- rampant/RAM-puhnt /
- practice /PRAK-tis/
[adjective] – (of something bad) getting worse quickly and in an uncontrolled way
Disease is rampant in the densely populated area.
[noun] – something that is usually or regularly done, often as a habit, tradition, or custom
It is a cruel practice that needs to stop.
[noun] – the fact of noticing or discovering something
The early detection of a disease improves the chances of successful treatment.
[noun] – a natural or chemical substance that is spread on the land or given to plants, to make plants grow well
My grandfather takes care of his plants well by putting fertilizers.
[verb] – If an area is populated by people or animals, they live in that areaT
The deeper part of the sea is populated by strange-looking creatures.<
“With South Georgia waters designated as a Marine Protected Area by the government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, we hope that these increased numbers of blue whales are a sign of things to come and that our research can continue to contribute to effective management of the area.” said Dr. Jennifer Jackson of British Atlantic survey, whale ecologist and co-author of the study. The return of the blue whale species has a positive impact on the environment, supporting biodiversity and ecosystem through iron fertilization cycle. “Whales fertilise the oceans, and enable the growth of more phytoplankton, which makes more abundant food for the next level up, which is zooplankton – things like krill, which everything eats – so they are very good fertilizers.” said lead author Susannah Calderan. This marked the beginning of the recovery for the species which people once thought might not populate the region again.
True or False:
- Due to whale hunting, almost no blue whales had returned to the region of South Georgia.
- The new study led by UK scientists found that the critically endangered blue whale has returned to the Sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, after 5 decades of commercial whaling.
- Blue whales were almost extinct in this part of the ocean, with more than 42,000 huntings between 1990-2000.
- Blue whales help fertilize the oceans, and enable the growth of more phytoplankton, which makes more abundant food for the next level up, which is zooplankton.
- Susannah Calderan is the study’s lead author.
Situation: You are tasked to discuss a topic about endangered species in front of the class.
Question: How would you explain that poaching and widespread hunting of animals is bad for the environment?
- endangered species
- it is important that we…
Express Your Opinion:
- “What is a fish without a river? What is a bird without a tree to nest in? What is an Endangered Species Act without any enforcement mechanism to ensure their habitat is protected? It is nothing.”
- “The wildlife and its habitat cannot speak, so we must and we will.”
- “We have more to learn from animals than animals have to learn from us.”
– Anthony Douglas Williams