Aquatic Invertebrates Essays

  • Aquatic Invertebrates

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    Outline for a report Aquatic Invertebrates Used to Classify Stream Health Ecosystem All things contained in an environment Water (input and output) Climate Daylight Plant life Clear Cutting Clear Cutting seriously effects all aspects of an ecosystem Maine is, per capita, the most heavily logged state in the continental U.S. Why Clear Cutting is Used Simple Creates a uniform forest to harvest in 40 years or so Easy to replant Cheap to Maintain (pesticides) Clear Cutting Impacts on Streams Clear

  • Jean Baptiste Lamarck Essay

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    front rank of French naturalists. Lamarck worked Jardin des Plantes in Paris, and later at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle where he became a professor of zoology. In 1801, he published Système des Animaux sans Vertebres, a landmark in invertebrate taxonomy. It was him that originated the distinction between... ... middle of paper ... ... Lamarck died in Paris on December 28th 1829. He was 85 years, 4 months and 27 days old when he died of poverty and obscurity.  Lamarck worked Jardin

  • Coelomate And Acoelomate

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    of geological time, however the diversity among them is extraordinary. Every organism is very unique a detailed in certain ways, comparisons of certain types of organisms can be very difficult. The class in which will be compared is that of the invertebrates. The main difference between coelomate and acoelomate body plans are that coelomates have a true coelom, which is a fluid-filled body cavity completely lined by tissue which is derived from mesoderm. The purpose of this cavity is to cushion the

  • Daphnia Heart Rate Lab Report

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    Measuring the Heart Rate of Daphnia Daphnia is the name of a group of small, aquatic crustaceans commonly called 'water flies'. Because their exoskeletons are clear it is possible to watch daphnia hearts without cutting them open. This also allows the changes in daphnia heart rate to be studied quite easily. Hypothesis I predict that a daphnia should have a heartbeat of 190 to 200 per minute. However this would also be dependent of the room temperature as daphnias

  • A New Species of Whale

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    information on this new species they had to murder nine other whales, one ‘accidentally.’ This finding was a great feat for science because it is important to learn as much as we can about a species before they become extinct. The rate in which large aquatic mammals are reaching extinction has been rising. So although there is much to be found and much that has been found about not only the new species of the baleen whale, but also the other two species that have risen to the surface, it was not done

  • Invertebrates Essay

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    1. Introduction Invertebrates are used in many disciplines in biomedical research, sometimes; invertebrate species are regarded as "replacement" alternatives for vertebrates (Office of Technology Assessment, 1986), presumably because they are thought to be less sentient than vertebrate species due to the fact that they have a less developed brain and nervous system. While invertebrates make up a vast number of animal species on earth, their welfare is overlooked, compared to the concern shown to

  • Mercury in the Everglades

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    Mercury in the Everglades Everglades Background Information: * Established in 1947 on 1.4 million acres in southwest Florida * Sunny, Semi-Tropical Swamp Setting. Experiences near daily downpours ( Mercury's Effect on the Everglades: * A small amount of mercury is found in the crust of the earth. This is not the problem. The anthropogenic mercury is the problem. The mercury that is growing dangerously in size is known as methylmercury

  • Manus Green Tree Essay

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    The Manus Green Tree Snail, also known as the Emerald Snail, are only found on Manus Island north of New Guinea. Manus snail are found mostly in the central Manus forest. Manus Snails prefer to inhabit the high canopy of the forest. Biologists do not know how many of these snails currently exist. The main risks for the sustainability of this beautiful creature are habitat destruction and over-collection. Large-scale habitat loss is caused by logging, the trees the Manus Snail usually inhabits are

  • Sea Lions: Nature's Playful Aquatic Land Mammals

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    Sea Lions: Nature's Playful Aquatic Land Mammals Introduction Sea lions may look like sea creatures, but they also behave like terrestrial animals. Unlike whales, mammals that spend their entire lives in water, sea lions inhabit both the water and land throughout their lives. This aquatic land animal prefers the water for food, fun, and safety; while preferring the land for socializing, territory, and procreation. Being mammals, they share many behaviors common to humans and other mammals


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    general area. An community is a population located in a certain area living among different species. An ecosystem is a larger mass of a population, a community, and abiotic factors. Ecosystems can be aquatic or terrestrial. The earth's aquatic ecosystem makes up about 75% of the earth's surface. This aquatic environment is divided into marine and freshwater environments. The earth's earthly ecosystem is mainly made up of forests and deserts, which make up for 25% of the earth's surface. The role or function

  • Dead Sea

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    General Purpose: To inform Specific purpose: The audience will know that the Dead Sea is devoid of all plant and aquatic life, why the sea is so salty and the health benefits. Thesis or central idea: The Dead Sea has a unique environment Main Points: a.     The Dead Sea is one of the saltiest bodies of water anywhere b.     The Dead Sea is devoid of all plant and aquatic life c.     The Dead Sea area has become a major center for health research and treatment Introduction: You know why they

  • Behaviour of Wood Lice Experiment

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    behaviour of woodlice in a wet or dry environment or a light or dark environment. I chose to investigate the behaviour of woodlice in a wet or dry environment. Woodlice belong to the biological class crustacea. Most of the animals in this class are aquatic, and though the terrestrial species can breathe with the aid of primitive ‘lungs’ they lack the features found in most other land-dwelling arthropods. They have no waterproof waxy cuticle on their exo-skeleton and are therefore more likely to

  • Savanna Theory Versus Aquatic Ape Theory of Human Evolution

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    Savanna Theory Versus Aquatic Ape Theory of Human Evolution The evolution of man is constantly in question. While we are reasonably sure that modern humans and primates are both related to the same common ancestor, there is constant debate over what initially caused the two species to split into early hominids and apes. According to some, our longest and most popular theory on the division of man and ape is profoundly wrong. However, those same individuals usually offer an equally controversial

  • The Evolution of Ichthyosaurs- Large Aquatic Reptiles

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    The Evolution of Ichthyosaurs- Large Aquatic Reptiles In the early 1800’s, a new discovery that left paleontologists in awe was the fossil finding of the immeasurable amount of species of reptiles, Ichthyosaurs. Greek for “fish lizards”, these fossils were found all over the world. Because these large aquatic reptiles migrated just as whales do today, paleontologists have had the amazing advantage of collecting fascinating bone fragments throughout the past 177 years. Ichthyosaurs swam the ocean

  • Disadvantages Of Freshwater

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    source as compared to its mouth. The water is clearer and has higher oxygen level. freshwater fishes such as trout and heterotrophs can be found. Towards the middle part of the stream/river, its width increases, and also its species diversity — many aquatic green plants and algae are found. Toward the mouth of the river/stream, the water

  • The Effect of Light Intensity on the Rate of Photosynthesis in an Aquatic Plant

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    The Effect of Light Intensity on the Rate of Photosynthesis in an Aquatic Plant Introduction The input variable I will be investigating is light, as light is just one of the 4 factors required in the green-plant process of photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the process by which green-plants use sunlight, carbon dioxide, water & chlorophyll to produce their own food source. This process is also affected by the temperature surrounding the plant (the species of plant we experimented with

  • Tetrapods: From Water To Land

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    for a long period of time is whether the anatomy for locomotion on land was developed in water for swimming purposes, or if it was adapted after the creatures became terrestrial. Recent findings of fossils indicate that the transformations of the aquatic creatures happened underwater in order to help them survive in the changing world. When looking for answers, they had to examine forearm, hip, wrist, finger, and other bones, as well as the lungs or gills of the early tetrapod fossils. This information

  • Essay On Ecosystem Resilience

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    Realistic aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems are constantly adapting to various disturbances of anthropogenic and natural origin. According to the “Alternative stable state theory” ecosystem has various states and can switch from one state to another when ecosystem conditions are changing (Holling, 1973; Scheffer, 2001). When the magnitude of such disturbance is negligible, the shift in the ecosystem structure and functioning does not occur. In this case the ecosystem resilience allows it to return

  • Waste Water Pollution

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    back to the rivers. If wastewater is not treated adequately, negative impacts on human health and on the environment downstream of the wastewater discharge, can be observed. These impacts include harming wildlife populations (especially fish and invertebrates that live in the water), illness in people who use the river for recreational purposes (swimming and canoeing), and even contaminating drinking water sources. Pollutants commonly ass... ... middle of paper ... ... summary, the review of these

  • Ecosystem Essay

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    is called an ecosystem. In the following paragraphs I will be organization that make up an ecosystem and their organizations. There are two major kinds of ecosystems Aquatic and Terrestrial. An Aquatic ecosystem is in a body of water, where animals, plants and their physical environment interact in water. The two main parts of aquatic ecosystems are Marine Ecosystems and Fresh Water ecosystems. The Marine ecosystem covers approximately about 71% of the earth surface and they can be divided into different