Despite having a beautiful and majestic appearance, lionfish are some of the most dangerous creatures in the ocean. With very sharp and pointed spines covering their entire body and a zebra-like pattern, it is not hard to see why they are visually appealing, nor is it hard to see why they pose a threat to humans. These spines are not only sharp, but also venomous. A sting from a lionfish can lead to side effects ranging from minor ones such as headaches, to more harmful ones such as heart failure or temporary paralysis. However, their stings are usually not fatal. Lately though, lionfish have been causing harm to more than just humans.
SeaWorld has been a well loved and renowned place to the USA and the families in it for over 53 years. The world famous entertainment park is well known for its wide variety of oceanic animals, and of course, the part that brings them the most fame: their killer whale shows. Because killer whales are so hard to find in the ocean, and going out on a whale watching boat is usually quite expensive, many people have ended up opting for the choice of going to SeaWorld to see these animals. These shows are considered to be spectacular to some audiences, and an abusive nightmare to others. Despite the fact that many people love SeaWorld and consider it to be a fun and family-friendly place, the person with educated knowledge about what really goes on in this place could never see it the same way again, and should want something to be done about it. SeaWorld has caused controversial problems to animal lovers, the people who work there, and of course the killer whales themselves. SeaWorld should be talked about more in schools, educating more young people in hopes that one day there is enough people to take a stand and get this place to stop keeping killer whales captive.
It’s a beautiful day at the beach, the sun is shining down on you as you float and drift on top of the waves. As you lay there without a care in the world, you are suddenly interrupted by a massive swarm of jellyfish; also known as a bloom. Not only does this send you into sudden terror, it also causes a much bigger threat to the ecosystem below you. The excessive growth of jellyfish swarm drastically lowers the population of fish eggs in the ecosystem. Because of this, fishermen lose millions of dollars. People in local communities are figuring out ways to solve this mass production.
The cephalopodor octopus is a marine organism that inhabits many diverse regions of the ocean. Its food source consists of crabs, small fish, clams, mussels and other marine animals. The octopus is a predatory animal and has developed many skills to aid in its survival in the environment it has adapted to.
Blackfish, a documentary by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, analyzes the horrific treatment, containment, and use of Orca whales within entertainment facilities. The discussion of treatment began in 2010, when Dawn Brancheau was killed and drowned by the whale, Tilikum. Since this incident, there have been multiple investigations into SeaWorld and similar facilities. It is argued that the whales should be released from these facilities due to the posed dangers they have to humans, and themselves.
Have you ever been to Seaworld and looked at those cute little sea animals jumping around happily? Well, if you have been to Seaworld good, you should’ve seen the way the treat them. If you haven’t, even better, you’re not supporting Seaworld. Those animals aren’t actually happy, though. The way Seaworld captures their animals is terrifying, the young are taken away from their parents and hauled into nets! Seaworld shouldn’t be able to keep those sea animals, for example the animals have a never ending schedule, it is dangerous to keep them, and it is very expensive to feed and keep those animals healthy.
Two years ago a documentary was released that completely changed the view of a multi-billion dollar industry forever. This extremely influential and controversial documentary is called Blackfish. Blackfish centers around the story of a killer whale named Tilikum, who is nicknamed Tilly. The documentary was produced to illustrate that SeaWorld, and other sea parks similar to it, do not treat their animals in captivity well. Tilikum had killed one of his trainers in the past year when the documentary began to be filmed. Dawn Brancheau, one of Tilikum’s former trainers was dragged down to the bottom of the tank and held until she drowned on February 24th in 2010. This, sadly, was not the first person to be killed by Tilikum. Tilikum killed three
Have you very thought about a plant taking over your home? If you cannot imagine that then why would you want it to happen to other animals. One species of turtles has had this happen because of careless humans. Bog turtles’ home has been slowly taken away because of this exact problem. Their population is now at dangerous low numbers. This poor species of turtles is now listed as endangered or threatened because of this.
The allusive bluefin tuna is one of the largest, fastest and highly sought after fish in the wild sea. The Bluefin tuna can weigh over half a ton, grow to over four metres in length, and dive to depths of 1,000 metres. They can reach speeds of 70 miles an hour and even raise their body temperature far above that of the surrounding water in order to traverse arctic waters. They are among the most ambitiously migratory of all fish, with some tagged bluefin being tracked swimming from North American to European waters several times a year. The bluefin tuna is unique, a perfectly adapted products of evolution. They are also dangerously close to becoming extinct (Brown). Today, the bluefin tuna has been fished out by 97 percent from pre-fishing
Blackfish (2013) directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite argues that orcas in captivity, including entertainment aquariums such as Sea World live in abusive situations and poor conditions that can lead to mental problems. She argues this through the films use of interviews, video, and statistics.
Hawaiian bobtail squid, also known as Euprymna scolopes is a species of bobtail squid in the family-sepiolidae. Native to the Pacific Ocean and can found in the shallow coastal water of Hawaii-island and Midway island. It has a relatively short life span (3 – 10 months). However, it grows quickly and hatching, reproduce can be undergo after 2 months. Female which lay egg on the underside of coral ledges in shallow will die shortly since they can breed only once. Hawaiian monk seal, common predator of it. Hawaiian bobtail squid can grow up to 30mm in mantle length.
Black ghost knife fish are majestic creature that should be protected and not sold online. The black ghost knife fish are a marine that most people don’t know too much about, but I think some action should be taken to protect these marvellous fish.
The blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, is one of the most familiar inhabitants of marshes and waterways along the Atlantic and GMx coasts of North America. The abundance of blue crab larvae and juveniles make them important components of the diets of numerous species of fish, invertebrate and avian predators (Van Engel 1987, Guillory and Elliot 2001). As juveniles and adults, blue crabs act as generalist predators on benthic infauna and epifauna; consuming invertebrates, fish, and crustaceans (including other blue crabs) as well as plant and detrital materials (Darnell 1958, Alexander 1986, Meise and Stehlik 2003, Lipcius et al. 2007). It has been proposed that blue crabs are keystone species in the marsh because of their impact as predators
It was dark outside. Clouds loomed over the skies as I walked into the enormous colorful building. Blazing rays of LED lights shone through the entrance’s translucent windows. Brightness and gleams engulfed my vision like a wildfire. My eyes blink, trying to focus where I was walking. As I paced myself through the crowded corridors of the large hallway trying to find my group of friends, I could see murals of sea animals everywhere and signs directing where each exhibit was. Animated and overjoyed, I pranced to the first exhibit where the baby sand sharks were. They were extraordinary, swimming around their tank but sadly not able to leave their confined space. Their tank only allowed them to swim continuously in circles. Although animals in captivity tend to live longer than animals in the wild, it is depressing to mull over how they were stripped of their freedom. There was nowhere to escape when housed in such small enclosures.
Bumblebees have been declared endangered. The bumble bee has declined 87% in the past two decades. Rusty patched bumble are only in 13 states now, they once in 28 states.The endangered species act was supposed to take effect in February when obama was in the house what Trump moved it back to March.The endangered species act have protected 1000 species.