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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Turtle Rampage - ... Turtles have a temperature range between seventy one degrees Fahrenheit to eighty six degrees Fahrenheit. The critical upper limit temperature tolerance for most turtle is ninety five degrees Fahrenheit; if they are kept at this temperature or an extended amount of time, death can occur. Also, most turtles will stop eating as temperature rises above eighty three degrees Fahrenheit. Along with keeping the temperature consistent, turtles also need correct diurnal cycles, which are the daily cycles of light and darkness....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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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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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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Turtle Excluder Devices - T.E.D.s 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....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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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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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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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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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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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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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: Papers] 415 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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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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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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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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Television Violence is Brainwashing Americas Youth - Television Violence is Brainwashing Americas Youth Missing Works Cited 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....   [tags: Papers] 914 words
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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 and techniques....   [tags: Biography] 1690 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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Environmental effects of The Deepwater Horizon oil spill - ... Young turtles spend much of their time swimming at the ocean surface, making them more prone than adults to being poisoned or coated by the oil. Studies found that sea turtles show no natural avoidance behaviors when confronted with oil, and may even attempt to feed upon it. Because the oil can kill enormous swaths of seagrass, one of the green turtle’s primary food sources, adult sea turtles may also suffer from malnutrition. Gulls, pelicans, and other birds can experience deadly hypothermia when oil destroys the insulating quality of their feathers Breathing in the oil can lead to pneumonia, neurological damage, and eventually cancer (National Wildlife Federation)....   [tags: Environmentalism]
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Saving Hunting Island - Hunting Island is an area located in South Carolina in the USA. The weather there is sunny and warm most of the year with a cool Atlantic breeze. It is a valued area; a popular state park, lagoon and beach. However recently the area has suffered from coastal erosion, the island is constantly changing shape and size, losing 15 feet of sand a year. Qualities Hunting Island is an area with many qualities and consists of 5000 acres of beautiful land. Each year, at the beach, dozens gather to watch all the hatched eggs of the rare Loggerhead Turtles, making it a perfect natural breeding ground for turtles and a great tourist attraction....   [tags: Conservation] 921 words
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Native americans - Take a look what do you see. Heaven. Birds. Planes. Have you ever thought that possibly there is another world above us. Well the native Americans did. They came up with preposterous myths like these witch are written about in the two stories, “Earth on a turtles back”and “when Grizzlies walked upright”. Your probably thinking to your self where do they come up with these absurd ideas and stories. However im sure if you lived in that time period did with no formsof entertainment and had to sit around looking at trees 24/7 , you would most likely be coming up with some bizarre stories like these two....   [tags: essays research papers] 438 words
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Impact of British Petroleum Deepwater Horizon Oil spill on USA’s Environment and Economy. - ... The millions of gallons of oil that have spilled into the Gulf of Mexico are more like an epidemic, one that we will be fighting for months and even years.” Through January 25, 2011, there were collected 8,209 birds, 1,143 sea turtles, and 109 marine mammals affected by the spill—alive or dead, visibly oiled or not (Unified Area Command). It is quite apparent that the Deepwater Horizon blowout is both terrible environmental and human catastrophe and it will probably demand not months but decades of nationwide effort to address and recover (Deep water).The specific goal of this paper is to provide a conceptual framework for identifying and understanding the economic and environmental consequences of Deepwater Horizon oil spill and to determine appropriate approaches to avoid future disasters....   [tags: Environment, The Maconda Well] 1914 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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Impact of Global Warming on Species - ... In fact, they suggest that at least 20 percent of migratory birds may be vulnerable to extinction because of the changes in the climate as well as the higher sea levels (Black, 2006). Other species that are at risk include the North Atlantic right whale because their primary food is plankton and a number of species of birds native to the Caribbean because the increased frequency and intensity of storms can blow them off course (Black, 2006). Two other species mentioned in this report are the white-beaked dolphin and the Baikal teal (Black, 2006)....   [tags: Environment, Climate Change, Greenhouse Effect ]
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Gulf Oil Crisis - ... Overall there are no good effects on wildlife from the oil spill. The wildlife is largely affected, but this is because their habitat is affected even more. The Gulf of Mexico ecosystem “spans 600,000 square miles” (Robinson, 2010). An estimate made on April 30th put the oil spread as covering 3,850 square miles (CBS, 2010). The oil made the water slick and gooey (See figure 2). Fig. 2 oily residue comes ashore in the surf in Gulf Shores, Ala. From “AP Images” (Dave Martin, 2010). This oil causes harm to the gulf ecosystem....   [tags: Oil]
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Old Man And The Sea Summary - The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961) Type of Work: Symbolic drama Setting North Coast of Cuba; early twentieth century Principal Characters Santiago, an old, weathered fisherman Manolin , a boy, Santiago's young fishing companion The Marlin, a gigantic fish Story Overveiw Eighty-four days had passed since Santiago, the old fisherman, had caught a fish, and he was forced to suffer not only the ridicule of younger fishermen, but near-starvation as well. Moreover, Santiago had lost his young companion, a boy named Manolin, whose father had ordered him to leave Santiago in order to work with more successful seamen....   [tags: essays research papers] 1843 words
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Indians - Mohegans and Comanches Different or Similar Long ago, the Earth was formed atop the back of a giant turtle. From the earth the Great Spirit put life into all things: trees, plants, animals and people. An Indian was created named Gunche Mundo who developed a Mother Tribe, and divided it into three clans--Turtles, Turkeys and Wolves. The Wolf People, known as Mohegans, separated from the Turtles and Turkeys, and headed east toward the rising sun. While the Mohegans headed east to find land, a tribe called the Comanches headed south....   [tags: essays research papers] 642 words
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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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Oil: Drill, Spill, Kill - ... The measurements used to detect oil can be extremely dangerous (How Stuff Works, 1). Seismic waves are used to locate oil under the ocean floor (How Stuff Works, 1). The seismic waves have been known to disorient the whales’ sonar (How Stuff Works, 1). It can cause the whales to crash into underwater rocks, or swim into boats, or boat propellers (How Stuff Works, 1). The waves have also been known to make whales beach themselves (How Stuff Works, 1). One hundred whales beached themselves in Madagascar because of the seismic waves used to detect oil (How Stuff Works, 1)....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Impressions Of Television - Impressions of Television SOME AMERICANS COMPLAIN THAT THERE IS TOO MUCH VIOLENCE IN TELEVISION, PARTICULARLY IN AN ACTION SERIES OR CARTOONS. THEY ARE AFRAID THAT PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN, WILL SEE THESE SHOWS AND THINK THAT THE ONLY WAY TO RESOLVE PROBLEMS IS THROUGH VIOLENT ACTS. I THINK THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF FACTORS OTHER THAN TELEVISION THAT EFFECTS PEOPLE. HAVE YOU EVER TRIED SOMETHING JUST BECAUSE YOU SAW IT ON TELEVISION. I'M SURE THAT ALL OF US HAVE DONE THAT AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Coral Reef Ecosystems - Coral Reef Ecosystems What is a coral reef. Coral reefs are the most biologically diverse marine eco-systems on earth, rivaled only by the tropical rainforests on land. Corals grow over geologic time and have been in existence about 200 million years. Corals reached their current level of diversity 50 million years ago. The delicately balanced marine environment of the coral reef relies on the interaction of hard and soft corals, sponges, anemones, snails, rays, crabs, lobsters, turtles, dolphins and other sea life....   [tags: Papers] 894 words
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Television Violence and Children - Television Violence and Children Thanks to the miracle of television the average American child watches 8,000 murders and 100,000 acts of violence before finishing elementary school (Early Concerns 113). Television violence is responsible for the increase in childhood violence. Watching violence is a popular form of entertainment, and watching it on television is the number one way that children are exposed to violence. Local news shows provide extensive converage of violent crimes in order to increase their ratings (Felson 96)....   [tags: Papers] 1021 words
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“Young and Restless in China” - In the PBS Documentary, “Young and Restless in China,” the stress forced upon young Chinese is an uncomfortable side-effect of the country’s accelerated growth. It is consequently a nation’s youth being torn between old Chinese traditions and the new ideas brought from western cultures.. This makes it more difficult than ever for young Chinese to maneuver their way through the land of booming economy and opportunities. Life in China has changed drastically due to modernization and the influence of western....   [tags: Documentary Review] 1097 words
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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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BP Oil Spill Crisis - BP Oil Spill Crisis The Deepwater Horizon was a nine year old, ultra-deepwater, dynamically positioned, semi-submersible, offshore drilling rig built in South Korea. In 2008, British Petroleum (BP) leased it from Transocean to drill for oil in the Gulf Coast. In September 2009, the rig drilled the deepest oil well in history at a depth of 35,055-feet. On April 20, 2010 while drilling the rig exploded at 9:45PM (CST), killing eleven workers and injuring seventeen others. It was caused when methane gas from the well shot all the way up and out of the drill column, expanded onto the platform then ignited and exploded....   [tags: Natural Disaster ]
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Alligators - ... (Crocodopalis, 2006). American alligator food can be found in many different areas of its habitat. Some of it food is found in the litoral zone, limnetic zone, and on the shore. In Louisiana coastal marshes, adult alligators mostly eat nutria (little beavers). While in Florida and northern Louisiana, alligators mostly fish, and turtles. In Farming areas, adult alligators eat calves, goats, hogs, cattle and adult horses. (I.C.W.D.M, 2005). Diet influences alligator’s body condition, growth, and reproduction because nutrition varies among prey items....   [tags: Animals, Environment, Hunters] 2669 words
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why parrot repeat - Why Parrots Repeat A long, long time ago before human even roamed the earth animals here alone. There were all different types of them, from big to small, fat to skinny and brave to cowardly. There were also groups of animals, based upon there personalities just like us today. The way that you look made no difference, just the way you acted. For example, the lions were very brave and loyal and the turtles were cowardly and shy. Then there were the parrots. They were also like the turtles because they were cowardly but not shy....   [tags: essays research papers] 616 words
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Function of Montage in the Film, The Night of the Hunter - Function of Montage in the Film, The Night of the Hunter In The Night of the Hunter various montages are utilized throughout the plot to capture the literal and figurative messages of the movie. The director uses montages to basically allow the audience to grasp the ideas that are being put forth. For instance, when the widow and Icy are talking about marriage plans with Harry Powell, clips of a train interrupt the seemingly continuous conversation. The two women discuss the joyous plans for the marriage and ironically this conversation gets interrupted by a runaway train....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 346 words
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