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  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

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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

  • Ocean Acidification

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    by society and technology is known as ocean acidification or “OA” for short. When carbon dioxide is absorbed by seawater, chemical reactions occur that reduce seawater pH, carbonate ion concentration, and saturation states of biologically important calcium minerals. Referred to by scientists as “The other carbon problem” (the first being Global Warming), ocean acidification are these chemical reactions. In other words, ocean acidification is caused when ocean water absorbs carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

  • 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

  • The Importance Of The Ocean

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    Throughout history, humans have been influenced by the ocean both directly and indirectly. We depend on the Ocean for many reasons; the air we breathe, the food on our plate, the items in our medicine cabinets and jobs and the economy. The ocean is something that we as humans take advantage of and don’t take the responsibility of caring for it. By doing this we are damaging beautiful and thriving ecosystems and killing the world as a whole that will affect how we live in the future. Most people don’t