A common thing that people may know about sharks is that they can not survive without swimming. They must constantly be swimming or they will die. In certain areas finning of sharks is more popular than other areas, mostly areas where the ocean is considered an attraction or where fishermen are common. Some people are unaware of the effect that finning has on the sharks. Once the fishermen have cut off the fin off the shark the shark is thrown back into the ocean.
The ocean is a beautiful place with beautiful creatures and I think that we should work to preserve that. There is a list elements that are posing a threat to the ocean today. Some of these threats include overfishing, lack of protection, waste in the ocean, the drilling of useful resources, and natural elements. Overfishing is the number one threat to the ocean and seaside. 90% of fisheries are exploited or overused. The instability of fishing posing a major effect to the survival of sea life.
A roaring fire
A pile of smoldering coals
A thundering storm
A raindrop, the first, to fall from the sky
A raging ocean
A single wave crashing to shore
A shuddering earthquake
A slight tremor beneath the feet
Of the world
A single feather, drifting down
That is the beginning, the end, and the key
To so much more
Nowhere to Run
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“Alec watch out!” I dive out of the way, just as a swimmer races by me, as fast as a bullet. I come up to take a breath, and see my light brown hair reflected back at me from the water surface. I love to swim, always have, always will. The girl I have a crush on inspired me to swim. You know, the mermaid with red hair and an awesome singing voice? Yes, in case you haven’t figured it out, I have a crush on Ariel.
Human like to explore the world that we live in. We have pretty much explored most of the land masses that cover the Earth but haven't come close to exploring all of the oceans. How much water is there actually on the Earth? Water coveres 71 percent of the Earth's surface. Water is all around us in liquid, vapor, and solid forms. The oceans contain 96.5 percent of Earth's water(http://water.usgs.gov/edu/earthhowmuch.html) If all the water on the Earth was put into a ball it would have a volume of 22,339 mi3.
Trout, Eel, and Martha are best friends. However, they are a bit like outcasts in the town if Oak Grove. Everyone is content in their tiny, orderly, and most importantly, dry town. Years before any of the friends were born, there was a terrible flood, teaching everyone in the town to be afraid of water.
As many of you may do this summer, chilling at the beach with your buds is an awesome way to catch up with school besties and stay cool in the hot weather. Make sure to keep sunscreen on to prevent those ugly and painful sunburns from damaging your skin. Here are some tips to plan an awesome beach day-cation.
In Junichi Sato's opinion piece, "No Longer a Target, Whales Are No Longer Collateral Damage", from The New York Times, the author advocates for the saving of the world's oceans to in turn, save the fading population of whales. He claims the oceans ecosystem is losing its population and diversity because of humans and we need to stop overfishing to save the oceans.
This photo caught my attention right away. The first thing that i thought of was Soul Surfer, which even though it did not come out in 2012 was a movie about an amazing and inspiring story of a girl who lost her arm in a shark attack, yet continued on to be a pro surfer. I like this photo because of many things. There is not just one focal point, instead your eyes are drawn not only to the surfer in the bluest part of the wave but also the rainbow coming up from the green mountain land in the background. I also really like how it is a tilted photo and the surfer looks straight.
Ocean acidification is a rising problem on Earth. It is a term used to decribe the rising acidity in the oceans. 1/3 of the carbon dioxide we edmit from burning ficil fuels is absorbed by the oceans. This equals to 1 million tones every day. When the carbon dioxide disolves into the sea water, the H2O and CO2 molecules combine forming carbonic acid (H2CO3). This changing chemistry is causing our oceans to become more acidic. Over the past 200 years the acidity has risen by 30%. The pH of the oceans has droped by 0.1 pH units (from 8.2-8.1).
Far too long ago i was in love with a fish. This is no ordinary fish, it is Dory from Finding Nemo. I was intrigued by her love towards another fish she met in an instant. She was kind, funny, happy, and just wanting to always help those in needs.I would watch this movie over and over again when i was little. When I came across this movie the other day, I watched it feeling as though i was a little kid again, just enjoying a simple moment of watching a Disney cartoon movie. There were no college essays, no homework; just the couch,remote and myself in front of the T.V.