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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 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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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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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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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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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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Ocean´s Eleven - 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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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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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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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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The Effects of Ocean Pollution on the Environment - ... Last, inhaling oil can cause pneumonia, respiratory inflammation, irritation and emphysema. (Ober) The list of side effects for ocean wildlife against oil is endless, so how can we help prevent these awful disasters. 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....   [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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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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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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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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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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The Indian Ocean Tsunami - Imagine more than half of the population of Kenosha being over-taken by a deluge of water without warning or the ability to escape. On December 26, 2004, an earthquake measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale, occurred in the Indian Ocean off of the Samaritan coast, triggering the deadliest tsunami in recorded history. Before the tsunami, this region of the world was one of the most sought after vacation spots. After the record-breaking destruction, the pristine beach front and inviting residents were forever changed....   [tags: Tsunami Research paper]
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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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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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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 Pollution - Everything in this world we use comes from the ocean in some way. The air we breathe, the water we drink, even the products we use day to day, would not be possible without the ocean. That's why the issue of ocean pollution is so important and needs to be addressed as soon as possible. We depend on the ocean for so much in our life, without it we would surely become extinct. People seem to think that since the ocean is so large and vast, we can dump as much waste as we'd like into it and it will never have an effect on us....   [tags: contamination, andangerment, marine life]
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Ocean Acidification - One very critical, damaging environmental problem caused by society and technology is known as ocean acidification or “OA” for short. When carbon dioxide is absorbed by seawater, chemical reactions occur that reduce seawater pH, carbonate ion concentration, and saturation states of biologically important calcium minerals. Referred to by scientists as “The other carbon problem” (the first being Global Warming), ocean acidification are these chemical reactions. In other words, ocean acidification is caused when ocean water absorbs carbon dioxide in the atmosphere which then causes a reduction in seawater pH and other dreadful effects on the sea....   [tags: environmental issues, damages, pollution]
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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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Ocean Acidification - 1. The Keeling curve is a measurement of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations in a certain region or space. From this graph it is apparent that carbon dioxide concentrations have gradually increased over 60 ppm (parts per million) in a time span of 50 years. The Keeling curve measurements are substantial because they are able to gradually show the increase of carbon dioxide concentrations although they marginally fluctuate with the seasons due to the interchange of respiration and photosynthesis....   [tags: atmospheric carbon dioxide, oceanic ecosystem]
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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 Pacific Ocean is a Plastic Garbage Dump - 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. Introduction Oceans make up seventy percent of earth's surface, and are the largest place to sustain and accumulate various species....   [tags: Environment, Water Pollution]
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Ocean Dead Zones - When referring to Arizona’s water Kris Mayes, chairwoman of the state’s utility regulatory panel once said, “How do you say just how valuable water is in an arid state like Arizona?” she said. “It’s like the credit-card commercial-it’s priceless” (McKinnon). She was right, because in a dry state like Arizona, water is pretty important. To say water is ‘pretty important’ for the world is an understatement. We use water to function. And when we think of water we think of saving it. Keep the faucets from dripping or turn off the water while brushing your teeth....   [tags: Ecology]
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Acidification and the Ocean’s Changing Climate - ... This has overwhelming concerns, particularly for shelled creatures. Animals such as corals, crabs, and calms need calcium carbonate to build their shells. Calcium Carbonate is dissolved by carbonic acid and consequently these animals are incapable of maintaining casings of calcium. Bio geosciences in 2010, suggested that carbon confiscation by oceans and land is lessening, which has the potential to further worsen the impact of carbon emissions. Ecosystem Mutilation In absence of calcium carbonate, coral and shellfish can’t survive....   [tags: carbon dioxide, ecosystem, fishing] 638 words
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Marketing Plan for Blue Ocean Travels - 1. Executive Summary Blue Ocean Travels (Pvt) Ltd was formed to provide air flight reservations along with all level of accommodations, travel insurance, and other travel related service providers to clients. The company's target customers are high income and the medium income earners. These would include lawyers, bankers, executives, doctors, etc. The major purchasers are located in urban areas within Sri Lanka. The customers are generally loyal repeat customers. In addition to all these changing customer needs, more niche markets are also evolving promoting differentiated products....   [tags: Sri Lanka, Niche Markets]
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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 Ocean Garbage Gyre is Impacting Sea Life - The Northern Pacific Ocean, there obtained the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre.   The Gyre is created by a high pressure system off the air, it moves in a clockwise spiral and moves very slow. Ocean gyre is a circular ocean current formed by the Earths wind pattern and created by the rotation of the planet.  Then enter an area of the gyre is very calm and stable.  The Circular motion of the gyre tends to draw in debris.   The motion of the gyre prevents garbage and other objects from escaping....   [tags: environmental degradation]
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The St John River Entering the Atlantic Ocean - “The St. Johns River Entering the Atlantic Ocean” painted by Hermann Herzog stands in American Art as the most ascetically illustrative picture inspired in the Florida coastline. Although, this German American artist settled in Pennsylvania, he painted primarily landscapes inspired in the areas he visited. He traveled and painted throughout Florida, Maine, California and the Northeast side of the country coast. Hermann Ottomar Herzog was a prominent artist born in Bremen, Germany in 1832.He was primarly known for his magnificents landscapes....   [tags: Hermann Ottomar Herzog] 812 words
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The Effects of the Islamic Expansion on Indian Ocean Trade - The Effects of the Islamic Expansion on Indian Ocean Trade The period of 650-1000 CE is of great significance to developing Indian Ocean trade. In this essay I will present case studies of material and written evidence to provide a profound insight as to how the Islamic Expansion affected Indian Ocean trade. Wink (1990, 7) states that, “up to the 11th century, the Muslims penetrated the countless kingdoms of al-Hind only as traders”. A century after the prophet’s death, the Islamic rule had expanded from Spain to India and the Far East....   [tags: Local Pottery, Industrial Innovation]
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Maritime Boundaries and Disputes on The Indian Ocean Region - The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is a complex environment, in which four continents border and many countries operate (Bhaskar & Kemp, 2011). Maritime security of the IOR is an extremely broad area of concern. It covers everything from terrorism, the physical security of ports and ships, right through to the security of energy resources into the future (Brewster, et al., 2013). The principal maritime security challenges of the IOR include maritime borders/ disputes, energy and mineral resources security, asymmetric threats and organised crime....   [tags: maritime security, mineral resources]
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The Boeing 777 Jet That Disappeared in The South Indian Ocean - Missing MH370 Flight The Boeing 777 jet disappeared in the South Indian Ocean on March 8, 2014. There were 239 passengers and crew members onboard of the plane that day. The air searches for the missing flight will end April 14th . They are preparing a robotic submarine to scan and map the oceans floor. The Bluefin is about 21 inches wide and 16 feet long. It weighs 1,650 pounds and can dive to a depth of 14,700 feet. It uses nine battery packs that can last for over 24 hours and has a 4 gigabyte flash drive....   [tags: missing plane, bluefin sub, us navy]
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Ocean Piracy: Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean - What do Blackbeard, Anne Bonny, and William Kidd have in common. You can find them all in the elusive occupation of piracy. Although it may only seem like a good movie plot, ocean pirates are threats that still exist today. One researcher states that piracy has “…been romanticized in such films as Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean” (Lunsford, “What Makes Piracy Work?”). This research paper will describe the history of piracy and the differences in techniques used by past and present pirates. I will also discuss the reasons and effects of piracy along with the ways it is being controlled....   [tags: movie, Blackbeard, Anne Bonny, William Kidd]
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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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Environmental Degradation: Primitive Organisms vs Modern Day Marine Life - The industrialized world we live in today is overdosing our oceans in nutrients like nitrogen, carbon, iron, and phosphorus compounds. These compounds come out of smokestacks, washes into the oceans from fertilized cropland, and seep out of septic tanks and sewer pipes. This process causes the tiny marine plants to run riot, then die and drift to the bottom of the ocean. Afterwards the bacteria takes over, and in a process of breaking down the plant matter, sucks all the oxygen out of the water, leaving little, or none for other marine life, so the only marine life that can survive are the primitive organisms that evolved long ago in an ocean with no oxygen, and so they require li...   [tags: Ocean Pollution]
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Preserving Beaches and Avoiding Contamination - At the beginning of 2014, a group of environmentally aware students in a group called Club4Change, began volunteering once a month in beach cleanup efforts to preserve the beaches of southern California. Working alongside Heal the Bay every third Saturday of the month to pick up trash and collect data about what types of materials are making their way into the ocean and affecting the marine life. As Club4Change President I have always been passionate about the ocean, so having an opportunity to help preserve the coastline and spread awareness of runoff pollution has been incredible....   [tags: Pollution, Ocean]
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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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The Ocean Hill Brownsville School Controversy - The Ocean Hill Brownsville school controversy was a case study of race relations during the 1960’s. This predominantly black area wished to have jurisdiction over their schools’ operations and curricula. In 1967, the superintendent of schools granted Ocean Hill Brownsville “community control” of their district. The Board of Education’s action was part of a new decentralization policy that wanted to disperse New York City’s political powers locally. Once in place, the Unit Administrator, Rhody McCoy, fired several teachers inciting one of the most profound racial standoffs in the city’s history....   [tags: essays research papers] 1257 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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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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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 - Whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary (SOWS) is an ongoing issue despite laws and regulations prohibiting commercial hunting in these waters. Whaling fleets from Japan use scientific research to justify continued whaling in the Southern Ocean. Weak enforcement of the regulations set up in the SOWS has allowed countries, most notably Japan, to continue their hunts with little interference. If whaling continues in the SOWS, it may lead to irreversible effects to the ecosystem of the Southern Ocean....   [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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Europe’s Domination of Indian Ocean Arena: Costal Port Control and Alliance - The Indian Ocean arena arguable is one of the largest trading networks that had existed in pre-modern history. The changes that occurred in the region from fifteen hundred to eighteen hundred are ones that considerable shaped and changed how the world. With previously connected trade routes connecting large portions of this area through land it was only a matter of time before the sea would lead to the expansion of trade throughout the Indian Ocean arena. With Europeans wanting spices and textiles, the effectiveness to bring these goods back to Europe was going to have to change....   [tags: trading network, pre-modern history, ]
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Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne - “The only way to beat the competition is to stop trying to beat the competition.” (Kim and Mauborgne, 2005, 4). Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne explains how to overcome competition by creating uncharted markets. The author, W. Chan Kim, is the professor of strategy and international, management at INSEAD, and the second author, Renée Mauborgne is the INSEAD Distinguished Fellow as well as a professor of strategy and management....   [tags: companies, competitors, strategies]
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How the Ocean and Plants Affect the Removal of Carbon in Our Atmosphere - The Carbon cycle is the way that carbon moves around our planet. It is in everything we see and is always around us. It is used to help us grow, to make diamonds, and to make fossil fuels like coal, natural gas, peat and petrol. The carbon cycle shows us how carbon can be taken by plants and the ocean, and how it is added to the atmosphere by decomposition, humans, combustion (fires and burning), fossil fuels and from animals. The main points I am going to look at is how the ocean and plants affect the removal of carbon in our atmosphere through the process of photosynthesis, and how the carbon is added back to the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels....   [tags: carbon cycle, photosynthesis, fossil fuels]
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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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