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Online Predators and the Need for Preventative Measures - The Internet is an immense database that provides users with a tremendous amount of information on research, commerce, and entertainment. Unfortunately, as the internet keeps advancing, online predators continue to become more successful in what they do. The internet is an ideal network for pedophiles to pursue their interests and fixations with young children. It enables them to locate and interact with adolescents more rapidly than ever before. Although the idea of pedophiles luring children in on the internet is a horrifying image, it is happening....   [tags: Online Predators, internet, information techonolog]
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Florida vs Sexual Predators - The debate about sexual predators and how they should be handled has been discussed for years. In Florida it has been no different and the debate still continues today. This paper will discuss Florida’s approach to sexual predators and the laws which, prohibits conduct considered to be predatory. Florida’s approach to sexual predators is to have criminals convicted of predatory acts or crimes against society to register in a sexual offender data base that was passed under the Florida Sexual Predator’s Act in 1997....   [tags: Sexual Predator Law]
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The Internet and The Increase of Online Predators - A change has occurred regarding the increase of online predators. The internet has been one of the most important technological advancements this century. The internet has allowed people from all over the world to communicate with family, friends, and strangers. But it has also caused major concern. With everyone communicating through online forums, social networks, and chat rooms, it is impossible to figure out who the people are talking to. With the internet, people are able to live multiple lives....   [tags: online forums, social networks, and chat rooms]
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Sharks: Predators with a Purpose - Shark. For many, their size, power, and great, mouthwatering jaws fill us with fear and fascination. Not for me, I’m bewitched by them. Sharks kill only a few people each year, but media coverage and movie representation of attacks have marked sharks as voracious killing machines. Our fears—and appetites—fuel an industry that hunts more than 100 million sharks each year and threatens to purge these vital predators from the oceans. The shark is an enchanting creature, over 400 different swim in the ocean today....   [tags: mouthwatering jaws, marine life]
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A Comparison of Sexual Predators - Although the definition of rape might be concise, the crime itself can be extremely variable depending on the situation and predator. It was once widely conceived that rape and other sexual crimes where primarily lust motivated. Recent information, however, suggests that stimulus can be as multi-faceted as the perpetrator themselves. Discrepancies in such facets as motivation and opportunity are variations that can limit the profiling and apprehension of sexual criminals. One of the most common dissimilarities amongst rape criminals is the likelihood for re-offense....   [tags: Rapists, assault, sexual]
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Vulnerability to Internet Predators - Vulnerability to Internet Predator The publicity about online predators that prey on naive and inexperienced young children using trickery and violence is largely inaccurate. Internet sex crimes involving adults and juveniles more often fit a model of statutory rape which is adult offenders who meet, develop relationships with, and openly seduce underage teenagers than a model of forcible sexual assault or pedophilic child molesting (Wolak et. al., 2008). However, prepubescent children are even less vulnerable because their internet use is generally more supervised by the parents and guardian....   [tags: children, sexual abuse, explotation] 1595 words
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From Prey to Predators - ... Through decades of time, they have learned to obtain this flying method, another adaptation, as well. They can continue to fly for long periods of time by lashing their tails out at the surface whenever they get close. In fact, National Geographic states that, “. . .flying fish have been recorded stretching out their flights with consecutive glides spanning distances up to 1,312 feet (400 meters).” This allows them to cunningly escape underwater predators such as mackerel, tuna, and other fish....   [tags: Pelagic zone, large organisms]
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10 Most Dangerous Predators in the World - Dangerous predators have appeared on the face of this planet since the first organism developed. Predation is of utmost importance for the ecological system to maintain its balance. Predators use their unique skills for hunting. If we compile a list of the most deadly predators humans would certainly top the list. They have overpowered and hunted the most vicious and largest animals. Humans have even brought many species on the brink of their extinction. Here is a list of the 10 most dangerous predators in the world: 1. Mosquito A mosquito may seem to a mere common insect but it is one of the deadliest....   [tags: Human Deaths per Year, Ranking] 1370 words
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We Must Safeguard Children from Online Predators - In the recent years, our society is witnessing a rapid growth in underage sex crimes due to the online predators. Crimes originated from the internet activities are impacting all cultures, religions and geographic locations. Unfortunately, many sick individuals are overlooked by our law enforcement, and as a result they are victimizing children nation-wide. There is no worse crime than the attacks against youngsters because they are the future of our nation and thus our most precious jewels. The internet is a great tool with abundant benefits, but it has also increased danger because it can be anonymous....   [tags: Internet Security ]
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Are Parents Clueless About Child Predators on the internet? - Child Predators Online In today's world, personal technological devices are seemingly impossible to live without; but like any addiction, there are dreadful side effects. By the time a child reaches the age of 6 or 7, they have already been exposed to frequent technology use by their parents, older siblings, and often use a device of their own. As a result of this, they believe that the computer is a safe haven, so they go to their computers. Since children keep technological secrets, pedophiles, or internet child predators, are ubiquitous, and parents do not spend enough time with their children, parents are clueless about child predators on the Internet....   [tags: child safety, digital age, technological safety]
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Predators And Ecosystem Management - Predators and Ecosystem Management Natural Resources Management Predators have an everlasting effect on different kinds of ecosystems. They influence there ecosystems by controlling the abundance of lower species certain habitats. In this article, “Predators and Ecosystem Management” by (James A. Estes). He explains results of case studies that indicate important ecological roles for predators in a huge coastal ecosystem. The main challenge in this article is to determine if there are recurrent patterns else where in nature and to also understand when and where they occur....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Cats As Carnivorous Predators - Cats as Carnivorous Predators Throughout the course of evolution the cat’s ability to survive in the wild has become extremely dependent upon its hunting ability. In order for feral, or undomesticated, cats to survive on their own in the wild they have developed hereditary traits and instincts from their ancestors throughout time. Though these hereditary traits that they have inherited are helpful for undomesticated cats, they can often cause problems when domesticated house cats revert back to the ways of their ancestors, often influencing the ways that cats kept as pets are managed....   [tags: essays research papers] 860 words
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Sexual Predators - Sexual Predators Childhood is supposed to be a time of discovery and play, not abuse. Was there ever such a world. Sexual predators have been lurking this planet for decades; now they're being marked for life because of there actions. Neighbors and the home towns of sexual predators are being alerted of their crimes and whereabouts by local police. Such towns have responded by putting up signs in their town, "CHILD MOLESTER TWO DOORS DOWN" (Popkin, pg 73). Others responded by burning or flooding their new neighbors out (Popkin)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1211 words
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Internet Predators - Internet Predators In recent years, the Internet has become the number one choice for doing research. A person can find information on just about anything. There are websites devoted to cooking recipes, musicians, schools, and pornography. Many schools will even allow students to apply for admission over the Internet. Schools such as California State University, Northridge give students an option to register for classes through the school website, making it quick and easy to get classes. The Internet is truly the "information superhighway." Not everyone who accesses the Internet uses it for research....   [tags: Internet Predation]
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Predators and Prey in Upton Sinclair's The Jungle - Predators and Prey in Upton Sinclair's The Jungle Throughout Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, the author demonstrates the greed of Capitalism and how it gives politicians and businessmen the ability to exploit the immigrants population. Sinclair's main purpose in naming the book, The Jungle, is to put the reader's focus on the heartless politics of Capitalism. If he had named the book Stockyards or Packingtown, a person's concentration may be solely on these places. It is evident that Capitalism does not equally distribute the industries ruling, but rather allows certain groups to dominate the workers....   [tags: Upton Sinclair Jungle Essays] 779 words
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Predator - Prey Relationships - Predator - Prey Relationships The relationship between predators and their prey is an intricate and complicated relationship; covering a great area of scientific knowledge. This paper will examine the different relationships between predator and prey; focusing on the symbiotic relations between organisms, the wide range of defense mechanisms that are utilized by various examples of prey, and the influence between predators and prey concerning evolution and population structure. Symbiosis is the interaction between organisms forming a long term relationship with each other....   [tags: Predators Animal Kingdom Biology Essays]
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Safety on the Net - The Internet is a brilliant tool for men, women and children, who are in search of information for work, school, or for just surfing the web. Kids today are so much more computer savvy than the older generation because they are taught at an early age how to operate them and how to communicate with family and friends on them. Cyber predators are always lurking through the internet to find our children to abduct and sexually abuse or in some cases even murder them. It is vital that all parents understand that children can be indirectly victimized through conversation, through instant messages like Yahoo, MySpace, and Facebook, as well as the transfer of sexually explicit information and materi...   [tags: Internet Predators]
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Wolf and Coyote Derby Turns Tiny Idaho Town Into Battleground - ... Part of the problem with the wolves now found in the Idaho wilderness is the fact that they are not native to Idaho, as the indigenous populations had all been nearly wiped out. These wolves are from Canada, and are much larger and stronger than those native to the state. Not only that, but the are much more aggressive, run in packs, and seem to prefer domesticated livestock over natural prey; they will attack a cow or calf, even if an elk is standing right there. They tend to "sport kill," and can destroy a small herd of deer or elk on first attack....   [tags: hunting, predators, protests] 1125 words
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Cell Phones for Young People Useful or Distracting? - There has always been controversy as to whether texting and cell phone use can cause young people to be less likely to be able to concentrate and focus. As young citizens we have the right to be able to own a cell phone and not be criticized using it for educational reasons. Phones give you access to the internet, teach responsibility, and is an emergency access to contact parents; however it can cause cheating in class room areas by sharing answers, it can distract people from doing work in class, and can lead to online predators harming someone....   [tags: online predators, emergency ]
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Too Young For Facebook: The Dangers of Children Having Facebook Accounts - ... Older men know that girls are very vulnerable at this age and they take advantage of it. Most of the time the older men tell the younger girls not to tell anyone about their relationship. Not knowing that this isnt right the girls agree to keep their relationship a secret. Most kidnapping cases happen when the two have been communicating over the internet then later decide to meet in person without telling anyone. The kidnapping rates have gone up 32.2% due to talking to strangers over the internet....   [tags: predators, bullying, lying]
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The Negative Impact of Social Networking Sites on People - ... With the idea of not getting caught, people think it’s funny to cyberbully. In addition to, “social networking websites are virtual communities that encourage and foster interaction among members of a group by allowing them to post personal information, communicate with other users and connect their profiles to other profiles” (Belanger and Finley 1). By having this personal information about themselves out there, someone can easily access this and pick on that kid. Therefore, social media is having a big effect on kids because of behavior and profile information....   [tags: bullying, predators, facebook] 732 words
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Be Careful About Giving Away Personal Information over the Internet - Right now, all across the world are internet predators. Now-a- days, anything is possible to find on the internet. Does anyone ever think about the consequences when giving too much information online . People need to be aware of the security risks on the internet. Everyone should be cautious of hackers, rapist online, and cyber bullying. It’s very essential for parents/ guardians to know about the websites their teenagers go on; also, make sure the websites are appropriate for their age. Numerous people give too much personal information online....   [tags: internet, predators, cyber bullying,] 557 words
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What is the Risk of Social Media In the Classroom? - ... This includes the posting of pictures, information on blogs or on any other social media sites. There is the risk of software not being filtered; hence students are able to access inappropriate sites and content. Firewall should also be installed and monitored on the school network to minimize the opening of malicious attachments on emails, malware as well as monitor the sites accessed by students. The school’s technology department has to be actively involved as there are several forms of malware practices....   [tags: faculty, predators, firewalls]
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The Complex Communication of Gibbons - ... While the exact sounds of these monkey’s calls are not known from this article, it is however determined that their songs and or calls have no natural connection to the object that is being symbolized. Another core design feature of language is productivity. Productivity refers to the idea that language users can create and understand novel utterances (Bauer, 2006, pp. 49-57). Humans are able to produce an infinite number of diverse messages by combining the elements of language in different ways....   [tags: language, predators, songs]
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The Dangers of Social Media - ... Also teachers found videos of students doing inappropriate things inside of school. This made schools ban social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and Youtube. As a result forbidding sites for students to educational purposes instead of using the internet to expose have proved beneficial because students uses the sites for educational purposes instead. Posting photos on the internet can be detrimental to a teens reputation and safety. Exposing pictures to society is a risky move to do....   [tags: cyberbullying, suicide, predators] 1275 words
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The Road to Complete Extinction - There is a new rumor: if humans harvest deer antlers, crush them up, and eat them, any illness, or disease, one has will be cured. Thousands of people run to the woods to kill deer. Hunters are growing angry because their trophies are being killed prematurely. Conservationists warn of the dwindling numbers of the male deer population. Deer antlers are going for thousands of dollars on the streets in cities like Detroit and Chicago. Soon enough, money-hungry killers start a new rumor: hooves from any gender of deer can have miracle health benefits as well....   [tags: extinction, predators, prey, environment]
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The Rise of Elder Abuse - ... The groundbreaking Elder Justice Act is a section of legislation contained within the Affordable Care Act. It has earmarked $777 million over a four year span to increase aid to elder victim services such as Adult Protective Services and Forensic Centers. The EJA also establishes an Elder Justice Coordinating Council and a National Advisory Board (Dong, 2012). According to Kohl, Sanders, and Blumenthal (2012) “To date, however, major steps forward in national policy and strategy on elder abuse have not been taken, in part because Congress has failed to provide sufficient funding” (p....   [tags: population, criminal, predators, financial]
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The Brown Spider Monkey - ... Brown spider monkeys reside mainly in the high canopy of the rainforests though they can also be found in the middle and lower strata. To travel the brown spider monkey hangs, swinging from branch to branch, rather than walking or running on all fours. The brown spider monkey is very well adapted and important to life in the evergreen rainforest. Brown spider monkeys feed on a variety of fruits, leaves, and flowers and play a significant role in dispersing seeds throughout the rainforest ecosystem....   [tags: habitat, predators, ateles] 539 words
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Internet and Child Pornography - ... The case went to court many times, and it was finally decided that COPA was, in fact, illegal. So, since 2006, there have been very few laws made concerning websites and servers regarding the way that they verify viewership and keep underage kids from viewing pornography or from them being the object of pornography. In an effort to protect the safety of minors from predators and protect the Global Information Grid from further destruction from corrupt porn sites, the Department of Justice asked large search engine companies for their cooperation and wanted records to the queries of their customers....   [tags: COPA, Minors, Predators] 1296 words
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The Psychopath’s Trade Mark - ... Unfortunately, these caricatures are believed to be accurate portrayals of psychopaths in our modern society, demonizing these individuals through their dehumanization. Today, many people hold the idea that psychopaths are either cold blooded killers or convicts. The general public has not been educated to see beyond the social stereotypes to understand that psychopaths can be entrepreneurs, politicians, CEOs and other successful individuals who may never see the inside of a prison and who do not engage in violent crimes (Hare 80)....   [tags: serial killers, social predators] 1436 words
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Why do Meerkats have Different Alarm Calls? - It is known that in some species alarm calls play an important role in intra-specific communication and vigilance behaviour. They are encoded in two different ways (Zuberbühler et al., 1999). The referential alarm call contains information about external events while the affective alarm call provides information about the caller's motivation (Manser, 2001). Two well-researched non-human primates using predator specific alarm calls are ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) and also the vervet monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops) (Evans et al., 1993)....   [tags: Suricata suricatta, predators, alarm call]
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Is the ‘Sucker Foot’ of Myzopoda Aurita a Kind of Adaptation That Enhances Their Survivorship? - ... Because of this, I am able to control their adhesion by isolate the secreta from their pad glands from the surface. For instance, I will use plastic wrap to cover their pads (Better material is to be examined in real experiment). Therefore, I can divide the Myzopoda aurita with the same age and health condition into two groups. Group A: Myzopoda aurita is uncontrolled about their pads. Group B: the pads of Myzopoda aurita are covered by plastic wrap or other materials. The dependent variable is the survivorship of these two groups of Myzopoda aurita....   [tags: bat, leaves, predators, organ, surviror]
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Misunderstandings in Gender: Women Sexual Predators - There are many heinous crimes that have saturated our society; news reports of a woman being attacked while walking to her car late at night, a child being abducted and his frantic mother pleading with the assailant to let her child go. There is a common theme threaded into the reports we frequently see plastered on our television screens and that theme is masculinity in crime. It seems almost unfathomable that a woman could commit murder, least of all a sex crime. Due to this distorted thinking of the masses, society has shaped judicial systems worldwide to panelize women less frequently and even less harshly than their male counterparts....   [tags: Sexism Criminal Justice]
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The Internet as a Safe Haven - Nowadays, every news story involving the Internet is related to it being used as a medium for harm. The media shows a story about a teen rising above cyberbullying, but not about a teen who finds the courage to reveal his or her sexuality because of a welcoming online community. In an era where so many possibilities are open for Internet use, it is inevitable that people will use it harmfully. Stalkers, sexual predators, and identity theft are what define the Internet these days because of the degrading coverage of it by the media....   [tags: media, sexual predators, identity theft]
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Technology and Catching Child Pornography Users - In this society today, fathers of children all the way to school psychologists are being caught with child pornography today. The crime for child pornography has been becoming a very serious situation and has led to 4,000 arrests, 1,600 people charged and 1,200 convictions. What new technology does is create opportunities to do as a job that customers want done, such as helping police find crimes on the internet. The arrests in child pornography have majorly increased based on the help of technology in society today, the help of online chat rooms, high-technology-based police work, and a simple white van....   [tags: online chat rooms, watchers, users, predators]
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The Importance of the STATIC-99 and MnsSOST-R - Introduction The federal and state governments have laws which permit for the legal confinement of sex offenders deemed to pose a risk to themselves or others. In Kansas v. Hendricks (1997), the U.S. Supreme Court set forth the following criteria potential offenders must satisfy in order to be civilly committed: 1) a past of committing sexual offenses; 2) a mental disorder or impairment; 3) some form of volitional impairment; and 4) a significant risk of committing a sexual offense in the future....   [tags: Sexually violent predators]
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Preditors and Prey in Organisms - ... Biologist at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Elizabeth Brainerd, has recently shown that a pufferfish’s stomach is a perfect water ballon. As water pours into it, the stomach expands up to 100 times its normal volume. Pufferfish skin is also set for ballooning. It is made of wavy fibres that straighten out as the fish inflates. When the skin expands the fish’s tail and fins immerse into skin, forming a nearly perfect sphere (balloon). When the wavy fibres finally pull tight, they become hard, giving the pufferfish a tough shell that protect from predators, giving them a hard time to penetrating....   [tags: survive, animals, puffer fish] 640 words
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Male Predators and Female Prey: Gender Roles and Rape Culture - In American society, there are so many cult-like obsessions. The culture of social justice is one of them, and unfortunately the most prominent. A facet of social justice is rape culture, which was coined as a culture during the second wave of feminism during the early 1970’s and was, according to the encyclopedia of rape, “often used by feminists to describe contemporary American culture as a whole.” (1) Rape culture, by definition though, is “a culture in which rape and other sexual violence (usually against women and gender diverse peoples ) are common and in which prevalent attitudes, norms, practices, and media condone, normalize, excuse, or encourage sexualized violence." (2) At it...   [tags: sexual, violence, victims] 2093 words
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Sexual Predatory Laws of Alabama - Even though Alabama’s sexual predators laws are considered strict, it does not negate the fact Sexual predators often rob their victim of innocent that is never recovered. Furthermore, these sexual predators seek the most vulnerable persons in society to seek assault sexually. Alabama’s laws seek to alleviate however, predators many time will return to a predatory lifestyle even after prison. Technology has only served to enhance sexual predators’ ability to reach out to it victim in private by way of chat room and other social networks....   [tags: Sexual Crimes, Laws, Alabama]
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The Predatory Mite Fauna of Punjab - Mites belonging to the family stigmaeidae are known predators against the phytophagous mites and small soft bodied insects. A survey was conducted to explore the predatory mite fauna of Punjab (Pakistan), a new predatory mite species of genus Eustigmaeus (Eustigmaeus hooriaae) was collected from Ameen Pur Bangla, 20 miles away north from district Faisalabad (Punjab) from Triticum aestivum (straw husk) by Bilal Saeed Khan and described here in this manuscript. Specimens were mounted on the glass slides with the help of Hoyer’s medium....   [tags: Animal Behavior ]
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Multinational Corporations (MNCs): Predators of Lesser-Developed Countries (LDCs) - Imagine you only earn 12-14-cent-an-hour for your hard work, imagine you work with toxic chemical glues, paints and solvents everyday. Multinational Corporation is a company that make and sells a product in more than one country. Multinational Corporation are harmful because of bad working condition, low wage and long hours, bad future and life. Multinational corporations are harmful because they have bad working conditions. According to Sweatshop Fact sheet, workers who work for J.C Penny are beaten and eat the bad food in America Samoa....   [tags: International Business Economic] 1318 words
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What Makes a Predator? - ... After they kill their prey they swallow them whole, bones and all. There are some animals that just have strong muscles that help them carry out their daily lives. The big cat family is one family of predators that knows how to use these muscles well. They can jump twice their height straight into the air at a moments notice, and almost twice their body length in distance (O’Meara 15). Some species of big cats are known as nature’s most powerful predators, ranging form sheer muscle mass to their jaw strength....   [tags: adaptations, venom, camouflage ] 570 words
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Social Sites: Virtual Playgrounds or Predatory Hunting Grounds - Social interaction via internet has become a raving craze, but the debate of online safety measures necessary for children using social sites has become a hot topic of discussion. Social sites open the door to online interaction with friends, relatives, and classmates; but they also enhance the risk of interaction with online predators. Representative Michael Fitzpatrick, from Pennsylvania, is a sponsor of the Deleting Online Predators Act. He is an advocate for extreme online restrictions for children who use social-networking sites....   [tags: Social Networking ]
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Wildlife Services Predator Control - ... The remainder drips onto the wool and into the torn flesh of the target sheep (which invariably dies) and onto the ground or plants where the sheep is attacked. The meat that poisoned coyotes vomit up is extremely toxic to scavengers. In the days when 1080 was used to bait carcasses and frequently poisoned dogs, the vomit from one dog sometimes wiped out whole packs of hunting hounds. While Wildlife Services is required to attempt to find poisoned coyotes, less than 10 percent are recovered....   [tags: Commercial Livestock Losses, Predation]
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Online Sexual Predator - One out of every five youths online is approached by an online sexual predator, with the integration of social networking; these numbers are alarmingly on the rise (Guo). In present day, it is nearly impossible to find someone who doesn’t at the very least know of social networks, so it is crucial that the general public know about the many negative effects these networks bring. It’s even more imperative that the public know that any existing or rising social networks are not to be trusted. Social networking could be considered negative for society as it provides sexual predators with opportunities, is a source for unhealthy addiction, and disconnects users from the real world....   [tags: social networks, facebook]
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Functional Response in Relation to Predator-Prey Interaction - Predation refers to the consumption of one organism known as the prey by another known as the predator in which the prey is alive when the predator first attacks it. Predation is beneficial to the predator and harmful to the prey. This is a broad group which covers a wide variety of interactions and numerous types of predators. For the purpose of this essay we will concentrate on classifying predators according to their individual taxonomic and functional responses. When the predator and the prey meet they will interact with each other....   [tags: Predation] 955 words
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Characteristics and Reproduction of the Fairy Shrimp - ... The female shrimp carries both fertilized and parthenogenesis eggs on the outer-side of her body in its litter sack for several days before being freed to fall to the bottom of the water, or the eggs may stay attached until the female dies. The number of eggs a female creates in a clutch differs from 10 to 150. Several clutches can often be created during the life of a female. Females can yield two kinds of eggs, thin shelled "summer" eggs and thick shelled "winter" eggs. The kind of egg created is determined by the number of males in the same water source; summer eggs will be made if there is a scarcity of males in the population....   [tags: movement, eggs, preditors]
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Elasmobranchs are a Subclass Chondrichthyes that are Classified as Carilaginous Fish - ... They aren’t usually found in deep waters; usually they are found in coastal regions. The manta ray is one of the few species that lives in open water. Both the rays and the skates have teeth that are specialized for crushing shells and consequently most feed on the different crustaceans on the sea floor along with snails, and oysters. PART II The Animal Eye and Color Vision Most vertebrate eyes have a same basic structure. This includes: a cornea which acts as the outer lens contributes to the control over the amount of light entering the eye, a pupil which also contributes to control over how much light enters the eye, a lens which helps refract light into the retina, and pupi...   [tags: rays, preditors, swim] 2162 words
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Users, Losers and Scammers: How to Spot a Predator - We have all watched television shows, we have heard the warnings, and have read numerous articles that expose internet predators and pedophiles. Most of us are aware of the dangers surrounding children and teenagers as they navigate the internet’s virtual world. There is no shortage of predators online. Chris Hanson has a very popular show called To Catch a Predator that has helped bring awareness to the public of this heinous crime against children, and while this is extremely important to know and prevent, there is another large segment of society that is at risk too....   [tags: Psychologyy]
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The “Predator” - The war in Afghanistan started in October 7, 2001. The U.S. forces, with the support of the United Kingdom and the Afghan United Front, also known as the Northern United Front, launched what we know today as Operation Enduring Freedom. The U.S. would be fighting the first of two wars, the other in Iraq, but we would find that out later. The goal of the invasion was to find Osama bin Laden and other high ranking Al-Qaeda members. Then we were to take out the Taliban regime that was helping them....   [tags: Military Technology] 1464 words
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Mortality of Reintroduced or Trans-Located Animals - A major impediment to recovering declining populations successfully is the mortality of reintroduced or trans-located animals. It is of the general assumption that captive-born animals might lose their anti-predator behaviour abilities in captivity, but studies rarely compare predator recognition abilities of captive-born and wild-captured animals to test this. Predators often kill reintroduced and trans-located animals, and this mortality is often a considerable hindrance for successful population recovery....   [tags: captivity, predator, annti-predator skills, MIS]
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The Mantis Shrimp, Stomatopoda: A Look at the Force and Speed of The Underwater Strikes of a Violent Predator - ... Nevertheless, these threat displays may eventually reach the point where violence replaces threats. Because Stomatopods molt, this is a huge advantage in saving lives when they fight for a territory. When one shrimp wins a contest, they can suffer damage to their exoskeleton but are able to molt and regenerate a new, undamaged shell (Jenner and Schram, 1998). In spite of their aggressive encounters, courtship and reproductive behaviors can be gentle, and even include parental cave. The life cycle of mantis shrimps involves an egg stage; a series of free-swimming, plankton-feeding larval stages; a series of subadult growth stages; and finally sexually mature adult stage (Christy and Salm...   [tags: subphylum Crustacea, Class Malacostraca]
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Emerald Ash Borer and Insectivorous Insects - Introduction Predator-prey relationships are complex interactions involving many factors that may influence the stability of each population of species. Avian insectivores and their relationship with the different species of insects they consume is one of these relationships that has become of interest in recent years. Widespread outbreaks of the Southern Pine Beetles in the Southeast, Emerald Ash Borers in the upper Midwest, and Bark Beetles in the Pacific Northwest are killing various tree species in forests including pines and ash....   [tags: entomology, biology, predator, prey]
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The Economics of Predatory Pricing - The Economics of Predatory Pricing Introduction Predatory pricing “is alleged to occur when a firm sets a price for its product that is below some measure of cost and forfeits revenues in the short run to put competitors out of business” (Sheffet p.163-164). The reason firms take the short term loss is because they hope to drive out competitors and raise prices to monopolistic levels. By doing this, they covered their short term loss to make even greater profits in the long term than they would have by not using predatory tactics (Sheffert)....   [tags: Business Economics]
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Returning the Wolves to the Wild: The Restoration of a Great Predator - A beautiful, clear night in the Rocky Mountain backcountry, stars fill the moonless night sky, and one can not help to think of how peaceful it is. Traveling through the backcountry, you have encountered more wildlife than you have people. Suddenly, the silence of the evening is interrupted by the howl of a wolf, alerting all to its presence. The howl is soon answered by another, closer howl. You can feel the hair stand up on the back of your neck as you realize that you are not alone in the wilderness, with the top predator lurking nearby....   [tags: Wolf Reintroduction]
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Loss of a Predator: the Gray Wolf Vs. California - California's last solitary wolf was reportedly killed in 1924 in Lassen County. Once a widely distributed species throughout the Pacific Northwest, the settlement of European Americans brought the eradication of the Gray wolf from California. Bounties on wolves had been established in Europe dating back to ancient Greece, so consequently European settlers came to America with this plan in mind. An early Plymouth Colony established a fine from "whoever shall shoot off a gun on an unnecessary occasion, or at any game except at an Indian or a wolf" (Hampton 63)....   [tags: American History] 903 words
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Predatory Business Practices - This module described various predatory practices by businesses. Using scholarly resources, describe some specific examples of predatory practices. Should the debtor or borrower bear some responsibility, at least in some instances. Explain why or why not. Predatory business practice is an unethical, predatory approach that a business undertakes to control the market or maximize profit. There are several predatory practices in play today like predatory lending, predatory mortgage servicing, predatory borrowing, predatory pricing etc....   [tags: Business, Abusive Loan Terms]
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The Application of Linear Algebra in Our Daily Life - Eigenvalues and eigenvectors is one of the important topics in linear algebra. The purpose of this assignment is to study the application of eigenvalues and eigenvectors in our daily life. They are widely applicable in physical sciences and hence play a prominent role in the study of ordinary differential equations. Therefore, this assignment will provide explanations on how eigenvalues and eigenvectors will be functional in a prey-predator system. This will include background, history of the concept and explanation on what is meant by eigenvalues, eigenvectors and prey-predator system....   [tags: eigenvalues, eigenvectors,prey-predator system]
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Why I Hunt: A Predator’s Mediation by Rick Bass - Why I Hunt: A Predator’s Mediation by Rick Bass Five years ago you could have found me hiding under my covers, praying to a god that I no longer believe in with my eyes shut tightly—but not anymore. These nights I offer up a two minute thanksgiving for the sake of karma; I look out into the darkness and I recognize the shadows as objects in my house rather than the faces of my dead grandfathers. It feels good to open my eyes, but I’ve traded in that old ignorant twinkle for a steady calmness. I still duck and cover when an insect the size of my pupil is within five feet of me, but from a distance I know that I am not so different from the tiny creature....   [tags: Hunting Women rick Bass Essays] 841 words
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Adaptations of Black Panthers - ... Black Panthers are rare to be spotted by human in the wild because of it Adaptations as well as its behaviors. Black Panthers are “nocturnal and solitary animals that are incredibly powerful and fearless animals that are feared by many because they are very aggressive (Panther, 2008).” Black Panthers behavior patterns I believe will help them get off of the endangered list because if we won’t see the in the wild because they are high in the trees sleeping then they won’t have the opportunity to get use to the humans presents....   [tags: predator prey relationships, habitat, behavior]
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Predatory Lending in the Housing Industry - The Ethics of Predatory Lending in the Housing Industry The real estate industry is thriving with approximately sixty-eight percent of all Americans being homeowners. With low interest rates, 1st time home buyer down payment assistance programs, and government funded educational opportunities (i.e. the Home Ownership Center of Greater Cincinnati), the real estate and mortgage lending industries will continue to flourish. However, there are some unethical lending practices that are threatening the housing industry as a whole....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Legislation and Predatory Lending in the Mortgage Industry - Legislation and Predatory Lending in the Mortgage Industry The American Dream has been one of this nation's most enduring ideals of the past half-century. Presumably, every young couple, low-income family, and incoming immigrant hopes to one day produce 1.7 kids, obtain 1.3 cars, and of course purchase the house with the white picket fence. But fulfilling these goals costs money; and the aforementioned groups are among the least financially stable in the country. These people's need for extra funding has led to the extension of credit to large segments of the population who were previously deemed unqualified....   [tags: Business Finance Essays]
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Your Local Predator: Fast Food - ... Basically, after a while, the government passed a bill that declared that personal disregard for fatty foods, that should be obvious to the general public, can not be the cause of a lawsuit against said restaurant. People should use common sense and use their knowledge to contemplate whether or not they are going to go obese from ingesting a meal. But regardless of smarts, people still seem to fall victim to the desire to chase these foods like a drug addict chases a drug. In addition to my previous statements, fast food may actually kill you....   [tags: health, fat, confidence]
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Critically Assess the EC Competition Law’s Approach to Predatory Pricing - Introduction Predatory discrimination has a special place both in law and economics because it can be seen as an instrument of abuse. From a point of view, price cutting is a useful way for competition and has benefits to customers. However, from the legal and economic aspects, there is not an agreed definition of predatory pricing. In spite of this, it is very important. To understand predatory behaviors, dominant position and abuses should be understood. This paper will start with the definitions and arguments on dominance and abuse....   [tags: Economics]
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Cats’ Response to Bird Calls - For years cats have had some kind of predatory behavior inside of them. Bird calls can be heard every day by humans and animals, but how an organism reacts to the sound of a bird can vary. Humans are able to identify more varieties of birds than cats, but cats are still able to distinguish between a local bird and a non-local bird. Cats respond more often to local birds than non-local birds, due to cats hearing local birds more frequently than non-local birds. We first need to look at the predatory behaviors that occur in cats when local birds are apparent in their area....   [tags: predatory behavior, insticts, birds]
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The Dangers of For-Profit Education - An attractive, and seemingly affordable, alternative to traditional universities are the for-profit institutions that have gained popularity in recent years. They offer the convenience of community college accessibility with the promise of full degrees. The concept has been around for decades, Devry Institute can trace its roots back to 1931 ("Devry university historical," ), however they truly flourished with the 1992 redefinition by Congress of the 90-10 rule which defined and institution of higher learning for the purposes of government student aid ("Q&A on the," 2012)....   [tags: predatory learning institutions]
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Predatory Men in William Faulkner’s Novel, Sanctuary - Predatory Men in William Faulkner’s Novel, Sanctuary William Faulkner’s novel, Sanctuary, is replete with subtlety and symbolism. En route to Old Frenchman’s Place, Temple Drake thinks of baseball players in the Saturday game she is missing as “crouching, uttering short, yelping cries like marsh-fowl disturbed by an alligator, not certain of where the danger is, motionless, poised” (37). In creating such an image of predation, Faulkner prepares the reader for Temple’s arrival at Old Frenchman’s Place —the prey/predator metaphor lending itself perfectly to Temple’s situation vis-à-vis the men there....   [tags: Faulkner Sanctuary] 676 words
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Wolves: An Unwanted Predator - Wolves: An Unwanted Predator Vigorous as a predator, affectionate toward its pack, the gray wolf elicits both fear and admiration among humans. This fear, along with ignorance, inspired a movement to eradicate the gray wolf from the lower forty-eight states in the early 1900’s. By the early 1930’s, gray wolf populations had been completely eliminated from the Rocky Mountains (Bangs, et al 147). In 1973, congress passed the Endangered Species Act that protected any wolves that naturally migrated from Canada (Bangs, et al 147)....   [tags: Wildlife Animals Gray Wolf Essays]
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Hester - Predator or Prey in The Scarlet Letter - The Scarlet Letter: Hester - Predator or Prey. The Scarlet Letter had a controversial plot when it was published in 1850. The main character, Hester Prynne, and her scarlet "A" have been a symbol of adultery for over one hundred years. It is hard to determine whether Hester should be considered a predator or the prey throughout this novel. Individual upbringing and teachings could create a predetermined opinion of Hester and the sin of adultery. Hester's beauty was breathtaking. Her dark hair and brown eyes were alluring....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays] 957 words
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Transmission of Schistosomiasis - Transmission of Schistosomiasis - mediated by chemical communication Living organisms use a variety of cues to find their prey, to mate, to move and to hide from their predator. These cues can be visual, auditory or olfactory. Olfactory cues often require a release of chemical from a source towards which an organism could be attracted to or be repelled from. From single celled bacteria to large chordates like sharks use chemical communication for different purposes. However, the most prevalent role of chemical communication is disease transmission....   [tags: Living Organisms, Prey and Predator]
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Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection - 1. The number of prey decreases whilst the number of predators remains constant however, there might be an increase in the population of the fittest predator even though the total number would not change. In addition to that each predator has different capabilities and those capabilities allow them to survive much better than the other predators, for example the hands were the fittest because they were equipped with the best tools for gathering food, whilst the clothes pegs were the least effective....   [tags: Natural Selection Essays] 640 words
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Axolotl Evolutionary Adaptations - The Axolotl, a crucially endangered neotenous species of mole salamander, has adapted to fit its environment so it can easily catch food and evade predators. The Axolotl’s habitat is the lake system of Xochimilco that is near Mexico City, Mexico. This shallow, fresh water lake complex has a temperature range of 6- 20°C and a pH of 7- 12. The complex also has the Axolotl’s primary food sources of mollusk, insect larvae, and other crustaceans. However, with the introduction of foreign species such as the Asian Carp and the African Tilapia, the Axolotl now has predators that may eat and threaten it, and it has competition for the animals it usually eats....   [tags: mole salamander, biology]
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Social Media Restrictions - ... Which is why the guidelines must be improved or that children should not be allowed to access such sites entirely. With a the tools of direct messaging and posting videos cyber bullying can follow children to their home, beyond the school playground, seven days a week 24 hours a day. These acts of emotional trauma occur on a child’s computer and smartphone. For this reason it is more difficult to monitor and thus harder to prevent than traditional bullying. In 2010, a college student by the name of Tyler Celementi, choose to commit suicide by throwing himself off a bridge (Uhls)....   [tags: cyber world, technology] 837 words
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Dietary Analysis of Sympatric Mammalian Carnivores in the Keweenaw Peninsula - ... Additionally, the feces of large carnivores, in particular wolves, can take on a white appearance due to high calcium content from ingesting bone. Feces of the American marten and fishers have diameters ranging from 10-16mm and can be distinguished from that of a fox due to their twisted, corkscrew appearance (Chames 2003). Following identification, each scat was weighed and separated by hand into three categories: hard parts (bone, teeth, and claws), hair, and plant material. The three categories were then separately weighed and samples of hair and bone were examined microscopically to aid in identification of prey remains....   [tags: resource partitioning among animals]
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Confession of Moral Bankruptcy - Confession of Moral Bankruptcy State and local governments are both challenged by the problems of sexual predators. This issue has been addressed at the federal level for many years, but now state and local governments are being given the responsibility to change policy. What this paper will examine are three major issues. This paper will examine what state and local governments are doing in context to the civil commitment issue. Secondly, once sexual predators are given the opportunity to return to society there is always the fear that they will commit crimes again....   [tags: Sex Offenders Crime Essays]
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Techniques Used by Law Enforcement Officers to Catch Criminals - ... There were also many references to dealing with her mother being at home or calling her repeatedly on the telephone. Lastly, the officer actually communicated with predator on the phone to try to convince him that he was indeed talking to a young girl. During the course of the conversation, the officer is very passive, allowing jazzeman04 to lead the direction of their topics. Throughout the dialogue with the predator, the officer remains neutral by simply answering the questions asked. Never once did the officer attempt to bait jazzeman04 into offering a sexual act, asking to see pornographic images, or to come have sex with them....   [tags: investigation protocols, undercover officers] 565 words
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Why Do Fireflies Glow? - Why do Fireflies Glow. Fireflies have evolved the ability to send from their abdomen as a means of communication with each other. The most important reason for the flashing is for sexual communication. Flash signals have been classified into two systems. One is where a continuously glowing female attracts a non-glowing male. The second is when a female, flashes a species-specific response to a flying male, who is broadcasting a pulsating signal. There are other functions of flashing as well, such as using their luminescence for lighting up the ground during landing and walking....   [tags: essays research papers] 608 words
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Batesian Mimicry in Hoverflies (Syrphidae): How Closely do they Resemble their Hymenopteran Models - Batesian mimicry occurs in many Hoverfly species to protect them from various predators. However, the degree to which the mimic varies depending on the species of hoverfly and who their model is. The mimics of bumblebees are typically perceived as perfect mimics while those of honeybee and wasp may be called ‘poor’ mimics. It is thought that natural selection would have further improved the mimetic similarity of these species; however this is not the case. This has resulted in the evolution of ‘imperfect’ mimicry, which many researchers say may not even be mimics at all....   [tags: evolution, behavioral similarity]
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Monkey Family: The Olive Baboons Living in the Savanna - I am presenting information on the life, past rate of growth and future of the Olive Baboon. I will demonstrate the community relationship shared by the adult females, males, and juveniles in the troop and how the ranking of females plays an important part of troop dynamics. I will explain the specifics of the climate of the savanna biome and what adaptations the Olive baboon, native to this habitat, has to support its survival and the food chain it is part of. I will further show the omnivores behaviors as a predator to rodents, hares, and Thomson gazelles, as a prey to lions, leopards and hyenas, and as an herbivore, that eats tubers, lemon grass and acacia....   [tags: biogeochemical cycles, species, mammals]
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