Presentation on theme: "Is it Cruel and Unusual to Keep Sea Animals in Captivity?"— Presentation transcript:
1” Fifty percent of dolphins in captivity will die in less than seven years”
2Is it Cruel and Unusual to Keep Sea Animals in Captivity? Emilie LevertAlexander dunlapNan danehower
3Sea Animals in Captivity I decided to do my junior paper on sea animals in captivity because I have always gone to aquariums and zoos as a child and now that I grow up I’m starting to realize the effects it has on the animals.
4Is it Cruel and Unusual to Keep Sea Animals in Captivity? Things I learned:Fisherman in Taiji, Japan bang post so the dolphins get together.The banging noise the poles make scares the dolphins until they panic and stay together.Dolphin trainers from all aroundthe world come to pick whichdolphin they want. The other onesare speared and killed.Tanks for dolphins may be only24 ft. long, 24 ft. wide, and 6 ft. deep.
5Facts.Every time the dolphins are confined and shipped to a new location, its as traumatic as it was the first time they were captured in the wild.The reverberations of the animals own sonar wavesbounce off the walls and hit the dolphin right backwhich causes the dolphinto become crazy.Dolphins are able to taketheir own lives by hittingtheir heads on the wall or bynot coming up for air.Some wildlife species will livelonger in zoos but they have agreater quantity of life rather thanquality of life.
6More facts.Of all the marine deaths, about 2,400, one in five of the death could have been avoided because they were human hazard.Some dolphins will die from shock or stress, and some will die slowly of pneumonia when the water enters their lungs through their blowholes.Thirty five animals died because they ingested foreign objects like coins, plastic balls, gravel, and licorice.
7Even more facts.Dolphins in the wild can live up to 45 years where in captivity they cant live any longer than 5.Half of the dolphins die within the first two years of the capturing.When an exhibit at a Calgary zoo opened, forty of the stingrays died from an unknown toxic in the first three months the zoo opened.
8ProductSince I wrote about sea animals in captivity I decided to try to get behind the scenes of how animals react to the people around them. Since I wasn’t able to go to sea world, I volunteered at a North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.My mentor was Alexander Dunlap. He helped me a lot because he was always at the aquarium when I was there so he was able to make sure I was doing everything right and knew everything I needed to know.
9Is it Cruel and Unusual to Keep Sea Animals in Captivity? Yes, it is. Animals don’t react the same way in captivity as they would if they were in the wild. The tanks are way to small for the animals to be able to swim around. There is also a lot of deaths caused by animals in captivity.
10Self- ReflectionI learned a lot about how sea animals in captivity have it so hard. I never knew so much about it.About myself, I learned that I needto work on time management better.It was very difficult to find time todrive to the beach with being asenior in high school, graduatingcollege in December, and working.
11Some of the successes I had were learning about all the animals at the aquarium so fast. Also actually completely over 20 hours just volunteering at the aquarium.Some of the challenges I had were actually driving to the aquarium and finding time between school, college, and work.After I graduate high school, I will be graduating from JCC in December to be a cosmetologist. I want to continue at JCC to get my associates in business and transfer to state to get my bachelors.
12Thank you for your time. Do you have any questions?