Endangered Oceans

Is keeping marine mammals in public theme parks beneficial?

What is Endangered oceans?

Endangered oceans is when a company harms or kills species from the ocean. So when theme parks take marine mammals in their park. It could lead to depression, major diseases, or aggressive behavior. However, if theme parks actually take care of their animals they could actually heal them, and help them educationally, physically, and socially.

Is it beneficial?

Keeping marine mammals in theme parks can improve them socially by teaching them how to interact with humans and other species of marine mammals. Bringing them in could also improve their education. For example, some animals might not know what to eat and what not to eat. So humans can educate them. In addition to that, bringing these animals in could heal them from major diseases and educate humans on how to cure these diseases.

What are the dangers?

Keeping marine mammals in theme parks can be cruel. This is because when these animals are taken in it could lead to depression; because they might have been taken away from their families. Also, most theme parks do not clean their tanks very well. Leading to major diseases. This depression and the stress of being in captivity could lead to aggression. Usually leading into the danger of humans and themselves.
As you can see below, this animal is smiling. That doesn't necessarily mean that he or she feels that way.
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So, is keeping marine mammals in public theme parks beneficial?

Keeping marine mammals in public theme parks is dangerous. Even though that Sea World and other theme parks say they are protecting these animals. Doesn't mean that they are necessarily telling the truth. Although, some theme parks are telling the truth. They take care of these animals and clean their tanks well. However, keeping them in the wild is the best way. This is because statistically "The survival rate of captive-born whale and dolphin calves is lower than those in the wild." Also, these animals need to stay with their families or other animals they know, so that the depression and aggression rate will be lower. This will keep marine mammals safe, not in danger, and less likely from dying of depression or aggression.

Bibliography; Humane society.

International, Humane Society. "Marine Mammals in Captivity : Humane Society International." RSS. Humane Society International, 2015. Web. 09 Dec. 2015.

Bibliography; keeping marine mammals in theme parks promotes conservation.

Mannina, George. "Keeping Marine Mammals Captive in Theme Parks Promotes Conservation."Endangered Oceans. Ed. Louise I. Gerdes. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2004. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "testimony before the Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife, and Oceans, Committee on Resources, U.S. House of Representatives." 2001. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 9 Dec. 2015.

Bibliography; keeping marine mammals in theme parks is cruel

Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society. "Keeping Marine Mammals Captive in Theme Parks Is Cruel."Endangered Oceans. Ed. Louise I. Gerdes. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2004. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "Arguments Against Captivity." 2003. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 9 Dec. 2015.

Bibliography; sharks

N.d. Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University. Chum 'Cam' Helps Catalog Endangered Sharks. Web. 17 Dec. 2015. <http://www.livescience.com/18949-endangered-shark-camera-underwater.html>.

Bibliography; otter

Endangered Oceans. N.d. Endangered Oceans. Web. 17 Dec. 2015. <http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/endangered_oceans/>.

Bibliography; seal or sea lion

#Plastic Is #devastating #ocean #wildlife: #Endangered #animals Found Living among #sea of Debris in the #ocean #recycle #finfree. 2015. Our Oceans & Beaches ='s Life!!! Web. 17 Dec. 2015. <http://cleanbeaches90245.weebly.com/blog/plastic-is-devastating-ocean-wildlife-endangered-animals-found-living-among-sea-of-debris-in-the-ocean-recycle-finfree>.

Bibliography; dolphin

Endangered Species of the Atlantic Ocean. 2011. The Endangered Organisms of the Sea. Web. 17 Dec. 2015. <http://keranakisocean.blogspot.com/2011/04/endangered-species-of-atlantic-ocean.html>.