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Ocean´s Eleven by Daniel Ocean - Ocean’s Eleven is a story about a plan by Daniel Ocean, a convicted thief, to get revenge on Terry Benedict, a casino owner who has stolen his wife Tess away from him and to get his wife back. In this story, Danny gets his revenge and gets his wife back by robbing three casinos and bargaining with Terry to win back Tess. This film is a remake of an earlier Ocean’s Eleven starring Frank Sinatra and many members of the “Rat Pack”, a group of singers, comedians and entertainers who often played together in Las Vegas in the 1950s and 1960s....   [tags: film, robbery, Daniel Ocean] 904 words
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The Importance of the Ocean - How important is the ocean. Plants that grow in the ocean produce half the oxygen all of the world’s population needs to survive (The Nature Conservancy, 2014). The Carbon dioxide the body releases is also absorbed by the ocean’s waters (The Nature Conservancy, 2014). Medicine that is used to fight cancer and cure disease is formulated from ingredients from the ocean (The Nature Conservancy, 2014). Not only does the ocean keep the people of the world healthy but it accounts for 128 billion dollars of the GDP, keeping the economy healthy also (The Nature Conservancy, 2014)....   [tags: Ocean, Marine Life, Fishes, Tuna]
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Human Impact on Ocean Productivity - Oceans flourish through increased productivity, still, potential exhaustion though extinction is casting out a possible “tragedy of commons”, hook, line, and sinker. From thriving to potential empty oceans; the environmental and human impact on our oceans remains extensive, with over one-half of the world’s fish populations being exploited, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Additionally, the expected depletion of our ocean species according to scientists within a 2006 scientific journal, predict the total collapse of all oceanic species by the year 2048 (Withgott & Laposata, 2012)....   [tags: Scientists, Ocean, Environmental Imapcts]
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Ocean Protection and Conservation - The oceans need to be protected because it is where life began and if not taken care of, life as we know it will end. When dangerous substances go into the ocean, ecosystems are suffer and become endangered along with lives of people and of marine life. Surfrider Foundation recognizes the importance of protecting and preserving the quality and biodiversity of the world's coasts because they are truly irreplaceable. There is also historical evidence of ocean pollution being present in the past, but the problem still lingers today....   [tags: Sea, Ocean Pollution]
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The Magnificent Serenity of the Ocean - Have you ever visited a place so beautiful and serene that you couldn’t imagine a more stunning place. For me, it is the shimmering and flowing waters of the ocean. The way that the deep blue waters meet the gritty beige sand leaves me in such awe. The water is like a soft blanket, comforting and inviting. The unique wildlife and vegetation that exists on the beach is something I’ve never seen anywhere else. There is no place more beautiful and thrilling than the beach. I can still remember the first time that I saw the ocean....   [tags: waters, ocean, beach, stunning, place] 880 words
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The World’s Newly Labeled Fifth Ocean - Thesis Statement The relabeling of the world’s oceans by the International Hydrographic Organization was a beneficial decision for research involving the ecosystem and important boundaries for the conservation of the marine life within the Southern ocean. Outline I. A. Key points of the introduction. 1. One benefit of relabeling the oceans of the world is that it separates an ocean that has unique features of its own. 2. The second benefit is to designate the official limits of the Southern Ocean that will help with different types of research....   [tags: Ocean Essays]
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Ocean Wave Energy: Converting the Ocean's Energy to Electrical Power - This report breaks down and compares key aspects of three separate ocean wave power generators: permanent-magnet tubular linear generators, hybrid air-wave turbine generators and wave tunnel generators. Each individual generator type is to be described and analyzed on topics such as a general background on design and functionality, applicable locations, costs and efficiency using research and diagrams to support explanations where necessary. Though these forms of power generation are not effective enough to serve as a substitute for fossil fuels entirely, they are capable of reducing human reliance on strictly fossil fuels and are thus a worthy subject to invest research into....   [tags: Ocean Wave Power, Generators]
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Hydrothermal Vents: A Precious Ocean Mystery - You see a world like no other. Life is abundant and it is all around you. There are strange creatures living in conditions that are extremely deadly. Before 1997 this world existed unknown, lurking in the dark. The only way for you to see this world is to be in a specialized submarine, otherwise you would die from heat, pressure, and extreme levels of toxins. And yet, in the hostile conditions life not only exists, it thrives. That world is here on Earth and it is like no other. The strange world described above was the deep ocean....   [tags: Hydrothermal Vents, Ocean, Earth]
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My Dream of the Ocean: A Narrative Fiction - ... Then I floated in an indigo ink sea, only using the lights and engines when necessary, checking my thermometers frequently and logging my status. I bumped into sharks, coral crusted rocks and sunken ships. Content was discovered in the silent water. For I was happily insulated by a magical skin that was both stronger than steel and softer than memory foam. Five months in, I noticed we were sinking. When I looked out, there was a giant octopus hugging the Moby, sharp beak scraping against the curved sides as trying to shove it in his mouth....   [tags: water, boat, repairs, ocean] 1866 words
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2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake - The 9.0 magnitude Indian Ocean earthquake was caused by subduction under the Indian Ocean. Earthquakes are usually caused by convection currents leading to subduction/convergent currents. Convection currents is caused by magma rising from the deepest part of the earth, then slowly cooling, sinking again then re-heating, then rising upwards basically repeating the rising and cooling then re-heating cycle over and over again. The plates are separated from each other and they move apart, the plates then obviously hit another plate right next to it causing subduction....   [tags: earthquake, indian ocean, convection current]
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What´s Ocean Acidification? - Introduction The oceans of the earth are a massive part of the natural cycles that make this planet habitable. They regulate global temperatures, absorb carbon dioxide, provide a home for millions of plants and animals that make up various levels of the food chain, and so much more. They are a resource given for us to use and benefit from, however, it is also a resource that needs to be protected. It is the fountain of life for the planet and drastic changes to the makeup of the oceans could be detrimental to life as we know it....   [tags: Impacts, Causes, Solutions, Ocean]
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Blue Ocean Strategy - Blue ocean strategy is a strategy that aims to make the competition irrelevant by finding ways to generate uncontested market space (Media Marketing, 2012). By implementing this strategy, a company is being forced to align their process related to production, costs and costs activities (Media Marketing, 2012). By utilizing the blue ocean strategy, Ambang Mata will achieve higher returns and also may continue to survive in the market. One of the strategy being suggested was setting up a research and development department (R&D) may also very helpful in analyzing the current market trend as well as developing a new products....   [tags: Business, Ambang, Blue-Ocean]
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The Sea of Change: An Increase in Ocean Acidification - The ocean is the largest ecosystem on the planet, it covers 70% of the Earth’s surface and accounts for approximately 91% of all water found on the planet. Because of it’s large and staggering appearance, it is frequently misinterpreted to be a stable and resilient environment unaffected by humans. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The ocean is not only dynamic and sensitive, but it is also severely impacted by our lifestyle choices. Ocean acidification, which refers to the reduction of pH levels in the ocean is caused by an uptake of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.(NOAA) Ocean acidification alters the ocean’s chemical makeup creating a slightly more acidic pH level; this process ha...   [tags: ocean, ph level, carbon emission, water]
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The Hazards of Ocean Pollution - The Hazards of Ocean Pollution Basic Facts Ocean Pollution is a serious issue in today's global politics. The delicate balance of Earth's ecosystem is put in jeopardy when the ocean is not clean. Problem evolving from ocean pollution directly harm marine life and indirectly affect human health and the Earth's many valuable resources. Ocean Pollution is a Broad term that encpompasses any and all foregin matter that directly or indirectly makes its way into the ocean. This includes everything from the extreme: oil spills, Toxic Waste dumping and industrial dumping-- to the small scael: human activities and basic carelessness....   [tags: Ocean Pollution] 798 words
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Analysis on the Ocean Full of Bowling Balls by J.D. Salinger - Anyone with genuine interest in literature, has heard about the recent leakage of Three Stories, a collection of three short stories written by famous American writer, J. D. Salinger. While I do not support the fact, that those are now known to general public despite author’s wishes for the stories not to be published until 50 years after his death, I cannot say, that I wasn’t thrilled when I heard they leaked. I will only focus on one of the three stories here, namely The Ocean Full of Bowling Balls, precursor to the famed The Catcher in the Rye, taking place on the day of Allie’s death....   [tags: bowling ball, ocean, life, death] 849 words
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Modeling Ocean Acoustic Tomography - Modeling Ocean Acoustic Tomography Ocean acoustic tomography is a recent scientific breakthrough in the last thirty years. This usage of this tomography is key because of the major affect the oceans play on the Earth’s biosphere. Water takes up about 75% of the world and plays a role in land temperature variance and seasonal climate changes. In 1965, scientists pictured the ocean’s general circulation being large slow-moving currents like the Gulf Stream. These conclusions were based on periodic observations....   [tags: Science Ocean Tomography Essays Papers]
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An Ocean Apart, a World Away written by Lensey Namioka - An Ocean Apart, a World Away written by Lensey Namioka was such a fascinating demonstration of persuading readers to go on Summary An Ocean Apart, a World Away written by Lensey Namioka was such a fascinating demonstration of persuading readers to go on and pursuing your own dreams. It was published in 2002 by Dell Laurel-Leaf, who is an imprint of Random House Children’s books in New York. This book that I had just read was mostly about this one Chinese girl named Xueyan who is also known as Yanyan, or Shelia in her school....   [tags: An Ocean Apart, a World Away] 1017 words
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Plastic and the Ocean - ... Supposedly, 80% of garbage comes from land-based sources and 20% throw out from the sea ships. Theoretically, waste from the Western coast of North America moves to the whirlpool centre approximately in five years and in a year or less from the East coast of Asia. By the time plastic has arrived to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, it splits into small pieces under influence of the sun and salt-water. Therefore, it is an incorrect representation that the garbage patch is as an island of plastic on which it is almost possible to walk....   [tags: debris, trash, coast, effects] 833 words
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Aliens of the Ocean - Many people view jellyfish as small monstrosities, due to their uncommon feature in this common world. Despite the perceptions people have of jellyfish, they are extremely important in marine life. Jellyfish are also food for many marine animals making life in the ocean a continuous cycle. Jellyfish play an important part globally and in order to make sense of jellyfish, it is important to know what jellyfish are, how they live, how to treat their stings, and the benefits of the species. With this knowledge, it is clear that jellyfish are not our enemy....   [tags: jellyfish, tentackles, marine life]
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Aliens of the Ocean - Jellyfish are also an important part to some people’s diet. While Americans may not eat jellyfish, many people across the world do. Jellyfish are cooked and prepared all throughout the world. Who would have known these alien like creatures could be good for not only the marine diet, but the human diet as well. Common jellyfish that are eaten are the Cannonball (Deane). Though to eat a jellyfish you have to process them which takes a few days if professional and almost a week if you are doing it on your own at home....   [tags: jellyfish, people´s diet, lethal]
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Rainforests of the Ocean - ... Symbiosis can be harmful, beneficial, or neutral to one species or both species. This particular case of symbiosis is classified as mutualism, in which both participants of the relationship benefit. The coral offers a home for the zooxanthellae while the zooxanthellae provides energy to the coral by providing nutrients from photosynthesis. The zooxanthellae gives some of it’s the food it had produced from photosynthesis to the coral. Because coral can only grow where a light source is abundant and frequent, the coral also offers a great source of sunlight for the zooxanthellae....   [tags: coral reefs, living organism] 948 words
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The Ocean - The world's ocean covers about 70% of the Earth's surface. It is use to produce us many things. It is more than a place to swimming, sailing and other recreation. The ocean serves as a source of energy, raw materials and most of all food like fish and seaweed. In this essay I will talk about "What are our ocean resources and the importance of the oceans in the future." First, our largest resource in the ocean is food. There are two different kinds of food in the ocean, such as marine plants and marine animals....   [tags: Informative Essay] 1243 words
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Ocean Acidification: Impact of CO2 on Ocean Water - Introduction: Human activities have led to an exponential increase in the use of fossil fuel. The benefits of using fossil fuels are short lived in comparison to its long-term negative effects. In the last couple of decades, the major consumption of fossil fuel played a significant role in the rise of concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. Roughly two trillion metric tons of CO2 have been emitted in the atmosphere and over a quarter of these got mixed with the ocean water resulting in ocean acidification (Buffie and Carr, 2010)....   [tags: shells, fossil fuel]
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Humans Need to Preserve The Ocean - ... In each of these two categories there are subcategories, the animal’s category will be further explained in the fallowing paragraph. In the plants subcategories there are plants that have roots, and attached themselves to the sea floor, and plants that have not roots, and just drift with the water. (Network) The plants with or without roots that in shallow water, because the plants need sunlight to survive and perform photosynthesis which is a process in which plants take in carbon dioxide and water, and have a byproduct of oxygen....   [tags: scuba unit, submarine, sea life]
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The Effects of Ocean Pollution on the Environment - Our oceans take a large beating every day by the extremely large amount of pollution humans produce. Our society easily dumps their waste into the oceans to dispose of the excessive amount of garbage, sewage, and chemicals, but this small and simple solution is creating an even bigger problem. The way humans dispose of their wastes is causing the death of our beloved marine life. Not only are we killing off our animals, our food source, and our resources, we are also minimizing our usable water....   [tags: severe dumping]
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Poetry Analysis: "Apostrophe to the Ocean" - The poem, “Apostrophe to the Ocean,” is one of the most renowned masterpieces of George Gordon Byron, which conveys the author’s love for nature by including his unique, romantic style of writing. As this poem is entirely dedicated to the mighty ocean, the main subject of this work is about man versus nature. George Byron also discusses his views about the industrialization; throughout the poem, he hints on the deleterious effects of human exploitations. Therefore, the poem, “Apostrophe to the Ocean,” paints George Byron’s view of the concept – man versus nature – by revealing his belief: the power of nature is insurmountable....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Ocean Wave Energy as an Alternative - With the energy costs increasing and the available resources depleting many people are looking towards other renewable, easily derived energy resources. With this searching many people have looked toward ocean energy. Ocean energy is an ideal resource meeting the requirements people set when looking for new sources. Although the technology is still being developed and evolved, with the technology known ocean energy has already shown to be more prospective than other energy sources already in use....   [tags: Energy]
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Water Pollution: Plastic in the Ocean - Water pollution has had devastating effects on the environment, which include irreversible effects to the oceans ecosystem. People often underestimate the importance of the ocean. They don’t realize how much damage pollution has caused to the ocean and the thousand of creatures that inhabit it. Earth is a huge place, but resources are actually very limited and will not last forever; unless there is a balance. We must protect the resources we have in order for them to last into the next generation....   [tags: environment, biodegration, debri]
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Slica in the Southern Ocean - Silica in the Southern Ocean The ocean is teeming with a near incomprehensible variety of life that can thrive in a number of environments in many different ways. The basis for any ecosystem starts with the smallest of organisms that rely on nutrients being brought to them from the ocean. One of the important nutrients that organism rely on is silica. Certain organisms use silica to live and while that may not seem like much, silica’s role in the ocean, especially in the Southern Ocean, has a global impact....   [tags: ecosystem, silica, organism] 1319 words
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Impact of Global Warming on the Ocean - The ocean is the largest water body that covers 70% of the Earth’s surface. In this giant pool, thousands of known and unknown species thrive and create massive food web and environment. For several centuries ocean had and still is providing us with seafood, salt, minerals, transportation, and even leisure. However, in return, humans had leaked toxic chemicals, dumped trash, over-captured fishes and sea organisms, and destroyed environment and geography. Also, due to humans’ ever growing carbon usage from burning fossil fuel had made Earth and ocean temperature unnaturally hot....   [tags: environmental issues]
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Commentary on The Blue Ocean Strategy - Introduction This paper is an attempt to explore the Blue Ocean Strategy which surfaced in the year 2004 and within a few months, it revolutionised thinking patterns and decision making processes of many firms around the world. The terms “red oceans” and “blue oceans” became the part of the business dictionary and many business related journals started using these terms. It links to the themes of “critical response” and “critical thinking” because the very creation of Blue Ocean Strategy is a challenge or disapproval of the entire field of strategic management, the field of study which has been studied, explored and discussed by many well-known authors over the past five decades and even b...   [tags: Marketing, Industry, Competition]
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Multiple Types of Ocean Pollution - Ocean pollution is an out of sight, out of mind kind of situation. Pollution enters the ocean through how humans dispose of waste, accidents and carelessness. Ocean pollution destroys everything and there are multiple types of ocean pollution. There’s thermal, oil, plastic, and chemical pollution. Over 80% of ocean pollution is from land based activates which are careless. Ocean pollution causes hundreds of deaths to ocean plants and animals because of human negligence to the ocean. Each living person generates an average 2.2 tons (22t) of domestic waste every year and a lot of that waste ends up in the ocean....   [tags: oil pollution, chemicals, domestic waste] 631 words
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Ocean Currents: Wind and Convection - There are two causes of ocean currents: wind and convection. The more important of the two is convection. The act of convection in a fluid is the tendency of a heated part of the fluid to rise up due to the fact the it is less dense and it is replaced by cooler fluid which is then heated, rises up, and again replaced by cooler fluid. There has been plenty of recent research on the topic of ocean currents and convection, some of which might change the way we view the ocean. In this paper I will explain exactly what convection is, I will explain how and why it makes such a drastic effect in our ocean, and I will discuss the latest research that has been done on ocean currents....   [tags: Sea, Density]
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The Ocean's Future is in Trouble - The oceans are in trouble. The animals and plants are in danger of being killed. People are also being harmed by toxins in the water. Why is this happening. The ocean is full of trash and other forms of pollution from humans like noise pollution. The ocean is not a garbage can, people. People are creating too much trash and a lot of it is ending up in the oceans. What can be done about this. People could create less garbage. The environment could be helped by taking simple steps like bring your own bags to the grocery store or carry a reusable water bottle....   [tags: pollution, garbage, environment] 2095 words
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Horizontal and Vertical Ocean Currents - Horizontal and vertical ocean currents Ocean currents are horizontal or vertical movement of both surface and deep water throughout the world’s oceans (Briney, n.d.). The primary generating forces are wind and differences in water density caused by variations in temperature and salinity. Currents generated by these forces are modified by factors such as the depth of the water, ocean floor topography and deflection by the rotation of the Earth. Horizontal currents are wind driven, fast moving and carries small amount of water; while, vertical currents are slow moving, density driven and carries large bodies of water....   [tags: surface current, winds, warm air]
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The Functions of Corals in the Ocean - Corals are one of the most important aquatic organisms in the ocean due to their versatility. Corals provide habitats for many species of fish to live and spawn; the fish are consumed by 30 to 40 million people and are also sold as pets, providing food and an income for people. The also control carbon dioxide in the ocean, by turning it into their limestone shell, and buffer the coast from strong currents, these reefs are called barrier reefs. Each reef in itself is very diverse. Corals are living structures that are made out of thousands of invertebrates (Campbell, Urry, Cain, Wasserman, Minorsky, Jackson & Reece, 2011)....   [tags: coral, reef, zooxanthallae] 2342 words
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Analysis of The Ocean at the End of the Lane - ... It was a suicide that occurred due to knowledge of money being owed to a friend because of a gambling addiction. The narrator and Lettie spend a tremendous amount of time together. There was a time when a coin became stuck in the narrator’s throat overnight, causing him to choke, so he turned to Lettie for help. With the help of Lettie she agreed. The two of them decided that they would go on a journey together but Lettie was nervous and told the narrator never to let go of her hand. As time passed he did let go and she was scared but it was due to something being once again stuck in his foot....   [tags: remembers, reminisce, location, house] 537 words
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My Search for Gold in the Ocean - When I was young I never let my disadvantage discourage me from chasing my dreams. I am colorblind but now I am sitting on an elegant two thousand dollar couch, telling you my story, without a complaint in the world. The boat bobbed up and down as we chugged against immense waves. We were heading out thirty-five miles of Key West. I was never frightened with those hunts but that day I had an unpleasant feeling. When the engine sputtered to a stop I went to grab my tank. After I got all suited up and I plunged into the ocean after the other divers with the same concept in mind....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Essay About Myself] 616 words
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Review on Blue Ocean Strategy - ... This strategy seem challenging since this strategy focus on capture new market and new demand, which it’s required extra efforts in term of innovation of products and promotion in order to make customers realize about their product. Even there are some discussions about the blue ocean strategies; however, based on my review on customers comment said that the practical guidance on how to create them is limited. Therefore, without usual analytic framework which can be used as guidelines to create blue oceans as well as effective principles to manage risk, creating blue oceans viewed as too risky for managers to pursue as strategy for their company....   [tags: marketing and business strategies]
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Trade in the Indian Ocean Basin - ... Stories of Almeida’s conquest in the city of Mombasa were also shared. Trade and the future outlook of trade must have been strong along the Swahili coast as Pedro de Anaya and his men stayed even while a great deal of them were effected by illness. If trade was not strong, he would have pulled out and the King of Portugal would not have promised more Christians to come. Another account, this one by Duarte Barbosa in 1518, sheds light on the Vijayanagar Kingdom. Barbose describes the area as an “endless number of merchants and wealthy men.” A diamond mine located there with a large amount of trade in other precious stones coming from Ceylon and Hormuz....   [tags: merchandise, pepper, precious stones] 530 words
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The Narwhal: The Unicorn of the Ocean - ... There was an incident in Canada that caused the Narwhal population to decrease substantially. Jaymi Heimbuch (2008) says that, “In a heartbreaking move, the Canadian government decided it would rather allow 500 Narwhals to be shot one by one at an air hole in the ice, rather than bring in icebreakers to help free the whales.” They could have also killed the Narwhals to receive money from the ivory and other parts of the Narwhal. Evidence indicating there is a problem The Narwhal population is approximately at 50,000 in the whole world....   [tags: monodon monoceros, problem, hunters]
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Ocean Habitats and Plastic Pollution - ... A free spirited animal who loves to frolic in the waves and call out to its friends dies on a daily basis because of ocean plastics. It is not the seals’ fault because their natural habitats are slowly being overpopulated with plastic. The main problem seals face is the fact that they have nowhere to turn so plastic becomes natural part of their habitat when it is not. Seals eat the plastic they mistake for their natural diet of fish and soon create the same ideal ending as the albatross chicks before them....   [tags: damage, clean up, oceans] 800 words
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Annotated Bibliography on Ocean Pollution - Annotated Bibliography "An Ocean Of Trash." Scholastic Action 33.12 (2010): 16. MasterFILE Complete. Web. 31 Jan. 2014. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the largest garbage dump in the world. According to estimates made by experts, the patch holds approximately three and a half million tons of garbage. Majority of this garbage is made of plastic. This waste is a threatening problem to the patch’s surrounding wildlife. Many animals are caught in the floating pieces of trash and it is the cause of the deaths of about one million birds and about one hundred thousand other sea animals....   [tags: waste, toxins, plastic] 3269 words
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Modern Piracy on Ocean Voyages - Are you concerned about pirate attacks on your ocean voyages. Although it may only seem like a good movie plot, the threat of piracy still exists. Nowadays, pirate incidents are often not covered in mainstream media. One researcher commented on the topic, saying that piracy has “…been romanticized in such films as Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean” (Lunsford, “What Makes Piracy Work?”). Nevertheless, pirates have proved their aggressive behavior through history and their effects on society. Modern and past pirates share similarities and differences, and countries around the world are looking for ways to control the issue before it spreads....   [tags: somalia, pirates, sea violence]
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Indian Ocean: The Maldives Islands - Many people have taken a great interest in a particular area called the Maldives. The Maldives is a group of islands that is located in the Indian Ocean, just off the tip of India. The Maldives is a desired tropical destination which deeply invests millions of dollars in attempt to cater to the republic's tourism (Zubair et al. 2011). Even though the Maldives Republic boasts of an excellent tourist destination, there has been a problem that keeps getting worse. The islands are threatened by the constant sea level changes as it is rising....   [tags: tourism industry, disaster, tsunami]
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Ramifications of Ocean Acidification - Ocean acidification is an increasing problem that many people do not realize or understand. Ocean acidification is a result of excessive amounts of anthropogenic carbon dioxide dissolving in the ocean. The carbon cycle helps dissolve carbon dioxide into ocean water for photosynthetic sea creatures, however, too much goes in and not enough comes out. The excess carbon dioxide reacts with the water to form carbonic acid, which is a weak acid (Ocean Carbon Uptake). Carbonic acid has such an unstable bond that it loses a proton and decomposes into two bicarbonate anions and a hydrogen cation....   [tags: environmental issues]
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What's Causing Ocean Acidification? - Ocean acidification is defined as “…the perturbation to the ocean carbonate system directly caused by ocean uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to the atmosphere.” (Turley) Overtime, our oceans have become more acidic due to rapidly evolving technology and a growing dependence on fossil fuel. In fact, our “oceans have become 26% more acidic since the start of the Industrial Revolution.” (Cullinane) Unfortunately, this acidity continues to rise and “…the pH of surface oceans…is projected to drop another 0.3–0.4 pH units by the end of this century, [which] has not occurred for more than 20 million years of Earth's history.” (Guinotte) Why our oceans today so acidic and what...   [tags: fossil fuel, ph levels, industrial revolution]
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Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion - ... Then cold deep seawater is sent through a second heat exchanger, which condenses the vapor back into its liquid state that is recycled through the system. The second OTEC system is the open cycle system. The open cycle system utilizes the tropical oceans natural warm salt water to generate electricity. The warm seawater is pumped into a low-pressure container where it boils, which the steam then drives the turbine which is attached to a electrical generator. The steam is then condensed back into its liquid state by deep cold ocean water....   [tags: electricity, generator, cost] 702 words
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The Ocean's Pollution Problem - The Ocean’s Pollution Problem There is a “dead zone” the size of New Jersey in the Gulf of Mexico in which aquatic life cannot survive (Walls – Thumma). There is a garbage patch the size of Texas in the Pacific Ocean. Dead zones and garbage patches are just some examples of the horrific effects that water pollution has on life of all sorts. Every day, millions of sea critters, as well as humans, are victim to a harder life at the hand of pollution. With all the great that plastic does for humans, it has also proven itself catastrophic for all living organisms on Earth....   [tags: environmental issues]
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Deep Sea Ocean Life - With the help of international crews and scientist as well as post war era naval technologies, we’re able to finally find out what lies beneath the great oceans. In 1977, under the direction of Bob Ballard, a navigation group from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Scripps Institute of Oceanography and researchers from Oregon State joined together aboard the Knorr. Over the Galápagos Rift with Alvin the world’s first deep-sea manned submersible they had plans to find such venting systems. At latitude 21 degrees North the Alvin reached 9,200 feet (2.8km) at the bottom where a computer read out a curious 7.6 degrees Celsius (Cone, 83)....   [tags: Research Paper, Marine Biology]
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Ocean Acidification - Ocean acidification a the process in which anthropogenic carbon dioxide is dissolved in the ocean to a point where it creates a dilute solution of carbonic acid. Although, dilute the solution does cause the ocean to become more acidic. The ocean is referred to as a “carbon sink” because almost a third of manmade carbon carbon dioxide has been dissolved in the ocean. The carbonic acid decomposes and creates a hydrogen ion and a bicarbonate ion. The bicarbonate ion in the case of corals impedes the process of calcification....   [tags: carbonic acid, pH, sea, chemicals, acidity]
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Ocean Fertilization - What is ocean fertilization. Ocean fertilization is characterized as a way to use to ocean as a carbon sink through the introduction of iron to the water, theoretically reducing the release of carbon into the atmosphere and therefore reducing global warming. This theory of iron fertilization has been around since the 1920’s and was made popular by John Martin of WHOI in the 1980’s. Martin proposed two hypotheses with the first being that high nutrient, low chlorophyll (HNLC) areas are that way due to inefficient amounts of iron concentrations....   [tags: Environment, Global Warming]
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An Abundance of Services the Ocean bring to the Planet - The tremendous impact that oceans have on our planet engender how we live our lives on this earth. In this aspect we can agree that our lives depend on oceans and their many contributions to the earths environmental services. Incidentally, oceans take up more than two thirds of the total world; other than giving us a form of outdoor recreation from our daily stressful lives it's an immense structure that makes our regal earth blue. By the same token, without the oceans we would not be able to breathe, thus suffocating resulting in the earth being an inanimate matter in the solar system....   [tags: oceans, marine biology, aquaculture] 1016 words
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The World's Biggest Landfill: The Pacific Ocean - 100 million tons of plastic is generated every year, and ten percent of it ends up in our oceans. Every square mile in this area hosts 46,000 pieces of floating plastic. The world’s biggest landfill is sadly in the Pacific Ocean. Humans have been carelessly polluting the earth’s oceans for countless years with items such as plastic bags, water bottles, foam packaging, fishing nets, rope, etc. The Pacific Trash Vortex, consisting of two garbage patches, known as the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch and the Western Pacific Garbage Patch, is a place where slowly degrading trash, dead fish, birds and marine mammals all swirl around like a clock....   [tags: plastic, vortex, garbage] 1286 words
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Blue Ocean Strategy- A Marketing Book - ... The only thing required is to walk through the challenge of conceptualizing, blue oceans, in a smart and responsible way. As there are neither permanent, excellent companies nor industries. To achieve profits through blue oceans, it is essential that the company conduct a self-analysis of steps that had desired returns, and the way of simulating them systematically, over a repeated period to achieve Blue Ocean opportunities. Most marketing executives would argue that blue ocean opportunities are depleted in the modern world....   [tags: literary analysis, marketing moves, businesses]
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The Acidification of the Ocean off California’s Coast - The California coast is a thriving ecosystem, both beneath the sea and in the cities that line its shore. For the purposes of our discussion, we will focus on mussels as an example species. Mussels, as we speak are being harmed by ocean acidification, and the damage is becoming more and more costly to our ecosystem. Global climate change, more commonly referred to as global warming, is an important factor in ocean acidification. At its most basic, climate change is the result of previously unheard of levels of carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere and creating a greenhouse effect within the earth’s atmosphere....   [tags: Global Climate Change, Ecosystem Damage]
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A Perfect Day in the Ocean - A Perfect Day in the Ocean As I watch, the waves from the shore look fun and almost innocent as they crest and then crash over one another. I can taste the salt in they air and watch little rainbows glisten through the prisms of the ocean’s spray. The warm ocean water toward the shore is covered with foam and bubbles from the rumbling waves as children and their families play in the gritty tan colored sand. I think to myself, “This is perfect”. I make the final preparations on my Yamaha Waverunner....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples] 955 words
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The Importance of Ocean Currents to Survival on Planet Earth - Earth has been called the blue planet and not without reason. The ocean covers about three quarters of the earth’s surface and plays a vital role in our survival. It bounty feeds millions of people daily. Its surface absorbs more than ninety five percent of the solar radiation that reaches our planet. It is integral to the water cycle and it regulates our planets climate. But none of these roles would be fulfilled without the movement of the ocean. The currents, ribbons of movement within the greater body of water, provide the means with which our ocean distributes the nutrients and energy necessary for continued life upon earth....   [tags: Science, Oceanography]
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Thermal and Tidal Ocean Energy - The Oncoming Age of Ocean Energy: Thermal and Tidal With oil being depleted and people crying out in horror at the prices of energy society needs a new source of energy, the ocean. The ocean provides so much energy it can power up the world’s consumption of oil by ten fold by one day’s worth of storing. Currently there are two ways that are in practice: tidal and ocean thermal. But these two practices are in their infant stages and are in need of much funding. Isn’t the initial cost of sustaining such a project worth the bearing if one is learning that their source of energy is becoming bankrupt....   [tags: Power Clean Energy Global Warming]
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