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Ocean Acidification - ... Without this sink, the concentration of greenhouse gases would have been higher; hence, the planet would have been much warmer. Increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels leads to an increased uptake of the gas during the air – gas transfer process by ocean surface waters resulting in a shift in seawater chemistry- lowering ocean pH and ultimately decreasing the concentration of carbonate ions and increasing the concentration of bicarbonate ion and hydrogen ion.( paper 1 ). Absorption of anthropogenic carbon dioxide by oceans reduces the saturation state of seawater with respect to aragonite and calcite, two important and common calcium carbonate secreted by marine organisms....   [tags: Ocean Chemistry] 928 words
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Blue Ocean Strategy - ... Creating apps also requires support from the expertise such as the IT department or the games designer. All these had help Ambang Mata to create a barrier to new entrants. Furthermore, the apps being designed could be consists of full version and trial version. If the parents thinks that the apps is very useful and achieve good performance in educates their children, they will be more and willing to purchase the full version. This will be a great opportunity for them. Since this is an unexplored market, there are fewer competitors in the market....   [tags: Business, Ambang, Blue-Ocean]
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Ocean Wave Energy: Converting the Ocean's Energy to Electrical Power - ... The three-phase armature windings are put in such a position to reduce the stress by being on a fixed part of the buoy. In order to reduce losses, the armature section is designed to be smaller in order to use less amounts of copper. From there, the buoy is connected to the ocean floor using a long rope where it is anchored to prevent it from drifting away. “As the waves come in, the part of the buoy that floats works as a piston against the tethered portion, generating mechanical-electric power” (C 3)....   [tags: Ocean Wave Power, Generators]
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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 Acidification - ... Carbon dioxide emissions are not going to decrease anytime soon, so the world needs to act on the problems that will have long term effects. Increased ocean acidification isn’t the only thing affecting the ocean, but it is very problematic because it erodes aragonite which is a mineral of calcium carbonate. In other words it kills corals and causes the hard exoskeleton to erode. Action needs to be taken to ensure the survival of corals and the creatures that rely on coral reefs to survive. Coral reefs are sources of food for millions of people, but also are sources of medicines....   [tags: carbonic acid, pH, sea, chemicals, acidity]
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Ocean Pollution - ... Although only 12% of the oil entering the sea is caused by spills, they can deteriorate ocean life and environment more than any other pollution. One gallon of used oil spilled into the ocean, which contains toxic chemicals and heavy metals severely dangerous to the micro-organism at the base of the food chain, can cause an eight-acre layer on the surface of water and damage fish, waterfowl, and other marine life. 1.2 billion gallons of untreated or undertreated sewage, storm water, and industrial waste are dumped into the ocean in less than a decade....   [tags: contamination, andangerment, marine life]
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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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The Ocean's Fury - 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: Meteorology ]
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Ocean Acidification - ... Breathing into the paper bag was used as a solution because the air being breathed out is trapped in the bag creating a greater carbon dioxide concentration gradient in the lungs allowing his blood to also increase in its carbon dioxide level to bring the overall pH of the blood back to a normal level. <P> 3. A decrease in sea urchin density can reduce coral recruitment and growth because they graze over the algae that coral reefs have to compete with. They maintain resilience and growth of the reefs as they remove the algae that tries to take over the coral habitat....   [tags: atmospheric carbon dioxide, oceanic ecosystem]
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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" - 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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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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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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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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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 - 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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The Ocean Garbage Gyre is Impacting Sea Life - ...   They said up to thirty-one percent of the trash is reusable products. Does no one have common sense on how to recycle, reduce and reuse.  It is no wonder why our world is falling to pieces and the economy is dropping.  We all have become very irresponsible and don't care about our environment.   Not only do we have to worry about our oceans and the gyre, we have to worry about our land.   Our ozone layer is filling up with garbage everyday.  Products getting trashed that could have been recycled....   [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 - ... Pierson’s anthropological approach to owning a foreign object does indeed support the notion of trade. The exchange of cultures that occurs as a result of trade could be a motive that goes hand in hand with the economical aspect of commerce. This applies even today, owning an item that was manufactured in a foreign country ultimately leads to the exposure of a whole new cultural experience on an individual level. According to Mason (1997, 17), Basra was the only center manufacturing lusterwares from the early 9th century till about the year 975....   [tags: Local Pottery, Industrial Innovation]
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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 - 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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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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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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