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Amazon River Pollution
Transcript of Amazon River Pollution
Giant River Otter
(The River Wolf)
. can grow to be 70 pounds in weight
. length: up to six feet
. live in family groups
. rarest of the otter family
.food: fish caimen, snakes and anything in the river that they can handle.
Red Belly Piranha
The red belly piranha also lives in the amazon. This species is currently not in danger but is still being harmed by amazon pollution. Here is a few facts...
Have you ever wondered where unwanted chemicals go? They can end up in rivers, lakes and even our drinking water. But today we are talking about the Amazon River and its pollution problems.
There are two major problems occurring in the Amazon. First, there has been a big waste spill in the Amazon. A waste pool filled with mercury overflowed and happened to flow right on in the Amazon. Second, Chevron has been dumping toxic legacy and oil into the Ecuadorean Amazon. The court ruled out Chevron and they were ordered to pay 18 billion dollars to clean it up. However Chevron has yet to pay and because of that the people in the Ecuadorean still don't have access to clean drinking water.
Pink River Dolphin (Yes, it's real)
This is the Pink River Dolphin! Also known as the Boto Dolphin and the Amazon River Dolphin. It lives in the beautiful, deep, murky waters of the Amazon River. Its diet consists of catfish and crabs.
Who else is the pollution harming?
The pollution isn't only harming the people, the pollution is harming the animals too. For example...
By: Rachel, Chantelle and Abbie
This is the Giant River Otter, also known as the river wolf because they hunt in packs and will take on things like caiman and anaconda snakes. They spend most of their time in the river, swimming and playing.
Fun Facts About Amazon River
The Amazon River has some very unique qualities. It's home to 3000 known species of fish and contains many types of healing vegetation.
- This dolphin only lives in fresh water
- The estimated population of these mammals are around ten thousand
- The longest this dolphin has gotten is 9"2
- It prefers fresh water fish in its diet
- Piranhas have the strongest jaw and the sharpest teeth
- Can grow to 50cm in length
- Hunt in groups
- Strips flesh from victims
- Females have darker red bellies then males
It's hard to tell if the fish is male or female.
If we don't do something soon the animals will all die.We have come up with a plan to suck up all the oil and mercury, to save our species from death.
We've brainstormed some idea's and came up with this. We've created a buoy with a filter to suck up all the chemicals in the water and filter them. It will also come up with paying jobs for people because somebody has to clean out the filter. They could go out on a boat and clean out the filter every two days to give to scientists for testing. There will be many buoys in various places where the pollution is worst.
This is an idea of what our invention would look like...
To Sum it up...
We talked to you about the potential danger of the mercury and oil spills in the Amazon River, we explained to you about three aquatic species and how they are being affected by the chemicals in the water, and lastly we also proposed our plan to clean the polluted water!
That's all Folks!