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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

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    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

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    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

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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

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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

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    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

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    OCeans

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    Two-thirds of our planet is covered with oceans. The Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian, and the Artic are the world's major oceans. They were formed by a series of geological processes that continue to affect the Earth. Seven main parts, called lithospheric plates, make up the Earth's mantle layer and crust. The plates fit together millions of years ago, and are constantly moving (at a slow pace-like a fingernail grows) over a layer of squishy, soft rock called asthenosphere that lies beneath the

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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

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    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

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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

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    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

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    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

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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

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    chemistry (ocean)

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    from ice cores comes from bubbles in the glacier ice. These bubbles are formed as snow becomes compressed and the air between the flakes gets trapped. The third type of information obtained from ice cores comes from the frozen water itself. In the oceans, one in about every 500 oxygen atoms is the heavy isotope, while one in about 70 hydrogen atoms is heavy. However as the water evaporates and is transported to polar regions, the mix of the heavy isotopes changes. These changes are mostly influenced

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    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

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    Ocean

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    Oceans Disciplines: Science (Earth’s physical characteristics), Social Studies (Physical environments), English (Research), Math (Add or subtract using decimals and percents) Grade Level: 4th Grade Duration: Three weeks Description: An urban school setting consisting of mostly minority students in a general education classroom. Brainstorming Cognitive Map: (See attached paper) Content Overview: The Ocean is the great body of water that covers 71 per cent of the earth’s surface

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    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

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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

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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

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    Ocean Acidification

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    Ocean acidification a the process in which anthropogenic carbon dioxide is dissolved in the ocean to a point where it creates a dilute solution of carbonic acid. Although, dilute the solution does cause the ocean to become more acidic. The ocean is referred to as a “carbon sink” because almost a third of manmade carbon carbon dioxide has been dissolved in the ocean. The carbonic acid decomposes and creates a hydrogen ion and a bicarbonate ion. The bicarbonate ion in the case of corals impedes the

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