Another Inconvenient Truth - Human Destroying Sea Life
The consequences of the Earth warming is coming to our attention. We are witnessing hotter heat spells, longer - sharper and more daming droughts, radical storms and more intense flooding. The Human is doing more than just destroying their own existance, they are damming all sentinet beings to the same path. The selfishness is being witnessed - Destroying yourselves is one thing, but the act of apathy in not helping other sentinet beings is appauling.
Some marine life are now finding it more convenient to beach themselves in a hope to escape 'Dead Zones'. Imagine, the only option these poor dolphins, whales and other sea life have is to go to land - a place they know they will not survive. That is there best option.
Peering into the murky depths, Jane Lubchenco searched for sea life, but all she saw were signs of death.
Video images scanned from the seafloor revealed a boneyard of crab skeletons, dead fish and other marine life smothered under a white mat of bacteria. At times, the camera's unblinking eye revealed nothing - a barren undersea desert in waters renowned for their bounty of Dungeness crabs and fat rockfish.
"We couldn't believe our eyes," Lubchenco said, recalling her initial impression of the carnage brought about by oxygen-starved waters. "It was so overwhelming and depressing. It appeared that everything that couldn't swim or scuttle away had died."
The mammals and repitles of the sea are being most affected due to climate change. The oceans are the first area being corrupted by carbon emissions. As the Earth heats up, the polar caps dissentegrate - heating up the water, changing its properties. Animals of the sea that were once enjoying their migration patterns, getting food were they please - are now finding it near impossible. Some species are even becoming extinct due to the Human not being able to look past itself, and understand the bigger picture of life, and the significant part we play in the Universe.
We are sent here to be its protector, look after all sentient beings - and look what we are doing.
Upon further study, Lubchenco and other marine ecologists at Oregon State University concluded that that the undersea plague appears to be a symptom of global warming. In a study published in the journal Science, the researchers note how these low-oxygen waters have expanded north into Washington and crept south as far as the California state line. And, they appear to be as regular as the tides, a cycle that has repeated itself every summer and fall since 2002.
The interaction this will have on you will be significant. Due to the Earth getting hotter, conditions getting worse some plants have already moved south of the equator where they can live. Some of these can be dangerous to Humans, but you won't have to wait long - in this report they are suggesting that by 2018 you may have these on your doorsteps.
As mentioned previously the patterns of animals are changing drastically.
The median nesting date for loggerhead turtles on Florida’s east coast, for example, has advanced 10 days in only 15 years; likewise, far up the Atlantic coast in Maine, the median date of capture of Atlantic salmon and alewife in two rivers has advanced more than a day per year in just 15 years. For both the turtles and the fishes, these advances in timing may create poorer matches to food sources — one more potential stress for species already in sharp decline.
And more about the Hudson River in the US - you guys now have a species that is wiping out the phytoplankton that has massive ramifications to the ecological system.
A poster species for the seriousness of these invasions is the freshwater zebra mussel in North America. In its native Eurasian range it exists in balance with other aquatic creatures. But in New York's Hudson River these mussels went from zero to an estimated 550 billion individuals in only two years. Zebra mussels now reduce the river's phytoplankton by more than eighty percent, an ecological insult that echoes through its food chain, including reducing available food for newly hatched shad and striped bass.
Further research into the Grey Whale has showen that there migration patterns have significantly chnaged.
Rising sea temperatures have disrupted the animals' home habitat in the waters between Alaska and Russia, said Wayne Perryman, a researcher at the Southwest Fisheries Science Centre in La Jolla, California. Because of these changes, the whales are spending more time in the north before they start their yearly swim south
"This isn't trivial," Perryman said. "It's a significant change."
Richard Ternullo, a boat captain for Monterey Bay Whale Watch in Monterey, California, said the whales' yearly arrival in the bay fluctuates, but he has noticed on average it has drifted about 10 days later into the year.
The Earth is getting hotter. You know this. Destroying yourselves is one thing - the apathetic approach in doing nothing is appalling. But the Human is allowing numerous animals to die and ecosystems to be destroyed. And the Human still doesn't think that it has an affect on them. Well, unfortunately it will. Cause and Affect, Karma, 'As you Sow - so shall you reap' - what ever you want to call it. Will catch up with you.Start the process now - stop killing - spread more love, peace and happiness and give Earth, the planet that not only supports Humans, but billions upon billions of other species a chance.