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Animals

- We all studied the extinction of dinosaurs in middle school. We know that, two hundred fifty million years ago, more than 90% of the planet species became extinct. There have been five major mass extinctions during the life history of planet earth. Scientists now agree that we are experiencing a sixth major extinction. The big difference between the older events and now is, “unlike earlier extinctions, this one results from the work of a single species, Homo sapiens. We are relentlessly taking over the planet, laying it to waste and eliminating most of our fellow species” (Coyne 1)....   [tags: Environment, Natural Disasters, Extinction]

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Extinction On Dinosaurs

- Theories of the Extinctions of the Dionsaurs: Dinosaurs became extincted 65 million years ago, at the end of the Cretaceous period, something so devastating that it altered the course of life on earth. It seems like it happened so sudden, as geologic time goes, that almost all the dinosaurs living on earth disappeared. So how did these dominant creatures just die off. Was it a slow extinction, or did it happen all of the sudden. These questions bring rise to many different beliefs on how the dinosaur disappeared over 65 million years ago....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Scene Analysis of The Sixth Sense

- Scene Analysis of The Sixth Sense In the film the Sixth Sense a young boy named Cole has paranormal contact with the dead. He can see things that other people cannot, namely the ghosts of the dead walking around him. The scene which I have chosen to analyse to answer my title is the scene where he is at school and brings up facts about what used to go there like people being hanged and eventually he erupts at this former pupil now teacher who used to have the nickname Stuttering Stanley....   [tags: Papers]

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Review of The Sixth Sense

- Review of The Sixth Sense Director: M. Night Shyamalan Rating: Overall Score: 8 out of 10 Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment are just a few of the names in this clever and unsettling super natural thriller. M. Night Shyamalans’ (signs, unbreakable and the village) latest masterpiece uses clever symbols and imagery to make the ultimate super natural thriller. We meet Cole in his home in modern day Philadelphia filled with a red brick past and dieing autumn leaves. Things from the beginning are clearly not right; Cole has no friends and suffers from panic attacks....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Theories of the Extinction of the Dinosaurs

- Theories of the Extinction of the Dinosaurs Controversy surrounds the extinction of the dinosaurs. According to one theory, dinosaurs were slowly driven to extinction by environmental changes linked to the creeping withdrawal of shallow seas from the continents at the end of the dinosaur era. Proponents of this theory propose that dinosaurs dwindled in number and variety over several million years. An opposing theory proposes that the impact of asteroid or comet caused catastrophic destruction of the environment, leading to the extinction of the dinosaurs....   [tags: Papers]

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Mass Extinction in the Precambrian

- Mass Extinction in the Precambrian As the decades pass, technological advances have enabled researchers, entrepenures and pondering minds the ability to discover more and more about every aspect of our very existence. Over the past three decades the evolutionary tree of life has been expanded at least seven times over. Major advances have been made in the area of evolution to open the eyes of many to the extensive history of the earth. For the very first time, we have tangible knowledge that life evolved and grew to become a flourishing success during the young ages of the Earth....   [tags: Papers]

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extinction of great apes

- The great apes are humankind’s closest relatives. Great apes include gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, and bonobos, which are also known as pygmy chimps. At the turn of the century, there were approximately one million chimpanzees in Africa. This number has declined down to 150,000. Mountain gorillas have halved in size over the last ten years, leaving only 320 to roam the trees of their homeland. Some say these great apes will face extinction within a decade. Why is this the case and should we let this happen....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Texture of the Sixth Poem of Song of Myself

- The Texture of the Sixth Poem of Song of Myself In number six of Whitman's poetic series "Song of Myself," it seems that he is trying to convey the point that to die is not what people make it out to be. Whitman throughout many of the poems in this series, describes death as "lucky" and beneficial. He also explains how death leads to the beginning of life in this poem. The tone at the very beginning of this poem seems a bit youthful. Especially when the question "What is grass?" is posed to him by a child....   [tags: Song of Myself Essays]

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Mass Extinctions On The Earth

- Intro: Sixty-five million years ago, some phenomenon triggered mass extinctions on the lands and in the oceans so profound that they define the geological boundary between the older Mesozoic Era, often called the "Age of Reptiles," and the modern Cenozoic Era, the "Age of Mammals." On a finer scale, the extinctions define the boundary between the Cretaceous (geological symbol, "K"), and Tertiary ("T") periods. This mass extinction is usually referred to as the K-T extinctions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Extinction Event and Life in the Post-Apocalyptic Greenhouse

- The Extinction Event and Life in the Post-Apocalyptic Greenhouse The biggest mass extinction of the past 600 million years (My), the end-Permian event (251 My ago), witnessed the loss of as much as 95% of all species on Earth. Key questions for biologists concern what combination of environmental changes could possibly have had such a devastating effect, the scale and pattern of species loss, and the nature of the recovery. New studies on dating the event, contemporary volcanic activity, and the anatomy of the environmental crisis have changed our perspectives dramatically in the past five years....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Shyamalan's Engagement of His Audience In The 1st Fifteen Minutes Of The Sixth Sense

- Shyamalan's Engagement of His Audience In The 1st Fifteen Minutes Of The Sixth Sense The Sixth Sense was written by a man called M Night Shyamalan in the nineties. The film's genre is, ghost story/horror. We start to receive hints that the film is going to be of the above genre at the very beginning of the film because the music is very eerie and intriguing to the audience. Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) is a distinguished child psychologist haunted by the painful memory of a disturbed young patient he was unable to help....   [tags: Papers]

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Environment Essay: We Can Stop The Extinction of Endangered Species

- What is a species. What exactly is an endangered species. What is an extinct species. How have these species come to the point of becoming endangered or extinct. What can we do to save the endangered species that are near extinction. Can we actually do anything to save these species, or is it a lost cause. Why should I care. The answer to many of these questions is not know by most people. As much attention as this subject gets from environmental groups and agencies, it gets just as much ignoring by the general public....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Essay]

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Extinction Of Dinosaurs

- Could an exploding star have been responsible for the death of the dinosaurs. This idea has become popular again as an explanation for the disappearance of the dinosaurs. An exploding star can blast material enormous distances into space. If this material reached Earth’s atmosphere, changes may have occurred that were harmful to life. We call an exploding star a supernova. Nova is the Latin word for new, and in ancient times, when an exploding star was observed, people often thought a new star was being born....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Way That the Sixth Sense is Presented in Order to Maintain the Audience's Belief that Malcolm Crowe is Alive

- The Way That the Sixth Sense is Presented in Order to Maintain the Audience's Belief that Malcolm Crowe is Alive The story of 'Sixth Sense' took about a year to write. It was first going to be about a serial killer and a child who sees the victims. It was written and edited by M. Night Shaymalon who edited 'Wide-awake' two years before 'Sixth Sense'. It was a Kennedy Marshall company and a Spyglass entertainment performance. The film was set in Philadelphia. This was the perfect city for this thrilling film as it's a very old city and highly concentrated with unique super natural happenings there....   [tags: Papers]

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What Role Does the Amazon Rainforest Play in the World?

- People have been trying to find out what role does the Amazon rainforest plays.Also there are many shifts of climate in the Amazon rainforest. Each year 28 million acres of land is burned,and cutted down causing deforestation. Killing many living species in that process.If this continues,then very many plants,and animals are going instinct in areas. The oil productions can hurt the rainforest.It says” in 2003 an oil pipline that runs through the amazon rainforest in Ecuador.”So we can see that there was a pipline going through the rainforest.That oil pipline was causeing irreparable damage to the Amazon rain forest....   [tags: deforestation, hunting, extinction]

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Examining the Cretaceous: Paleogene Extinction Event

- ... Some paleontologists believe that the global ecosystem had already been on decline before the final blow, an asteroid, destroyed much of life on earth. Continental drift and seafloor spreading may have shifted oceanic circular patterns, causing dramatic changes in sea level and the earth’s climate. Also, the end of the Cretaceous period, immediately preceding the K-Pg, saw many volcanic eruptions; the dust and gases released are thought to have caused great environmental changes. However, the tipping point occurred when the Chicxulub asteroid slammed into Earth releasing energy “a billion times more than the atom bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” (Choi, 2013)....   [tags: dinosaur, ecosystem, disasters, astoroid]

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Review of The Sixth Sense

- Review of The Sixth Sense The sixth sense tell the story of a troubled young boy named Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) and child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis), and their own personal struggles in life. Malcolm is a deeply respected child psychologist, who once had a patient appearing to have many of the same mental struggles as Cole....   [tags: Papers]

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The Permian Triassic Mass Extinction

- The Permian Triassic Mass Extinction The Permian Triassic extinction was an event of cataclysmic disaster and almost the extinction of all species on planet earth. The Permian Triassic extinction is said to have occurred millions of years ago, geologist have estimated that its occurrences happened about 248 million to 286 million years ago. This rare occurrence of events proceeded the Triassic geologic periods and the Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras. This mass disaster was the largest dissipation of living life on planet earth; it is believed to be even superior to other crises such as the Ordovician and Devonian events and the conclusion of the cretaceous era that came upon the dinosaurs....   [tags: Geology, Disaster]

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Major Causes of Extinction

- Major Causes of Extinction Hotspots are areas that have rich diversity of species, but many species have become critically endangered because of devastating human activities. The loss of biodiversity in many hotspots was mainly because of habitat loss and fragmentation which in turn have occurred due to pollution, overexploitation of resources, deforestation, increased human population, and introduction of exotic species (Background paper on Himalayan ecology, 2010). For Himalaya, deforestation is one of the main causes of extinction....   [tags: Environment, Hotspots, Loss of Biodiversity]

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Are Animals Being Hunted to Extinction?

- Although many people think that animals are being hunted to extinction, without control of animal this could become overwhelming and cost a fortune. Many people kill animals for protection and clothing and these practices have been carried out for centuries. Many people think that hunting is inhumane and unessential, but animals are killed for a reason, whether it is over population in neighborhoods, protection of cattle, or money. Hunting animals helps control the population of certain species, such as deer, in areas where they may pose a threat to humans....   [tags: controling certain animal populations]

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The American Dream is on the Way to Extinction

- ... Instead, the branch refers to opponents as “hostage takers’ and hope to succeed alone. The current administration deploys government officials to perpetrate “pain” on an average American in hopes to blame the opposite party. Also the management has perfected the disciplinary consumption of government by utilizing the IRS to target political opponents to silence them before the last election. The nation also sits on the edge of defeat when our debt is mentioned. The 17 trillion dollar debt is almost double when the President came into office....   [tags: survival, college, tuition]

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Sharks are Being Hunted to Extinction

- ... (Heimbuch) They maintain species diversity by preying upon the most available species. They act as crowd control to help maintain the balance of the ecosystem. Sharks also act as a food sources for other sharks and killer whales. (Heimbuch) Without sharks, the balance of the ocean will break down, which will create a devastating effect. (Heimbuch) Many of the shark species are on the endangered list and are close to become extinct. Researchers estimate that by 2017, twenty species of sharks will become extinct because of overfishing....   [tags: ecosystem, finning, endangered]

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Comparison Between The Others and The Sixth Sense

- Comparison Between The Others and The Sixth Sense The blockbuster movies 'The Sixth Sense' and 'The Others' are two of the best examples of supernatural thrillers you will ever see. Both storylines are gripping and compelling and there are many unsuspected twists and turns along the way. 'The Sixth Sense' and 'The Others' have comparable storylines because they are both based on the idea of a parallel universe in which supernatural and human beings are closer than anyone realises....   [tags: Papers]

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M Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense

- M Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense For M Night Shyamalan's breakthrough, The Sixth Sense (1999), the twist ending worked well, adding another level to an already decent film. Repeated to good effect in Unbreakable (2000), the surprise ending became the director's signature. But with Signs (2002) it was losing its novelty, or more accurately, it was becoming problematic as there's no way Shyamalan could keep delivering entirely effective twists....   [tags: Papers]

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Saving the Cheetahs of the Serengeti from Extinction

- Saving the Cheetahs of the Serengeti from Extinction Cheetahs have been evolving and adapting themselves to the deserts of the Serengeti for many years. However, cheetahs have never been common in the wild, but they're now in grave danger of becoming extinct, due to loss of habitat, high infant mortality, and hunting by humans for hides. Cheetahs can and should be saved because they have a difficult time surviving on there own due to poor parenting skills, cub mortality, and energy demands. The cheetah is also a very important part of the ecosystem and will be disrupted if the cheetah becomes extinct....   [tags: Papers]

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The Permian-Triassic Extinction 250 Million Years Ago

- The Permian-Triassic Extinction is a mass extinction that occurred between the Permian and Triassic geologic time periods approximately 250 million years ago; it is the deadliest of all extinctions that have occurred on Earth. In addition, during the Permian-Triassic extinction the continents of today existed as one supercontinent known as Pangaea. This was the first time in history where continental or land mass exceeded that of the ocean. This was also before dinosaurs of the Triassic period roamed Earth, during this time animals such as the therapsids, and Synapsids such as the Pelycosaurs, insects and amphibians also occupied Earth....   [tags: Pangaea, Perish, CO2]

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Rajiv Gandhi's Death Anniversary

- Wednesday, the 21st May of 2014 marks the 23rd death anniversary of the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Rajiv Ratna Gandhi (20 August 1944 – 21 May 1991) was the sixth Prime Minister of India, served India from 1984 to 1989. He assumed office after the assassination of his mother, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on 31st October, 1984, the very same day to become the youngest Prime minister of India. Rajiv Gandhi is from a politically influential Nehru–Gandhi family. In 1961 he went to Cambridge to pursue his higher Education and came back to India to join Indian Airlines as a professional pilot while his mother became Prime Minister in 1966....   [tags: sixth prime minister of India]

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Analysis of Still from Sixth Sense Using Mise en Scène

- Analysis of Still from Sixth Sense Using Mise en Scène This camera angle is a "medium close-up." We know this because we can see the head and shoulders of the character. This shot shows the main purpose of the scene by focusing on a single character and creates a sense of intimacy by being within close proximity of a lone character. Setting The setting is almost haunting. It's a make-shift tent within the boys bedroom and inside there is a holy shrine. This generates a sense of mystery due to its surrealism....   [tags: Papers]

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The Permo-Triassic Mass-extinction and the Earth´s Triassic Period

- The Permo-Triassic mass-extinction was a key event in the history of the earth. (Paleobiology and Biodiversity Research Group). This has also been informally known as the Great Dying. The Permian-Triassic extinction occurred 251.4 million years ago, forming the boundary between the Permian and Triassic geologic periods. This event was also the last periods of the Paleozoic Era. After so many years scientist still have not found the true cause behind such a horrible event. Some scientist have suggested many possible causes for the extinction such as: severe volcanism, a nearby supernova, environmental changes caused by the formation of a super continent, the devastating impact of a large ast...   [tags: Animals, Plants, Life]

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Animal Testing and Hunting: Stopping the Slaughter

- We, as humans, mistreat the animal population. On a smaller scale, the human population wastes domestic and wild, animals for medical testing, for their fur, and for entertainment such as dog fighting. These things may not seem to be globally threatening, yet the constant waste of certain species of animals and the destruction of an animal's natural habitat will lead to the endangerment and eventually the extinction of the species. Furthermore, many people are unaware that the world is currently in the midst of the largest mass extinction in history....   [tags: Animal Testing]

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Ways to Help Endangered Species

- Have you ever thought about a certain species becoming endangered. Have you ever thought about helping out with this particular problem. Scientists are actually trying to make new laws to explain what is legal and illegal to hunt. Others can help out, too, by cleaning up any nearby scraps and litter that is harmful to many organisms. We need to use our resources very carefully and wisely. The fact that there are many species becoming endangered, we need to fight to keep another species alive....   [tags: extinction, poaching, animals]

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The Sixth Extinction By Elizabeth Kolbert

- The Sixth Extinction, a novel written by Elizabeth Kolbert, describes that the planet has been through five major extinctions. The book also makes the argument that it is currently in the midst of a sixth. The cause of this most recent extinction, according to the author and her findings in this book, is humans. Though she does not come right out and say that mankind is responsible for this phenomenon, the point becomes clear as you read along chapter to chapter. Kolbert proves this point by writing about a specific instance in each chapter in which a species is going extinct or is already extinct due to human impact....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, PH, Carbon, Marine biology]

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The Sixth Extinction By Elizabeth Kolbert

- I came into this class under the impression that I already wrote well enough and wouldn’t need to improve. However, as I progressed through the semester I learned that there is always room to grow. The first paper I produced was not at the level I was hoping but after I actively decided to improve my writing my papers became much better. Looking back on my work in the class I wonder how much my writing has changed and where I still have room to improve. Without evaluating my work I can’t hope to become any better....   [tags: Writing, Better, Improve, Paper]

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Sixth Mass Spieces Extinction

- ... 70 million years later, we have more complex life, which has moved out of the ocean making use of the land. The Late Devonian extinction is not a single event but a myriad of smaller scale extinctions such as the Kellwasser event, and the Hangenberg event that are combined to create the entirety of the major extinction event. The third mass extinction happened approximately 245 mya and is referred to as the Permian–Triassic extinction event. “More than half of the families of living things died out, and as many as 90 to 96 percent of the planet's marine species were lost....   [tags: history and evolution of Earth]

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Are We on the Cusp of the Sixth Mass Extinction Event?

- As titled: Are We On The Cusp Of The Sixth Mass Extinction Event. Yes, we are indeed, as we, here defined as all the lives on the Earth at the moment. Mass extinction is times when the Earth loses more than three-quarters of its species in a geologically short interval (Barnosky et al., 2011). In addition, according to the Oxford Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences edited by Michael Allaby (2013), mass extinction is defined as the Earth has been taken place environmental catastrophe, removes many groups from environment from record and not replaced, and ecosystems collapse....   [tags: environmental catastrophe, Geology]

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The Problem Of Human Induced Activity

- Earth’s children are entering a time where tragic events are rapidly advancing and are drawing very near. As this horror is being realized, bitterness and distastefulness fills this human mouth as we will be witness to the “modern human-induced,” sixth mass extinction of species. From Ceballos G, and his assessments Ehrlich PR, Barnosky AD, Garcia A, Pringle RM, and Palmer TM, they have strictly proven, through very narrowed, factual, precise data, that proves that the extinction rates are higher than before due to of human activity....   [tags: Extinction, Human, Megafauna, Dinosaur]

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The Problem Of Endangered Species

- The problem I have chosen is the problem of endangered species. An endangered species is a group of organisms that have a risk of becoming extinct. More than 90% of all species that have ever lived on earth has become extinct. Many reasons for this are habitat loss, predators, too few organisms for sustainable reproduction. Habitat loss is the most widespread cause of species endangerment and extinction. Usually, this is happening because of human activity including deforestation and pollution. Pollution and climate change affect the ecosystem, resulting in rise of sea levels, melting of glaciers/ice caps, and pollution can cause death to many seabirds and and marine creatures living on the...   [tags: Extinction, Endangered species, Rhinoceros]

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Can We Fix It?

- Can We Fix it. Yes We Can. “Earth is losing mammal species 20 to 100 times the rate of the past. Extinctions are happening so fast, they could rival the event that killed the dinosaurs in as little as 250 years,” says sarah Kaplan of the Washington Post. Scientists are in agreement, we are teetering on the sixth mass extinction and humans are the cause of this round. Due to the destruction of forests, pollution of the ocean and freshwater sources alike, over hunting, over fishing, and mass amounts of CO2 produced by the human population we are destroying the earth that sustains us....   [tags: Extinction, Endangered species, Hunting]

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Causes And Consequences Of Global Warming

- It is time to take a step back, and look at what is happening all around the world. There are very dramatic changes happening to the the place we call home. Many people are unaware of the damage that has been done to earth, and the real harm that is coming along with it now. As humans have polluted and slowly destroyed our planet earth. If no actions are taken upon to help fix the damage already done, and help prevent more from happening global warming will shortly lead to death everywhere. Effects that are currently happening are rising sea levels and climate change, certain countries are already dealing with effects of global warming worse then others, and more animals are going extinct....   [tags: Earth, Global warming, Extinction]

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The Problem Of Transnational Criminal Networks

- In recent decades biodiversity loss has threatened to significantly alter the composition of global ecosystems as scientists suggest that the sixth mass extinction event may be underway (Eldredge, 2001). Endangerments, extinctions and the proliferation of invasive species are likely to produce significant undesirable environmental feedbacks. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITIES, 1973) is a multilateral treaty ratified by 181 states which aims to protect approximately 35,000 endangered species (CITIES, 2015) from overexploitation by ensuring that the international trade in wildlife does not threaten a species’ survival in the wild....   [tags: Extinction, Biodiversity, Species]

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The Extinction Of The Earth

- The Earth is far and away the most biodiverse planet in our solar system, with about 8.7 million more unique species than the other 8 planets (UNEP). However, the Earth’s commanding lead is shrinking; not because the other planets are increasing biodiversity, but because Earth’s is decreasing. According to the World Wildlife Fund, we as a planet are losing 1,000 to 10,000 more species than the natural rate. Since the total number of species is hard to pin down, this can mean anywhere from 200 to 10,000 species going extinct per year (World Wildlife Fund)....   [tags: Extinction, Endangered species]

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Animal Species Are Threatened By Extinction

- Have you ever wondered how many plant and animal species are threatened by extinction. In an article of an issue of the Discovery Education magazine it stated “To date 16,928 plant and animal species are believed to be threatened with extinction.” (Extinction Facts) That is an enormous number and with the constant growing and changing world that number will only increase. Based on all the environmental factors placed on animals, the extinction of untamed animals is inevitable but, steps should be taken to preserve the remains of untamed animals so that scientific research can be conducted....   [tags: Extinction, Endangered species, Global warming]

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Marine Creatures : The Permian / Triassic Extinction Event

- Part A Permian/Triassic extinction event: The Permian/Triassic extinction event occurred approximately 252 million years ago, it is the most devastating known extinction event, eradicating up to 96% of all marine species and 70% of land dwelling creatures, its aftermath left earth with a significantly decreased biodiversity, resulting in a slow recovery of life, over 10 million years. Marine creatures, suffering a 96% decrease in species diversity was the major group of organisms which suffered the most, due to a variety of reasons, one being the ocean acidification after an increase in carbon dioxide which affects the ability to create skeletons, as well as preventing proper breathing....   [tags: Dinosaur, Cretaceous–Tertiary extinction event]

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The Sixth Sense

- The Sixth Sense The Sixth Sense, directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan, follows the troubled life of eight-year-old Cole Sear, played by Haley Joel Osment, who is haunted by his supernatural abilities to see and communicate with the dead. Being sought after by the disturbed spirits of his hometown of Philadelphia, Cole must reconcile this frightening power with his desperate desire to be normal. Growing more isolated from his helpless mother and distrustful of his peers in school, Cole soon encounters child psychologist Dr....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Sixth Sense

- Children are usually regarded as naive, unrealistic and vulnerable individuals in the society. Because kids are new born and trying to discover what and how the world is, they cannot demonstrate a clear way of understanding. Therefore, people does not expect children to be wise and create sensible ideas. Nevertheless, there are a few children who are smart enough to compete against adults such as Cole in the movie named The Sixth Sense. Unlike the other peers of Cole, Cole has different qualities that makes him special: He is a helpful, intelligent and well-mannered character....   [tags: film analysis, cole, ghosts]

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Neanderthal Extinction

- Neanderthal Extinction   Neanderthals and modern humans coexisted for well over 100,000 years.  Then suddenly Homo neandertalensis began to die out and surrender the earth to Homo sapiens.  Paleontologists and anthropologists have entertained several possibilities to the causes of this event: interbreeding among Neanderthals and humans, competition for natural resources, and Darwin’s theory of “survival of the fittest.”  What the real cause has been has plagued scientists for years. Now, due to an international research team from Germany, those possibilities have been even further deduced, making it easier to pinpoint the exact reason Homo neandertalensis became extinct....   [tags: Anthropology Essays Paleontology Papers]

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On the Brink of Extinction

- Introduction Biodiversity is the grand diversity of all life on Earth and the interconnections that support these forms of life. This astonishing diversity supports the human existence by providing numerous priceless resources such as food, fuel, and medicine. Many of these resources can not be duplicated by the human race. For these reasons it is obvious that the environment and the biodiversity that it supports are detrimental to human survival. There is one major problem that is growing each day, and that is the amount of biodiversity, along with the services and benefits that is provides is diminishing....   [tags: Biology]

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Humor : A Sixth Sense

- Humor: A Sixth Sense Since I was a baby I was always known as the child with the golden smile. My parents always would say my smile would take me far. People often ask me why I am always so happy and I usually reply with a sarcastic remark like “because I didn 't swallow a doorknob today” or something along those lines; but the real reason is that I have a quality that not everybody has, a sense of humor. Humor has many definitions, but to me it is the ability to perceive and express something that is absurd or incongruous....   [tags: Laughter, Comedy, Humour, Humor]

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The Cause of the Dinosaur Extinction

- The Cause of the Dinosaur Extinction The biggest mystery surrounding the dinosaur is how did they die. For over 130 million years dinosaurs ruled the earth. Then 65 million years ago, at the end of the Cretaceous period, they died out. Nobody can really say what actually eliminated the species, although everyone has their very own idea. Asteroid impact, atmospheric changes (hot to cold), catastrophic eruptions and astronomical events (supernovas etc.). Some have ventured that early mammal inhabitation slowly “pushed” the dinosaurs to extinction....   [tags: Papers]

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The Extinction of Fin Whale

- Animals are a blessing of God. They are seen in different type, shapes and weights in their own category. In marine animals, there are mostly mammals which are found to be in large number. Fin whale is among those mammals that are found in marine life. This type of whale is found in all types of oceans and is a suborder to baleen whales. Fin whale is a very heavy whale. Its weight is estimated to be around 74-75 tones. The weight is not only the only characteristic but its length is also very interesting....   [tags: specie, marine animals, mammals]

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`` Near Extinction Fictional Narratives '

- Near extinction fictional narratives are often constructed around a recognizable Western-based three-act structure – an expository opening in which a catastrophe (or an oncoming catastrophe) introduces itself to the main characters, followed by a middle act in which the protagonists must negotiate themselves through a reconfigured social and/or geographic landscape, followed by a climax which the characters are re-identified into the population, now as survivors. By considering this format as a rite de passage (Van Gennep 1909), a concept that examines various social rituals as passage from one state of social being to another, these accounts may also be reconsidered as status changes t...   [tags: Sociology, Gender role, Heteronormativity]

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Hypotheses on the Extinction of Dinosaurs

- Hypotheses on the Extinction of Dinosaurs In the early nineteen hundreds, dinosaur fossils were discovered and recognized around the globe. Greedy scientists and civilians, searching for their own prize skeleton, rushed to rip bones out of the ground, destroying the fossils as they went. It was not until later in the century that scientists and paleontologists began pondering how such widespread creatures disappeared. Currently, paleontologists debate the two main hypotheses of how the classic dinosaurs died: from volcanic activity or an asteroid impact....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Shark Extinction: Shark Finning

- Sharks remain very well identified for their strong well known nature as a king in the ocean. Still, they encounter the threat of going extinct. Who has the ability to threaten the life of these innocent fishes. It’s always the adroit Human. Sharks poaching activities have been prospering since the early 90s, it can be accounted by the drastic growth of the economies and population in some Asian countries mostly the Chinese and Taiwanese, which led to the increase in demand for shark fin soup due to the ritual purposes it supposedly had for their ancestors, It was so expensive back then but now is conducive since they have all our money....   [tags: ocean, sharkskin, oil liver, soup]

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The Threat Of Extinction Of The Cold Antarctica

- Imagine a place where you walk outside and see no animals. No squirrels digging holes for their nuts they are trying to harvest for the winter. No birds chirping while they gather twigs and straw to make a nest for their eggs or feed their little ones. Imagine yourself in the fidget cold Antarctica. Without a polar bear hunting for the nearest seal to become their lunch. Not hearing the howl of a snow wolf at the large full moon. Imagine yourself swimming in the ocean where there is no wildlife....   [tags: Ocean, Marine biology, Animal, Oceanography]

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The Extinction of the American Middle Class

- ... The high taxation placed on large corporations took away jobs from the American middle class(Kent McDill). Middle class jobs are slowly bleeding out of America. The high taxation, along with strict corporate regulations are taking middle class jobs out of America and forcing corporations to take a different route for employees. Specifically, mechanical workers are taking over the jobs that the middle class traditionally performed(Adam Davidson). The job brake down in America traditionally went upper, middle and lower class jobs....   [tags: poverty, wealth, government]

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The Extinction Of Asian Elephants

- Elephants are beautiful animals that are found in most parts of the world. The elephant is Earth 's largest land animal, although the Asian elephant is slightly smaller than its African cousin. The Asian elephant is an endangered animal and the number of Asian elephants has decreased throughout the world and if nothing is said or done, they will go extinct. One of the reasons why this animal is endangered is their habitat is lost as human populations increase and grasslands and forests are converted to agricultural and other uses....   [tags: Elephant, Asian Elephant, Elephas, Elephantidae]

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My Journey From Sixth Grade

- My journey started the beginning of sixth grade. I lived in the house that consisted of four people: my mom, my dad, my little brother, and me. I was used to having my own room, and my own closet. Half way through sixth grade my life changed. My parents got divorced. I did not realize how much my life would change when we moved into my aunt’s house until my mom could get back on her feet. I went from living with a family of four to living with a family of eleven. Things started to become extremely surreal when I had to learn how to share with my cousin, Kacey, and share a bathroom with ten other people in the process....   [tags: Family, Learning, Coco, The Little Things]

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Evolution Of Extinction Within Behavior Analysis

- The concept of extinction in behavior analysis refers to the ending of a reinforcer, causing the target behavior to cease over time (Cooper, 2007). For extinction to occur, there are three criteria that must be present. The first refers to a behavior that was reinforced at one point. One example of a common reinforcement strategy is a baby crying in the crib. The child will cry, the parents will enter the room- this positively reinforces the child 's’ crying, leading to an increase of the behavior in the future....   [tags: Operant conditioning, Classical conditioning]

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Researching the Decline of Shorebirds and Their Risk of Extinction

- Policy- and decision-makers claim information about the causes of population declines which drive species on the brink of extinction. However, it is pointed out that the causes of vulnerability remain unclear to explain the variation to the risk of extinction. According to Reynolds (2003), vulnerability is determinate by both the decline of species population and the reduction of their geographical range. These two forms of vulnerability are affected by species intrinsic biological traits, extrinsic human induced effects and adverse factors....   [tags: animal science]

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Why Extinction Does Happen It Is Not Indefinite

- However, when extinction does happen it is not indefinite. For example, Lattal,Peter,& Escobar(2015) state “That is, even though extinguished, the form of the response may remain stable or intact, at least in the short term but often in the longer term”. What this means is that even when extinction does occur the response that underwent the extinction process can recur/resurface if the reinforcer is reintroduced again.Why this is significant is because it shows how behavior can be learned and relearned all over again which is important if an individual is trying to get rid of a maladaptive behavior....   [tags: Reinforcement, Operant conditioning]

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Miranda vs. Arizona and the Fifth and Sixth Amendments

- The Fifth and Sixth Amendments like every other law out there is used in ways other than what it was initially for, by being interpreted by stretch provisions according to what feels right. What was it meant for. The brutality to suspects who we're being accused of their so called "wrong doing" dictated what would eventually change the way we work suspects. The police force had not been given what proper provisions to follow when interrogating suspects of criminal charges giving them disadvantages on many occasions though out the course of law....   [tags: rights, law enforcement, suspect]

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Sixth Ward Middle School Is A Great Place

- For various reasons, I believe Sixth Ward Middle School is a great place to learn. Every morning, the announcement closes with, “A true blue jay will just be responsible, always be safe, yearn to learn, and show respect, have a happy and wonderful day!” Visitors can find this saying along the walls of the school and inside the classroom as well as other motivational quotes. As my days are becoming months, I’m realizing more that the educators strongly believe in their students and are confident that each student is capable of achieving anything....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, Student]

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Mandating the HPV Vaccine for Sixth Grade Girls

- Mandating the HPV Vaccine for Sixth Grade Girls The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States (Cook 210). There are over 100 types of HPV viruses and 30 or more of these viruses that can be sexually transmitted. (Vamos, McDermott, Daley 303). There are approximately 20 million people in the United States that are infected with HPV, and there are about 6.2 million new HPV cases each year (Vamos, McDermott, and Daley 303). Even though most HPV cases are non-cancerous, two of the HPV strains are known to cause 70 percent of cervical cancer, and the other two strains cause 90 percent of genital warts cases (Javitt, Berkowitz, and Gostin 384)...   [tags: sex, disease, transmitted, cancer]

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Research Study Involving Sixth Grade English Language

- Chen, X. (2009) and Evans, K. S. (2002) wrote separate articles on the topic of literature circle discussions. Chen, X. (2009) implemented a qualitative case study involving sixth-grade English language students who participated in literature discussion in the classroom setting (Chen, X. (2009). Evans, K. S. (2002) conducted a quantitative research study involving fifth-grade student’s perceptions of how they experience literature discussion groups within their classroom. (Evans, K. S. 2002). This paper will compare and contrast the articles by using exhibit 6.1 Guiding Questions about Scientific Principles in Education Research....   [tags: Qualitative research, Scientific method]

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Cloning Endangered Species only Delays Extinction

- Cloning Endangered Species only Delays Extinction   Last week, scientists revealed they have successfully cloned an endangered Asian gaur -- a stocky ox-like animal with a humped back. Such a technological breakthrough provides confidence that we will soon have the endangered species problem under control. Or does it.   Though the university's burgeoning squirrel population seems to indicate otherwise, species extinction is a grave problem in most parts of the world. Species are imperiled by myriad causes, but the four main perpetrators are habitat destruction and alteration, exotic or invasive species, overhunting and pollution....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The Guam Rail Should Be Saved from Possible Extinction

- The Guam Rail or Ko’ko bird is a flightless bird which was endemic to Guam. The Guam Rail is mostly brown with white stripes on its stomach. It grows up to a height of 30cm and is omnivorous. There used to be as many as 10,000 Guam Rails on the island and they were easily spotted. However, during World War II, the Brown Tree Snake (Boiga irregularis) came to Guam and devastated native bird populations. The Guam Rail was one of the native birds that were annihilated. In just 30 years, the Guam Rail population plummeted to just 21 birds....   [tags: Endangered Species, Extinct, Birds]

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Whaling is Killing Thousands, Bringing Whales to Near Extinction

- ... Japan has been using this excuse, among many others, since 1986. In the decades Japan has used this excuse, it seems almost ridiculous that Japan has not learned anything new about the mammals’ breeding, migratory, or any other habits. When Australia took Japan to the International Court of Justice to challenge the validity of Japan’s scientific whaling industry, Australia’s agent to the court, Bill Campbell, stated, “Japan seeks to cloak its ongoing commercial whaling in the lab coat of science.” He later told journalists: “You don’t kill 935 whales a year to conduct scientific research....   [tags: legislation, commerical, survival]

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Voices Of The World : The Extinction Of Language And Linguistic Diversity

- For this summary I watched a video called Voices of the World: The Extinction of Language and Linguistic Diversity. The video starts off with how people believe that there are about 6, 000 languages. David Crystal talks about how with all these different languages half of them are endangered of becoming extinct. Each different language offers a different point of view of the world and culture. He said that if different languages are lost then “we lose the meaning what is it to be human.” Then the video moves on to Australia and that this country has lost “95% of their linguistic heritage.” The video brings in Peter K....   [tags: Linguistics, Language, Spanish language, Dialect]

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West Sixth, A Local Spot That Had A Huge Impact On The Community

- When this project was first assigned I knew I wanted to do something that was a local spot that had a huge impact on the community. I thought about several different things from back home in Louisville, but I wanted to do something that was new to me and different then what I knew from back home. I decided to do my research on West Sixth Brewing. West Sixth is a local brewing company located on 501 West Sixth Street in Lexington, Ky. I chose this place not only because they make great beer, but also because of how big of an impact they have on the local community....   [tags: Brewing, Beer, Brewery, Keg]

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Observe a Sixth Grade English Class at Bain Middle School

- Observe a Sixth Grade English Class at Bain Middle School I observe at Roosevelt Middle School, which is in River Forest, in Mrs. Braun’s sixth grade English class on Tuesdays in the morning. As I have observed, I have noticed that the classroom is student-centered. During computer time, Mrs. Braun focused more on helping the students get into the computer program to start the assignment than on having enough time to get the assignment done. Several times, Mrs. Braun gave helpful comments on how to do things on the computer or in the program, such as how to install automatic spell check....   [tags: Teaching Education Class Observation]

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Analysis Of The Sixth Sense, And Refilling Lucy 's Shampoo Bottle

- 50 First Dates features Drew Barrymore as Lucy, who gets into a horrible car accident. She suffers a severe head injury, and therefore loses her short term memory. Although she still has all of her memories up until the night before her accident, she cannot retain any new memory she creates as she suffers from anterograde amnesia. Thus, every day she wakes up thinking its October 13 of the previous year. This movie also portrays how most family copes with this accident. To prevent her from reliving the tragic accident, her father and her brother reenact the October 13 event, which happens to be her father’s birthday, by doing following a routine which includes putting the October 13 newspape...   [tags: Hippocampus, Memory, Amnesia, Anterograde amnesia]

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Middle School Teacher Interview : An Sixth Grade Gifted Language Arts Teacher

- Middle School Teacher Interview On October 26th, 2016, I had a phone interview with Mrs. Alexsundra Henry, who is an eighth grade gifted language arts teacher at Richards Middle School. She has been a middle school teacher for over twenty years and had experience teaching grade levels sixth to eighth grade. To be a middle school teacher, it is required to have a Bachelor’s degree of education and have at least a minimum of 6 months to 1 year of teaching experience. However, Mrs. Henry took a different educational direction by receiving her Bachelors in mass communications (similar to English) and Master’s in education....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, Standardized test]

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My Ethnographic Research On Fifth Grade

- As a tween, I was not able to receive the sixth-grade experience since I tested out of it upon completing the equivalent of fifth grade back in Africa. Due to me not getting this experience, I decided conduct my ethnographic research on three sixth grade girls that attend Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School, an all-girls school in the city of Baltimore with brown bricks walls overlooking a busy road, and tall blue doors that require the approval of the receptionist to be opened. Through code switching, I was able to persuade the somewhat hesitant students to describe to me, what it is like to be a sixth grader as I approached them with the predisposed notion that they live an unchallen...   [tags: Mother, Family, Sixth grade, Father]

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My Education At San Francisco State University

- Figuring out what made you is a hard thing to accomplish Is it a mixture of your mother’s intuition and your father 's stubbornness. Or is it the fact that you have his nose and her smile. Or is that distant look in your eye you got from your grandmother. To include education into this age old question brings up another. Who had the biggest impact on my life, the one who made me decide that continuing my education was worth it. I would have to say it would have to be my father, a man who believed he could make me into the child he wasn’t....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Sixth grade]

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The Current Extinction Rate Throughout the World: We Must Act Now

- Human beings are heavily reliant on nature’s biodiversity. This biodiversity, however, is threatened by accelerating extinction rates which are approaching past mass extinction levels. Human activities are largely responsible for this trend, and, while there has been some success in preserving select species, the scale of the impending extinction will necessitate the conservation of existing ecosystems if biodiversity is to be preserved. Fortunately, the relative geographical concentration of most biodiversity makes such efforts both possible and economically feasible....   [tags: Environment]

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Sex, Drugs, Disasters, and the Extinction of Dinosaurs by Stephen Jay Gould

- “Sex, Drugs, Disasters, and the Extinction of Dinosaurs” is written by Stephen Jay Gould, professor of geology and zoology at Harvard. This essay is one of more than a hundred articles on evolution, zoology, and paleontology published by Gould in national magazines and journals. It tells about scientific proposals for the extinction of dinosaurs – a confusing but an exciting problem that humanity tries to solve. By analyzing and describing each of the claims for the reptiles’ demise – sex, drugs, and disasters – Gould differentiates bad science from good science and explains what makes some theories silly speculations, while the other, a testable hypothesis....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Case Against De Extinction : It 's A Fascinating But Dumb Idea

- Wouldn’t it be awesome if there were real T-Rex and velociraptors roaming the earth right now. While today’s technology might not be advanced enough to resurrect a real dinosaur, there is a chance to bring back the extinct species that were recently wiped out from the face of the earth, including passenger pigeons, thylacines, and even wooly mammoths. Now that there is a chance to see such cool animals again, let’s start on the project right now; it is also a great chance to undo our sins. But some experts are against this idea....   [tags: Biodiversity, Conservation biology, Dinosaur]

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A Natural Environment

- Most ordinary nature enthusiasts who want to protect endangered species do not appreciate nature seriously. Their picturing of a natural environment is usually limited to green or vast remote lands, which welcome wildlife and appear less troubled and false than cities. People who value nature this way are similar to those “90s kids” on the Internet who treat the 1990s as better than any other decade. Their only reason as to why is often because entertainment, particularly television, was superior at the time....   [tags: Extinction, Endangered species, Local extinction]

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The Importance Of Conserving Different Habitats Around The World

- This day in age, it is not uncommon to see numerous commercials, ads in magazines, or even newspaper articles discussing the importance of conserving different habitats around the world. These mainly focus on the tropical rainforests and degradation of environments. With the constant damage that is taking place, animals (especially threatened and endangered animals) are losing their homes. Since the animals are losing their habitats, it not only depletes the current number of animals living there but this also makes it exceptionally difficult for any animals to be reintroduced into the wild....   [tags: Extinction, Biodiversity]

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The Extinction Of The Whales

- Free the Whales ​Orcas, or killer whales, are one of the world’s most powerful predators. Killer whales are mammals that can live up to fifty to eighty years in the wild. They can grow up to thirty two feet weighing close to six tons. Killer whales hunt in deadly pods that may have up to forty individuals. Each pod is unique and does not have the same techniques and characteristics as every other pod. These whales have a variety of communication sounds that are specific to their pod. Killer whales have different types of languages just like we do with other humans (National Geographic Socitey)....   [tags: Whale, Killer whale, Beached whale, Mammal]

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