By: Cylver W
Hello, I am Greg, and today I am going to give you information about fish population. The fish population is going down day by day. “From what?” you may ask. Well the major problem is oil spills from ships and other forms of pollution. Oil pollutes the water, and the fish breathe through its gills right? Well, when they breathe, they take the oil into the digestive system. After a period of time the oil “eats” out the stomach or deteriorates it. As the process continues the fish will slowly die from the organs being taken away.
So when the oil has “done” its job, the fish has died and floats on the water. The oil makes the water look like a rainbow. Well, it does that because the oil is less dense, and it sits on the water. Oil is a thick substance, and it sticks to many things that you may not imagine. I have done many searches and rescues for animals in the sea after an oil spill. I have had to washed seagulls, dolphins and many more animals. The search and rescue team I am on is called the Life of All Animals Matter.
We have a dolphin in ah aquarium, and her name is Tiffanie (we call her Tiff Tiff for short). She was found almost dead on the shore line after an oil spill. We got her all cleaned up, and put her in this big 3,000 gallon water tank with ah open top. Her favorite food is cod, and we feed that to her five times a day. We chop the cod up and give it to her five gallons each feeding period.
Moving on we have a sea turtle called Jr. he was found about 50 feet off a shore line too.
He was tangled up in a fishing net that had been cut. We put him in our van cutting all the lines. He now lives here in a 2,500 gallon tank with small fish and algae. His regular eating time is about 2:00 and you can see him chase his food around. He is a slow turtle, but when he does get hungry, he moves pretty quick. Jr. loves to sit in his bed at the bottom of the tank which is sand. Our goal is to find a female sea turtle for breeding and help the population of sea turtles go up.
We are trying to save animals and keep the population of certain ones up. Making nature safer for animals and hopefully for ourselves too. My crew and I, hope that when you grow up, you will help. To make the environment safe would be a big help in America. As a personal opinion, I don't like the way animals are treated. Making more shelter homes for animals would be great because we can help with oil on the animals. A big oil spill was in Kuwait, during the Gulf War in 1991, and spilled 240-336 million gallons of oil into the ocean.
“Any questions?” I ask.
“Yes, little one.” I say.
“How many searches have you gone on?” a boy asks.
I replied with, “I have gone on 32 searches and helped 147 animals.”
A girl asks, “How do you like your job?”
Replying with, “My job is the best to me because I love nature and helping animals.”
“Ok kids, time to go, say bye and thank you to Mr. Greg” said the teacher.
The class replied, “Thank you, Mr. Greg, and goodbye.”
“Bye class, have a wonderful day,” I replied
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