Ocean Essays

  • Ocean Pollution In The Ocean

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    being thrown into the ocean every year; the most common manmade item found is plastic. Every year, more than 5.3 million tons of plastic is thrown into the ocean. Plastic makes up for the death of almost more than 100,000 different types of sea creatures. Currently, EPA is working on solutions toward pollution. EPA partners with many countries to come to an agreement on what to do about ocean pollution. Pollution is a very important issue to resolve, especially in the ocean, because many things like

  • Oceans

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    Oceans The ocean covers Seventy-one percent of our planets surface. Life is concentrated, however, in about four percent of it, and it is this four percent that is being polluted by the tons every day. Everyone needs to understand that the oceans are not endless, and not bottomless. They also much see that the ocean contains much marine life which are essential to our eco-system. And in order to preserve this other world of life, we must stop polluting the oceans, and begin to clean them up. Although

  • The Ocean

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    The world's ocean covers about 70% of the Earth's surface. It is use to produce us many things. It is more than a place to swimming, sailing and other recreation. The ocean serves as a source of energy, raw materials and most of all food like fish and seaweed. In this essay I will talk about "What are our ocean resources and the importance of the oceans in the future." First, our largest resource in the ocean is food. There are two different kinds of food in the ocean, such as marine plants

  • The Challenger Deep: The Oceans In The Ocean

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    The oceans are a mysterious place, more so than outer space. Oceans are highly unexplored with only five percent of it, has been explored. That leaves ninety-five percent to be discovered. Despite the oceans playing roles in our climate to our air we breath we have not made it down too far. Filmmaker and explorer James Cameron took on Challenger Deep, the deepest spot in the ocean. Cameron made his descent into Challenger Deep at five fifty two local time. His descent took him two hours and thirty-six

  • Ocean Acidification: The Chemistry Of The Oceans

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    With carbon dioxide levels continuing to rise over the past few decades (fig. 1) and now into the future, concern has been brought to what is happening to the carbonate chemistry of the oceans. Because of these changes in chemistry, the ocean is becoming more acidic. Along with climate change, ocean acidification may be one of the greatest threats to our planet. The higher the ocean’s acidity level goes, the lower the calcium carbonate levels will drop. Even though this is a big scale issue, my goal

  • Oceans

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    Oceans Earth is the only planet in the Solar System that has liquid water. The ocean contains ninety seven percent of the earth’s water and covers almost three quarters of the planet. There are four different oceans, the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, and the Arctic. Tides and currents occur in all three of these oceans. Many different kinds of fish and mammals also make their homes in these oceans. All of these oceans are connected to each other in some way. Humans find oceans to be very interesting

  • Ocean Acidification: The Ocean's Effect On The Oceans

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    Oceans cover around seventy percent of the Earth’s surface. The oceans of the world have a direct relationship with weather and climate – they influence the weather both locally and globally and the changes in climate in exchange have an affect on properties of the oceans. Changes that occur to the ocean for the most part occur over a much longer period than in the atmosphere. Even if carbon dioxide emissions were to be stabilized today, it would centuries for oceans to adjust to the changes in

  • ocean acidification

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    going on that caused the oceans and all the marine and plant life that dwelled beneath it to suddenly die wouldn't you try to do whatever was necessary to save them. Well what if i told you that your 30-40% of the reason why its happening. Doesn't that add a little guilt to your day. Pay attention and you’ll find out all about whats going on in the ocean and more importantly how to fix it. That something destroying our oceans and marine life is known as ocean acidification. Ocean acidification is a non-stop

  • Oceans in Crisis

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    Oceans are such so vast that people underestimate the impact their actions —seeming so insignificant— have on them. Humans have by and large taken the oceans for granted; not considering how important a healthy ocean is to our survival. A popular mind-set is that the oceans are a bottomless supply of fish, natural resources, and an infinite waste dump. There are myriad reasons why the oceans should be saved and the most obvious one is marine life. With 71% of the Earth being covered by water, it

  • Ocean Acidification

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    Background Information 3.1 Rising CO2 Levels and Ocean Acidification Ocean acidification is caused due to rising CO2 emissions created by industrial development and greenhouse gases. This increase in carbon dioxide causes changes within the ocean’s biochemistry. Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations are expected to rise from pre-industrial level of 280 to 540-970 ppm by the year 2100, depending on future emission scenarios (IPCC, 2001). Eventually the oceans will become highly acidic if mankind is unable

  • Ocean Conservation: The Importance Of Ocean Conservation

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    Ocean conservation, protecting and defending marine life is everyone’s concern because “oceans regulate our climate, produce half the oxygen we breathe, fuel the water cycle that produces rain and fresh water, sustain the livelihoods of millions, and provide nourishment for nearly 3 billion people” (“Oceans”). The number one resource is the ocean because of its mysterious benefits. About 70% of the world is made up of water; oceans are a significant part of that water. These large bodies of water

  • Ocean Acidification: What Is Ocean Acidification?

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    What is Ocean Acidification? is the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth's oceans, caused by the uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere What could happen if pH lowers in the world’s oceans? First, the pH of seawater water gets lower as it becomes more acidic. Second, this process binds up carbonate ions and makes them less abundant Cruise Plan and Map: Where is the Davis Strait? the strait is in Sisimiut, Greenland, it separates the depths of Baffin Bay (north) from those of

  • trash in the ocean

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    Trash in the Ocean The reason why I chose this topic was because I don’t like seeing trash in the oceans, lakes or ponds just anything. It’s annoying how people don’t know how to take care for stuff. Especially that other people see it not just one or two people but thousands of people see it. When people see that there’s trash all around the area there not going to want to go back to that ocean or that part that they went to because they see that it’s all trashy there and it’s not healthy for humans

  • Bioluminescence In The Ocean

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    “Often extinctions in the ocean occur at the same time as those on land. Then again, the ice age extinctions lost many big animals, but not many sea fearing ones,” Robert T. Bakker. In 1941, electronic navigation systems were developed for the military to bomb locations more precisely, ocean cameras were also designed to help the military spot enemy submarines. Remotely operated vehicles were created to help the marines and the navy in 1941. Ocean exploration helped the military defeat enemies as

  • Ocean Gyres

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    Oceans have been around for almost as long as the earth has existed. They came to existence due to volcanic outgassing and have been part of the world since. Life also began in the ocean and today we have come along way as humans. We are technologically advancing every day and making great discoveries. Our advancements have also helped us create dangerous products like disposable plastics that are not good for our environment. Through heavy use of plastic and disposable products we have polluted

  • The Ocean Environment

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    Ocean Environment The sea is the most obvious feature of the earth's surface. Approximately seventy percent of this surface is covered by water, in one way or another. Beneath this water are the familiar sands of the beaches, bottoms of bays, and the inshore ocean. Farther offshore this water covers an amazing submarine topography of underwater canyons, trenches, mountains, and plains. Unlike the continents, which are physically separated from one another, the oceans are continuous and interconnected

  • The Ocean Biome

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    is that the ocean biome was one of the first to come into existence. Approximately more than three million years ago the first life forms derived from the ocean biome, although this is a debated fact, the importance of the ocean biome cannot be overlooked. There are a total of five ocean biomes, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, and the Artic Ocean and approximately seventy-one percent of the Earth is covered by these five biomes. The deepest part of any ocean biome in the

  • Ocean and Climate

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    Ocean and Climate The ocean and its massive flow of water or currents are vital to how the heat energy moves between the Earth’s bodies of water, landforms and atmosphere. The ocean is a crucial factor in the storage and transfer of heat energy across the earth. The movement of heat through the ocean currents affects the regulation of weather conditions and temperature extremes. The global climate is directly impacted by the ocean’s current. “The ocean covers more than 71 percent of the Earth’s

  • Ocean Pollution

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    Everything in this world we use comes from the ocean in some way. The air we breathe, the water we drink, even the products we use day to day, would not be possible without the ocean. That's why the issue of ocean pollution is so important and needs to be addressed as soon as possible. We depend on the ocean for so much in our life, without it we would surely become extinct. People seem to think that since the ocean is so large and vast, we can dump as much waste as we'd like into it and it will

  • Ocean Fertilization

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    What is ocean fertilization? Ocean fertilization is characterized as a way to use to ocean as a carbon sink through the introduction of iron to the water, theoretically reducing the release of carbon into the atmosphere and therefore reducing global warming. This theory of iron fertilization has been around since the 1920’s and was made popular by John Martin of WHOI in the 1980’s. Martin proposed two hypotheses with the first being that high nutrient, low chlorophyll (HNLC) areas are that way due