the sinking stated to its readers, “the Lusitania was an ‘armed cruiser’ carrying munitions and other war supplies and was therefore a legitimate target” (Ballard 126). Oceanographer and underwater archaeologist, Dr. Robert Ballard explains in an recent personal interview, “I was interested in what really sank the ship since the German submarine only fired one torpedo yet there were two explosions with the second being the more powerful of the two” (Robert D. Ballard). Germany had a strong belief that the U.S. was using passenger ships to send aid to enemy countries like the British and at this time, the U.S. already had numerous powder and explosive factories that produced war materials in mass
Humans have been known for destroying coral reefs through unlawful fishing habits. Cyanide fishing has been classified as a destructive fishing practice, yet is still being used in our oceans today. The destruction of coral reefs is greatly due to the fact that many people are unaware of a number of things. Such as the what coral reefs are, the key role they play, what cyanide fishing really is as well as the negative effects the fishing will cause. Occupying less than one percent of the ocean floor, coral reefs are home to over 25% of all marine life.
The ocean dwellers are virtually helpless, and they will ultimately have to suffer the consequences that have been created mainly by humans. Over the past few years there has been a significant change in marine life. Coral reefs are becoming endangered due to high carbon dioxide levels and effects of warming. Large predators, small fish, and other organisms make their homes in coral reefs. A process called mass bleaching has also become a danger to coral reefs.