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Endangered Sea Animals
Sad but true, that we humans are the biggest enemies of the nature that surrounds us. We with our actions are destroying the mother earth. It is because of us that many of the other living things on earth are in danger of extinction.
Species of many of the valuable plants and animals are dying out every year and we are responsible for it. Oceans and seas which include a whole different world of creatures are not safe habitats any more as the animals living there are too being subjected to human cruelty.
Many of marine creatures are now on the verge of extinction because they have been hunted by man for their selfish purposes.
Following is the list of such precious endangered marine animals:
The blue whale is the largest mammal on earth. But unfortunately they are going to dye out soon. The blue whales despite of their large size are extremely swift swimmers and have a large heart. The blue whale is hunted by man due to the special fat it contains known as the “blabber”.
The blabber is unique fat that is only found in whales only and are used in the making of man made products such as chap sticks, lipgloss and perfumes etc. Imagine, the chapstick that you apply daily on your lips involves a murder of an innocent animal for its making! Due to this massive hunting of blue whales, their population is going through a rapid decline.
The sea otter is one of the most endangered animal specie of the world. It has very few species left on earth.
In past they were hunted by the local fishermen because they fed on other fish. Oil spills are another reason for their extinction, but the reason why they have almost come to the point of extinction is that they have been excessively hunted down for their fur.
Endangered Species Of The World
- Endangered Species Of The World
An organism whose population is coming to an end is referred to as endangered specie. These include various plants and animals dying out ever year due to many factors caused by the human beings.
- 5 Endangered Animals Of The World
The increase of human population over the centuries has caused not one but many damage to Earth. The increase in human population leads directly to the increase in their demand which in turn leads to animal, extinction.
The Humpback Whale
The humpback whale is an innocent loving mammal that lives peacefully underwater. These slow moving animals have a very friendly nature and show warmth towards human instead of getting scared or to attack them.
But this naïve nature of these whales has proven to be unlucky for them as they are the most easily hunted animals. For centuries they have been hunted by man.
In old times they were hunted for their meat and fat. Their excessive hunting due the fact that they can be easily hunted is the reason for them being endangered.
The manatees are slow moving harmless sea creatures. They lead a peaceful life and feed on small fish. The reason for their extinction is also massive hunting by man. For centuries they have been hunted specially for their meat.
In old times the Native Americans, believed that the skin of the manatees contains some special healing power, therefore they were excessively hunted down by them. In recent times they were hunted down for their skin.
Other than hunting, the manatees also died out due to the increase in sea and marine pollution by man.
The Harp Seal
The harp seal is an extremely endangered animal. These seals are hunted because of many reasons.
Mostly they are hunted for their thick flesh and their fat which is used in many man made products.
Famous Extinct Species Of The World
- Extinct Mammals Of The World
Any species is believed to be extinct when the last surviving member of its family is thought to be dead. An organism may become extinct due to a number of reasons.
- Extinct Species Of The World
Extinction is a normal process in the course of evolution. Species have slowly evolved and disappeared throughout geologic time as the result of climate changes.
The Sperm Whale
The sperm whale is another endangered marine mammal. It is an extremely smart whale and is believed to have the largest brain of all the animals.
Their brain size is 12 times more than the size of the human they are very deep divers of the sea. They are also famous for their sharp hearing ability underwater.
The sperm whale, liker other whales is hunted by man for the purpose of obtaining their fats which are used in the making of many man made products.
Steps Being Taken To Save The Endangered Sea Animals
The world is not such a bad place after all. The humans that are responsible for the decline of the population of these animals are also their saviors.
Many countries have passed laws that prohibit the hunting of the marine animals.
Many marine aquariums are being built in which these animals are kept under safe conditions and their population is being preserved.
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