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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Personal Narrative: Don’t Play With Your Food! - It was a warm summer day; about two weeks after my senior year had begun. My friends and I were having a typical Sunday, lounging around, tired from the night before, and trying to find fun ways to pass the time. We started by playing some Xbox, and while shooting each other and other people was fun, it soon grew tiresome and we were again, back to where we started. About twenty minutes after another sleepy silence, we went outside to the beautiful weather and played some football. Although it was nice to be outside enjoying the weather, not one of us had the energy to run around for any longer than ten minutes....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 794 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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Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Environment - The Deepwater Horizon spill occurred on 20 April 2010 and was caused by an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig that killed 11 workers and injured 17 more. The drilling rig, located 66 kilometers southeast of the Louisiana coast, left an oil gusher that was finally capped on July 15, almost 2 months later. This was the largest accidental marine oil spill in history and the largest offshore environmental disaster in the United States (Telegraph, New York Times, BBC News). It is estimated by scientists that over 4.9 million barrels of oil were released into the ocean, about half of the crude oil the U.S....   [tags: Environmentalism]
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Endangered Animals - Many people say they care about endangered species, but what do they actually do to help. Some people, like the ones that work for WWF (World Wildlife Fund), decide to take action. “WWF is building a future where human needs are met in harmony with nature,” (worldwildlife.org). The organization helps both the environment and endangered species. Not only does WWF lets you adopt endangered animals symbolically, but it also does many things to help empower communities and promote conservation. Since climate change is becoming a larger problem each day, WWF helps underdeveloped communities cope with the problem, live more sustainably, and take action against it....   [tags: National Geographic, Animals]
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Television Violence is Brainwashing Americas Youth - Over many years of research, studies have found that the television violence has increased. Certain “role model” type characters initiate most of these violent behaviors. These are usually very aggressive incidents and they very often include humor. “The average American preschooler who watches mostly cartoons is exposed to over 500 high-risk portrayals of violence each year” (DeGaetano). Youth violence has been growing throughout the years. Some effects noticeable in children are mean behavior towards others, aggressive actions while playing with classmates and toys, and also fear....   [tags: Papers] 914 words
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Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on USA’s Environment and Economy - Depleting reserves, high oil prices and spectacular offshore discoveries concentrated a global attention to deep water (National Geographic, p.3). Joel and Bourne (2010) claim “the Gulf of Mexico now accounts for 30 percent of U.S. production, with half of that coming from deep water (1,000 to 4,999 feet)”. The U.S. government roughly calculated that the deep Gulf might contain 45 billion barrels of oil (NG, p.44). Hence, this fact gave new reasons for oil companies to drill oil wells in that region....   [tags: Environment, The Maconda Well] 1914 words
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An Enthusiastic Worshiper - There is a place named Nisswa, Minnesota, where they hold the popular Nisswa Turtle Races. Every Wednesday evening in the summer time, the people of Nisswa and the surrounding communities gather at a designated parking lot for the weekly races. It's big excitement and big business. Vendors rent turtles; others sell "turtle products." And the fans gather early, placing their chairs and blankets in the best viewing sites. In one recent contest, 435 turtles raced in heats of 15 over a 6-foot-long course....   [tags: Religion] 1706 words
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A Rolling Model - A Rolling Model When I was twelve years old, I had every Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle that was ever made. I had cases of the plastic figures lining the walls in my room. Posters were laid out everywhere, and my whole room was completely decorated in Ninja Turtle material. My bed, my drapes, my walls, literally everything was something about a Ninja Turtle. I spent a lot of my time watching those television shows, memorizing each tape word for word. I would pretend with my friends that we were the turtles, always fighting crime and always on the move under the streets, showing up only at night to fight the “foot clan”, the archenemy of the turtles....   [tags: Role Models Media Cartoons Essays] 1366 words
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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
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Television and Music - Television and Music Television is something that everyone that is my age can recall on when they were younger. It has definitely been the greatest influence on me since the day I was born to this world. Television is a great and most likely the best source around the world for information on what's happening everywhere, and probably the most prolific form of entertainment in most first world countries. TV (short for television) was the host of my favorite show when I was a kid, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles....   [tags: Papers] 1146 words
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Cayman Islands History - Cayman Islands History Over the last five hundred years the Cayman Islands have had a rich and diverse history. They grew from being very isolated islands inhabited mostly by crocodiles and turtles to being one of the worlds premier tourist and financial centers. Being so small and isolated has given the Caymanians a strong sense of history and culture that is distinct, even from their Caribbean neighbors. They enjoyed a relative sense of insulation from many of the problems that plagued the rest of the region....   [tags: Historical Cayman Island Essays] 569 words
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Impact of Global Warming on Species - Thousands of species have become extinct over the last four decades as a result of changes in land use and as a result of global warming. Whether or not the millions of species can adapt and evolve to climate changes is debatable. As this brief overview will report, the human species is not adapting well to the changes. It must be remembered that increases in the levels of carbon dioxide are certainly responsible for the risk many species face, but so is the way land is used, e.g., rain forest destruction....   [tags: Environment, Climate Change, Greenhouse Effect ]
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Gulf Oil Crisis - On April 10, 2011, an oilrig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded. This explosion killed 11 crewmembers and caused the rig to sink to the bottom of the ocean. This caused an estimated 180-185 million gallons of oil to flow into the gulf. It wasn’t until July 15, 2010 until the oil was contained and stopped flowing. The Gulf was virtually covered in crude oil. There were many effects from this spill and many of them were environmental. Animals had to swim through this oil and birds that landed in it were no longer able to fly because of the heavy oil on their wings....   [tags: Oil]
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The Serious Problem of Global Warming - Global warming is a big problem in today’s world and its hindering the quality of life for every species. It affects their habitats and environments. Temperature rises and changing landscapes in the arctic circle are endangering several species of animals. Only the most adaptable will survive. If we fail to cut back on the burning of fossil fuels, such as oil and coal, scientists say during the 21st century earth could warm up to an additional 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit. The first initial problem is ice caps melting which causes a rise in sea levels....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay] 829 words
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Offshore Oi Drilling Causes Environmental Damage - Oil drilling is the process of perforating oil from the earth’s surface. This process can be dangerous. The drilling process can be harmful to nearby animal life. The process used to locate oil waves can be harmful to animal life. When the oil ascends, it brings with it a number of deadly chemicals. The chemicals released can consist of mercury and arsenic. Other substances such as lead have been known to ascend with the oil (Horton, Jennifer, 1). An oil spill is the process by which oil is mistakenly dispensed....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Dr. Seuss - Dr. Seuss Born in 1904, Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, is perhaps one of the most beloved children’s authors of the twentieth century. Although he is most famous as an author of children’s books, Geisel was also a political cartoonist, advertisement designer, and film director. He used the power of imagination to produce unforgettable children’s books and helped solve the problem of illiteracy among America’s children. By using his experiences in life as a foundation for most of his books, Theodor Geisel was able to shape the character of many of his readers, as well as teach children subliminal messages through a unique writing style that incorporated various elements an...   [tags: Biography, children's books]
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The Iroquois Creation Myth - Exegesis Many Native Americans tell stories of the creation of earth that explain how they came to be before the Europeans entered North America. Creation myths vary among all cultures; however, they all have one thing in common; heaven and earth. One of the most popular creation myths was the Iroquois creation myth. The Iroquois or Haudenosaunee meaning “People of the Longhouse” (Iroquois Indian Museum, n.d.) consists of six Indian nations that include the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora tribes....   [tags: native americans, sky chief, celestial tree]
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Contemporary Special Interest Tourism - Definition of Volunteer Tourism “Volunteer tourism” applies to those who, for various reasons, volunteer in an organized way to undertake holiday that might involve the aiding or alleviating the material poverty of some group in society, the restoration of certain environments, or research into aspects of society or environment.(Wearing, 2001) Introduction to Volunteer Tourism Volunteer tourism is a combination of travelling and volunteering. The motivation for volunteer tourism is people wanting to help others, make a difference to other peoples’ lives....   [tags: Volunteer Tourism]
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A Formalist Criticism Approach to Finding Nemo - Whether it was the mouse removing the thorn from the lion’s foot or the Good Samaritan helping the Jew, finding help where it is least expected has been a major theme throughout literature. In the movie, Finding Nemo, written and directed by Andrew Stanton, one desperate father on a journey to find his stolen son realizes just how important this unforeseen assistance can be. With the use of the formalist criticism technique, the evidence supporting this theme can be found in abundance throughout the movie in interactions between Marlin and other main characters....   [tags: Film Analysis]
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Water Pollution: Plastic in the Ocean - Water pollution has had devastating effects on the environment, which include irreversible effects to the oceans ecosystem. People often underestimate the importance of the ocean. They don’t realize how much damage pollution has caused to the ocean and the thousand of creatures that inhabit it. Earth is a huge place, but resources are actually very limited and will not last forever; unless there is a balance. We must protect the resources we have in order for them to last into the next generation....   [tags: environment, biodegration, debri]
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