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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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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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Ocean - Oceans Disciplines: Science (Earth’s physical characteristics), Social Studies (Physical environments), English (Research), Math (Add or subtract using decimals and percents) Grade Level: 4th Grade Duration: Three weeks Description: An urban school setting consisting of mostly minority students in a general education classroom. Brainstorming Cognitive Map: (See attached paper) Content Overview: The Ocean is the great body of water that covers 71 per cent of the earth’s surface. It is also referred to as the sea....   [tags: essays research papers] 1065 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 Fertilization - ... Some of these gases are DMS (dimethyl sulfide), nitrous oxide and methane. During an experiment in the Southern Ocean, where many oceanic fertilization research projects had been done, Peter Liss, et.al. tested the trace gases resulting from fertilization and concluded as to how they may affect climate change. In the case of DMS, it has the potential to increase with iron fertilization from 3 to 8 times as much as normal. An increase in DMS can assist in temperature reduction from 1 to 2 degrees Celsius which is obviously moving in the right direction when it comes to climate mitigation....   [tags: Environment, Global Warming]
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The Ocean's Fury - ... The scattered waste blocked warning, rescue, and aid efforts for an extended period of time, causing the injured to succumb to injuries over the days that followed. The salt water filtered into the human supply compromising the system and farmland was left unusable from the soaking salt-water waves. The physical toll on the land and the human casualties were both factors in the social and economic challenges that followed in the year after the disaster. The socio-economic effects of the tsunami have been recorded from numerous post studies and interviews of survivors....   [tags: Meteorology ]
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Ocean Deep - Snelgrove and Grassle in The Deep Sea: Desert and Rainforest published in Oceanus, volume 38 in 1995 argue that the popular belief that the deep sea is little more than an “ocean desert” is a pure fallacy. Contrary to such thinking a multitude of benthic organisms dwell on the ocean bottom; despite the frigid temperatures and high pressure, a large heterogeneity of creatures, rivaling in variety and number those inhabiting tropical rainforests, thrive in this environment. The “analogy of the ocean desert” arose from the technologically inadvanced photographs and sampling equipment prior to the 1960’s (25)....   [tags: essays research papers] 532 words
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chemistry (ocean) - What is an iceberg. Why are they blue or green. An iceberg is a large floating block of freshwater ice that has broken off the edge of a glacier and been carried out to sea; about 90% of its mass lies under the water. The bluish streaks of clear, bubble free ice often seen in icebergs results from the refreezing of melt water which fills crevasses formed in the glacier as it creeps over land. The ice is blue because of the natural light scattering characteristics of pure ice. Occasionally airborne dust or dirt eroded from land ends up on the glacier surface eventually forming a noticeably darkened brown or black layer (in any orientation) within the ice of a floating iceberg....   [tags: essays research papers] 872 words
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Ocean's Eleven - Ocean’s Eleven Path-goal Theory In "Ocean’s Eleven" Steven Soderbergh did a great job as a director in keeping the audience interested throughout the whole movie time. Path-goal theory of leader effectiveness can be easily applied to the movie. The path-goal theory by Robert House holds that the leader can affect group’s performance, satisfaction and motivation by offering rewards for achieving goals, clarifying paths towards these goals and removing obstacles to performance. After being released from prison, Danny Ocean (Clooney) finds out that Las Vegas kingpin Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia) is seeing his ex-wife Tess (Julia Roberts)....   [tags: Movies Film] 1638 words
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The Ocean Environment - Ocean Environment The sea is the most obvious feature of the earth's surface. Approximately seventy percent of this surface is covered by water, in one way or another. Beneath this water are the familiar sands of the beaches, bottoms of bays, and the inshore ocean. Farther offshore this water covers an amazing submarine topography of underwater canyons, trenches, mountains, and plains. Unlike the continents, which are physically separated from one another, the oceans are continuous and interconnected....   [tags: Marine Environment Essays] 2939 words
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The Calling of the Ocean - She opened the door and a scream was unleashed, she saw her father hanging. Death had come knocking at their door, there was her father, hanging dead, emotionless, his beady lifeless eyes staring at his daughter. Lily turned around and heard her mother’s frantic footsteps making their way up the wooden staircase. Lily stood by the door of her father’s study with glimmering tears running down her cheeks. “What’s the matter darling. “ asked her mother. Lily could say nothing, she felt paralysed there was nothing she could do....   [tags: Creative Writing Short Story] 1468 words
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Poetry Analysis: "Apostrophe to the Ocean" - ... He describes his rapturous fascination and his overwhelming love for nature. The writer notes: “There is a rapture on the lonely shore/ There is society where none intrudes/ By the deep Sea, and music in its roar/ I love not Man the less, but Nature more” (2–5). Furthermore, he reflects his perplexing thoughts about humanity because he cannot conceal his overflowing emotion toward the nature in front of the progressive industrialization. The second and third stanzas discuss the major conflict of the poem: man versus nature....   [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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Ocean Dead Zones - ... The wind is now pushing areas without oxygen to shallow waters and closer to shore (Pope). So, instead of taking oxygen to the dead zones, the winds are separating the oxygen from waters without oxygen. Therefore making these dead zones greater. The climate changes are causing dead zones in places like South Africa and Chile, as well. However, the biggest cause for dead zones are synthetic fertilizer runoffs from farms. Most farmers and gardeners are now using synthetic fertilizers in order to go ‘green’....   [tags: Ecology]
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Gliding Through the Ocean - Title A scuba diver, submerged under water and surrounded by a multitude of colorful fish, is in his element. To him, nothing compares to the majesty of the sea. The life and all the fish that thrive at the bottom of the sea fascinate him. Just above the top of the ocean, another man stands on the sand, reveling in the splendor of the sky. In his hand, a long string stretches into the clouds and connects with a magnificent kite. Each man believes his atmosphere to be the most wonderful of all. In the diver’s eyes, the fish enhance the beauty of the ocean, while the man on shore gives kites the credit for brightening the sky....   [tags: Ecology] 818 words
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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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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] 616 words
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Plastic Garbage Dump in the Pacific Ocean - Plastic Garbage Dump in the Pacific Ocean Table of Contents Introduction 1. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch 1.1. Distribution of plastic objects into the Pacific Ocean 1.2. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch characteristic 1.3. The discovery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch 2. Effects on wildlife 2.1. Characteristics of plastics 2.2. Plastic with marine birds and animals 3. Examples of reducing the plastic garbage 3.1. Clean up 3.2. Law toward solving plastic pollution 4. Recommendations 5. Conclusion References 1....   [tags: Environment, Water Pollution]
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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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Importance of the Ocean in Chopin's Awakening - Importance of the Ocean in Chopin's Awakening        In Kate Chopin's novel, The Awakening, Chopin uses the motif of the ocean to signify the awakening of Edna Pontellier. Chopin compares the life of Edna to the dangers and beauty of a seductive ocean. Edna's fascinations with the unknown wonders of the sea help influence the reader to understand the similarities between Edna's life and her relationship with the ocean. Starting with fear and danger of the water then moving to a huge symbolic victory over it, Chopin uses the ocean as a powerful force in Edna's awakening to the agony and complexity of her life....   [tags: Chopin Awakening Essays]
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The Components of the Ocean Biome - The Components of the Ocean Biome A biome, also known as life zones, consists of all plants, animals, and other organisms, as well the physical enviorment in a particular area. A biome is characterized by its plant life, climate, and location. The climate and physical features determine the boundaries of a biome. A biome is made up of many different ecosystems. The ecosystems tend to have the same plants and animals as neighboring biomes around the boundaries. The oceans and seas form the marine biome, the world's largest biome....   [tags: Papers] 415 words
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The Ocean Ranger Oil Disaster - The Ocean Ranger The Ocean Ranger was an offshore exploration oil drilling platform that sank in Canadian waters 315 kilometres southeast from St. John's Newfoundland, on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland on February 15, 1982, with 84 crewmembers onboard. The Ocean Ranger was the largest semi-submersible, offshore exploration, oil drilling platform of the day. Built in 1976 by Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, it operated off the coasts of Alaska, New Jersey, Ireland, and in November 1980 moved to the Grand Banks....   [tags: Environment] 983 words
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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 Titanic - Depth of the Heart of the Ocean - The Titanic - Depth of the Heart of the Ocean "Ahh, open your heart to me, Rose," pleads Caledon Hockley of the young Rose in James Cameron's film, Titanic, just after he gives her a most expensive diamond. The actor Billy Zane plays Hockley as a callous, jaded, been-there-done- that sophisticate who seems to want her heart simply because he believes it is for sale and he has a right to it. His blindness to higher motives in love totally disqualifies him from being worthy of Rose DeWitt Bukater, played by Kate Winslet....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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Technology Swells Ocean Exploration - Technology Swells Ocean Exploration Railroads and computers. So, not only what to these have in common, but also what are they doing in paper about computers. Well to start, the Professor did say to have fun with the paper. Secondly, the guns show how long technology takes to evolve and than how quick evolution can happen. It took centuries to go from smooth bore to rifled bore in the guns. Flintlock gun were still being used at the start of the American Civil War, 1861. By the time the war ended, 4 years later, percussion guns were in style....   [tags: Technology Evolution Essays]
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Sharks - Rulers of the Ocean - Have you ever seen Jaws. Do you remember that blood-curdling scream as one of the girls was being attacked by the great white. That is how I felt as the sharks started to circle us. You could see the fear in our eyes. You could feel the ocean shudder as we all shook from excitement and trepidation. This is how most people feel about sharks. That is why researchers are trying their hardest to dispel all of the rumors about sharks. The only problem the researchers have is the local governments. They setup regulations banning people from coming in contact with any endangered animal....   [tags: Personal Narratives] 801 words
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The Deep End Of The Ocean - The Deep End of the Ocean In the film The Deep End of the Ocean, we can apply some concepts discussed in the Interpersonal Communication curse. The film emphasis a communication problem into a family after the Ben’s abduction. Ben was the middle child of Beth and Pat. The older son was Vincent, who had an important role in the drama, and Kerry was the smaller. The abduction took place during Beth’s class reunion. After nine years, Beth found him, he was leaving very close to the real family....   [tags: essays research papers] 842 words
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The Importance of Ocean Currents to Survival on Planet Earth - ... The conveyor belt flows from the North Atlantic Deep Waters south along the North and South American Continents towards the Antarctic. When the conveyor belt reaches Antarctica it meets with the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. The Circumpolar current is a strong surface current which circles Antarctica unhindered by any large land masses and strengthened by turbulent westerly winds. The frigid waters around the Antarctic sink rapidly fueling the movement of the conveyor belt. As the current leaves the Antarctic it splits in two directions....   [tags: Science, Oceanography]
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The St John River Entering the Atlantic Ocean - ... In 1860, Herzog settled permannently near Philadelphia, he painted across the western states, arriving in California in 1873. From this trip he painted one his masterpieces a series of oil canvas inspired in Yosemite Valley. It was “Sentinel Rock” this collection that got him an award at the in 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. He is considered by many as part of the Hudson River School, although his art is more realistic and less dramatic than the artwork from his peers Frederick Edwin Church or Albert Bierstadt....   [tags: Hermann Ottomar Herzog] 812 words
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Ocean Contaminants and the Impact of El Nino - Ocean Contaminants and the Impact of El Nino The ocean is inhabited by many and loved by all. Whether you surf the waves or use it for recreational purposes, its important to us all. There are dangers to the ocean that anyone who bathes in it should be aware of. Besides the obvious dangers of the current and the pounding waves, there are possible microscopic enemies at large. Every year the beaches are closed for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it may be for a surfing contest, or if the waves are too dangerous, but the most overlooked may be ocean contaminants....   [tags: California Beaches Environmental Essays]
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IOOS: Integrated Ocean Observing System - IOOS: Integrated Ocean Observing System Oceans cover over 70% of our planet, yet very little is known about their biological content, physical systems, and how, both together and individually, they affect our planet. Understanding the affect the ocean has on weather, climate changes, and the ecosystems of the planet are of ever-increasing interest to the human population. Studies, experiments, and more are currently being conducted by various means, sources, and organizations. Due to the this vast amount of monitoring, a need has arisen to collect and combine this data into one common database that more than a few individuals and organizations have access to....   [tags: Marine Technology Essays]
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Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) - Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) is the process of converting the ocean waters temperature difference at different depths into usable energy. From the solar heated upper depths of the ocean to the cooler depths below 2,000 feet a 40 degree temperature difference must be maintained to generate electricity. This is a relatively new and unheard of source of energy. Many people are not aware of the many benefits of OTEC and the impact it will have in the future as the use of fossil fuel conversion declines....   [tags: Informative Essay] 2594 words
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Our Consciousness Representing the Ocean or the Samudra - Our Consciousness Representing the Ocean or the Samudra And the process of churning, is the Spiritual and/or emotional process that one goes through while one experiences the difficulties/pleasures that life brings. The story of the Samudra Manthan is narrated in the Shrimad Bhaagvad . The King of the Devas is called Indra. Once the Sage Durvaasa honored Indra by presenting him with a garland of flowers. Indra, having become egoistic and insensitive, disrespectfully placed the garland on the tusk of an elephant who trampled it with his feet....   [tags: Papers] 1402 words
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The Nature and Role of the Ocean in the Medieval Imagination - The ocean in medieval times was a thing of great mystery to the ordinary medieval peasant. However to the explorers, the church and the educated the sea was a dangerous place. The ocean began to fascinate people in the time of the early Greeks. The Titans ruled the earth in the beginning, and Oceanus, son of Uranus and Gaea was one of them. "In him [Oceanus] Homer salutes the essence of all things, even the Gods, and regards him as a divinity whose power was inferior to none but Zeus'" He was the father of all the rivers and lakes of the world....   [tags: World History] 1541 words
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Graduation Speech: The Great Ocean of Truth - How simple life can be, how wonderful it is to take the time to appreciate your surroundings. The opportunities offered me during my four years at County High have been amazing. I have begun to understand all the potential I have to live life. I don't believe it takes a trip abroad to realize all we take for granted here in Hometown, USA. However, amongst the clutter that fills our lives, seldom do we choose to stop and reflect. Today is one day we intentionally set aside for the sentimentality we rarely experience....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 760 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 Illegal Whaling in The Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary on Benthic and Pelagic Ecosystems - ... However, It is not just whaling inside of the Southern Ocean Whale Santuary that is causing concern. Baleen whales are a migratory species, and therefore will often venture outside of the Southern Ocean because there is no physical barrier keeping the whales inside of the sanctuary (Zacharias, Gerber, & Hyrenbach, 2006). Once outside the sanctuary, the whales are no longer protected from whalinig. Outside of the sanctuary, there is a much greater number of countries that hunt whales, including Norway, Iceland, Russia, Denmark, and the United States (Miller, & Dolsak, 2007)....   [tags: Ecology]
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The US Ocean Commission's Proposed Recommendations To Address the Health and Management of Our Oceans - In 2004 The US Ocean Commission proposed several critical recommendations to address the health and management of our oceans. These recommendations range from better organization of current management offices to education of the public on issues pertaining to oceans and coastal areas. The importance of healthy oceans, waterways, and coastal areas cannot be denied. As humans we rely on these areas for food, fuel, materials for various products, and recreation just to name a few. Aside from the human aspect the health of the earth’s oceans is also bound to the air and land....   [tags: Conservation]
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Target Marketing Ocean Ridge Golf and Country Club - Target Marketing Ocean Ridge Golf and Country Club Ocean Ridge Golf and Country Club is like no other presently in existence in the Philippines. Situated on the plush green country side of Calatagan Batangas, which known for housing the lavish out of town hideaways of the rich and famous. Ocean ridge is situated on top of the Calatagan hills and its grounds stretch all the way down to the beach fronts of Balayan bay. Offering what no other golf and country club in operation can offer....   [tags: Papers] 2564 words
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Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s 11 - Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s 11 movie is produced with so much wit, brains, dazzle, and virtuosity that hit me like a bucket of ice-cold water. It made me wonder what was gonna happen next. Danny Ocean (George Clooney) is an ex-con and professional thief who is a compulsive charmer. Less than 24 hours after he struts out of prison in his penguin suit from a Jersey pen, the charismatic thief is already rolling out the most intricate casino heist in history with his eleven experts in Vegas—America’s playground....   [tags: Film Movies] 459 words
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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch - While a beautiful sunset on the beach can be astounding, a spectacular scene is not the only benefit oceans provide. Without the oceans, we would not have adequate amounts of oxygen to breathe or enough protein to eat. The Earth's climate would not be inhabitable for human beings and many animals. The oceans supply medicines, food and drinking water which arise from ocean processes. Out of the five oceans, the Pacific Ocean is the world’s largest and deepest ocean. It spreads over an area of 165.2 million square kilometers....   [tags: Environment, Ocean, Plastic Pollution]
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Diversity of Marine Algae in the Biosphere 2 Ocean - Diversity of Marine Algae in the Biosphere 2Ocean Red algae, Rhodophyta, is easily identified in the marine environment because it appears as a red color. There are many different species, originating from many different corners of the Earth. The ocean biome in the Biosphere 2 was constructed using raw seawater off the coast of Southern California, which contained many different unknown species of algae. During the construction of the biome, other known species of algae from various marine environments, Gulf of Mexico and Hawaii, were also introduced into the ocean....   [tags: Algae Biology Biome]
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Mongols - ... The Indian Ocean Trade was also thriving at this point. The Indian Ocean Trade was a vast commercial system that had an incredible volume of trade (Class Notes 11/17/10). This trade was able to link all sorts of people from across the Eastern Hemisphere, as it was the largest sea-based system of communication. It went from China to Eastern Africa (Strayer 225). The monsoons are what made this trade possible (Strayer 226). There were two innovations that helped make the Indian Ocean Trade possible....   [tags: History, The Indian Ocean Trade] 1710 words
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Auto Tuning Fiddler - ... The new claw will grow to be just like the old one, but some males can manipulate its growth and grow a new claw that looks like the original but uses less nutrients to produce because its lighter and toothless (Murai 2009). This fake claw is weaker than the original but to other males it looks real (Murai 2009). In some cases these crabs can bluff their way to the top, attracting females and acquiring better burrows (Murai 2009). Fiddler crabs also use their big claw to attract females (Muramatsu 2001)....   [tags: Fiddler Crab, Pacific Ocean] 1175 words
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Nuclear Waste - Nuclear Waste Introduction The Earth's oceans cover approximately three-fourths of the world's surface. Less than one century ago, it would have been difficult to imagine that humans could significantly pollute these vast bodies of water. For as long as there have been human inhabitants along the coast, people have been utilizing the ocean as a dumping ground for garbage and other rubbish. Although several view the ocean as endless and thus, having plenty of room for the waste; this belief is not true....   [tags: Ocean Dumping Environmental Essays]
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Investigating How Genre and Narrative are Established in Ocean's Eleven and The Bone Collector - Investigating How Genre and Narrative are Established in Ocean's Eleven and The Bone Collector In order to examine how genre and narrative is established in two crime films, we conducted a close textual analysis of Ocean’s Eleven and The Bone Collector to find out the main conventions. The main conventions of the crime genre are law enforcers, criminals and action sequence. There are also other signifers such as criminals and etc. You can find typical iconography in the crime genre; the most obvious one is a gun....   [tags: Papers] 1560 words
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The Role of American NGOs in the Regulation of Cruise Ship Pollution - The Role of American NGOs in the Regulation of Cruise Ship Pollution Each year, thousands of tons of pollution are generated on cruise ships and dumped into the world’s oceans. This pollution threatens the marine environment, the cruise ship industry, and the people who depend on a healthy ocean. Neither historical nor current international oceanic regimes provide comprehensive regulation on cruise ship pollution. To address the threats posed by limited oceanic pollution regulation in American and international waters, several American nongovernmental organizations have pursued diverse tactics to generate government, industry, and consumer response....   [tags: Environment, ocean, pollution] 2769 words
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Definitions of Words Relating to the Sea - Definitions of Words Relating to the Sea The Wave Machine The wave machine is a simulator that will allow you to create an ocean wave and determine its height. Most ocean waves are formed when the wind blows across the water's surface. The wave height is determined by three factors: wind speed, fetch, and duration. Wind Speed In 1805, Sir Francis Beaufort, observing the effects of wind speed upon the sea, devised the Beaufort Wind Scale. Though wind speed is not the only factor in determining wave size, the Beaufort scale remains a tool for seafarers to this day....   [tags: Ocean Marine Life Aquatics Essays] 393 words
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The Coral Reefs - The Coral Reefs Can we save “Tropical Rain Forests of the Ocean”. Anyone who’s ever scuba dived at a coral reef and seen the perfect handprint of dead coral can appreciate how fragile and delicate this ecosystem is. Coral reefs are not just rock, like some people believe, but are an animal. Corals are a type of animal called a polyp, the simplest of predators that eat meat in the form of drifting zooplankton…all corals have boarders, zillions of microscopic, one-celled plants called zooxanthellae that live inside the polyps and transform sunlight into oxygen, keeping the corals alive....   [tags: Sea Ocean Nature Wildlife Environmental Essays]
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Poem - Freedom- Poem - Freedom- Poem I dig my feet into the sand. Stare at the stars above me burning bright. I close my eyes and hear the ocean, I taste the salt upon my lips. The rapid winds send shivers through my body, I feel as if I am a fish. Swimming through the ocean waters No work, all play No worries to drown me. I swim; I jump, free falling into the ocean, I dig my feet deeper into the sand It clogs between my toes, feels rough upon my heels I look deeper into the sky, see the moon the sun a star. I close my eyes tighter to hear the sound of dolphins swimming Freely in the ocean I taste the air upon my lips, The wind takes me higher and higher Spreading my wings, flying with the wind Through the white fluffy clouds....   [tags: Poetry Poems] 128 words
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