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`` Prey `` By Michael Crichton

- K. Eric Drexler is known to be “the founding father of nanotechnology,” and theorized the creation of mechanical nanoscale systems that would revolutionize the world of manufacturing and technology. However, many opponents of his theory feared the implications and applications of such nanotechnology, and therefore began to spread panic through the concept of the menacing “grey goo.” “Prey” by Michael Crichton delves into the concepts Drexler proposed concerning nanorobotics computation and artificial intelligence through an interesting and insightful science fiction novel....   [tags: Artificial intelligence, Computer, Human]

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Preditors and Prey in Organisms

- Firstly I will start from explaining words predator and prey. Namely in ecology predators are those animals that survive by quarrying on other animals or plants for food. Many predators hunt and eventually kill their prey for example owls are predators and they prey on mice. Predatory animals may hunt in groups like wolves or may be a lone hunter like leopards. Preys are the organisms hunted by predators. Puffer fish is a great example of an animal which has an anti-predation protection mechanism....   [tags: survive, animals, puffer fish]

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Raptors: Birds of Prey

- What are raptors. The Merriam-Webster online learner dictionary defines a raptor as a bird that kills and eats other animals for food. More commonly, they are predatory birds. Raptors have physical and behavioral characteristics that distinguish them from other birds. There are many different types of raptors, some that we can even see in the areas where we live. Raptors are predatory birds that use their feet to capture their prey. Non-raptors use their beaks to capture prey. Their scientific classification is under the class Aves (birds), the subclass Neornithes (modern birds), and order Falconiformes (birds of prey) (   [tags: Animal Research ]

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The Is The Thrill Of Prolonging The Death Of It 's Prey

- Xenomorph is sadistic, Morph (male persona) being more so than Xeno (female persona). The most sadistic characteristic that Xenomorph has, is the thrill of prolonging the death of it 's prey. Xenomorph enjoys torturing it 's prey, driving them wild with fear before finally attacking. Preferred method is to impale the prey with the tail, which is strong enough to lift a young foal or small equine, lift up the victim and deliver a "HeadBite". This method takes the longest to kill the prey and is very terrifying for the victim....   [tags: Sex, Male, Female, Attack!]

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Fear : The Prey Cycle For Our Dogs

- Fear is physical; for our dogs and many times for us as well. Fear is also intimately involved in the prey cycle for our dogs. Every step in the predatory sequence produces it 's own internal rewards via the production of hormones and endorphins. These chemicals create tension and pleasure seeking feelings in the dog so that the hunt continues long enough to gain the prize. Once the prey is killed the tension is release, the hormones, endocrines and endorphins are absorbed back into the body and the dog becomes calm....   [tags: Predation, Dog, Apex predator, Debut albums]

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Functional Response in Relation to Predator-Prey Interaction

- Predation refers to the consumption of one organism known as the prey by another known as the predator in which the prey is alive when the predator first attacks it. Predation is beneficial to the predator and harmful to the prey. This is a broad group which covers a wide variety of interactions and numerous types of predators. For the purpose of this essay we will concentrate on classifying predators according to their individual taxonomic and functional responses. When the predator and the prey meet they will interact with each other....   [tags: Predation]

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The Words Predator And Prey Paint Images Animals

- The words predator and prey paint images animals. There are only two outcomes in the situation these words suggest. One animal will escape with its life, and one animal will go hungry, or one animal will have a meal, and one will make sacrifice its life for the other’s nourishment. Predator and prey can also describe the actions of people. There are some preconceptions of which people will play the role of predator and which will play the role of prey, men usually predator, and women usually prey, but in his play A Doll House Henrik Ibsen plays with these expectations, and depicts many different people taking on the roles of predator and prey in the society of 19th century Norway....   [tags: A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen, Norway, Predation]

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Predator - Prey Relationships

- Predator - Prey Relationships The relationship between predators and their prey is an intricate and complicated relationship; covering a great area of scientific knowledge. This paper will examine the different relationships between predator and prey; focusing on the symbiotic relations between organisms, the wide range of defense mechanisms that are utilized by various examples of prey, and the influence between predators and prey concerning evolution and population structure. Symbiosis is the interaction between organisms forming a long term relationship with each other....   [tags: Predators Animal Kingdom Biology Essays]

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Hester - Predator or Prey in The Scarlet Letter

- The Scarlet Letter: Hester - Predator or Prey. The Scarlet Letter had a controversial plot when it was published in 1850. The main character, Hester Prynne, and her scarlet "A" have been a symbol of adultery for over one hundred years. It is hard to determine whether Hester should be considered a predator or the prey throughout this novel. Individual upbringing and teachings could create a predetermined opinion of Hester and the sin of adultery. Hester's beauty was breathtaking. Her dark hair and brown eyes were alluring....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Predators and Prey in Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

- Predators and Prey in Upton Sinclair's The Jungle Throughout Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, the author demonstrates the greed of Capitalism and how it gives politicians and businessmen the ability to exploit the immigrants population. Sinclair's main purpose in naming the book, The Jungle, is to put the reader's focus on the heartless politics of Capitalism. If he had named the book Stockyards or Packingtown, a person's concentration may be solely on these places. It is evident that Capitalism does not equally distribute the industries ruling, but rather allows certain groups to dominate the workers....   [tags: Upton Sinclair Jungle Essays]

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Book Report on Michael Crichton's Prey

- Book Report on Michael Crichton's Prey In Michael Crichton's novel, Prey, the main characters are the narrator, Jack, and his wife, Julia. They are parents of three lively children, successfully combining the joys of parenthood with the pursuit of brilliant careers in the high-tech world of Silicon Valley. Julia works for a company called Xymos that is developing nanorobots, tiny machines that can move around and function independently but are programmed to work together like a swarm of bees....   [tags: Papers]

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Frauds and Scams: The Schemes and Cons of Criminals and the Victims They Prey Upon

- Fraud, scams and cons are everywhere. They affect many people every day, making this a form of crime likely to affect most people, in some way, during their lifetime. The various types of scams and cons are staggering. A Google search for a list of frauds netted over 1,000 types of schemes, scams, frauds and cons. The simple truth is this: There are people out there with the desire and motive to profit from the misfortune and deception of others. They will use the methods they know to succeed (usually financially) and make a situation profitable for themselves....   [tags: Crime]

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Emerald Ash Borer and Insectivorous Insects

- Introduction Predator-prey relationships are complex interactions involving many factors that may influence the stability of each population of species. Avian insectivores and their relationship with the different species of insects they consume is one of these relationships that has become of interest in recent years. Widespread outbreaks of the Southern Pine Beetles in the Southeast, Emerald Ash Borers in the upper Midwest, and Bark Beetles in the Pacific Northwest are killing various tree species in forests including pines and ash....   [tags: entomology, biology, predator, prey]

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Playing Cards: History of the Pack and Explanations of its Many Secrets

- The “Nine of Beasts of Prey” by the Master of the Playing Cards is another example of a number card, like the “Three of Birds”, and was printed from multiple copper plates. The “beasts” appear to be mostly lions and bears in varying positions. Much like the case with the birds, the Master E.S. seems to have used two of these images as inspiration for the beast featured in his own engraving. Two lions on “Nine,” the first in the lower left hand corner and the second just to its right, share staggering similarities with the beast in “King.” The Master E.S.’s lion is shown with his body in slightly propped up position off of the helmet, his tail chaotically waving in the wind behind his hea...   [tags: three birds, the beasts of prey]

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The Wedge-Tailed Eagle (Aquila Audax)

- The Wedge-tailed eagle (Aquila audax) is the largest Australian bird of prey 1, 2, 3, 5 . One of the most characteristic features of the Aquila audax is its long, wedge like tail1, 3, 5, 7 . They’re also identifiable by their narrow wings and distinctive shoulders when perched 1, 3, 5, 7. The beak is yellowish-grey, the eye brown to dark brown, and the feet off-white. The wedge-tailed Eagle also has feathering all the way to the toe1, 2, 3,5,7. The adult Aquila audax is largely dark brownish-black, excluding the reddish-brown hackles on the back of the neck and a narrow, speckled grey-brown band across the upper wing1, 3, 5 ....   [tags: birds of prey, Australia]

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The Application of Linear Algebra in Our Daily Life

- Eigenvalues and eigenvectors is one of the important topics in linear algebra. The purpose of this assignment is to study the application of eigenvalues and eigenvectors in our daily life. They are widely applicable in physical sciences and hence play a prominent role in the study of ordinary differential equations. Therefore, this assignment will provide explanations on how eigenvalues and eigenvectors will be functional in a prey-predator system. This will include background, history of the concept and explanation on what is meant by eigenvalues, eigenvectors and prey-predator system....   [tags: eigenvalues, eigenvectors,prey-predator system]

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Transmission of Schistosomiasis

- Transmission of Schistosomiasis - mediated by chemical communication Living organisms use a variety of cues to find their prey, to mate, to move and to hide from their predator. These cues can be visual, auditory or olfactory. Olfactory cues often require a release of chemical from a source towards which an organism could be attracted to or be repelled from. From single celled bacteria to large chordates like sharks use chemical communication for different purposes. However, the most prevalent role of chemical communication is disease transmission....   [tags: Living Organisms, Prey and Predator]

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The Guardian: A Narrative Fiction

- ... It was an odd orange-grey, gritty, and not sweet, but it was food and I would eat it. I then sat in the old rocking chair and enjoyed breakfast. “Fenris?” My brother emerged from our shared bedroom, rubbing sleep out of his eyes. “Why do you always get up so early. It’s like you don’t sleep.” “Sometimes I don’t,” I informed my younger brother, Cecil. “What?” Cecil started to say, but was interrupted by our older brother stepping out of his room. “Hey, what time is it?” Anton asked, sounding awake....   [tags: demon, teeth, prey, protect, human]

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Adaptations of Black Panthers

- ... Black Panthers are rare to be spotted by human in the wild because of it Adaptations as well as its behaviors. Black Panthers are “nocturnal and solitary animals that are incredibly powerful and fearless animals that are feared by many because they are very aggressive (Panther, 2008).” Black Panthers behavior patterns I believe will help them get off of the endangered list because if we won’t see the in the wild because they are high in the trees sleeping then they won’t have the opportunity to get use to the humans presents....   [tags: predator prey relationships, habitat, behavior]

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Children are Vulnerable Prey to Media Advertisements

- THE ‘OTHER’ CHILD PREDATORS, ADVERTISERS WANT YOUR KIDS “What do you call a consumer who wants to buy everything you have, doesn't care what it costs and is less than five feet tall. A marketer's dream. Nope. You call them kids,” declared a report titled ‘The ABC’s of Advertising to Kids Online’ . Some techniques used by advertisers’ have proven to be harmful to the psychological and physical well-being of the viewer, specifically children. Children under the age of five are most vulnerable because they do not understand the concept of advertising....   [tags: advertising, marketing]

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Male Predators and Female Prey: Gender Roles and Rape Culture

- In American society, there are so many cult-like obsessions. The culture of social justice is one of them, and unfortunately the most prominent. A facet of social justice is rape culture, which was coined as a culture during the second wave of feminism during the early 1970’s and was, according to the encyclopedia of rape, “often used by feminists to describe contemporary American culture as a whole.” (1) Rape culture, by definition though, is “a culture in which rape and other sexual violence (usually against women and gender diverse peoples ) are common and in which prevalent attitudes, norms, practices, and media condone, normalize, excuse, or encourage sexualized violence." (2) At it...   [tags: sexual, violence, victims]

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The Road to Complete Extinction

- There is a new rumor: if humans harvest deer antlers, crush them up, and eat them, any illness, or disease, one has will be cured. Thousands of people run to the woods to kill deer. Hunters are growing angry because their trophies are being killed prematurely. Conservationists warn of the dwindling numbers of the male deer population. Deer antlers are going for thousands of dollars on the streets in cities like Detroit and Chicago. Soon enough, money-hungry killers start a new rumor: hooves from any gender of deer can have miracle health benefits as well....   [tags: extinction, predators, prey, environment]

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Sharks And The Shark 's Dentition

- Sharks have several ways to dispatch their prey with surprise attacks, agility, and camouflaged sneak attacks. The shark’s dentition also tells the story of their diet as well as their method of attack. The Great White Shark, (Carcharodon carcharias), is the largest extant predatory shark on Earth and has large serrated teeth that tear through the flesh of its prey. Their teeth are 2.5-3 inches in height and have prominent serrations which allow them to tear large chunks out of prey including large fish, seals, sea lions, other sharks, carrion, dolphins, elephant seals, stingrays, and fish [8], [13]....   [tags: Shark, Great white shark, Lamniformes, Tiger shark]

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School Size Of Hourglass Dolphins ( Lagenorhynchus Cruciger ) Affects Predation

- School size of Hourglass dolphins (Lagenorhynchus cruciger) affects predation Introduction The hourglass dolphin (Lagenorhynchus cruciger) is a pelagic marine dolphin which is circumpolar in the southern in both Antarctic and subantartic waters, from about 45°S to 60°S. (William F. Perrin, 2008). There is not enough data to determine with certainty the specific characteristics and traits of these species; as less than 20 specimens have been measured (Thomas A. Jefferson, 2015); however, from observation and sightings in is known that hourglass dolphins (Lagenorhynchus cruciger) tends to travel in groups, with a school size ranged between 1 and 60 animals, with a mean of 7 animals....   [tags: Dolphin, Cetacea, Null hypothesis, Hypothesis]

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Dietary Analysis of Sympatric Mammalian Carnivores in the Keweenaw Peninsula

- ... Additionally, the feces of large carnivores, in particular wolves, can take on a white appearance due to high calcium content from ingesting bone. Feces of the American marten and fishers have diameters ranging from 10-16mm and can be distinguished from that of a fox due to their twisted, corkscrew appearance (Chames 2003). Following identification, each scat was weighed and separated by hand into three categories: hard parts (bone, teeth, and claws), hair, and plant material. The three categories were then separately weighed and samples of hair and bone were examined microscopically to aid in identification of prey remains....   [tags: resource partitioning among animals]

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The Vulnerability of Innocent Characters in Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

- The harsh reality is one which hit everyone in America in the 1930. People found work hard to find and crime was on the uprise. This meant, unfortunately, that innocent people were the easy prey and, as we see in the Of Mice and Men, there were plenty of characters that were easy prey. Of Mice and Men characters have and do thing that make them vulnerable in way which do cause trouble. In this essay, that harsh reality and easy prey will be shown through to see which characters are the most vulnerable....   [tags: Literary Analysis, American Literature]

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The Peregrine Falcon, also Known as Duck Hawk

- Whoosh. A grey-and-white streak rushes past you, barely giving you any time to duck and cover. It’s a bird, it’s a plane – oh wait, it’s a bird, but not just any plain-old bird, it’s the Peregrine Falcon. (Not to be confused with the Millennium Falcon, the iconic spaceship from Star Wars.) The Peregrine Falcon (Also known as ‘Duck Hawk’) is one of the most wickedly awesome birds of prey you’ll ever see, and not just because of its barred, steely appearance, a diet consisting of over 2000 different species, and how it’s swiftly adapted to its environment with the ability to hunt soaring, and then snap the spines of its prey with its hooked beak and talons....   [tags: wickedly awesome birds]

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The Cheetah: Built for Speed

- The Cheetah: Built for Speed What animal do you know can compete with a sports car in a race. Take a wild guess. Cheetahs. Cheetahs are the best because they’re the fastest land animal. Also, they are fascinating felions and have many special features like no other animal. The cheetah is primarily found in Africa (D’Silva). They are made for speed. “Built more like greyhounds than typical cats, cheetahs are adapted for brief but intense bursts of speed (Smithsonian). In Africa, everyone head to the lion’s cage expecting to see the lions because they are the king of Africa as the movie, “The Lion King” describes....   [tags: Cheetah]

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How do Sharks Hunt?

- ABSRACT This research report is a brief explanation on how one of nature’s apex predators, the shark, and how the way sharks hunt and track down their prey. The hunting process for sharks will be explained in sequencing order starting from how sharks sense their prey, to how the way sharks stalk their prey, and what happens when sharks capture their prey. Also a brief explanation will be discussed about how two peculiar species of sharks, Hammer head sharks and Long nose saw sharks, about their body shape, their diet plan, and how the way their unique attribute and how the way they use this attribute to help these two breeds in their hunting game....   [tags: maritime biology, oceanography]

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Largest Cats, Siberian Tigers, are Engangered

- Siberian tigers are the largest cats in the world,at an average of 11 feet long. There tail lengths even are an average of 3 feet long. Males are usually around 700 pounds while females are more around 400 pounds. On average, they are the largest species of tiger based on weight and length.They have large feet with 5 toes on their front feet and 4 on their hind. Their claws are long and retractable being up to 3.9 inches in length. They are also some of the most endangered. There is only an estimated 400 to 500 Siberian (or Amur) tigers in the wild today....   [tags: territory, population, habitats]

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The Bengal Tiger: A Memeber of the Big Cat Family

- ... This is because tigers like to swim and usually cool down in pools. Bengal tigers are such strong swimmers that they can even tread through water while carrying their prey. Diet Bengal tigers are a carnivorous animal, which means they eat meat rather than plants. They hunt medium-sized and large-sized animals, such as wild boar, different kinds of deer, antelope, ox, and water buffalo. Bengals sometimes prey on smaller animals like rabbits, monkeys, or peacocks. They kill their prey by overpowering their victim and severing the spinal cord for smaller prey or a suffocation bite of the throat for large prey....   [tags: endangered species, felines]

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Reasons why Wolves Tend to Live in Packs

- The largest member of the canine family is the wolf, the ancestor of almost all dogs known today. The males can get up to 95-99 lbs. and the females can get up to 79-85 lbs. Wolves tend to live together in groups called packs, a group of animals living and hunting together, a pack on average consists of 5-11 wolves at a time. There are 1-2 adults, 3-6 juveniles, and 1-3 yearlings, and sometimes you will find one or more families grouping together to make a bigger pack. Wolves are very territorial animals and don’t like it when strangers start wandering around their area....   [tags: wolf pack, canine family, wolves]

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The King of the Jungle

- Lion's have many unique and amazing characteristics. Their rarity, their strength, and the way of their life cycle make them stand out as a very exclusive species. The lion, light brown in color, is largest of the African carnivores. Full grown males have manes of different color. This, and their large size, makes it easy to tell the males from the females. Full grown males range from 9 to 10 feet long, included with a 3 foot tail, and weight of 400 to 500 pounds. The lion has a strong, muscular like body with powerful legs....   [tags: Animal Behavior]

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Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection

- 1. The number of prey decreases whilst the number of predators remains constant however, there might be an increase in the population of the fittest predator even though the total number would not change. In addition to that each predator has different capabilities and those capabilities allow them to survive much better than the other predators, for example the hands were the fittest because they were equipped with the best tools for gathering food, whilst the clothes pegs were the least effective....   [tags: Natural Selection Essays]

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Endangered Species Report: Jaguar

- Jaguars are part of exclusive group known as the “big cats,” which include the lion, tiger, and panther. The scientific name for this species is Panthera Onca. Panthera is a Greek term originating from the Latin word for panther while Onca is derived from the Latin word for lynx. Most Central and South American countries refer to the Jaguar as “el tigre” or the tiger. This is the only big cat found in the New World (western hemisphere) and the only one in the entire genus. The entire taxonomy classification is as follows: Kingdom- Animalia, Phylum- Chordata, Class- Mammalia, Order- Carnivora, Family- Felidae, Genus- Panthera, Species- Panthera Onca....   [tags: Conservation]

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Ecology of Giraffa Camelopardalis

- Ecology of Giraffa camelopardalis Made popular by their long necks and distinctive camouflage coats, giraffes are the tallest land animals in the world. Their incredible body gives them a very specific niche within the ecology of African savannahs and the Sahara desert. This essay will focus on the ecology of these non-territorial herbivores, primarily focusing different factors that affect giraffe herbivory including location, sex, and age; next, it will focus on the predator-prey relationships seen at waterholes in African savannahs between lions and large-mammalian prey like giraffes; and finally, it will concentrate on the competition, or lack thereof, that may influence giraffe charac...   [tags: african savannahs, desserts, south africa]

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What Makes a Predator?

- All predators have different skills that help them daily. Which of those skills makes them a predator. Most animals have some kind of skill that they adapted because they had another skill that was weak. An example would be a white tiger. They are large animals so to help them hide on the Tundra, where they live, their coats adapted to being white instead of orange. Eagles have those kinds of adaptations too. One of them is their eyesight which allows them to spot prey from the air up to two miles above the Earth (Zoo books 1-17)....   [tags: adaptations, venom, camouflage ]

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Ralph Waldo Emerson, The American Scholar, And Nature

- In the American culture, one of the minds that has helped developed the identity of the American Literature was Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson wrote many literary works such as “Self – Reliance”, “The American Scholar”, and “Nature”. In the works Emerson creates the idea of how the American identity should be structured and how scholars and students can go about making this identity. The main point that comes out through a lot of his writing is that one can create the American identify through that of the mind....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson]

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The Emerald Green Tree Boa

- Appearance The Emerald Green Tree Boa has a heart shaped head. They have small white zig-zags going horizontally down their backs. They are a darker green in the winter and more of a lime ish green in the spring and summer. The have a long body with a diameter of about 1 to 2.5 inches. The have thick green scales that lay over each other. They have pointed tails. They have blurry vision and rely on mostly on their sense of touch and smell The plant Bromelia is known for its brightly colored flowers....   [tags: appearance, locomotion]

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Why Do Cats Do That?

- WHY DO CATS DO THAT. Let’s compare DOMESTIC AND WILD They are cute; they are loveable and judging by their 26 billion views of over 2 million YouTube videos, of them, pouncing, bouncing, climbing, cramming, stalking, clawing, chattering and purring, one this is very certain, CATS ARE VERY ENTERTAINING. These somewhat strange cat behaviors both amusing and baffling leave many of us asking, why do cats do that. Throughout time cats were primarily solitary predators of smaller animals and prey for larger carnivores, as both predator and prey survival of their species depended on their basic instinctual behaviors which we all still observe in wild and domestic cats today, While the feline action...   [tags: Cat, Predation, Felidae, Felis]

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Spiders and Arachnids: Similar Yet Different

- Many people think that spiders and arachnids are synonyms with the same meaning and classifications. Through this piece, one will understand various differences and similarities between the two. Spiders are a member of the order, Araneae, class, Arachnids, and the phylum, Anthropods. Within the arachnid class lies much diversity and a few common traits. Spiders are grouped into this class as well as scorpions, ticks, mites, and many more organisms. The order, Araneae, is comprised of spiders. How do spiders and arachnids compare....   [tags: Insects]

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An Inside Look at Cheetas

- ... Today, cheetahs are located in a few remote regions of the world. The settlement of humans in their natural habitat and the fact they are hunted for their fur attributes to their decline. Today they are confined to parts of Eastern and Southwestern Africa. The Science Times Book of Mammals Habitat: Cheetahs can be located in various habitats; however they thrive best in areas that have abundant prey. They fit nicely into their chosen niche. They prefer dry, grasslands, like semi-desert, prairies that have thick brush....   [tags: big felines, acinonyx jubatus]

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The Spider and Soul in Walt Whitman's A Noiseless Patient Spider

- The Spider and Soul in Walt Whitman's A Noiseless Patient Spider Works Cited Not Included In “A Noiseless Patient Spider”, Walt Whitman compares the images of a spider creating a web to catch its prey to his own soul. In the first stanza, he describes the spider creating its web. In the second stanza, he begins to describe his own soul searching for something it needs. Throughout the poem, Whitman is relating the spider to the human soul by showing how both would pursue and capture what they need to continue to exist in this life....   [tags: Poetry Analysis Whitman Essays Papers]

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Poaching and Killing Tigers

- Tigers being poached or killed is decreasing their populations dramatically.This species may not be here for long. Some tigers live in reserves to help their populations increase.Tigers are very active and like bathing. Tigers are a beautiful animals, yet their habitats are becoming isolated; thus, there will be no more tigers. Suprisingly, the biggest member in the cat family is the tiger(“Basic”para.1).The states, “They sport long, thick reddish coats with white bellies and white and black tails....   [tags: Cat Family, Population Decrease, Extinction]

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The Use of Modeling a Population by Scientists: Monte Carlo Simulations of Allele Frequencies

- Through an array of various professional arenas, the use of modeling a population has been used to demonstrate a variety of explanations. For example, scientists may demonstrate a mathematical model to represent the population dynamics or genetic drift of a particular environment throughout the years. Population modeling has been used to demonstrate mathematically, psychologically, and scientifically an understanding of the numbers (being used) over time (being measured) and can be manipulated my changing its generation and rate....   [tags: exponential growth model]

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Review of Wolves and the Ecology of Fear: Can Predation Risk Structure Ecosystems?

- In this article, authors William Ripple and Robert Beschta focus on the issue of predation and the way it affects biodiversity and otherwise alters ecosystems. While many other studies have stressed the lethal effects of predation by carnivores, the authors of this study have chosen to focus on how nonlethal outcomes of predation affect the structure and function of ecosystems. The authors give two main objectives to their study: first to provide a short synthesis of the potential ecosystem responses to predation risk in a three-level trophic cascade involving large carnivores, hoofed animals, and vegetation; and secondly to present research that centers on wolves, elk, and woody browse spec...   [tags: Ecology]

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Benefits Of Animals Right And The Consequences Of Hunting Endangered Animals

- The purpose of the report is to investigate the benefits of animals right and the consequences of hunting endangered animals. The report gives an account of the reasons why tigers are being threatened, some organisations that prevent this and a prediction of what might happened if these animals go extinct. I am interested in this topic because I believe that those animals are important to the Earth’s ecosystem. This report will be focusing on tigers and wolves but there are many endangered animals that do not deserve to be hunted....   [tags: Tiger, Tigers, Megafauna of Eurasia, Bali Tiger]

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The Effects Of Wolves On Wolves And A Trapping System

- In 1817, the Michigan government created a bounty on wolves and a trapping system. After Michigan inhabiting just under 100 wolves in 1956, it took another nine years for Michigan to put wolves under legal protection. Officials have since bounced back and forth from delisting wolves from the endangered list to in-listing them again. The Michigan DNR reported that there was a time where wolves populated all counties in Michigan. Once roaming all of North America, wolves are now only found in the Great Lakes region, northern Rockies, and the southwestern region of the United States....   [tags: Dog, Gray Wolf, Wolves, Hunting]

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Knowing the Lower, Middle and Upper Paleolithic Period

- Stretching 2.6 million years ago to 10 thousand years ago, the most drastic transformation in the way we live today occurred. An adjustment and improvement in climate, tool production and use, as well as hunting small to large prey with a variety of techniques develops. The Paleolithic Age was the birth of growth for the world today. Beginning with the Lower Paleolithic age and ending with the Upper Paleolithic period, the drastic diversity will be demonstrated. Lower Paleolithic Era The beginning of the Paleolithic Period starts with the Lower Paleolithic Age, beginning 2.6 million years ago and ending 250 thousand years ago....   [tags: Neandertal Society, Modern Humans]

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The Tell Tale Heart By Edgar Allan Poe

- The feeling of guilt can weigh over a person’s head until it consumes them to the point of madness. Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, exemplifies this ideology as he conveys the concepts of internal insanity and the repercussions you face if you act upon those thoughts. The narrator explains early on his nervousness and how all of his senses are heightened, especially his hearing, due to a “disease.” This “disease” is the primary reason for the main conflict that occurs throughout the story, where this old man’s eye disturbs him so excessively that he wants to kill him to be rid of it....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart, Death]

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Critical Tiger Habitat or Critical Wildlife Habitat

- Tourism is another crucial aspect that comes into play when an area is declared to be a Critical Tiger Habitat (CTH) or Critical Wildlife Habitat (CWH). Tourism first came up as a topic of discussion when Mr. Ajay Dubey filed a PIL in the Supreme Court demanding for a blanket ban on all tourism activities in the core areas of the forests as continued tourist activities would contravene with the objectives of the Wildlife Protection Act. Supreme Court then passed an order imposing a temporary ban on tourist activities in the core areas of forests....   [tags: tourism, conservation, reserve areas]

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Women And Women Should Be Getting Treated

- “Man up!,” “Thats not very lady like.” The vast majority of the population have heard these statements that are solely judging actions based on gender. Specifically how men and women are supposed to act, and the strengths and weaknesses they withstand. With these specific ideas in gender roles many children and even adults will have trouble finding who they truly want to become and that can influence their self-concept. If society wants to see a change that not only stops limiting our ability to act personally and politically but also entitles men and women to be equal and to leave behind the judgmental stereotypes each gender hold, it must be taught that at a young age when children start a...   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Man]

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The Dangerous Side Of Sharks

- The scene is a familiar one. Peaceful beachgoers splashing around in the water unaware of the monstrous danger that lurks beneath. The suspenseful music reaches a climax and an unfortunate victim is suddenly dragged underwater leaving behind a bloody trail. The summer blockbuster hit, Jaws, sparked a vilification of sharks that has spread throughout the world. Following Jaws, sharks fell victim to the stereotype of the horrendous man-eating creatures which needed to be annihilated. Because of public opinion on sharks, the hunting and finning of sharks has gone unnoticed for years, becoming a significant problem in our oceans....   [tags: Shark, Shark finning, Shark fin soup, Sharks]

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The Jungle, By Upton Sinclair

- The Jungle portrays the many injustices that result from capitalism; including terrible working conditions, child labor, political corruption, prostitution, drinking, cheating, and crime. The title, The Jungle, acts as a symbol for Upton Sinclair’s views of capitalism as a system in which only the most corrupt can thrive in. In more depth, the novel’s title symbolizes the competitive and cutthroat nature of capitalism. In the case of the novel, Packingtown is like a jungle, where the strong prey on the weak and all living things are forced to engage in a brutal fight for survival....   [tags: Marxism, Karl Marx, Capitalism, Socialism]

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Achilles ' Pursuit Of Hector

- Angel Morales 2800 Achilles’ Pursuit of Hector In The Iliad, Homer uses vivid similes developed over several lines to enhance the atmosphere of the scene. Both to help the reader understand the vastness of the situation and enhance imagery, these epic similes as they are known help immerse the reader in the image as well as give it a deeper meaning. In Achilles’ pursuit of Hector, Homer does exactly this using two similes rather than one. Both similes hold different imagery of the same situation helping to describe the occurrence from different perspectives as well as give a diverse view on the actions of the characters....   [tags: Trojan War, Iliad, Achilles, Troy]

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The Importance of Plankton in Pelagic Food Webs and Carbon Cycling

- ... Phytoplankton also affects carbon dioxide levels when they die. Phytoplankton, are composed of substance that contain carbon. Dead phytoplankton can sink to the ocean floor. The carbon in the phytoplankton is soon covered by other material sinking to the ocean bottom. Deforestation contributes to the accumulation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by reducing vegetation that takes up carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide acts as a “greenhouse” gas in the atmosphere, and therefore may contribute to global warming....   [tags: water, drift, organisms, movement, styles]

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Comparing Tyrannosaurus Rex and Raptor

- Comparing Tyrannosaurus Rex and Raptor When I was a little boy, I thought that the tyrannosaurus Rex was the most feared, and dominate dinosaur before the Great Extinction. But after I saw Jurassic park, it was clear to me that the raptor was the better predator. The raptor, as shown in the movie, was quick and deadly. Whereas the Tyrannosaurus Rex was shown as being too big, or too slow to catch its prey. These facts make me believe that the ultimate predator, during the time the dinosaurs roamed the earth, were not the huge intimating ones, but the small and agile ones....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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The Mantis Shrimp, Stomatopoda: A Look at the Force and Speed of The Underwater Strikes of a Violent Predator

- In the tropical oceans of the South Pacific lurks a predator that violently launches itself at its prey and spears it with raptor-like blades. These animals have been known to reach speeds so great that they can break aquarium glass. They are a crustacean commonly known as mantis, shrimp and they belong to the phylum Arthropoda and the class Stomatopoda. All have an exoskeleton, which means their bodies do not have internal bones for support. Other characteristics of Arthropod's are segmented bodies and bilateral symmetry....   [tags: subphylum Crustacea, Class Malacostraca]

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Analysis Of ' Thinking Like A Mountain ' By Aldo Leopold

- While reading “Thinking like a Mountain” by Aldo Leopold, published in 1986, and “Landscape Use and Movements of Wolves in Relation To Livestock in a Wildland-Agriculture Matrix” by Chavez and Gese which was a piece from The Journal of Wildlife Management, published in 2006, I have become interested in investigating the question of how wolves interact with livestock. In Leopold’s article he explains how humans are taking away the role of wolves. He explains how when humans hunt animals, they are taking away the wolves role within the environment....   [tags: Thought, KILL, Human, Wolf]

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The Great White Sharks Are Unique Creatures Of The Ocean

- Great White Sharks In 2015 only 59 shark attacks have occurred around the world compared to the millions of sharks killed by humans every year. Due to these accidental shark attacks people tend to think that sharks, especially Great Whites are evil creatures with malice intentions when attacks do occur; but, on the contrary that is wrong. Sharks are not the only beautiful and unique creatures in the ocean, they also play a vital role in our ecosystem; however, due to human interference they might not be around much longer, through awareness sharks can be protected from endangerment....   [tags: Shark, Great white shark, Fish, Lamnidae]

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The Fight to Help the Snow Leopard

- An endangered species is “any species… that is at risk of extinction because of the sudden rapid decrease in its population or loss of its habitat” (Dublin, par. 1). An animal that falls under this category is the “Panthera Uncia” (Dublin, par. 1) –more commonly known as the snow leopard. This animal is seen as a threat to many people in Central Asia –the natural habitat of the leopard. However, the conclusion is inaccurate. The snow leopard is a rare creature that is hardly seen by humans. This animal is insulated by thick fur and has tremendous paws that act like snow shoes....   [tags: Wildlife]

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The Cape Sundew or Drosera Capensis Plant

- ... This species is very well distributed, being found on every continent excluding Antarctica, near some sort of water source. The plant is considered a hardy and can grow in a variety of conditions; it can tolerate a multifarious group of soils, and doesn’t require many nutrients from its soil because of its nutrient intake due to organismal digestion. These plants have grown in such abundance that in New Zealand that it is deemed a pest plant, meaning that it is considered detrimental to humans and human works (New Zealand, 2013)....   [tags: unusual and spectacular plants]

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Taking a Look at Arthropods and Molluscs

- A. Arthropods inherited many great synapomorphies and unique functions such as an exoskeleton, molting and respiration. These traits that arthropods inherited have opened up many great opportunities in their evolution but they have also block some possibilities and cause some hardship. Firstly, molting and the exoskeleton of arthropods are like a double edged sword. The rigid exoskeleton that the arthropods possess provides protection. This exoskeleton is also the fundamental building materials for an array of tool like appendages....   [tags: biological analysis and characteristics]

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Help Save the Amur Leopard from Extinction

- The Amur leopard is native to the Primorye region of southeastern Russia and Jilin Province of northeast China, and is classified as Critically Endangered since 1996. Only 14–20 adults and 5–6 cubs were counted in a census in 2007, with a total of 19–26 Amur leopards in the wild. The Amur leopard is also known as the Far Eastern leopard. Characteristics Amur leopards have a thick coat of spot covered fur. Leopards from the Amur River basin, the mountains of north-eastern China and the Korean peninsula have pale cream-colored coats, particularly in winter....   [tags: territory, development, russia]

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Misogyny, Objectification Of Women, And Sexual Assault

- Misogyny, objectification of women, and sexual assault, defined as “unwanted sexual contact, which includes sexual touching as well as rape (Matlin, 2012, pg. 294) is all included within this song. These themes are evident in the lyrics that read “Baby I 'm preying on you tonight, hunt you down eat you alive” and “maybe you think that you can hide, I can smell your scent for miles.” These lines imply that the stalker will not stop tracking her down until she is found, no matter what the woman does to hide or protect herself, because of this expression of an active and determined pursuit....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse]

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Evolution Of Fish During The Devonian Era

- 1. Give a brief overview of the evolution of fish. Fish were amongst the first known chordates about 500 million years ago. Therefore, they have a very elaborate and complicated evolutionary history. The first type of fish to appear during the Ordovician era were called Ostracoderms. They had their head and flanks covered with a bony armor while they had a cartilaginous back. The shield was used to keep off predators. The extinction of the Ostracoderms during the Devonian period saw the emergence of Placoderms....   [tags: Shark, Fish, Chondrichthyes, Vertebrate]

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The Beginning of the Big Cats

- What do we really know about the first of the big cats. Big cats or cats in general are solitary animals, so finding any fossils, let alone a well preserved fossil is like finding a needle in a hay stack. I believe that it is important for us to take a look back in time so we can try and see what pressures the ancient big cats faced, to prevent making some of the same mistakes that caused the extinction of many of the ancient big cats. Today many of the big cats of Central Asia, South America, and Africa are facing extinction due to humans impeding onto their territory and destroying the necessary habitat for them to survive....   [tags: Central Asia, South America, Africa, fossils]

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Physics and Fish Bioenergetics

- Welcome to the world of fish physics. Many of us understand basic fish behavior and can reach logical conclusions about where the best place to throw a fishing line is. But when we don’t think much further than that we are missing out on some very interesting details of fish behavior. We can never fully understand why we find some fish in one location and some fish in other locations until we consider the concept of fish bioenergetics. Ultimately, fish behavior is a product of bioenergetics....   [tags: physics fish bioenergetics]

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The Decrease in Puma Population

- The decrease in Puma population causes great changes in our ecosystems. Pumas are close to extinct in South Carolina. There are only a few if the come here from the west which “holds most of the puma population in North America” (Panthera). There are many causes that band together to cause their extinction in South Carolina. This can affect our community by hurting our ecosystems. An ecosystem will go out of balance if a major predator is taken out of it, such as the puma. The decrease in puma population can greatly harm our communities....   [tags: cougars, puma extinction, ecosystem]

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The Journal of the Jaguars

- THE JOURNAL OF THE JAGUARS, PANTHERA ONCA the untold story of Earth's third largest feline PROLOGUE The jaguar is the third-largest of the world's four species of big cats. These big cats are members of the Felidae family where other cats such as leopards, cougars, lions belong. The jaguar's scientific name is Panthera onca. Once widespread across North America from coast to coast, the jaguar is now occasionally seen in the United States. The cat can be found in Mexico and Central and South America and prefers dense rainforests where it can hide from its only predator, humans....   [tags: Panthera Onca, Feline, Felidae Family, Big Cats]

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Climate Change and Endagered Species

- What is the first marine mammal added to the endangered species list attributed primarily to climate change. As climate change melts the ice, it is projected that two thirds of polar bears will disappear by 2050. This drastic decline in the polar bear is occurring in our lifetime, which is but a miniscule fraction of the time polar bears have explored the vast Arctic seas (National Wildlife Federation, 2014). Unfortunately, that is the polar bear (Defenders of Wildlife, 2013). The climate change endangers the species, so much so that the animals have become one of the icons that conservationists use to illustrate the threat posed by climate change (The Huffington Post, 2014)....   [tags: polar bears, artic seas, sea ice]

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The Social Cat: The Lion

- The Social Cat Most wild cats are known to be solitary mammals, but there is one exception—the lion. Lions have captured the attention of many because of their exciting sociality. Lions are group hunters; other cats are solitary hunters. Lions live in groups; other cats live alone. In their article “The Short Happy Life of a Serengeti Lion”, Quammen, David, and Michael Nichols explain that these cats are “the only feline that’s truly social” (60). One common movie in today’s society, “The Lion King”, portrays the lion as the “King of the Jungle.” Many humans view lions as vicious, roaring animals that are the top of the food chain....   [tags: lion, mammals, hunters, group, social]

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The Battle Of Chemical Warfare

- Two ways predators used to capture their prey are camouflaged in chemical warfare. Predators use camouflage to hide in the plain sight in ambush their prey. Well chemical warfare is used to attack their prey. camouflaging helps to set traps and capture the predators food. Chemical warfare is simply another common strategy. Various prey species discourage predators with chemicals that are poisonous and irritating.The prey can also protect themselves from predators by eitherBlending in with its surroundings so that their predators may not see them, hide inside caves, under water, and possibly inside trees, what it is fits that animal best....   [tags: Population ecology, Population, Demography]

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Why I Hunt: A Predator’s Mediation by Rick Bass

- Why I Hunt: A Predator’s Mediation by Rick Bass Five years ago you could have found me hiding under my covers, praying to a god that I no longer believe in with my eyes shut tightly—but not anymore. These nights I offer up a two minute thanksgiving for the sake of karma; I look out into the darkness and I recognize the shadows as objects in my house rather than the faces of my dead grandfathers. It feels good to open my eyes, but I’ve traded in that old ignorant twinkle for a steady calmness. I still duck and cover when an insect the size of my pupil is within five feet of me, but from a distance I know that I am not so different from the tiny creature....   [tags: Hunting Women rick Bass Essays]

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The Secret Life Of Great White Sharks

- Great White Sharks are greatly misinterpreted as vicious man-eaters because of the media, movies, and people’s imaginations, but they are actually large fish who mistake people for seals and other marine life. What is a great white shark. The great white, among the least understood of Earth’s creatures, is an apex predator, meaning that it is at the top of the food chain with no natural predators. This means great whites have their pick of food when it comes to selecting their prey (Klimley 15)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Feeding Behavior in Feral and Domestic Cats

- Feeding Behavior in Feral and Domestic Cats During the course of evolution, a species may change drastically. Adaptations in behavior and in physical characteristics are both important to survival. Some behaviors of a species may be learned, while others may be genetically determined. It is likely that most behavior are a combination of genetic makeup and learning. Learned behaviors are essential to survival because they can change to meet the demands an organism’s current situation. Genetically determined behaviors are advantageous because they are automatic and take place in the absence of learning....   [tags: Papers]

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The California Bat

- Scientific Name: Myotis Californicus Common Name: California Bat, California Myotis, and Californian Bat Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Chiroptera Family: Vespertilionidae Genus: Myotis Species: Myotis Californicus General Characteristics: Myotis Californicus, which is also known as the California Bat, is a type of Vesper bat that is mainly living throughout the Western-North America to Southern Alaska, South into Guatemala, to Baja California and some are known to be scattered around in higher elevations such as the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts in Mexico....   [tags: myotis californicus, anatomy, diet]

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The Black Widow Spider

- Black Widow Spider Classification The spider is a wide known organism with a wide influence on life. The black widow spider is just one of over 30,000 types of spiders. Black Widow is a common name for the spider which is classified scientifically as K: Animalia, P: Arthropoda, C: Arachnida, O: Araneae, F: Theridiidae, G:Latrodectus, S: mactans. The species name mactans specifies the southern black widow spider. There are 31 different species from the genus Latrodectus. This genus is commonly referred to as widow spiders....   [tags: biology, entomology, arachnids]

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Literary Analysis of The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell

- Richard Connells “The Most Dangerous Game” is a short story which illustrates that calm analytical thinking can increase your odds of survival and controlling panic. We are introduced to the protagonist and main character, Sanger Rainsford who is a big game hunter and a WW1 veteran. The story starts off with a conversation between Whitney and Rainsford discussing the island, so we can understand the reputation it holds. Whitney is a fellow hunter, a flat character and used mainly as a plot tool....   [tags: hunter, survival, savage]

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Ethics Blurred in The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell

- In “The Most Dangerous Game” the author creates two strikingly similar characters that blur the line of ethics. Rainsford, the protagonist, meets his adversary and leader of an exotic tribe, Zaroff, after falling off of a yacht and swimming to the nearest island. The short story then explores the events that transpires between the strangers – focusing on Zaroff's bloodthirsty hunt against Rainsford. Yet even with the two men on opposite sides of a loaded gun, they both share many common interests and views pertaining to their similar backgrounds, hunting methods, and desired end result....   [tags: resolution, hunting, sympathize]

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