{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

FinalResearchReportChange WIP

FinalResearchReportChange WIP - P1 Saving the Steelhead...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
P 1 Saving the Steelhead Trout Michael Yim Kunal Munshani Ryan Vo Russell Kurihara Mrs. Sharma Mr. Breiger January 8 th , 2011 The problem of Steelhead trout fish today is a dramatic decline in their population due to a variety of factors. These include water storage, as water storage requires dams. Dams and other barriers make it impossible for any fish or other animals to pass by without external help. These features have resulted in an increased mortality rate among the Steelhead trout and their fry (small baby fish). Pollutants such as motor oil, garbage, and pesticides find their way from streets and lawns into the creeks, where they change the pH of the water required for the fish to breed and the organisms they feed on. Trees also greatly affect the fish. They provide the correct temperature for the fish to breed in. and maintain water quality? Some ways that we can help the trout include not dumping pollutants, restoring creeks and wetlands, or even just writing a letter to your local congressman.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
P 2 Introduction The problems with natural environments started with the carelessness of those who came before us. People have cut down trees, polluted rivers, and tainted the air with pollutants and gases. In some places, there have been drastic changes in the environment. Outside of our community, there are many places in which we witness the destruction of natural habitats. “Such places like the Amazon Forest, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and mangrove swamps in Kenya are vital areas we must protect. In the Amazon Forest, trees are being cut down and reducing the forest into a more compact area for the wildlife and reduces oxygen levels since the forest provides 1/5 of the world’s air supply.” (Environmental Destruction) The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico happened on April 20, 2010, and caused thousands of fish to die and other creatures to be covered in the slick oil, preventing them from performing vital life functions. Swamps in the country of Kenya are being destroyed by oil dumps and trash being thrown in. These swamps are vital in the growth of smaller animals which in turn feed other animals. As more and more natural habitats are destroyed, the environment changes and shifts in response to the destruction. All organisms on earth, including humans, are a part of the environment. Changes to the environment affect humans too, in drastic ways. Tie in the examples? For example, if the environment suddenly changes and a specific species of animals, such as plankton die off, then the fish eating that plankton will die off from no food, causing us humans to be affected by lower amounts of fish being caught. This reduces our food supply, and in some parts of the world, such as Indonesia, which eats mainly fish would be severely affected for lowered amounts of fish. Also, Indonesia’s fishing companies will be shut down, affecting their economy as well. As you can see, if the environment changes, then ultimately, it affects us. Some of the environmental groups
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}