Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Endangered Species of the Pacific Ocean

  • Steelheads are fish that are found on the Southern California coast and in the North Pacific Ocean. Their threats are predation by marine mammals and ocean drift-net fishing.

  • The Gray whale is put at risk by whaling. It's skin is gray and contains white patches due to whale lice and patches of barnacles attached to their skin.

  • The Borneo shark is a rare organism that lives in the shallow coastal waters of the South Pacific Ocean. This shark is currently threatened by fishing operations.

  • The white abalone is an benthic gastropod. A gastropod is a large class of mollusks which includes snails and slugs. Overfishing is a threat to this marine plant. 

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