Search Results

Free Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Stronger Essays
Powerful Essays
Term Papers
Research Papers

Your search returned 104 essays for "octopus":
1  2    Next >>

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.

Title Length Color Rating  
Description of Enteroctopus Dofleini Giant Octopus - There are over 200 different octopus species found worldwide, but the North Pacific giant octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) is the largest octopus of its species; its name derives from its genus belonging to the enteroctopus, located in the coastal north pacific in shallow waters. “Perhaps the most reviled and misunderstood' ( William L. High September 1976) creature; they aren't harmful but they are curious beings, not vicious sea monsters like we see in movies. They don't have an aggressive nature; their curiosity is a remark of their incredible intelligence....   [tags: pacific octopus, octopi, marine biology]
:: 10 Works Cited
1451 words
(4.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Consumer Benefits from the Octopus Dominance - Introduction Octopus Card is a single card which integrates in our daily life and plays a significant role in the country. Since 1997, the Octopus officially launched the fare collection system in Hong Kong (Octopus Cards Limited, 2014). The early Octopus Card allowed user to travel across various public transport such as bus, rail and ferry. It is a successful starting to make everyday life easier for users. The Octopus obtained Deposit-taking Company authorization from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority in 2000 (Octopus Cards Limited, 2014)....   [tags: credit card services, hong kong]
:: 13 Works Cited
1444 words
(4.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Octopus - Review - At the turn of the century, American readers were interested only in stories with happy endings, where goodness was praised and evil was punished. They did not particularly care if that was a false interpretation of the way life really was. When men such as Frank Norris, the author of The Octopus, wrote angrily of the injustices and poverty to be found in America, readers turned away. The Octopus made them change their minds. The course of the novel and the reality of its characters held the readers’ attention....   [tags: essays research papers] 1000 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Octopus Man - The Octopus Man They change color, texture, and body shape... have three hearts... are jet powered... have members in every ocean of the world... have inspired legends and stories since recorded history... are the most intelligent of all invertibrates, yet are related to clams and oysters... have eyes and senses that rival our own... and can make their own smoke screen decoys out of ink. They are Cephalopods - octopi, cuttlefish, squids, etc. - and they are far more fascinating than one might think....   [tags: essays papers] 741 words
(2.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Octopus - Recently, researchers have discovered the existence of an extremely unique type of octopus. The species, known as the Indo-Malayan octopus, has the ability to alter its shape, form, and color pattern to mimic or imitate other sea creatures in order to avoid predation (2). The discovery of the mimic octopus is noteworthy because no other type of cephalopod is known to have impersonation abilities. The octopus is also not limited to one imitation. Researchers have observed up to eight different formations....   [tags: essays research papers] 1097 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Life of Octopus Dofleini - Life of Octopus Dofleini Introduction This is a research report on octopuses in general, however will focus in on a particular species of octopus, the North Pacific Giant or octopus dofleini , which is a bottom dwelling octopus that lives on coasts of the pacific ocean, from California to north Japan. This report will cover the habitat, and lifestyle of this amazing mollusk, that is so often misunderstood. The octopus is a very intelligent, and resourceful invertebrate whose natural abilities should make this a fairly interesting reading....   [tags: essays research papers] 1459 words
(4.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Comparing Immorality in The Rise of Silas Lapham and The Octopus - Motivation of Immorality in The Rise of Silas Lapham and The Octopus       In both William Dean Howells' The Rise of Silas Lapham and The Octopus by Frank Norris, a character is faced with the moral issues involved with operating his business. Howells' character, Silas Lapham (The Colonel) and Norris' Magnus Derrick are both desirous to have a prominent position in their respective societies, but are in the precarious situation of having to deploy immoral methods to achieve this coveted stature during the course of harder times....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
:: 3 Works Cited
2637 words
(7.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Biology of the Venom of Hapalochlaena Maculosa - The Biology of the Venom of Hapalochlaena maculosa Hapalochlaena maculosa, commonly known as the blue-ringed octopus, is a golf ball-sized cephalopod inhabiting the waters around Tasmania and southeastern Australia with a highly potent neurotoxin that it uses as a predatory and defensive mechanism. H. maculosa does not actually synthesize its venom, but rather, the neurotoxin (known as maculotoxin) is produced by a bacterial symbiont of the octopus that lives in its salivary glands. While not overly aggressive, H....   [tags: Poisonous Australia Wildlife Essays]
:: 13 Works Cited
3072 words
(8.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Otopus, Cuttlefish, and Squid - Otopus, Cuttlefish, and Squid * Since early times, tales of horror have been gone around strange sea creatures, especially the giant squid and the fearsome octopus. They are among the largest, strongest, fastest, most cunning, and ferocious of all animals. Many of them, however, are quite harmless and are useful in a variety of ways. _________________________________________ *The Eight-Armed Octopus The octopus is a soft, bag-shaped creature. It has eight long, slender arms, with cup shaped suckers and connected by thin membranes (a thin flexible tissue in the body), which reach out in all directions....   [tags: Papers] 790 words
(2.3 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Protection of Consumer Privacy in E-Business - The protection of consumer privacy in e-business The digital era arrives. Blue Book information editorial board and Social Science Literature Publishing House (2010) pointed out that “China's e-commerce transaction volume reached 3.85 trillion yuan in 2009”. Utilisation of e-business services was also high amongst Hong Kong people. About 98.3% of all persons had used e-business services such as Octopus Card and Automatic Teller Machine (Census and Statistics Department, 2009). One of the pitfalls for the development of e-business, however, is the concerns on consumer privacy....   [tags: Consumer Privacy, Data, Solutions] 1281 words
(3.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Zoology Biology Quiz: Arthropods and Worms - Annelids: I learned that the phylum Annelids can consist of many creatures such as earthworms, leeches, and scale worms can adapt to a variety of environments. Annelids’ bodies are divided into segments which are seen as rings by the naked eye. They have muscles which help them move by contracting their longitudinal and circular muscles. When Annelids take in food, the food particles travel through one end of the body and are excreted out the other side. The video enhanced my understanding about Annelids because without seeing different species and what classified them as Annelids I would have never known an earthworm or a leech fell into that phylum....   [tags: Annelids, Chordates, Insects] 1274 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Characteristics of the Amphioctopus Marginatus - ... As a member of the sub order Incirrina, the veined Octopus does not have cirra (letter J) which is found only in the the sub order Cirrina (Doc 5). The letter I represents the lack of paired fins on the head an aspect that is common to all members of the sub group Incirrina (Doc 4). Likewise as a member of the family Octopodidae, the Amphioctopus Marginatus has arms that unite at the base by membrane (letter K) and a large head with a strong beak (letter L) (Doc 1). Furthermore as a member of the genus Amphioctopus, the Marginatus has deep lateral webs, shallow dorsal webs, and arms that are each two to three times the length of the mantle (letter M) (Doc 2)....   [tags: mollusks, genus, suckers] 535 words
(1.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Sports of Korfball, Extreme Ironing, Underwater Hockey and Rugby - Baseball, hockey, korfball anyone. The wide world of sports ranges from the predictable to the obscure. You can play korfball with the people of the Netherlands, go to the extreme ironing world championship near Munich, Germany, or play underwater hockey or rugby with the New Jersey Hammerheads, or any of the other seven teams in the United States. No matter how strange these sports sound or seem, people play them. Korfball is a co-ed sport similar to basketball, except it is typically played on a large, grassy field....   [tags: sports, ] 721 words
(2.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Ben Franklin Norris - Benjamin Franklin Norris, one of the leading figures in the naturalistic style of writing, was born in Chicago in 1970. During his teenage years he moved to 1822 Sacramento Street to live with his father in San Francisco. He traveled to Paris and studied Art and was first exposed to one of his influential writers Emile Zola. He returned to San Francisco and studied the philosophy of evolution at the University of California at Berkley. He transferred to Harvard and took writing classes under Lewis E Gates....   [tags: essays research papers] 687 words
(2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
A Brief Research on The Beatles - ... I loved them sice I was a kid and I know a lot a stuff about them. I know all the lyrics to a bunch of their songs but would like to learn more about the words. What were they doing at the time in their lives when they wrote certain styles of music. I have discovered the meanings of some of them if they exist and now that I’m older I appreciate their lyrics more. Another reason is that they were the first band I ever liked. Also, the first song I ever knew all the lyrics to was their song, Yesterday....   [tags: influential musical bands]
:: 4 Works Cited
1531 words
(4.4 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The Main Cause of WW1 - World War I, also known as the First World War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. From the time of its occurrence until the approach of World War II, it was called simply the World War or the Great War, and thereafter the First World War or World War I. In America, it was initially called the European War. More than 9 million combatants were killed; a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents' technological and industrial sophistication, and tactical stalemate....   [tags: assassination, imperialism, military] 1163 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Creative Writing: Rusalka - In the grey morning, he heard singing. The melodies and harmonies woke him up from his deep slumber, creeping into the small cottage through the bedroom window. He rose to his elbows and listened intently; it wasn’t loud, but it wasn’t soft, either. It was like a missed lover come home, calling to him, missing him. His thoughts flew to the girl that occupied his bed with him the night before, and called out her name. He waited for an answer and got none. Sighing, he rose from the bed and put on his day’s clothes: a faded cotton shirt, dark pants, and boots....   [tags: short story] 1757 words
(5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Facts about Canada´s Park - Park Information • Established on May 9th, 2003 by Parks Canada • Located in British Columbia in the gulf islands • 33 square kilometres over 16 islands. • 40th reserve of the 43 in Canada • Spread across 15 islands and many islets and reefs in the northern reaches of the inland • Rocky shorelines and steep headlands. • Park was made to protect the unique eco-system, which is rich in its healthy plant life and diverse animal life Landform • Part of the Cordilleran region • underlain by folded and highly faulted sedimentary rocks • This specific area of BC is seismically active overlying a tectonic subduction zone • Glacial ice as much as a mile thick carved the landscape over two glacia...   [tags: shore, animal, park, activities] 519 words
(1.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Menacing Monsters in "The Sea Raiders" by H. G. Wells - Human's infatuation with monsters bind the works on the English 23 syllabus into one common theme: monsters. Monsters have stood the test of time, and their stories continue to be one of the most common themes in fictional literature. All of the short stories and books assigned to English 23 are full of monsters: Michael Crichton's Eaters of the Dead, John Gardner's Grendel, The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling, and Mary Shelly's Frankenstein all have some sort of monster intertwined within their plots....   [tags: European Literature] 741 words
(2.1 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Agrarian Discontent in Late Nineteenth Century - Agrarian Discontent in Late Nineteenth Century At the end of the nineteenth century the American farmers faced many problems. Industrialization of the farms caused many farm workers to loose their jobs. Many farmers began raising only one crop in large amounts, which led to deflation. This meant ruin for many farmers, since they had to pay back the debts they owed for land and machinery. The railroads, corporations and processors made the situation even worse by organizing together and regulating crop prices....   [tags: Agriculture Farming History USA Essays Papers] 712 words
(2 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Love in a Snow Globe - Love in a Snow Globe Packing for college is a normal and exciting event in many newly turned legal adults’ lives. It is the first time they get to live with peers in place of nosy parents. Some items are packed are out of necessity, such as clothes, and others are to decorate the bland white walls and wooden desks to show some personality, which are all the things every teenager tells their parents they “need” to bring. When it was finally my turn to pack for college, there were many boxes that I “needed” to bring....   [tags: Snow Globes Personal Narratives Essays] 1001 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Improving Student Perception of Grammar - Its time to come clean, face the facts and admit the truth - students are scared of grammar. From the days of crayons and nap time straight through high school they always hope and pray that a random fire drill, a.k.a. a gift from God, will disrupt the dreaded grammar lessons and exercises. As the semesters continue to pass by students become elated as grammar turns into nothing more than a minute beep on the radar screen that is the weekly lesson plan. However, nearly every student walks into English class dealing with the fear that he will be called on to explain even the simplest rules of possession or number....   [tags: English Writing Teacher Student]
:: 3 Works Cited
2300 words
(6.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Wiggles: A Children's Show - Show #2: The Wiggles 1. Give the title or brief description of the television program or scene. The Wiggles are four men who entertain children with song and dance. The characters of the show are Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus , Captain Feathersword and the friendly Pirate . In this show they were singing a song encouraging children to be friendly even if they have a bad Day. The song also validated childrens emotions, saying it is okay to feel that way . But there is also something that you can do about it....   [tags: essays research papers] 401 words
(1.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Pfeffer's Flamboyant Cuttlefish - Pfeffer's flamboyant cuttlefish is a wonder of nature and a possible evolutionary 'next step' in cuttlefish. These cuttlefish have three remarkable features. The first, which gives it its name, is the fact that when startled these cuttlefish display vibrant colors of white, yellow, pink and purple. (Like all cephalapods, they achieve this remarkable feat of quick change using chromatophores which open and close to reveal different pigments.) This is a warning display to alert predators to the fact that the cuttlefish is in fact toxic....   [tags: Wildlife, Marine, Fish] 580 words
(1.7 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Nietzsche, Marx, and Kierkegaard - Nietzsche, Marx, and Kierkegaard Zarathustra is always a favorite, with the ringing of God is dead throughout the mountains. Re-evaluating our idols, discovering the significance of their dethroning and how it relates to the intricate web that we create for our lives. Zarathustra, holy man in his blasphemy, ushering in a new era where the last men are eradicated, the filthy vermin masquerading intelligence led by the promise of cheese. Formerly the world was a mad place, filled with mice traps, and the drool pours down their uncomprehending faces....   [tags: Papers] 398 words
(1.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Ultimate Pets: How an Independent Pet Shop Competes with Giant Pet Store Chains - This essay explains how I intend to open an independent pet store, Ultimate Pets. Although there are already several pet stores in my community which are owned and operated by the giant pet super-store chains, I will position Ultimate Pets in the market so that it can successfully compete with the established pet super-store chains. As a business in the pet industry, an exotic pet shop offers many products that a large corporation would, but differentiates in a way with the wide range of animals it actually carries in stock....   [tags: pet industry analysis, entrepreneur essays]
:: 4 Works Cited
1589 words
(4.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
SWOT Analysis of the Balanced Scorecard in the UK Banking Sector - In the last two decades of the 20th century, the UK banking industry experienced huge change because of three factors: deregulation, new technology and increasing competition (Gardener et al, 1999, cited in Hailey et al, 2005). Some banks such as NatWest, Halifax and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), have successfully survived from the impact of the new century. Just as the head of employee at RBS indicates, the most significant part of their success is the use of the Balanced Scorecard in the performance of employees....   [tags: Finance]
:: 7 Works Cited
1328 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The National Aquarium In Baltimore: An Educational Experience For Everyone - Did you know that the frog species were the first animals with vocal cords. Did you know that seahorses are actually fish not little serpents or mermaids as legend tells us, and that it is the male who becomes pregnant, not the female. Did you know that an area of a rainforest the size of a football field is being destroyed each second. If not, then you should definitively consider making a visit to the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Dramatic architecture and bright outdoor graphics invite you to investigate further this jewel of the city's vital Inner Harbor area....   [tags: aquatic animals, marine animals, marine] 1782 words
(5.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Finding Stress Relief in the Ocean: Literature and Pop Culture - No life is without stressors of physical, biological, and environmental origins. Each stressor has a unique affect on an individual, but most people can handle these affects in moderation. However, when stressors become intense or compound upon each other, they can cripple individuals. To prevent such debilitation, people must find temporary escapes from the pressures they normally face. Among many forms of release, the ocean can act as both a mental and physical barrier. The ocean’s otherworldly qualities can captivate individuals and distract them from their issues, providing a temporary escape from overstressing, which can have extremely negative health effects, and can even lead to the p...   [tags: Stressor, henry wadsworth]
:: 10 Works Cited
1314 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Creating Community: Implementation of a Bycicle Friendly Business District - Downtown Denton is an area that combines history, entertainment, and community. Within a mile you can find unique places to eat, find treasures both old and new, and then finish off your trip with a concert on the lawn at the courthouse. Yet, even with these wonderful attributes of the downtown area, a stronger sense of community as well as a larger and more stable economic base could be achieved if the area were bike friendly. Currently there are not even the basic provisions afforded to those individuals who choose bicycling as their mode of transportation....   [tags: Denton, sense of community, cyclists]
:: 4 Works Cited
1004 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Industrial Capitalism in Each Man’s Son by Hugh McLennan - Each Man’s Son, by Hugh MacLennan, is set in Cape Breton where the mining industry acts as the focal point in the lives of most characters. Mining brings “great wealth and prosperity, as well as great misery and environmental destruction” (Armstrong et al. vii). Industrial capitalism, in Each Man’s Son, is a toxic force that aids in presenting the negative social and physical effects on the community of Broughton through the changes in environment, the physical and emotional repercussions of the colliery being bombarded onto men, and the emotional effects the colliery has on women....   [tags: environment, mining industry, coal]
:: 5 Works Cited
890 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Why Animals Change Their Colors in Response to Environment - Some scholars assert that animals change its color in response to their environment because changing color is easiest way to cause optical illusion and do not need much time for hiding themselves from predators. Although this thesis is embroiled in controversy,new idea came up which rebut previous theory.It contains the idea that protection could not be just one clear explanation of animals changing theircolors because some researchers have found out that most animals are color blind. Their color works as a visual signal of mood or the process of evolution....   [tags: protective coloring, response to feelings] 666 words
(1.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Perception of Culture in a Post-Modern Australian Society - To What Extent Does a Person’s Relationship With Their Family Members Influence Their Perception of Their Culture in a Post-Modern Australian Society. Although there are many cultures within the Australian society of today, to what extent does a person’s relationship with their family members influence their perception of their culture. It seems that for many of the Eastern and Australasian cultures that have integrated themselves into Australian society, these relationships are definitely something that influences their perception of their culture....   [tags: Cultures, Cultural Identity Essays]
:: 7 Works Cited
1739 words
(5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
How Technology Has Taken over TV Viewing Habits - ... Rather than referring to watching too much TV at once as overindulging, why not consider it as hypnotic. When there were people working excessively not being able to watch shows and would sit on that one day they had off and watch all day , that then would be considered mesmerizing. Looking back on how different the free time was then until now and there is not a lot of time for anyone to sit and relax. TECHNOLOGY DEVICES HAVE TAKEN OVER THE TV WORLD 4 Also, the smartphones, iPod, iPad, Kindle, Computer and Tablet that have overpopulated the world are consuming so much time out of the day....   [tags: telelvision, devies, habits, invention] 2165 words
(6.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
My Dream of the Ocean: A Narrative Fiction - ... Then I floated in an indigo ink sea, only using the lights and engines when necessary, checking my thermometers frequently and logging my status. I bumped into sharks, coral crusted rocks and sunken ships. Content was discovered in the silent water. For I was happily insulated by a magical skin that was both stronger than steel and softer than memory foam. Five months in, I noticed we were sinking. When I looked out, there was a giant octopus hugging the Moby, sharp beak scraping against the curved sides as trying to shove it in his mouth....   [tags: water, boat, repairs, ocean] 1866 words
(5.3 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
A Bann on SpongeBob: It Kills Brain Cells - ... For then to become the best they can be and choose their companionship wisely. Patrick Star is the friend who is constantly given bad advice and lack of support. Anytime Spongebob makes a decision based on his ideas they usually lead to physical damage or him getting in trouble with others. This is only the surface of the characters personalities. It is known that children see cartoons as of some sort of role models. In this case it’s a horrendous thing. The activities in the show, although minor are completely capable of being copied by children....   [tags: children, show, inappropriate, characters] 912 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
War of the Worlds by HG Wells - The antagonist and protagonist of a story often have a multitude of differences with an addition of a few distinct similarities. Authors and story tellers often use the differences and similarities between the two opposing forces to communicate or express certain themes to the audience. These themes are often used in an attempt to change the outlook of the audience towards a certain subject. This novel is no different, As a matter of fact; it would appear that the author of The War of the Worlds, H.G....   [tags: Antagonist, Protagonist, Literary Analysis, Film]
:: 1 Works Cited
868 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Sperm Whales: Physiology of the Deep Diver - Introduction The Order Cetacea is one of the most distinctive and highly specialized groups of mammals. Over the course of evolutionary history, cetaceans have become adapted to surviving and prospering in a vast aquatic environment. One of the most important obstacles they have overcome is the ability to be obligate ocean dwellers while still breathing oxygen. Cetaceans are able to remain underwater for extended periods of time, returning only to the surface to exhale. Diving beneath the surface is an essential component of life for these species since almost all of their food sources are found under the surface of the ocean....   [tags: order cetacea, biology]
:: 8 Works Cited
1273 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Taking a Look at the Beluga Whale - There are about 16,118 endangered species worldwide that are listed in the IUCN Red List ("About Species"). These animals are most likely listed in this red list because of human cause. The things that humans do that seem so harmless could actually be harmful to many animals that live in the sea and everywhere else. Out of the 16,118 endangered species that are listed, there are a couple thousand beluga whales that are also in danger of becoming extinct soon if we don't do anything about it....   [tags: worldwide enangered species] 1397 words
(4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Troubles for Farmers in the 19th Century - The time period between 1880’s and 1900’s was generally good for politics. The U.S did not face the threat of war and many of the citizens were living peacefully. However, as time went by, the farmers in America found that life was becoming very rough for them. The crops they planted such as, wheat, cotton, etc. were once the sustenance of the agriculture industry, but now they were selling at such a low price that it was hard for farmers to make a profit. Rather many of the farmers were falling deep into debt....   [tags: railroad, debt, monopolies] 841 words
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Coral Reefs: The Rainforests of the Sea - Corals the rainforests of the sea. Corals’ and rainforests are very important to the world because they have a very important function. Carbon dioxide dissolves in seawater, the carbon dioxide then forms a week acid called carbonic acid this acid in it called carbonic iron, which stays in the carbon carbonate. This acid cannot make limestone but dose dissolve in ready-formed limestone and the reefs need it to produce limestone. Rainforests give out oxygen. Corals are like rainforest in the sea with al the reefs and animals....   [tags: organisms, threats, fish] 1053 words
(3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
One of the Asian Giants: South Korea - Introduction South Korea is one the four Asian Tigers with fastest economic growth. Seoul, the capital of it is a megacity with a population of more than 10 million, Social and Cultural Aspect As the capital city of South Korea, Seoul is the center of social and cultural activities. Software and hardware element of Seoul shows the unique characteristics of Koreans. The software element includes modern values, local cultures. And the hardware element of the city includes historical architecture, technological advanced infrastructures and airport facilities....   [tags: Economy, Infrastructure, Technology] 1963 words
(5.6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Marine Life: Seychelles and Scuba Diving - Seychelles is considered to have some of the top scuba diving sites of the world. The marine life is plentiful enough to satisfy even the most imaginative underwater enthusiast, and the picturesque setting of the granite formations make delving into the blue waters a magical experience. The Seychelles offers a multitude of dive sites that are diverse and cater for all levels of experience. The Seychelles is made up of the world’s most beautiful islands lying just four degrees south of the equator in the Indian Ocean....   [tags: Archipelago, Tourist Attractions] 1133 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Modern Like Me: The Casa Malaparte - Modern Like Me When analyzing a form of art it is important to understand the context in which it was created, as well as the creator. This is especially true when anazlying the Casa Malaparte, designed by Curzio Malaparte. Curzio referred to the Casa Malaparte as “a house like me,” and wanted it to be a house-as-manifesto for modern architecture. Casa Malaparte emanates a sense of modernity with many architectural elements from the see through fire place, to the white curvilinear bris soleil on its rooftop terrace....   [tags: The Mediterranean, European Art]
:: 1 Works Cited
1423 words
(4.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
We Need to Stop Animal Testing - ... Laws were passed designed to ensure that cages are warm, clean and large enough for the animals to turn around, stand, and lie down. The reason why corporations, and scientists still till this day use animal testing to try to find out if a drug or cosmetics are going to work on humans. Studies have also shown that animals have similarities to humans in many ways such as intelligence. In the article “Animal Intelligence” written by Marcia Clemmitt states that “Australian scientists reported one of the most remarkable feats of animal intelligence to date” (Clemmitt 2)....   [tags: animal abuse, cosmetics]
:: 5 Works Cited
1310 words
(3.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Summary of Disney´s The Little Mermaid - “Part of Her World” Walt Disney’s The Little Mermaid, written and directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, is an animated fantasy and romance film. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale, it tells a story about a mermaid who falls in love with the prince who lives on the human surface. The film teaches the young audiences life lessons. The animated film makes the story feel realistic to young adults because it’s about struggles of a teenager becoming an adult. It helps teenagers to identify real life situations....   [tags: Cartoon, Illustration, Movie] 1654 words
(4.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Philip Rosedale’s Coffee & Power - Coffee & Power is the name of a new online crowdsourcing website. It seeks to match up workers with work using the power of freelance initiative and mobile devices, like laptops and cell phones. It is enhanced by having not only an online address but a café located in downtown San Francisco that serves as a focal point for the site. Other enhancements include a “virtual currency and payment system, live communications and public chat and a game-like rating and review system.” (blog) Users can log in remotely to sign up for jobs or check into the café to power up with free coffee, check the boards for new jobs and network together....   [tags: Technology]
:: 9 Works Cited
2143 words
(6.1 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The Extinction of The Dinosaurs - Extinction of Dinosaurs Many different theories exist as to why the dinosaurs went extinct. We know for sure most dinosaurs died out around 65 million years ago. The majority of scientists agree on a number of theories as to what brought the end of the dinosaurs. The most popular theory is that an asteroid ended the reign of the dinosaurs. Another theory, massive climate change in the pre-historic atmosphere, caused all the dinosaurs to die. Some scientists believe that mammals out competed dinosaurs for food and other resources....   [tags: asteroid, shock wave, crater]
:: 12 Works Cited
1255 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Personal Impression of Spanish Food - For this project, I went to an authentic Spanish restaurant named Cafe Iberico. The restaurant was centered around tapas, or small dishes. The inside was covered in tile which was similar to Spain where they used tile on all the buildings and even sidewalks. The rest of the restaurant looked very genuine, with Spanish paintings hung along the wall. The restaurant had a tapas bar which presented a large display of tapas in a large glass case where people could order from the bar. The restaurant even had a small deli in the back where people could get Spanish cheese, and many types of Spanish sausage that included chorizo and morcillia (blood sausage)....   [tags: Paella, Spain, Restaurant]
:: 7 Works Cited
899 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Sexual Inequality in Disney Movies - We live in a world that is surrounded with beauty. Amazing skyscrapers, tall, strong buildings. A world that is now equal in all aspects in life, racially, sexually, physically. However, it can be said that this is not the case in the media. Beautiful women were portrayed weak while hideous women were characterized as evil. This essay will explore the sexual inequality in the disney movies Little Mermaid, Tangled and Cinderella . Little Mermaid, a disney filmed created in the 1950’s. A story based upon a mermaid princes who dreams to be a part of the human society....   [tags: pretty, weak, villians, hideous] 988 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Unique, Rare, and Dangerous Encounter - Unique, Rare, and Dangerous Encounter Most people had the chance in life to come across many unique, rare, and dangerous creäture. Living life in an unexpected manner and exploring the world. Thinking of the dangerous creature , a lot of species and animals would come to mind like for instead, here is a list of the 24 most dangerous animals in the world; Death stalker, Africanized Honey Bee, Rhino, Cone Snail, Stonefish, Black Mamba, Cape Buffalo, Poison Dart Frog, Polar Bear, Box Jellyfish, African Lion, Boomslang, Puffer Fish, Hyena, Komodo Dragon, Tse Tse Fly, Carpet Viper, Leopard, Brazilian Wandering Spider, Blue Ringed Octopus, Hippo, Saltwater Crocodile, African Elephant and Mosquito....   [tags: creature, shark, white, interaction, reef] 823 words
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Culture of Ancient Rome -   System of Writing Language Although in some remote pockets of Ancient Rome the Greek language strongly accented the primary tongue, the people were a dominantly Latin speaking population. More specifically, Archaic Latin (also known as Old Latin)- the original version of Latin that today’s Modern and Classical editions branch from. Due to the Ancient Roman Empire conquering many countries over the course of it’s time, a great deal of present-day languages, such as English, French and Italian, originate from Archaic Latin....   [tags: achievements, laws, army] 2606 words
(7.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Nature's Toxins Versus Man's Ingenuity - Nature has many toxins it uses to protect itself against predators. Toxins in nature can either kill humans or can do damage to the body. In the animal and plant kingdom there are toxins deadly to humans, but we have found ways to combat some of them. How do the toxins in nature affect the body and how does man fight back. Many plants are poisonous from poison ivy and poison sumac to flowers used in bouquets such as larkspur and lily of the valley. Plants spread their poisons in different ways....   [tags: antivenom, media, poison] 987 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - “Abhorred monster!” screams out Victor, In Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, passionately as he is confronted by the most detestable thing in his entire existence (Chapter 10). Thurston analytically states “A monster of vaguely anthropoid outline, but with an octopus-like head” while looking at a sculpture of Cthulhu. The word monster is used in both the above quotes, yet one is used as an insult about evilness, and the other is used as a descriptive word about the physical appearance....   [tags: monsters, victor] 1133 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Recreational vs. Technical Diving - After two years of recreational diving I have learned some of the ins and outs of the dive community. Diving has become such an enjoyable experience for me that I have decided to make a career change and work towards my dream of being a commercial diver. Before making such a life altering decision, it is important to understand the differences between the two in order to further understand the depth of my decision. In this essay, I will compare portions of recreational diving to its equivalent in technical diving....   [tags: Diving]
:: 3 Works Cited
1425 words
(4.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Northern Sea Lion - The Northern Sea Lion, also known as the stellar sea lion, has the binomial nomenclature of Eumetopias jubatus. They received their name because the adult males have blubbery necks with long fur, like a lion. Their name basically means lion of the sea. These animals can be found in coastal waters of the North Pacific Ocean from Japan to central California. In the Western United States, there is estimated to be about 39,000-45,000 Sea Lions, and in the Eastern United States there is estimated to be about 44,000-48,000 Sea Lions....   [tags: eumetopias jubatus]
:: 7 Works Cited
545 words
(1.6 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Today’s Global Culinary Scenes - I love to eat all kinds of food from all over the world from bold, flavorful Asian and Caribbean cuisine to complex and technical French cuisine, etc. But sometimes nothing compares to eating simple food with minimal fresh ingredients and preparation. Today’s global culinary scenes are dominated mostly by Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Tex-Mex and even French cuisine, which I think is too pricey and overrated. One type of cuisine which I think is delicious, exquisite, tasty, etc. And underrated is Greek cuisine....   [tags: greek cuisine, greece, greek food] 834 words
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Childhood Experience and Goals - Throughout my childhood, people frequently asked me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” At the age of 5, the common answer I gave was, “I want to be a superhero.” After years of watching Spiderman, The Incredibles, and Power Rangers, it seemed that saving the world from incoming meteors and the likes of the menacing Doctor Octopus was the most respectable and glorious occupation a child could aspire for. By the time I turned 10, I wanted to be a movie star. When I realized halfway through my sixth grade class’s dress rehearsal of A Midsummer Night’s Dream that my acting was pitiful, it became clear that it wasn’t for me....   [tags: college, success, finances] 1710 words
(4.9 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
All About Sea Lions - Sea Lions Sea lions are very social and super talented. They are true party animals, both on land and in the water. They can balance a ball on their nose, climb up a ladder, honk a horn and swim up to 13 mph. Kingdom – Animalia Phylum – Chordata Class – Mammalia Order – Carnivora Family – Otariidae Genus – Zalophus • External ears with flaps and big eyes. • Long flippers in the front which are like wings with no claws. • Five digits in the back limbs with extensions of cartilage. • Nails are on the middle three digits....   [tags: california, weight, lifespan] 1259 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Short Story: Hotel Hospital - Waking up to the reek of antiseptic and hand sanitizer is not exactly how I planned to spend my Monday morning. I guess when doctors diagnose you with uterine cancer and say surgery is the only option, you jump into your car with your squeaky slippers and your Betty Bop pajamas and off you go. Having outpatient surgery is awesome and won’t require overnight stays, but being admitted and having your own paradise is disguise will leave you restless and moody. Don’t expect to have a menu with 3 course items, as you will be disappointed in your of cuisine....   [tags: personal narrative] 527 words
(1.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Environment and Forest Lost - Coral reefs are striking, complicated, and important features and structures of the marine environment. Reefs are geologic formations constructed from accumulated skeletons of limestone-secreting animals and plants. The intimately linked plant-animal communities that created them are representative of an ecosystem that occurs in tropical and subtropical waters of oceans and seas across the planet, most commonly in shallow oceanic water near the coast that is often close to land. Coral reefs have the highest biodiversity of any marine ecosystem, and they provided important ecosystem services and direct economic benefits to the large and growing human populations in coastal zones....   [tags: limestone, plants, marine, coral reefs] 2112 words
(6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Culture of Japan - Culture of Japan The Japanese have been around for many years. They are a very distict population where their culture influences many aspects of our lives. A brief history of Japan will enlighten the many ideas and topics in which explains how and why these ideas play a role in their culture. Shinto is the older animist religion of traditional Japan. However, Japans’ religious status is Buddhism. This faith has been sacred for just litte over twelve hundred years. These two religions have intertwined and influenced each other and Japanese culture....   [tags: Japan] 690 words
(2 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Radio Frequency Identification - I. INTRODUCTION RADIO frequency identification (RFID) technology is gaining attention both from academicians and from practitioners. RFID has the potential to serve as a fundamental technology for ubiquitous services where both objects and people can be identified automatically via attached RFID tags [35]. However, with the promise of RFID technology come issues that need to be addressed for its widespread acceptance by consumers. For example, the use of RFID technology by retailers and government agencies raises questions about potential violation of personal information privacy [35], and potential security threats to personal information [40]....   [tags: Technology, Communication] 1455 words
(4.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Bottlenose Dolphin - Have you ever wondered how the Tursiops Truncatus dolphin got its name. It got its name because it's nose, which is short and stubby. The Tursiops Truncatus' coloring is different from other dolphins. Their physical appearance is intriguing and distinctive. They have fascinating family life and eating habits. You can even see bottlenose dolphins in many places in the U.S.A. Their main home is the Pacific Ocean, but they also live in many other places. The coloring of the bottlenose dolphin is unique....   [tags: Animals]
:: 11 Works Cited
1874 words
(5.4 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Abbey Road - “Abbey Road” By The Beatles Abbey Road is heralded as one of the greatest rock ‘n roll albums ever. It grinds with hard rock and sways with soft guitar. The variety of the tracks provides something for everyone. It was created in 1969 at the famous Abbey Road studios. George Martin and Geoff Emerick, who had produced many other Beatles’ albums, contributed to this work. This album is one of the more famous albums of the Beatles, who are one of the most popular bands ever. Almost every piece of this album, even the cover, is art works in themselves....   [tags: essays research papers] 812 words
(2.3 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Arcimboldo's Water - Arcimboldo's Water The picture is of a head made up of many different sea features with a plain black background. It would be nearly impossible to name all the aquatic animals that make up this head. It seams as though there is a chest plate at the top of the body which is made of a crab and there are also shoulder plates which are made up by using a turtle and a large mussel, an octopus has also attached itself to the shoulder plates. Hanging around the neck there is a necklace made of pearls....   [tags: Visual Arts Paintings Art] 481 words
(1.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Examining the Body and Soul by Focusing on the Eating Habits of Human Beings - Examining the Body and Soul by Focusing on the Eating Habits of Human Beings The Hungry Soul: Eating and the Perfecting of Human Nature, by Leon Kass takes a unique view of examining the body and soul by focusing on the eating habits of human beings. He uses this in order to distinguish humans from animals and the divine element (God). In this book, Kass touches on the point of sanctified eating. In Kass' final chapter, he looks at the "created order", the dietary laws in the chapter of Leviticus in the Holy Bible and the problem of eating....   [tags: Papers] 743 words
(2.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Effects of Trench Warfare on the Western Front During World War I - The Effects of Trench Warfare on the Western Front During World War I World War I had claimed many lives and was a great tragedy; the reason the war had started was because most of the other European countries had great empires consisting of many other countries. However Belgium did not have anything to do with these great empires instead she opted out of any wars and any political fights, so she became a neutral country. Even though she had refused to fight, Belgium helped the wounded and anyone who sought medical aid....   [tags: Papers] 2617 words
(7.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Free Process Essays - How to Travel with a Small Child - How to Travel with a Small Child When you travel with a small child, a properly packed diaper bag is the key element to a successful journey. The necessities of young children are many, and a pre-prepared satchel containing all of the required paraphernalia is of fundamental importance. When the diaper bag is not well stocked, the minutes before leaving the house are spent snatching diapers, seizing bottles and formula, searching for pacifiers and scouring the playroom for favorite toys in a haphazard attempt to collect all of the essentials....   [tags: Expository Process Essays] 689 words
(2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Comparing A Plea for Gas Lamps and Jekyll and Hyde - A Plea for Gas Lamps and Jekyll and Hyde       In "A Plea for Gas Lamps" Robert Louis Stevenson describes how, with the advent of urban gaslight, "a new age had begun for sociality and corporate pleasure seeking." Referring to the lamps as "domesticated stars," he describes the new lamplit city emerging gracefully as a festive public sphere in which "soft joys prevail" and "people are convoked to pleasure." Wolfgang Schivelbush connects such gaslit pleasure directly to commerce....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
:: 2 Works Cited
1037 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Negative Portrayal of Mothers in Disney Films - The Negative Portrayal of Mothers in Disney Films Why is it that in Disney created films, the motherly figures and role models are completely diminished whereas the fatherly roles are extravagant. Why does mainly a woman play the role of the vilan. If you notice, you will find that in just about every classic Disney film, the mother is portrayed in a horrible and questionable fashion. But, there is always a fatherly or male figure that everyone boasts about. First, let us start with the films where the main character fails to have a mother mentioned or seen at all: The classic movie of Aladdin; neither Aladdin nor Princess Jasmine had a motherly figure....   [tags: Movies] 874 words
(2.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
We Must Create More Gardens for the Blind - We Must Create More Gardens for the Blind What would it be like to live in a world of blindness. Those who are capable of seeing would probably shudder at the thought of permanently living in this state of dark and seemingly cloistered existence. Yet, one should not fail to realize that, despite their inability to see, the blind do, in fact, dwell in a world filled with a vast array of acute sensations which fully compensate for their lack of visionary capabilities. If anyone is interested in entering, at least temporarily, into the realm of sightlessness, then he should visit the restaurant, Dans le Noir in France....   [tags: Architecture Design Essays] 1275 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Trip That Changed My Life - Asia was awesome. Everything, from the food I ate to the people I met, gave me a new perspective on life. I still cannot get over the fact that I have traveled to the other side of the world. This school program gave me many memorable experiences, allowed me to learn a lot about the culture of Asia, and introduced me to friends that I'll treasure for a life time. I knew that there was a reason I got to go, and while I was there I tried to make the most of such an opportunity. One of my most memorable experiences in Asia was my trip to the doctor....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself] 986 words
(2.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Free Essay on Eating in Japan - Eating in Japan Eating in Japan is something every Gai-jin (foreigner) may look forward to; on the other hand, people with weak stomachs may want to consider eating certain foods before diving right into the Meso soup bowl of Japanese cuisine. There are many different types of Japanese food and all of the dishes are unique in their own way; however, Japan is a melting pot of culinary delight and one can find any and all kinds of Asian cuisine as well as foods from all parts of the world. First of all, the Japanese hardly ever eat with the traditional western style utensils, your common fork, knife and spoon....   [tags: Expository Process Essays] 1199 words
(3.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Downfall of a Great Teacher - The Downfall of a Great Teacher Surrounded by a circle of students, Mr. Garrett answered questions, gave instructions, and explained assignments. I slowly approached the circle and stood on its periphery. Four years ago, I had been an insider. Now I was an outsider, who peered over the chattering students and slipped into the circle undetected. Old high school memories came rushing back. A few moments passed before Mr. Garrett turned to me with a smile. “Katie!” he said, “It’s good to see you....   [tags: Interview Essay] 1569 words
(4.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Agrarian Discontent In The Late 1800s - "Why the Farmers Were Wrong" The period between 1880 and 1900 was a boom time for American politics. The country was for once free of the threat of war, and many of its citizens were living comfortably. However, as these two decades went by, the American farmer found it harder and harder to live comfortably. Crops such as cotton and wheat, once the bulwark of agriculture, were selling at prices so low that it was nearly impossible for farmers to make a profit off them. Furthermore, improvement in transportation allowed foreign competition to materialize, making it harder for American farmers to dispose of surplus crop....   [tags: essays research papers] 1400 words
(4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Science Fiction Villain Treatment - The Science Fiction Villain Treatment Alfred Hitchcock once said "The better the villain, the better the film" and this year's Hollywood filmmakers have abided by this golden rule as there was no stopping this year's blockbusters from having a whole horde of villainous characters spreading their wings onto the big screen, making the darker side more appealing for audiences. Everybody has gone villain this year, from Tom Cruise, Halle Berry to Spiderman's sworn enemy Dr Octopus, played by Alfred Molina....   [tags: Papers] 1060 words
(3 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Traveling to Spain- Personal Narrative - Traveling to Spain- Personal Narrative Spain. A wonderful country with a different culture to any other in the world. With its wonderful scenery jumping out at you and its surprisingly unfamiliar ranges of spicy foods, this and the relaxation was why I wanted to go. But with all its exciting features I was barely able to relax at all. My journey started when I left the plane. The hot breeze immediately hit my soft pink skin and left me with a silent shiver up my spine. I looked around and the setting was beautiful, all I could see was lush green fields, and silent hills with the sun just rising over the top....   [tags: Papers] 569 words
(1.6 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Unity Among Student Scientists - Unity Among Student Scientists This summer I had the opportunity to attend the APEC Youth Festival in Singapore. On July 23, I arrived in San Francisco at the Marriott to gather with 19 other students from around the United States. The purpose of this gathering was to discuss our future trip to Singapore and to get acquainted with each other before we left. APEC stands for Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation. The purpose of the APEC Youth Festival is to bring unity among other student scientists from all around the world....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 749 words
(2.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
To Singapore with Love - To Singapore with Love It was with sleepy eyes that I first got off the airplane and into the city of Singapore. All of a sudden, however, I was jolted awake. Colorful signs and exhibits flashed the words, "Welcome to Singapura!" At that moment, a thrill rushed through me. I had arrived in the City of the Lion, an exotic and mysterious city in the orient, about to start on an exciting journey of learning and adventure. From our first day of arrival, the delegates were treated with kindness and respect....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 736 words
(2.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]


Your search returned 104 essays for "octopus":
1  2    Next >>