Carl Safina is an American author who focuses on marine ecology and has written numerous successful books regarding human relationships with nature and the ways the ocean is changing. In October 2015; he attended Mission blue II. Mission Blue is a campaign that “Ignites Public support for global networks of marine protected areas” (https://www.mission-blue.org/). During his time at Mission Blue II; he recorded a video of himself discussing the topic that a lot of humans as themselves from time too time… “Can animals think or feel?” (Safina, Carl. "What are animals thinking and feeling?" Carl Safina: What are animals thinking and feeling? | TED Talk | TED.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 July 2017. .). He brilliantly answered this question by saying …show more content…
Carl Safina supported his argument on evolution by stating that all living organism’s o this world came from the same unicellular organism; and then we went though changes that made all species different as diverse that we know today. Also; And all species of the Animalia kingdom have the same brain. “A neuron looks the same in a crayfish as it does a human” (Safina, Carl. "What are animals thinking and feeling?" Carl Safina: What are animals thinking and feeling? | TED Talk | TED.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 July 2017. ). The most important and effective point that he makes is how we can observe to verify that animals can think and feel. Carl brought up the point that various animals (Example: …show more content…
The three that benefited the presentation the most would be the use of personification, similes, and alliteration. The strongest literary device was personification and that was pretty much the point of the whole speech. That animals have human like characteristics and animals were capable of thinking and feeling. Safina gave all the animals the ‘human’ traits that they deserve. In this oral essay, he proved to the audience that animals could do everything humans do and there was no difference between the two. He stated that “they even have the same skeleton as us” (Safina, Carl. "What are animals thinking and feeling?" Carl Safina: What are animals thinking and feeling? | TED Talk | TED.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 July 2017. .) to back his point up. The next literary device that he frequently used was similes, Or, a comparison using like or as. One of the most powerful similes that he used was “our brain is as big as a chimpanzee.” (Safina, Carl. "What are animals thinking and feeling?" Carl Safina: What are animals thinking and feeling? | TED Talk | TED.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 July 2017. .) this was a very strong statement as it gave us a comparison that we could all think about and know what he was talking about. We often think of ourselves as at the top of the animal kingdom. We are the ones in power. But this comparison made the audience rethink that as we are no different at all then a
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When ever you go to the beach, do you ever think about what can happen to an animal and the water when you leave a wrapper in the sand or a plastic bottle in the water? If you think about it, even a small piece of plastic can harm a fish. The fish could mistake it for food. This could potentially kill the fish. There are other things that people d that pollutes the ocean. An oil spill from a boat can get fish sick (Doc.2). Also, solid waste, plastics, glass, and foam (OI). Marine life can get trapped in any of these items (OI). There are many things we can do to prevent this, like, reducing plastic waste in stream, improve solid waste management, and increase, capture, and reuse (Doc.1). These are just a few of the many things we could do to
I’ve always had a keen interest in science. When I was younger, I viewed a dolphin show online. I was instantly fanisnated and later I was informed that the trainers were special marine biologists. The idea of becoming a marine biologist is still a dominate career choice for me. Last year, I was incredibly curious with the aspects that a marine biologist has to undertake that I researched the career path as part of my PLP. This only ignited my interest even further and when I was invited to attend the Flinders University I particularly focused on the marine biology and biology lectures.
Education has always been an important foundation upon which my family encouraged the most. Not just the education pertaining to structured schooling, but the fundamentals in life that require you to interact in society and be a part of something bigger than yourself. They demonstrated how to commit to values such as responsibility, motivation, and consistency; and, how to be open-minded and passionate about the things you believe in. These things all required a sacrifice in various ways. They always stress how “sometimes you need to give up something to get ahead, or how sometimes sacrificing the familiar and what you expect from yourself to get the results that you are seeking in the long run.”
I examine how rising or falling tide can affect the water level of Corte Madera Salt Marsh in this report. The data is from Wednesday (June 19th) and Thursday (June 20th). My hypothesis is that tide and water level have positive relationship. From the result, I learn that the water level and tide have positive relationship. However, when tide changes its direction, the water level is likely to stay or little change.
Have you ever experienced the death of a beloved pet? If you have, I’m sure it was hard to get through, being so attached. For David Barry, his view is different - experiencing this can be an important lesson for kids. In many other disappointing circumstances, there’s always that one person who attempts - and sometimes succeeds - at being cheery through it. Similar to this type of person, Barry’s writing sheds light on the loss of a pet being an important lesson through humor that may improve the reader’s attitude towards their own loss. David Barry’s short story “I’ve Got A Few Peeves About Sea Creatures” is a high-level comedy that uses sarcasm and various types of comic language to convey the idea that the occurrence of losing a pet can be a teachable experience for a young owner if taken light-heartedly, with an open mind.
After reading Jeremy Rifkin’s article, “A Change of Heart about Animals”, I discovered more about animals than I had ever known before. As a former pet owner I know how much owners care for their pets and consider them to be a part of the family, almost like a child to them, so they are treated with kindness and are loved to the fullest. What I did not know was how intelligent animals actually are. Rifkin does a great job at expressing this by demonstrating to the audience facts that they had possibly not known or heard of before. For example, he describes how crows can make tools out of a wire, gorillas can learn sign language and have an average score on an Intelligence Quotient (IQ) test, and how pigs can often feel lonely and go into depression.
The Barrier Reef is the largest reef in the world, and it is located in Australia. It is made up of different types of coral and fish, but sadly the reef is bleaching. Bleaching is the process of water temperatures getting too warm and as a result coral reefs can bleach. When water gets too warm, corals will get rid of the algae living inside their tissues causing the coral to turn completely white. Although, when coral reefs turn white this does not mean that they are dead, coral reefs can actually survive a bleaching event. It just means that the coral is under a lot of stress and
He also adds that dolphins were the second most intelligent species on Earth and that men misinterpreted their communications (132). In these quotes, the author satirizes humans’ belief in their own intellect. Humans have always compared themselves to other species according to the standards in which they excelled. However, the standards to measure the superiority of one species can vary. For example, humans believe that they are superior to cheetahs and elephants because their brains are more suited for abstract reasoning and introspection.
stress affection, excitement and even love (par.2). He also says that researchers are finding out that many of these creatures are more like us than we had ever imagined (par. 2). Rifkin then talks about that new studies show that some animals do have a sense of self awareness (par.10). The article shows that animals do understand so they have self-awareness to protect themselves. Finally, Unlike all the other articles, “No Rights for Animals!”
The chapter states that if animals are conscious, their conscious level probably varies from the simplest feelings to thinking about the common problems they can face, and ways to avoid it.
My field of study is Marine Biology. I have been passionate about this subject since I was a little girl when my father owned a fishing boat for the first ten years of my life. I spent the majority of my time until I was a teenager exploring the water in the Northumberland Strait and the critters within it. Subsequently during my high school studies I focused primarily on science courses such as biology, chemistry, and geology as they were what I was most interested. I hope that one day I will achieve a degree in marine science and offer my assistance, and years of hard work in finding new ways to solve the issues of climate change and ocean acidification.
If you are interested in adventuring the depths of the ocean, being a marine biologist is the job for you. As a marine biologist you will need to have several years of schooling in order to have a successful career. Being a marine biologist can be an enjoyable and dangerous job, but the journey is worth the ride.
Majestic animals that live in the ocean are rapidly dying and subsequently washing up on numerous shorelines that touch the Pacific Ocean’s waters. Disposal of a variety of toxins and damaging waste finding a path into our oceans are to blame for the deaths, which are largely preventable. Sharks, sea turtles, whales, dolphins and birds are just fraction of the marine life that are suffering because they are becoming sick or are dying of starvation. Their food sources are diminishing or disappearing as the cycle of destruction continues on down to the tiny, minute plankton that are the core of the food chain in the ocean. Contamination is causing the sudden increase of marine life deaths in the Pacific Ocean. The most recent reports of dead sea animals found washed up on shorelines don’t state scientific evidence of the cause of the mysterious deaths.
Marine biology is the study of organisms in the oceans and other saltwater environments. Including their behavior and interactions with the environment. All plant and animal life forms are included from the microscopic pico plankton al the way to the majestic blue whale. Marine biology is a very broad area so most researchers select a particular area of interest and specialize on it. The specializations can be based off on a particular species, group, behavior, technique, or an ecosystem.
However, many fisherman are unable to catch as many fish as they used to, so they are increasingly using cyanide and dynamite in fishing, which further degrades the coral reef ecosystem. This perpetuation of bad habits simply leads to the further decline of coral reefs and therefore perpetuating the problem. One solution to stopping this cycle is to educate the local community about why conservation of marine spaces that include coral reefs is important. Once the local communities understand the personal stakes at risk then they will actually fight to preserve the reefs. Conserving coral reefs has many economic, social, and ecological benefits, not only for the people who live on these islands, but for people throughout the world as well.