Balancing Ecosystems Essay examples

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Concerned Citizen
City Council of Glimmerville
Date: 09/21/2014
To whom it may concern:
First let me start off by introducing myself my name is Nicole Santa Isabel I live on the Big Island of Hawaii. Currently a student for the University of Phoenix taking a course in environmental science when I came across Glimmerville and its concerns with Grass Carp. Sparksville’s aquatic ecosystem is also having issues with balancing the ecosystem. This letter is to bring some light and maybe provided some solutions to any issues Glimmerville may be facing.
Grass Carp is an herbivorous fresh water fish and was introduced originally from England. These fishes as we all know are famous for feeding on aquatic plants and in some cases have damaged a
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This type of plant nearly took over every area choking the wildlife and aquatic plants providing no area for other plants or animals to produce.
Our invasive and native species impact our eco systems dramatically. Although they seem to be harmless from rapid breeding and overpopulation. Taking over the surrounding areas so that other species are not able to survive. Aggressive species is another way to impact the ecosystems by endangering other species that live in the same habitat.
Monitoring our wildlife will protect our succession in preventing ecosystem changes. Such as the damage from invasive species on a natural habitat. Invasive species will unintentionally take over the habitat to the point that other species will not be able to survive. For example an unknown vine that rapidly takes over a neighboring plant to the point of extinction. This intern can change the whole flow of energy in the ecosystem by soil chemistry.
Here are four tips as a solution to the grass carp situation. First try to eliminate reproduction by possibly separating the male from the females and monitoring the reproduction amounts. The advantage for monitoring reproduction of grass carps is to be able to maintain the way they reproduce. Disadvantage is it’s not always a 100 percent chance. Second solution to try limiting the food supply if they primarily eat the seaweeds be sure to not provided

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