Endangered Oceans

Are humans improving the condition of the world's oceans?

Why are our oceans endangered?

Humans are one of the causes, causing our ocean to become endangered. They have contributed in many different ways. For example some fishermen are catching sea turtles in their nets when fishing. There solution was to make a special net so the sea turtles can escape. Humans are trying improve the condition of the ocean, but is it really helping?

Causes

  • Fishermen are using special bait to attract fish.
  • Humans are dumping oil and waste into the ocean.
  • Fishermen are catching fish faster than they can reproduce.
  • Fishermen are catching Yellowfin tuna in drift nets.

Effect


  • Sea turtles are getting caught in nets because they are attracted to the bait.
  • Coral reefs that are 5,000 to 10,000 years old are dying
  • Some fish species are going endangered.
  • Dolphins are getting caught in nets when trying to eat the tuna.

Are humans improving the condition of the ocean?

Humans are improving the condition of the worlds ocean. The efforts to improve the ocean are reducing the mortality of sea animals. They have set laws and protections to help against numerous causes in the ocean, not just the ones shown here.

Here are some videos on the following problems.

Work Cited:

Coral Reef Monitoring Device. Digital image. Tuvie. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2015. <http://www.tuvie.com/wp-content/uploads/coral-rasa-coral-reefs-monitoring-device3.jpg>.


Dolphins and Fishing Nets. WDC Kidzone. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2015. <http://www.wdcs.org/wdcskids/en/story_details_did.php?select=804>.


Drift Net. Digital image. Ecomare. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2015. <http://www.ecomare.nl/typo3temp/GB/7a69654f75.png>.


Food and Water Watch. "Catch Shares Do Not Protect Fish or the Environment." Endangered Oceans. Ed. Helga Schier and Lynn M. Zott. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press, 2014. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "Greenwashing Our Fisheries: Catch Share Programs Do Not Save Our Fish." 2011. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 8 Dec. 2015.


Loy, Frank E. "Human Efforts Are Improving the Condition of the World's Oceans and Coastal Regions."Endangered Oceans. Ed. Louise I. Gerdes. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2004. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "lecture at the University of Virginia Center for Oceans Law and Policy." 1999.Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 8 Dec. 2015.


Moore, Franklin, and Barbara Best. "The World's Coral Reefs Are Threatened." Are the World's Coral Reefs Threatened? Ed. Charlene Ferguson. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2005. At Issue. Rpt. from "Coral Reef Crisis: Causes and Consequences." Global Trade and Consumer Choices: Coral Reefs in Crisis. 2001. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 8 Dec. 2015.


Overfishing. Digital image. Greenpeace. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2015. <http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/photos/oceans/2014/GP04BW5.jpg>.


Overfishing. Digital image. Wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2015. <https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/00/Chilean_purse_seine.jpg>.


Save the Turtles. Sea Turtle Conservecy. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2015. <http://www.tourdeturtles.org/flash/CommercialFishing.swf>.


Sea Turtle Escaping Net. Digital image. NOAA Education and Resources. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2015. <http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/images/turtles/loggerhead_ted-noaa.jpg>.


Sea Turtle in Net. Digital image. The Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2015. <http://www.noaa.gov/features/04_resources/images/seaturtle_oilspill_2.jpg>.


"Threats from Commercial Trawl Fishing." Sea Turtle Conservancy. Sea Turtle Conservancy, n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2015. <http://www.conserveturtles.org/seaturtleinformation.php?page=fisheries>.