The existence of red tides is another factor posing a natural threat. While manatees may be viewed as large animals in the way of boaters with no real purpose, manatees serve a major purpose by eating vegetation and weeds that cause damage to underwater pipe systems in larger cities. Without them, the removal of this vegetation comes at a huge cost. The existence of one of the most gentle mammals in the world is being threatened. Action needs to be taken now to prevent brutal injuries or death by boat propellers, habitat loss, poaching, and other careless actions that threaten the manatee population.
Florida is not as perfect as most people believe, in fact, you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of a property crime in Florida (Crime Rates for Florida). The high crime rate, overpopulation, dangerous wildlife, and weather conditions are the four leading reasons to avoid permanently residing in Florida. Florida’s annual crime rate is one that tops many charts. There are 94,087 violent crimes per year. There are also 632,988 property crimes annually, resulting in a total of 727,075 crimes per year in Florida.
The Effects of Marine Debris on Sea Turtles A fact that is tragically unknown by much of the human population is that marine debris has a large effect on sea turtle populations throughout the world during various stages of the sea turtles’ lives. This type of pollution has proven detrimental to the habitats of sea turtles, as well as to their lives. Marine debris can be defined as any manufactured or processed solid waste imported into the marine environment (Campani, et al., 2013). Various examples of marine debris are fishing nets, plastic bags, cans, bottles, and tires ("Marine debris impacts," 2012). At the beginning of a sea turtle’s life, debris on shores makes it difficult for freshly hatched turtles to complete their journey into the ocean (Triessing, et al.).
INTRODUCTION Ocean pollution is a serious issue that is harming both land and sea inhabitants. It is dropping economic levels and destroying the food chain by killing off the predators’ prey. The great pacific garbage patch is one of the world’s biggest garbage gyres, filled mostly with plastic and other tough biodegradable waste. Even though we don’t live in the ocean it still affects us in many ways, and before we clean up the ocean we must find a way to stop people from littering first. What is ocean pollution?
Marine ecosystem is suffering dramatic rises of disease and birth defects in marine mammals from toxins released by humans such as pesticides and sewage discharge. Sadly these toxins effect humans as well. Once the toxins enter the fish and then caught by fisherman they are served in restaurants and homes we become vulnerable to what the fish are exposed to. Pollution from land-based sources is a primary cause of coral reef degradation throughout the world. Poor water quality results in a decrease of oxygen in the water which causes an increase in algal growth.
Name: Water Pollution Instructor: Date: Abstract Water pollution is a serious problem for the whole world. It threatens the health, humans, plants, and animals. As the world became more industrial and smaller due to communications and trade, unplanned and dangerous dumping has contributed to the problem of sea pollution. All water pollution is dangerous to the health of living organisms, but sea and river pollution can be especially harmful to the health of humans and animals. Rivers and seas are used as main sources of clean water by populations all over the world.
These dark tides have tormented many economies as it has prevented tourism and distribution of fish trade throughout many regions harming their economic dependence on such trades. Also peoples health has been impacted as it has causes an increase risk of coughing, sneezing, and affects eyesight among individuals contaminated with this dark toxin. Dark Tides truly need to be discussed and deliberated on by scientist and law makers as the possibility of the Dark tides toxin expanding can be one deadly to citizens all over the world. Dark tides have no way of being predicted or stopped at this moment in time, thus encouraging us to do more research and getting to the bottom of this mind boggling issue. II.
Seafood that has been affected by solid waste or chemical discharge is especially threatening to coastal populations because not only do they not have a choice but to consume the seafood because of economic standing, but they also do not have the means to medically treat anyone who has been affected by contaminated seafood. Conclusion In conclusion, marine pollution is a giant threat to not only marine organisms, but to the human race as well. Pollution can cause dead zones, a decline in fish catch, stunted reproduction and growth and altered breeding patterns, and a threat to coastal populations. Since the human race relies on the ocean for a large portion of its sustenance, it is imperative to mitigate any pollution that can threaten marine species.
Coral reefs need better protection. In the Cayman Islands coral reefs are on the decline and are slowly dissolving away and need better treatment than what is currently in place. Large portions of coral reefs have been devastated from a variety of people and cruise lines due to carelessness. Coral reefs needs a better safeguard because without them the current path it is taking will have a terrible effect on the fish who make their habitats in the coral, creating a negative effect on the ecosystem. Coral reefs are beautiful ecosystems that resemble a living museum.
However that is not the only concern to the constant damage done to coral reefs. Scuba diving has been used to study the ever changing natural reefs under water to studying the marine life that lives below the water in the natural as well as man-made habitats and reefs. It has been stated that scuba diving causes damage to coral reefs and has a negative effect on marine life. “In nature, corals are colorful. When they