Jellyfish Invasion Essay

Jellyfish Invasion Essay

Sample Essay

Words 578

Long-term changes in jellyfish abundance may be an answer to the effects of concentrated fishing along the coast, nutrient enrichment of local waters, or a combination of the two. This succession of events has happened in other bodies of water, such as the Black Sea. There are numerous major rivers carrying nutrients from land run-off to the northern Gulf of Mexico. This nutrient-enrichment of coastal waters could be positive for increases in jellyfish numbers. If jellyfish abundance is linked to intense fishing and/or nutrient enrichment, it could be viewed as a pointer for changes in the local ecosystem. In this case, some predictions could be made about what could occur in local waters in view to future abundances of jellyfish, local fish species, crabs, and shrimp, and the overall functional ecology of the northern Gulf of Mexico. (more…)

Economism, Efficiency and the Moral Ecology of Good Nursing

Economism, Efficiency and the Moral Ecology of Good Nursing

Article Critique

Words 764

Economism, Efficiency and the Moral Ecology of Good Nursing Practice is an inquiry into the ethical problems faced by the nursing profession the face of increasing free-market Rhetoric. Weiss et al. (2002) start off by asserting that the nature of Healthcare industry is changing dramatically and it is becoming more and more like any other consumer item which will sell depending on what is being offered at what price. Weiss et al. (2002) try to prove that in fact the nursing profession is being harmed by the economist outlook as the ecology of good practice is disrupted and nurses find it difficult to meet even the minimum set standards. (more…)