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The Striped Dolphin - Introductory Page I chose dolphins because they are such elegant creatures, even though wild dolphins are often dangerous. Dolphins are my favorite creatures in the world, and people ought to respect them more. They are the second smartest animal in the world. They nurture their young for most of their lives. They also socialise with any creature, unless they show signs of harm. Dolphins make very popular playmates and will come up to humans for almost anything. They rely on each other to live. They learn quickly and communicate well with one another....   [tags: Animals]
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The Bottlenose Dolphin - Have you ever wondered how the Tursiops Truncatus dolphin got its name. It got its name because it's nose, which is short and stubby. The Tursiops Truncatus' coloring is different from other dolphins. Their physical appearance is intriguing and distinctive. They have fascinating family life and eating habits. You can even see bottlenose dolphins in many places in the U.S.A. Their main home is the Pacific Ocean, but they also live in many other places. The coloring of the bottlenose dolphin is unique....   [tags: Animals]
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The Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji - ... Business revenue will decreased and jobs will be lost because the Taiji Fisherman main source of income will be lost. If the drive hunts were to stop, marine parks would lose some of their main attractions because captive dolphin’s lifespan are short due to the dolphins not being able to live as they please and swim their forty nautical miles a day in a concrete tank.1 So far, most attempts to end the hunt have been unsuccessful do to the laws about bigger whales such as Sperm and Beluga whales and other legalities do not cover the Bottlenose dolphins....   [tags: The Cove]
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Dolphin Foraging Techniques - Bottlenose dolphins are known to use sea sponges as tools when foraging for food in the ocean. This behavior is referred to as “sponging”. “Sponging” refers to when these particular dolphins put a sea sponge over their rostrum (snout area) and use it to help collect food. Different explanations have been given as to why Bottlenose Dolphins engage in this behavior. It has been perceived that young dolphins learn this behavior from their mothers. Researchers are also exploring the option that a differentiation in diving skills exists between dolphins caused by variation in the mitochondrial genes processing of proteins that are involved in the creation of the Bottlenose Dolphins’ respiratory s...   [tags: Animal Research ]
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A Comparison of Primate and Dolphin Intelligence - A Comparison of Primate and Dolphin Intelligence as a Metaphor for the Validity of Comparative Studies of Intelligence Primates and cetacean have been considered by some to be extremely intelligent creatures, second only to humans. Their exalted status in the animal kingdom has lead to their involvement in many experiments which hope to gain a better understanding of the basis of human intelligence. These experiments coupled with analysis of primate and cetaceans brain structure has lead to many theories as to the development of intelligence as a trait....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Dolphin Assisted Therapy - Dolphin assisted therapy (DAT) is a highly controversial topic in the medical world. Is it medicine or simply recreation. Whatever you might believe, you cannot deny the fact that dolphins are loving and nurturing mammals with the ability to show compassion. Along with that ability for compassion, some may claim that there is actual science, which proves that interactions with dolphins have helped to treat many patients. Most of the patients in dolphin assisted therapy are children with autism, Down's syndrome, depression, and other neurological and movement disorders....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Dolphin Safe Tuna - Dolphin Safe Tuna Tuna fishermen off the Pacific coast have been using dolphins in order to catch tuna. What occurs is fishermen set nets on specific dolphins, attempting to catch yellowfin tuna, which is found living in the same area as the dolphins. After trapping the dolphins, the fishermen simply pull them up onto the boat with the tuna and let them die. This procedure has killed nearly seven million dolphins since the 1950s. The extremely high death rate of dolphins caused the United States’ Congress to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act during the 1980s in order to suggest different ways of catching tuna....   [tags: Papers] 605 words
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The Bottle-nosed Dolphin - The Bottle-nosed Dolphin is the most studied and generally the best-known species of dolphin. Bottle-nosed dolphins are classified "Tursiops truncates" in scientific name, and belong to the family Delphinidae, in the suborder Odontoceti, order Cetacea. This animal is a very intelligent individual. Bottle-nosed dolphins are commonly found in zoos or marine parks because of their capability to perform tricks. They can jump through hoops 5 meters high because of their incredibly powerful tail....   [tags: essays research papers] 1126 words
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What is a Person? - Is a dolphin a person. Most people would automatically dismiss the question, but in reality, this question can be discussed on a very complex level revealing that the definition of a person is not so black and white. Mary Midgley sets the stage to her narrative by telling the story of a specific court case that she uses as a reference on many occasions. In May of 1977, two men set free two dolphins who were used by the University of Hawaii’s Institute of Marine Biology for experimentation. Kenneth Le Vasseur, one of the men who was standing trial, told how these dolphins were suffering through unfair conditions such as diminishing food rations, isolation from other dolphins, and loss of toys...   [tags: Dolphin Personhood]
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Foreign Languages: Animal Communication - ... And sometimes members of a pod vocalize in different patterns at the same time, much like many people chattering at a party. And just as you gesture and change facial expressions as you talk, dolphins communicate nonverbally through body postures, jaw claps, bubble blowing, and fin caresses" ("The Secret Language of Dolphins"). The complex language of dolphins is highly wedded to what they are doing, whether they are playing, scuffling, or perusing delectable fish. It is no different for humans....   [tags: foreign language, bottlenose dolphin]
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Dolphins in Captivity vs. Dolphins in the Wild - Dolphins have long been a creature of great fascination for many humans around the globe and throughout time. They were once completely wild and are now reduced by the hundreds, if not thousands, each year from various events that occur. These events range from being caught for research and used in an aquarium for human entertainment to being trapped and killed for their market value. Any of these occurrences come down to making money. Some of the similarities and differences associated with the two primary living environments known for dolphins, wild and captive, will be explored....   [tags: Dolphins] 2032 words
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Autism - In a deep, dark blue ocean, an astonishingly beautiful and colorful creature with a crescent moon body shape swims through shimmering waves of light. This mysterious animal goes to a seashore everyday to meet his life-long best friend who, unlike itself, has two legs instead of long, slippery, streamlined flukes. Now, they are sharing one of the best moments in their lives. This is the scene I have always seen in my dream whenever I wish to have a dolphin friend with whom I can freely swim and interact....   [tags: Health, Dolphin Assisted Therapies] 1846 words
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Differences Between Dolphins and Porpoises - The purpose of this paper is to distinguish the differences and similarities of Dolphins and Porpoises. "The term porpoise, whale and dolphin are often used interchangeably, but size (specifically length) is the criterion anatomists have generally used to apply the common name whale" (Dudzinski and Frohoff 2008). The paper will further seeks to identify unique characteristics that dolphins and porpoises possess and the manner in which they utilized these unique abilities to obtain food and survive in oceanic waters....   [tags: Scientific Level, Birthing Effects]
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Should Dolphins Be Granted Rights? - Should dolphins be given “Non-Person rights” as a intelligent species. Recently scientists have been calling for increased protection of dolphins because there is evidence that they are highly intelligent and capable of abstract thought; however the consequences of grating them more protection than they have now would be economically devastating. Dolphins have been regarded as a intelligent species for many years, in the last couple years there has been a lot more research into their intelligence....   [tags: Ecology]
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The Conservation of Whales and Dolphins - The Conservation of Whales and Dolphins: Science and Practice, edited by Mark P. Simmons and Judith D. Hutchinson, is a book I have decided to utilize as a foundation piece for my final paper. This book contains in-depth information from multiple authors, compiled in chapter format. The compilations discuss many global issues revolving around the cetacean species, such as the protection and conservation of these water mammals and the various ways that they are endangered or harmed. This book also contains information about numerous international organizations and departments that regulate and maintain whaling laws and marine-life policies....   [tags: water mammals, cetacean, whaling, protection]
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Analysis of Dolphins - Analysis of Dolphins Aristotle once wrote, “The voice of the dolphin in the air is like that of the human in that they can pronounce vowels and combinations of vowels, but have difficulties with the constants.” The dolphin is one amazing creature. Dolphins, whales and porpoises are all related. I am going to talk about all aspects off the dolphin from evolution and vocalization to behavior and intelligence. Dolphin fossils have been found dating back to 45-50 million years ago, which was during the early Eocene epoch era....   [tags: Papers] 1158 words
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The Morning Of The Dolphins - Taryn awoke to the buzzing of the alarm beside her bed. As her eyes adjusted to the morning light, she saw the tacky flowered wallpaper and smelled that smell of a room that had been cleaned thousands of times with the same Lysol cleaner. At first she couldn’t recollect where she was. After a few moments, Taryn remembered, she was at the Seaside Hotel. Her mother, father, and she had arrived at the little lived in hotel the night before after a 4-hour plane ride from Connecticut. Taryn loved Florida....   [tags: essays research papers] 718 words
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Characteristics of Dolphins - Characteristics of Dolphins The majority of small tooth whales are called dolphins.  “Dolphins are mammals of the order Cetacean and the families Plantanistidae and Delphinidae and include about 50 species” (Internet 1).  Most dolphin species are about 6 feet in length, the males averaging 4 to 8 inches longer than females. The longest dolphin, the bottle-nose dolphin, can reach over nine-feet in length and weight up to 440 pounds. The smallest dolphin species is the buffalo which is found in the Amazon River....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Why Kill the Dolphins? - Why Kill the Dolphins. Dolphins make up the largest and most diverse family of cetaceans. The family contains 26 recognized species of which 13 tend to have long well defined beaks and streamlined robust bodies. Many vary in size, shape, colors, beaks and flippers, as humans have various characteristics. One of the most common dolphins that are found in southern California is the bottlenose dolphin (Kelly). The bottlenose dolphin is mainly found in coastal waters between 45 degrees north and 45 degrees south, also in Northern Europe waters....   [tags: Marine Life Whaling Fishing Conservation Essays]
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The Economic Consequences of Giving Dolphins “Non-Person Rights” - The Economic Consequences of Giving Dolphins “Non-Person Rights” The United Nations declared that all humans have the right to life, liberty and shelter (citation pending. UN website). As an intelligent species should dolphins be given the same guarantees. Recently scientists have been calling for increased protection of dolphins because there is evidence that they are highly intelligent and capable of abstract thought; however the consequences of grating them Special protections of their habitats and species would be economically devastating to the fishing and shipping industries....   [tags: Ecology]
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How Intelligent Are Dolphins? - How Intelligent Are Dolphins. There is something about dolphins that fascinates me. They are some of the most intelligent and beautiful animals that I have ever seen. Their faces are so cute that every time I look at a dolphin it looks like it is smiling at me and wants to tell me something. The noises they make represent some kind of language and it makes me wonder if they can really communicate. I also want to know what kind of feeling they have and whether they have emotions. This is why I chose to do this I-search project on dolphins; the different kinds of dolphins there are, the places that they can be found and their mental abilities....   [tags: Aquariums Intelligence Essays]
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Bottlenose Dolphins - Bottlenose Dolphins This essay is NOT formatted Bottlenose dolphins are among the most vocal of the nonhuman animals and exhibit remarkable development of the sound production and auditory mechanisms. This can be seen in audition, which is shown in the animal’s highly refined echolocation ability, and in tightly organized schools in which they live that are made up by sound communication. In testing the communication skills of dolphins, extensive studies have been done on vocal mimicry, in which the animal imitates computer-generated sounds in order to test motor control in terms of cognitive ability....   [tags: Papers]
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Facts About Orca Dolphins - Facts About Orca Dolphins · Orcas are actually the largest members of the dolphin family. · The name "orca" means "demon from hell" in Greek. The scientific name is Orcinus Orca · The Orca was nick named the "Killer Whale when one was seen eating another whale. It was originally called "Whale Killer" and then was later changed to "Killer Whale". There are no confirmed records of orcas killing a human. · Orcas are estimated to live 50-60 years · They are said to be capable of setting an impressive pace of 34 mph and covering 60- 100 miles of ocean in a day....   [tags: Papers] 369 words
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SeaWorld - “Splish. Splash!” The sound of bottlenose dolphins jumping and swimming around their tank excites a family at SeaWorld as they wait to experience their first encounter with the dolphins. Every year, bottlenose dolphins bring joy to hundreds of people in both captivity and the wild, but what do people truly know about them. Bottlenose dolphins are actually unique and interesting creatures. Bottlenose dolphins are one of thirty-two species of marine dolphins (World Book 297). Their scientific name is Tursiops Truncatus....   [tags: Dolphins] 1358 words
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The Ethics of Killing an Intelligent Species - Waves of excitement roll through the arena as walls of water pound the splash zone.  The entertainers flip and dive in response to the cheers of the crowd.  Initially, the dolphins’ smile appears to reflect the mood of the audience, when in reality, the fixated expression protects a multi-million dollar industry.  The T.V. show Flippersparked a phenomenon as dolphins became in demand for entertainment, however, their world is not one of enjoyment.  Humans are not the only species capable of deception, and the dolphins’ facial facade hides the turmoil within....   [tags: Killing Dolphins 2014]
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Animal Testing - ... Chimpanzees, our closest relatives, come in with an EQ of 2.3. Bottlenose dolphins have an EQ of 4.2, and dolphins on average have a higher EQ than primates. […] Dolphins are second only to humans when it comes to brain complexity (Zimmermann).” So, how different are we, really. Hale’s The Last Distinction casts an intentionally negative light on the animal research done in the 1900’s, purposefully excluding Koko the gorilla and her achievements in ASL (American Sign Language). Hale describes a handful of sloppy, emotionally vacant experiments, rising to his horrendous climax in Herbert Terrance....   [tags: animal research, monkey, dolphins]
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Island Of The Blue Dolphins - Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell In the Pacific there is an island shaped like a big fish sunning itself in the sea. Around it, blue dolphins swim, otters play, and sea elephant and birds abound. A young Indian girl lives and waits for her people to return for her, from the land to the east. Karana with her long black hair and her dark skin, held her own on an island after her people had left for a new place. She was sure they would come back the next spring, but after two springs she learned to live on her own....   [tags: essays research papers] 706 words
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Keeping Animals out of Zoos, Water Shows, and Circuses - It is a wonderful feeling walking through the zoo looking at animals, attending the circus to watch animals do tricks, and the water shows filled with dolphins are spectacular. If organizations were to start practicing routines without animals or transferring their animals back to the wild there would be many things at stake. Children have the best reactions when they first see a tiger, elephant, or lion. Animals are placed in these confines for their safety and for the educational purposes of the public....   [tags: future generations, dolphins]
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Sonar Frecuency of the Navy to Affect Whales and Dolphins - Have you ver gone swimming with the dolphins, heard the natural sounds of the ocean while diving or seen a whale. Weither you were in the water or saw Shamu at Sea Worlk you understand the beauty of these extravagant animals. Since the late 1980’s the U.S. Military, specifically the Navy, is pushing a program that, if approved, will soon be bombarding millions of whales and dolphins around the world with intense noise. In the oceans, Whales and dolphins orient themselves and locate objects through echolocation....   [tags: essays research papers] 471 words
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Analysis of "Mirror Self-Recognition in Bottlenose Dolphins: Implications for Comparative Investigations of Highly Dissimilar Species" - Analysis of "Mirror Self-Recognition in Bottlenose Dolphins: Implications for Comparative Investigations of Highly Dissimilar Species" Studies using chimpanzees, orangutans, and humans have shown displays of self-recognition with the introduction of a mirror. The display, exhibited by these animals, shows a certain cognitive level that's hard to achieve by other animals. The experiment tested by Marino, Reiss, and Gallup, Jr. built on the idea of self-recognition by testing cetaceans, particularly bottlenose dolphins....   [tags: Papers] 374 words
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Communication and Social Behavior in the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolph - Introduction Social behavior in mammals other than humans has always been something that has fascinated not only scientists, but the general population as well. Large mammals known to exhibit similar behaviors to humans have always been popular favorites at zoos and aquariums. One particular favorite is an animal known for its social behavior and intelligence: Tursiops truncates, the bottlenose dolphin (Prevost, 1995). This cetacean has global distribution that spans all tropical and temperate marine waters with bays, sounds, estuaries, and open shorelines being the habitats most frequently inhabited, and sea grass beds being the preferred nursery locations (Prevost, 1995)....   [tags: Animals]
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Physics of Echolocation - While visiting the Grand Canyons, you couldn’t honestly tell me that you didn’t scream into the canyon just to hear your echo come back to you. Don’t be ashamed, we all do it. Many kinds of animals actually use their echo to find out where they are in a closed area or to find out if there are any other animals close by. One classic example is the bat. To understand what an echo is, you first have to understand what sound is. In Webster’s Fourth Edition College Dictionary, sound is “vibrations in air, water, etc....   [tags: physics echo echolocation] 634 words
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Animal Rights for Marine Mammals - Animal Rights for Marine Mammals Written By: Bottlenose dolphins became part of a United States Navy program in 1959 for the purpose of conducting scientific research into their sonar and hydrodynamics in hopes of getting design ideas for submarines, ship hulls and weapons. It was discovered dolphins hear and navigate in the water by using their natural sonar, which happened to be more precise than most fabricated sonar systems. In the mid-sixties, Navy dolphins were used as mail carriers to underwater laboratories in their home of San Diego, California....   [tags: essays research papers] 548 words
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Common Ground's In Linguistics And Communications - 'Two people's common ground is [...] the sum of their mutual, common, or joint knowledge, beliefs, and suppositions' (Clark: 93). With these words, Herbert Clark explains the linguistic notion in a nutshell. Common ground is indispensible to our communicating with other people and performing joint actions, as it provides the basis for the aforesaid and places it in the correct context. If, for example, marine-loving Layla goes on a trip with her boyfriend Eric to swim with dolphins, this experience and every sensation that has to do with it, adds to their shared common ground....   [tags: Herbert Clark, Analysis]
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The Atlantis Resort - The Atlantis resort is a casino and water park located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas. The resort officially opened in 1998, it’s Coral and Beach towers opened as the Trump Plaza. After the Royal towers were built the name of the resort changed to Atlantis. Later the Coral and Beach towers were refurbished to match the theme of the Royal towers. A 600-suite luxury hotel was opened on March 28, 2007, called The Cove Atlantis. The Reef Atlantis, another tower with 497 rooms, opened December 19, 2007....   [tags: Travel & Leisure]
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Save Marine Wildlife - Missing Works Cited Animals have been on the face of the Earth since the beginning. Different cultures praise them as Gods or consider them sacred. But as the years drag on, people disregard animals and put them to the curb. In America, research labs on college campuses and across the country are performing vivisection. Vivisection is when millions of "animals are dissected, infected, injected, gassed, burned, and blinded" (IDA). In Africa, poachers kill elephants only for the ivory from their tusks....   [tags: essays research papers] 1038 words
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On A Friday - On a Friday It was a cool sunny Friday morning, the air was crisp blended with a hint of winter. There was smell of warm fresh oatmeal, bacon, and scrambled eggs. The smell made its way into my room. Although it was early I still decided to get up and see what was brewing in the kitchen. I got up out of bed and shuffled in my slippers to where the scent was originating. As I walked on over, I tripped over something, my hands broke my fall. I looked toward on what tripped me, then there it was, a giant armor-wearing, sword-bearing dolphin....   [tags: essays research papers] 711 words
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La Ronde, Montreal 1967 - La Ronde, Montreal 1967 This map is taken from the Official Souvenir book of Expo '67, sold for one dollar at the fair grounds. This book advertises "three-dimensional maps in color", and depicts the various sections of the fair. Its dimensions are about eight and a half by eleven inches. La Ronde constituted the easternmost part of the Montreal exposition site, and was devoted primarily to amusement. This section was designed by a team including Joe Baker, an architect, Norman Slater, an industrial designer and light specialist, Francois Dallegret, a special effects designer, and Leonard Levitan....   [tags: Architecture History]
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Physics of Whales Swimming - Animals can't rotate like wheels on a car. They must move by oscillatory motion. The resulting flow of fluids are complex and create agonizing studies for biofluid students. These students often find themselves at the forefront on research in fluid dynamics of unsteady, complex viscous flows. Often men have marveled at the dolphins and whale and at how gracefully they moved through the water. Jim Rohr, a fluid dynamicist working for the US Navy was on an evening cruise in the waters near San Diego when he saw nature doing what scientists had failed to do in the lab: reveal water motion to the naked eye....   [tags: physics whale swim] 802 words
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Three Gorges Dam - Three Gorges Dam Director Owen Lammers calls it one of the "largest and most environmentally and socially destructive projects on Earth"(Maier, 1997). One of China’s oldest dreams is becoming its newest reality. Since 1914 the idea has arisen of damming the Yangtze River. China plans to do this with a 600-foot, cement wall which will take eleven years to complete and costs could rise to over 75 billion dollars. The dam is claimed to have many advantages for China and the Chinese. Three Gorges is expected to produce around one-tenth of the nation’s energy, without the use of coal, improving air quality....   [tags: China Nature Essays]
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Henry in Henry V - Henry in Henry V The bishops refer to Henry in the first scene as "a sudden scholar" who can "reason in divinity." Canterbury says, "The king is full of grace, and fair regard. Ely quotes "and a true lover of the holy church. The two bishops, pretty much have the same view on Henry, they think highly of him. Henry's past is described by Ely and Canterbury, the two bishops. Canterbury quotes, "Since his addiction was to cause vain, His companies unletter'd, rude, and shallow, His hours filled with riots, banquets, sports; And never noted in him any study, And retirement any sequestration, From open haunts and popularity." Ely says, "The strawberry g...   [tags: Papers] 509 words
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Evolutionary Adaptation as the Sole Reason for Sleep - Evolutionary Adaptation as the Sole Reason for Sleep The evolutionary theory claims that there is survival of the fittest, which means that whatever characteristics we have are there because they are or were once useful. Meddis (1979 suggested that we have evolved out sleep patterns. This means that we sleep because it enhances our chances of survival. There is other research that backs up this idea of our sleep patterns being evolved for our benefit. For example, it has been shown that those animals that were in danger from predators did not sleep much....   [tags: Papers] 375 words
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Ocean Discovery Teaches Animal Cruelty - At Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo, CA a new exhibit was opened to provide an interactive experience with the parks residents. These “Ocean Discovery” exhibits now include a 200,000 gallon tank containing three to five of the parks 14 Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins. The dolphins have been removed from their natural habitats deprived from an annexed refuge and placed in petting pools poorly located and smaller than that of an average living room. In these petting pools, dolphins are feed buy the visitors who reward the mammals by giving them fish in return for letting the humans touch them....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Effects of Familiarity with Category Members and Young Children’s Age on Inductive Inferences Within Natural Kinds - Induction is an important cognitive ability in which inferences extend knowledge beyond the available information (Farrar, Raney, & Boyer, 1992). For instance, knowing an object belongs to a specific category can lead to beliefs that it shares additional properties with other category members. This can be crucial to learning and interacting with the world around us and can be considered one of the most basic functions of living creatures. Induction appears early in development (Sloutsky, Kloos, & Fisher, 2007)....   [tags: Research Proposal ]
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Employing Internet and Networking in the 21st Century Classroom - “The Internet can bring the virtual world into the walls of the classroom, thus exponentially increasing the knowledge base available for practical use in teaching and learning (Kumari, 1998, p. 365). The use of the internet and online collaboration are skills that are important to employment opportunities and for “quality of life” (McManus, 2000). Regardless of the individual student’s future profession, the 21st century job market requires the ability to apply internet, collaborative, and networking skills....   [tags: Technology] 1577 words
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Investigation of South Africa - Investigation of South Africa South Africa is located in the southern part of Africa. It takes up a very large part of the African continent. [IMAGE] It is to the south of the world, it is on the southern parts of the equator and above the Antarctic. It is to the south of the U.K. [IMAGE] The South African landscape =========================== There are many landscapes in South Africa. There are desert, forest, bush land, High Mountain and sub tropical. Each region in South Africa has different landscapes....   [tags: Papers] 1395 words
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Joan of Arc's Life and Accomplishments - ... With her uncle’s help, she went and visited Robert for the first time in May, 1428, but was sent away. Robert thought Joan was crazy, as most people would. Joan asked Robert for his help to see the unsanctioned King Charles VII. She tried again in 1429 and was sent away once more (19). While Joan was waiting to speak to Robert for the third time, she made friends with many people who aided her with her mission. The Duke of Lorraine gave her money and a horse. Others helped her cut off all of her hair and dress like a man....   [tags: french history, war, witchcraft]
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The Zoo Controversy - Everybody’s been to the zoo; they’ve either enjoyed a dolphin show, or fed the penguins. Zoos have been a part of American culture for centuries. At first, a zoo could be seen as nothing more than a jail cell for animals, but today, zoos are being completely transformed. What used to be confined cages are now being revolutionized into acres of land for different species to reside in. The opponents of zoos feel that they are inhumane and harmful to animals. However, zoos are beneficial for several different reasons, including, animal conservation and captive breeding, scientific studies, healthcare, and education....   [tags: Zoology ]
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What is Intelligence? - The concept of intelligence is not generally considered to be controversial. However, it is an idea that can be very tricky to define. Different psychologists have come up with several different theories to answer the question "What is intelligence?", and, though they overlap, there is no universally accepted definition. Additionally, because it is difficult to quantitatively measure intelligence, the connotation of the word “intelligence” must be taken into account in the definition. A possible definition of intelligence is "the ability to excel in a certain area that involves rational thought." Because excellence is subjective, it is important to note that this definition requires that a...   [tags: Sociology]
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