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The Danger in the Sea: Negative Human Impacts on Marine turtles - Turtles have been around for about 230 million years (Dobbs 1). In that time, they have seen the rise and fall of the dinosaurs and the rise of mankind. Marine turtles have been around for about 65 million years (Dobbs 1). This family has withstood the test of time and is being threatened by human’s impact on the sea. All six of the marine turtles occurring on the shores of America are at least threatened. Marine turtles are very important to the ecosystem but humans are endangering this family directly and indirectly; if humans do not stop their destructive habits, we may lose the influence of marine turtles on the earth’s seas....   [tags: Marine Turtles]
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Twelve hundred dollars. The amount of money needed to create the first issue of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; a group of four crime fighting ninjas that take on an interesting body form. This group is interesting in the fact that they are a very successful parody of another super hero from the past. After watching the movie and doing some research on the hero Daredevil, it seems that the storylines are similar and will be explained later. The turtles are also interesting in that they do not have powers just more or less karate skills....   [tags: Ninja Turtles] 1408 words
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Overview and Endangered Status of Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles - Sea turtles; there are currently seven different species swimming in the earth’s oceans. They are marine reptiles that have been around since dinosaurs walked the earth, give or take 150 million years (Texas Parks & Wildlife). And although these ancient creatures have been in the world way before Humans came into existence, it is ironic that all seven species of sea turtles are now endangered because of anthropogenic actions. Among the seven species, The Kemp’s Ridley is the most critically endangered....   [tags: Marine Reptiles, Sea Turtles, Ocean]
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Light Pollution and Sea Turtles - Light pollution has become a problem for sea turtle hatchlings along developed coastlines. The hatchlings have a natural instinct to move to the brightest direction which on a naturally lit beach is the night sky over the ocean. However, the artificial light that is found on developed coastlines, disorients sea turtle hatchlings and as a result they move towards this light instead of the ocean. According to an article on conserveturtles.org, only 1 in 1000 sea turtle hatchlings survive to maturity therefore changing artificial lighting practices on beaches would help the sea turtle population....   [tags: environmental issues, marine ecosystems]
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The Effects of Marine Debris on Sea Turtles - ... Because of the composition of marine debris, it has many effects on sea turtle populations such as: hindering baby sea turtles’ ability to get to the ocean after hatching, starving the turtles, drowning them, and/or altering their nitrogen levels. Plastic debris is widely distributed; it is mostly found near coastlines and between the Mediterranean Sea and North Sea, which are heavily traversed by shipping lines, as well as in more remote areas such as Alaska and South American coastlines. A study in Armadio dos Buizio has found that a total of 15,832 items, with an overall average litter density of 13.76 items/100 m^2, were quantified on local beaches....   [tags: marine life, nitrogen levels] 972 words
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Hawksbill Sea Turtles - Imagine a world where sea turtles are extinct; did you know that was preventable. The hawksbill sea turtle population is drastically low and if action is not taken they will soon become extinct. Several factors come into play in the extinction of this species; the most evident one is their breeding behavior. Due to the natural breeding behavior of the hawksbill sea turtle and their inability to sustain a viable population, they are going extinct; however, if they were introduced into breeding programs their extinction would be prevented....   [tags: sea creatures, eretmochelys imbricata]
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Marine Life About Sea Turtles - Marine Life About Sea Turtles “There are only seven sea turtle species in the world and only one is listed as threatened” (Global Sea Turtle Network). For over one hundred and ten years sea turtles have been swimming in the seven seas, even though sea turtles survived natural predators, climate change, and the extinction of dinosaurs. Sea turtles face more danger than they did long ago, due to more technology, fishermen finding new places where catching fish is promising, oil spills, and finding out that certain sea turtle parts are very valuable....   [tags: ocean biology]
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Issues Associated with the Endangerment of the Green Sea Turtles - ... That would mean, one female Green sea turtle can lay up to 675 or more eggs. With such a large number of eggs being laid it’s sad to know that about a fourth will actually make it to sea. “Green sea turtles are globally distributed and generally found in tropical and subtropical waters along continental coasts and islands between thirty degrees north and thirty degrees south” concluded by NOAA1. This topic is particularly a problem along the coast of Mexico and Florida. According to NOAA1, “in a 2004 green turtle assessment, the marine turtle specialist group classified green turtles as endangered globally.” People should care about this problem because of our need...   [tags: grass, ecosystems, protection] 1091 words
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The Danger in the Sea: Negative Human Impacts on Marine turtles - Turtles have been around for about 230 million years. (Dobbs) In that time they have seen the rise and fall of the dinosaurs and the rise of mankind. Marine turtles have been around for about 65 million years. (Dobbs) This family has withstood the test time and is being threatened by human’s impact on the sea. All six of the sea turtles occurring on the shores of America are at least threatened. Marine turtles are very important to the ecosystem but human are endangering this family directly and indirectly; if humans do not stop these destructive habits we may lose the influence of marine turtles on the earth’s seas....   [tags: animals, conservation,] 1528 words
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Sad Future for Marine Turtles due to Climate Change - ... – hatchlings require the sand to incubate them after fertilisation. The leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea, figure 1.1) has a unique delicate shell and rubbery skin, with a height of 130-183cm and weighing 300-500 kilograms. Their delicate jaw restricts them to eating jellyfish. The leatherback turtle can be found along the coastlines of Alaska and Africa (figure 1.3). Leatherbacks are the oldest known species of sea turtles and have the ability to survive for 85 minutes in low temperatures at a depth of 1280 meters.** Nesting season occurs every two to three years (however recent studies shows that nesting season is every year), leatherback turtles on average lay 80 fertilised egg...   [tags: temperature, ecosystem, nesting sights] 1241 words
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Turtles and Humans: Staying Strong amidst Tribulations in Kay Ryan’s Poem “Turtle” - Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines, characterized by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs that acts as a shield (Turtle). This reptile is the object in Kay Ryan’s poem entitled “Turtle”. Kay Ryan makes a remarkable observation of a turtle. Along with her observation is the relation of a turtle’s daily life to the life of a human being. Despite the heavy shell that it carries around, the turtle proves to be a very strong animal because it never chooses to give up on the load that it carries, and when the readers face complexities in life, they must adapt the attitude that the turtle possesses....   [tags: Kay Ryan, poetry, Turtle,] 962 words
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Property of Films - ... Rist later remarked that he could have been out of line since Bay makes more money than he does.[14] In response to the feedback, Bay issued a statement asking fans to calm down since a script had not been revealed, his team was working closely with the creators, and would include all the elements that made them fans to begin with.[15] Both Brian Tochi, who voiced Leonardo in the first three films, and Judith Hoag, who played April O'Neil in first film, have voiced their support towards the creative change.[16] TMNT co-creator Peter Laird expressed his thoughts on the change asking fans to take Bay's advice and wait until more of Bay's plan is made available....   [tags: nickelodeon, movie, paramount] 753 words
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Turtles Hatching - Turtles Hatching The poem Mark O’Connor wrote “Turtles Hatching” at a time in his life when was closely studying nature. In this poem Mark O’Connor closely observes turtles hatching and contemplates the ritual that turtles share with the beach. This poem also has close connotations to life cycle and family. Mark O’Connor begins the poem with one single line which emphasis the information that he is giving the reader. The continuation of this line from the rest of the poem to the next without a pause creates an urgency, which is used to emphasis the situation....   [tags: essays research papers] 1222 words
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Preserving Sea Turtles in United States - Preserving Sea Turtles in United States Sea turtles, which have been around for millions of years, are on the brink of extinction. In many countries, people consider their meat and eggs as prized delicacies. Often times they are just killed for their beautiful shell. However, the leading cause of sea turtle death in the US can be attributed to shrimp fishermen and the nets they use to catch shrimp (1). Each year, thousands of sea turtles are carelessly killed even though there are measures which can be taken to avoid this catastrophe....   [tags: Animals Environment Nature Essays]
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Fresh Water Turtles - Fresh Water Turtles Fresh Water turtles are small, yet amazing creatures to have and care for in your home. River Cooters, Red Eared Sliders, and Painted turtles are all common pet’s found in America. Though turtles are fun to have around they do require special care just like any other pet would. In most cases they make great pets but turtles aren’t the easiest pets to have so depending on your lifestyle you should think about how much time you’re willing to put into a turtle. They are usually cheap to buy yet the equipment for your turtle can get expensive....   [tags: science] 1213 words
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Heroes: From Ninja Turtles to Jesus - Heroes: From Ninja Turtles to Jesus      Heroes are important in life we’ve always had them and always will. They’re our role models, we attempt to be resembling them. Society looks up to these heroes for many reasons, it could be that they’re cool or have style, because they could fly or have supernatural powers, because of the way they make a person feel, the confidence they have, or even because a majority likes him and wants to be him a person may want to go with the flow.      All heroes in society have similarities to each other....   [tags: Heroes of Society] 384 words
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Can Researchers Identify Sea Turtles Through Photo Identification? - ... It would also avoid the problems of broken tags or harming the turtle but still be able to observe the turtles. This experiment will help science because photo-identification will be a stable tool to study turtle population, ecology, behavior, and conservation data. Article 2- Recent changes in the diet composition of common minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) in Icelandic waters. – Consequence of climate change. 1. The question that the researchers are trying to answer is why the diets of minke whales changed....   [tags: endangered, markings, marine biologists] 1293 words
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RFLPs OF THE MITOCHONDRIAL GENE COI: A STRATEGY TO IDENTIFY SPECIMENS OF HAWKSBILL TURTLES Eretmochelys imbricata (Cheloniidae - Introduction The hawksbill turtle Eretemochelys imbricata circumtropical is a species associated with coral reefs and other coastal habitats of the Atlantic Ocean, in the Colombian Caribbean. During their life cycle, the turtles migrate thousands of miles, traveling regularly to the high seas and territorial waters of different countries. Due to human pressures, bycatch in fishing gear industry, demand for the shell and the plaston for its handicrafts, the marketing of eggs, meat, oil and habitat degradation have made this species is critically endangered with extinction (IUCN, 1994)....   [tags: Ecology]
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The History of Mackinaw Island - The History of Mackinaw Island History of Mackinaw Page 1 Located just north of Michigan lies a unique little island that may be small in size but large in history. Glaciers once covered this land and after they began to recede a unique landscape was revealed as was the opening for its place in history. The Mackinac Island’s history has been due in large part to its geographical location and terrain makeup. The island is about 4 square miles and is today a place for tourism in the great lakes....   [tags: glaciers, great lakes, great turtles]
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Dr Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who and Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories - Everyone is Important in Dr Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who and Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories In many of Dr Seuss’ children’s books, a character is struggling to get his voice heard. For example, in Horton Hears A Who and Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories, there are characters that couldn’t get anyone to listen to what they have to say. These characters teach us that no matter how big or small, everyone is important. Horton had thought he heard a sound but didn’t see anyone. Nearby was a very tiny speck of dust flying aimlessly throughout the air....   [tags: Dr Seuss Horton Hears A Who Yertle the Turtle]
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Turtle Rampage - Do people like having a turtle as a pet. I do. Turtles are not that hard to take care of if people have the right equipment. Many factors come in as the turtles environment changes from their natural environment to being in a human home environment. Turtles are ancient animals that have evolved. “From man’s viewpoint turtles are slow, harmless creatures, and in this characterization they have an important role in mythology and folklore” (Carl H. Ernest and Roger W. Barbour, 1). Many people seem to think that turtles are just another animal that are easy to care for, but that is not always true; a lot of factors come into play when taking care of turtles, and the things people discover while...   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Sea Turtle Rehabilitation - Part of being a rehabilitator means you need to know the different species of sea turtles and how endangered they are. Sea turtles are becoming very endangered animals; some species are endangered more than others. There is eight different species of sea turtles that all look and live in different places around the world. The Kemps Ridley is the smallest of the sea turtle species, and they are a critically endanger family. Kemps live in shallow coastal areas, bays, and lagoons. Baby Kemps are between either a grey or black solid color....   [tags: endangered species]
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Types of Sea Turtle - Earth consists of 71% water, with sea and oceans occupying 96.5% of it. The ocean plays a significant role in regulating the Earth’s climate and it sustains large proportion of marine life such as shark, whale, jelly fish and sea turtle. Sea turtles are recognized as ancient animals that exists for more than 100 million years since the time of dinosaurs. Sea turtle is the public name for the marine turtle comprising the super family of Chelonioidea. It is a big marine reptile with bony or leathery shell, large upper eyelids, non-retractable head and powerful front flipper (Lim & Das, 1999)....   [tags: oceans, water, marine life]
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Leatherback Turtle - In 1988 a 9 foot long monster washed upon the shores of Harlech, Wales. The reptilian monster had been entangled in fishing nets which kept it from reaching surface and it eventually drowned. It weighed in at about 2,000 pounds and was predicted to have been at least 100 years old. The creature was the largest and oldest Leatherback turtle ever recorded (Turtles). The Leatherback turtle is a carnivorous reptile that spends most of its life in the water. Their lifespan is guessed to be 30-45 but there have been recordings of turtle way over that age so most biologists say that the lifespan is unknown....   [tags: ]
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The Painted Turtle - The Painted Turtle The turtle, he is an elusive creature. Hidden well in the water. He is also hidden well in his shell. The shell alone provokes our childlike curiosity to see what’s inside, to explore. The more we learn about them the more questions we have. How do they live, how do the reproduce, how do they as cold blooded reptiles survive the winter, and many other mysteries. Science has begun to solve some of these problems, but new problems appear every day. Turtles are very interesting animals....   [tags: Papers] 1194 words
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Florida Manatee and Sea Turtle Efforts - Within the state of Florida there are dozens of individualized, non-profit organizations making an effort to help the local wildlife. The local land and marine wildlife includes birds, geckos, frogs, snakes, panthers, manatees, sea turtles, fishes, sharks, corals, lizards and many, many more. Florida State is located on the Southeastern tip of the United States providing a unique opportunity for conservation of salt-water animals. While there are animal conservation efforts taking place all over the world, this essay will focus on two animal species that humans are specifically trying to save in Florida State....   [tags: Wildlife Conservation] 1410 words
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Declining Population of Loggerhead Sea Turtle - Declining Population of Loggerhead Sea Turtle The title of this paper is pretty self explanatory and the facts are simple. The solution is feasible but yet, not enough action is being taken to make a difference. You would think that we as humans being the dominate creatures of the earth, would be able to understand the simplicity of knowing the negative effects of our carelessness and the impact it has on the creatures around us…Creatures that are close to defenseless when put in comparison with mankind....   [tags: Biology]
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Turtle Excluder Devices - Since 1989 all shrimp nets have had to have TEDS or Turtle Excluder Devices sewn into them. A TED is a metal grate that is sewn in the body of a net so when a turtle hits it, it is launched out the top of the net, supposedly returning it to the wild. In my opinion TEDS are a good thought but they have done nothing but hurt the fishing industry by producing less catch. Since the introduction of TEDS in 1989 there has been a 10% decline in the number of shrimp caught each year. This is because when trash is caught it becomes entangled in the TED holding it open and releasing the catch....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Cognitive and Physical Stimulation Toys have on Children - ... This is why I have chosen Little Labs – The Human Body. Cognitive skills such as logic and reasoning, auditory processing, and visual processing are a few of the benefits that this toy offers. This toy also benefits cognitive stimulation by using the five senses to learn about anatomy and health; and has experimenting skills, observation skills and thinking skills. This kit teaches human biology fundamentals with step-by-step, hands-on experiments. There are labs that teach your child how to test his or her lung capacity, and how his or her own lungs work....   [tags: literacy, anatomy, baby turtle] 1655 words
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Evolution of Defensive Mechanisms in Reptiles - Reptiles, the class of reptilian, are an evolutionary grade of eukarya, including today’s turtles, crocodilians, snakes, lizards, as well as many other extinct groups. Reptiles have existed on this planet for millions of years and have undergone countless mutations. One area of interest is how have these creatures defended themselves as their predators have evolved. Over time, evolution has caused the many subspecies of reptiles to develop a wide variety of defensive mechanisms including: camouflage, venom, body armor, behaviors, and other abnormal morphologies....   [tags: Animals, Turtle, Lizards]
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The Works of Dr. Seuss: Written for Adults or Children? - “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.” (Seuss 1 pg. 58) In our world today, the environment is not taken care of properly. Most anyone can look outside, or look in a stream, and finds garbage or pollution littering the landscape. Dr. Seuss knew and despised this fact. For this reason, he wrote a children’s book titled “The Lorax.” His strong respect for the environment portrayed through this character as a “guardian” type figure for the fictional truffula trees....   [tags: The Lorax, The Sneeches, Yertle the Turtle]
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Exploring The Theme of Facism in Animal Farm, Nineteen-Eighty-Four, Yertle the Turtle, and Dictator - Fascism is a system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism. Fascism also occurs in our literature such as the great pieces Animal Farm and Nineteen-Eighty-Four by Orwell, Yertle the Turtle by Seuss and Dictator by Kessler. These pieces will now be deeply explored so we can find out what English literature tells us about fascism....   [tags: Fascist, Government] 1394 words
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The Golden Turtle - It was a dark gloomy night at the Ole Cabin in Kentucky. Four friends were having their own camping trip in the woods at Ole’s Cabin. Little did they know the Ole cabin was abandoned for decades. They say about five years ago, five campers were killed that night in the cabin but that was just a silly story that has been going around these years. RJ, Amy, MJ, and Louis started preparing their bed to go to sleep after their long journey from Canada. The Cabin has five rooms; four of them were bedrooms and one was the living room....   [tags: personal narrative] 575 words
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The Extraterrestrial Turtle - ... After 73 days of gather material with 40 oz. of pure muscle and a little shell he had built his final product. His impressive airplane stood 4 inches tall with a 2 foot wingspan. The whole rain forest was in awe of his creation. Animals from everywhere conjoined to witness Neil escape from the confined jungles of Jamaica to join up with Blake. One thing stood in the way of his goal, a partner, a companion to go along with Neil, not just to keep him safe but to keep him company, someone with the expertise to fly an airplane over the Gulf of Mexico and land it with precision....   [tags: short story] 1012 words
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The Turtle: The First Submarine for War - Throughout the years submarine technology has advanced throughout the years from the original military submarine the turtle to the German u boats during WWII modern nuclear power submarines that we have today. These developments have required a lot of technological improvements. To make the u boats work the Germans need better battery and electrical motor technologies and the nuclear submarine obviously needed nuclear technology. Submarines have always been an innovative way to win the navel war....   [tags: technology, military, challenges] 526 words
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The Hare And The Turtle - Science Fiction Version - ... Right off the bat, the two contenders had accelerated to their maximum speed. For an extra boost, the hare had fired his vibration gun backwards, which aided his jetpack to move faster. Moreover, it pushed the turtle towards the opposite direction of the finish line. To follow, the hare, light and aerodynamic, rocketed onwards, through the dozens of interstellar hoops, the turtle slowly trying to accelerate to his maximum speed. It was hard to catch up to the hare for the thousand pound turtle, and so he used his first rocket to boost him onwards....   [tags: Race, Competition]
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Parental Conflict In Turtle Mo - The Parental Conflict in Turtle Moon For the average person, occasional inter-personal conflicts are a fact of life. Nowhere do these conflicts manifest themselves with greater tension than in the parent-adolescent relationship. Through their works, writers of fiction illuminate the sources of strain common to parent-child interactions. In the novel Turtle Moon, Alice Hoffman exemplifies this conflict in the relationship between Keith Rosen and his mother Lucy. There are several factors that contribute to this conflict and the work as a whole....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe - ... He describes his arrival to a neighboring village by saying that, “Okonkwo of Umofia arrived at Mbaino as the proud and imperious emissary of war, he arrived with honor and respect” (Achebe 12). Achebe chooses to describe Okonkwo in such a way so that to emphasize how strong the Igbo society once was. For Achebe, Okonkwo is a metaphor of the success of the Igbo people, the things in which the Igbo excel in are also seen in Okonkwo, in this case they were strong, disciplined, and most important of all they were ‘honored’ and ‘respected’ by all others around them....   [tags: igbo society, turtle and birds story] 731 words
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Famous Children's Book Author Theodor Suess Geisel - Theodor Suess Geisel, also known as Dr. Suess, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts in March of 1904. Suess was his mothers name, where his pen name Dr. Suess came from, and “Dr.” came from his fathers unfulfilled hopes that Theodor would some day have his doctorate. Dr. Suess was a famous American writer and cartoonist best known for his children’s books. Author of 46 books started off his career with a book called And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street. In 1936 Suess sailed to Europe and the rhythm of this children’s book was influenced by the ships engine....   [tags: Theodor Suess Geisel, Dr. Suess, ] 566 words
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Comparing The Earth on Turtle's Back, When Grizzlies Walked Upright, And the Navajo Origin Legend - Comparing The Earth on Turtle's Back, When Grizzlies Walked Upright, And the Navajo Origin Legend When this world came to being, there was no single explanation of its origin. Many Native American tribes and other religious groups throughout the world created their own origin or creation myths for the earth on a whole or just the people of the earth. The basis of these myths was cultural and social beliefs of the many different tribes around the world. The Earth on Turtle's Back, When Grizzlies Walked Upright, and The Navajo Origin Legend are the three creation myths by the Onondaga, the Modoc, and the Navajo....   [tags: Papers] 1049 words
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Seeing Humanity in Sea Creatures in "The Old Man and the Sea" - In the book, the Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway, the Old man describes many sea animals that reveal how Hemingway views on humankind values and morality. The Old man saw different aspects of humanity n every sea creature. Three sea creatures that Ernest Hemingway described were the jellyfish, sea turtle, and the mako shark. The jellyfish is like a disguised beauty, a sea turtle is very stron, and the mako shark is like a thief. The Old man describes the jellyfish by saying that they were beautiful, but if stung by the jellyfish, it hurts like a whiplash....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Ernest Hemingway, animals] 581 words
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The Leatherback Migrations from Costa Rica to South Pacific Gyre - ... Results: 46 female leatherback turtles were tagged during oviposition over a 4-year period spanning from January 21, 2004 to July 5, 2007. During the entire tag duration, the leatherbacks moved at a speed of 37.7 km and at a distance of 8,070 km. However, a bigger sample size of over 100 would be appropriate, since this study expands in large oceanic areas. After the female leatherbacks completed their nesting, they departed the breeding area and began long-distance migration to the feeding areas of more than 8,000 km away....   [tags: ocean, current, tagging device]
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Something Good Coming out of Something Bad: The BP Oil Spill - ... One method of treating the oil spill is "in-situ burning" or burning oil in a contained area on the surface of the water, which has some negative effects on the environment. In-situ burning means that, controlled oil of burning in one place. It doesn’t ask for much work to be put into it and can be use in different areas. By it burning really fast it helps removes large areas of oil and, minimizes the need for recovery and storage. The main ingredients of in-situ burning consist of carbon dioxide and water vapor....   [tags: hedonism, happiness, environmental disasters] 1030 words
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A Movement for Wildlife Conservation - A Movement for Wildlife Conservation The Florida panther, Cape Sable seaside sparrow, and Kemp's ridley sea turtle are classified in different vertebrate categories, but they all have something in common; they are on the endangered list. These animals' lives, as well as hundreds of other species' lives, are in danger as their survivial and reproduction rates decline. Animals are becoming endangered primarily because of the effects human activities have on environmental change. Environmental concerns are causing changes through increasing amounts of water pollution and development and destruction of natural habitats....   [tags: Environment Nature Ecology Essays Papers]
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Global Warming and Climate Change: Melting the Marine Life - ... Dr. Morgan Pratchett, another scientist participating in the study, stated, “[This] may directly influence where we will find these species in the future and how many we are able to fish sustainably.” Nevertheless, Dr. Johansen says that there is still hope. He has noticed that the coral trout may be able to adapt to these increasing temperatures. His proof was in the trout residing towards the north, in the Great Barrier Reef; they were more conformable to the new temperatures than those of the southern region....   [tags: gases, waters, environment]
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The Alarming and Troublesome Global Warming Issue - ... Thus, the environmentalists are wrong because such acts that humans participate in such as burning fossil fuels, pollution, human engineering, and other human activities play a big part in why the sea levels are rising fearfully. Climate change is unfortunately occurring at the moment, the earth is getting warmer and sea levels are rising higher and higher each year due to our careless actions. In Michael Le Page’s article, “Global Warming” he indicates that with the small effects that are going on right now, we should not be surprised if something dangerous were to happen in the future....   [tags: sea level, greenhouse gas] 1400 words
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Fidel Castro and His Stricken Dictatorship - Fidel Castro and His Stricken Dictatorship In today's world many people strive for power among themselves and others. Fidel Castro is a leader known for his poverty stricken dictatorship. Many dictators like Castro go great lengths to get strength and power in the expense of others. People lives are greatly affected by Castro today because he does not care about the people's needs. Without citizens supporting the government, the government cannot be strong. Cuba is a country where people live in poverty, bad education and lack of freedom....   [tags: Free Example Essays] 415 words
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