Prince William Sound Christian Science Monitor
1,344 wordsThe Exxon Valdez oil spill in the Prince William Sound of Alaska proved to be a disaster on many levels. The coastline, wildlife, and people of the all area were all devastated by the spill. Ten years later, the area is showing remarkable progress. Because of the cleanup efforts and new regulations, the Sound is getting ever closer to recovery. A few minutes after midnight on March 24, 1989, the T/V Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound. A few minutes later the coast gua...
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Captive Raised Livestock Keeping Marine Fishes Fish
1,007 wordsNot to long ago the only places you could see marine fishes were public aquariums, but not any more, now you can have these beautiful fish in your own home. With todays technology, you can keep salt-water fish alive and healthy in a tank of water in your house! In recent times, we have seen these beautiful fish on television from around the world, and this has caused an upsurge in interest in keeping marine fishes in the home aquarium. Initially the fishes were prohibitively expensive due to hig...
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Beautiful Sights Boat Ride Australia
726 wordsClose you eyes and imagine standing on top of a mountain. Take a deep breath and smell the clean air. Now, open your eyes and look at the abundance of trees and the clear ocean water. If this sounds like a getaway to you, then it is time to take a vacation to Australia. Not only is Australia beautiful, it also has some of the greatest people, sights, and attractions on the planet. If you have ever traveled to a foreign country, you know that it is sometimes very difficult to get from place to pl...
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Mask And Flippers Heat Of The Sun Beach
832 wordsI took my mind awaking I dream of a beach; its my beach. My beach is deserted, no one knows about it; its a secret. My beach is completely calm and silent apart from the gentle whispering wind. My beach is a place where I can relax on my sun lounger without being disturbed or distracted. On my beach, the sun is always shining, always smiling. The sun makes the sea glisten and twinkle as if stars are caught in it, makes the white sands sparkle like diamonds, makes life seem happy. Behind where I ...
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Moved To New York Grapes Of Wrath
794 wordsBorn February 27, 1902 to a County Treasurer and a schoolteacher, John Steinbeck was raised in the small town of Salinas, California. With no more than a population of 2500, this rural farming community influenced and formed many of John Steinbeck's stories. Being the third of four children and the only boy, John Steinbeck discovered writing and even though he was very shy nature, he sent in numerous articles to various publishing's. Olive Hamilton Steinbeck, John Steinbeck's mother, was an Iris...
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Great Barrier Reef Plants And Animals
462 wordsThere are many factors that contribute to Australia being the unique land that it is. These factors include its size, shape, location, plant and animal life, its exclusive landforms and its natural and aboriginal heritage areas. The main reasons that Australias size and shape are considered to be so exceptional are quite astonishing. These reasons include things such as Australia being the largest island country on earth having an area of 7, 682, 300 km squared This making it the largest country...
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Abraham Lincoln Dark Haired
1,446 wordsThe year 1866 is an important time in nautical history. It is the year that the world was first terrified by an amazing ocean going monster, the Nautilus. During that year several ships had met with this "thing, " a long slender object far greater in size than any creature known to man. After numerous sightings and the pass of many months the "monster" began attacking any vessel that drew near. This alarmed all the world's nations and the United States decided that they would send out the Abraha...
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000 Years Ago House Of Representatives
1,533 wordsAustralia is the sixth largest country in the world. It lies in the Southern Hemisphere between 11 ^ 0 and 44 ^ 0 south latitude and 113 ^ 0 and 154 ^ 0 east longitude. The entire area of land is about the same size as the continental United States, or about one and a half times the size of Europe. The mainland of Australia has an area of 2, 967, 909 square miles. The country is divided into six states: Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia. The ...
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Social Skills Case Studies
905 wordsThe theory behind dolphin assisted therapy is based on two philosophies. One of these is that the unconditional love and support a dolphin has to offer can benefit children and mentally ill patients in many ways. As with most animals, a dolphin seems to have human-like emotions, so a deep trusting bond can develop between patient and mammal. Some proponents of dolphin assisted therapy claim that the compassion a dolphin displays increases the patient's self-confidence, because the patient is nev...
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Tragedy Of The Commons Coral Reefs
998 wordsResearch in the Disciplines First Paper Final Draft Tragedy of the commons invading our environmental rights: Case study Coral Reefs In our world there are many resources, all of which people do not have a choice in sharing such as our air and our oceans. These resources are looked at as infinite, although this is not actually the case. Each time one person does something to pollute or use these types of resources, it affects the whole of society. This is the idea of the tragedy of the commons. ...
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Sri Lanka Tsunami A Social Autopsy Part 2
1,665 words... were the biggest problems to follow. There were also case of pneumonia and lung inflammations from water inhalation during the inundation, especially among women and children who would have had trouble staying above water. Also, minor injuries become easily infected. A greater danger than that posed by unburied dead bodies would be nitrogen poisoning from mass graves leaching into groundwater, so that had to be watched. Identifying the bodies was a worse problem than burying them, so they to...
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Food And Shelter Coral Reefs
682 wordsCorals and Adaptations Coral reefs are among the most diverse and productive communities on Earth. They are found in the warm, clear, shallow waters of tropical oceans worldwide. Reefs have functions ranging from providing food and shelter to fish and invertebrates, to protecting the shore from erosion. Although many corals resemble plants, they are actually members of the animal phylum Cnidaria. Most corals are colonial, which means that each coral is made up of many individual polyps connected...
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People With Suitcases Main Drag Island
609 wordsIn Mexico, Cozumel Paradise In Mexico, off the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula is an island. The island is surrounded by coral reefs filled with life. Ferry boats pass over the reefs, making half-hour runs to and from the mainland. Dive boats anchor near the coral itself, and divers bob around among the eels, fish, and lobsters. Cruise ships come in around the reef, and drag anchor through dead reef. The dock that accommodates them occupies space that used to be one of the oldest surrounding reefs....
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Rippling Waves Dive Boat Back
887 wordsBeauty, Tranquility, and having fun are all things that pull me back underwater every summer. Being deep underwater can calm my soul, letting me enjoy the wonderful scenes that only can be found under the rippling waves of the sea. About two years ago; we were in the keys on the southern tip on Florida, and had just boarded a fairly homely dive boat for my first ocean dive ever. My Father and I had been planning this trip for months, and today was the day it would happen. As the sound of the mot...
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Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
840 wordsThe Exxon Valdez oil tanker left the Trans Alaska Pipeline terminal at 9: 12 PM March 23, 1989. The Exxon Valdez was the companies second newest tanker, it was 987 feet long and was carrying 53, 094, 510 gallons of crude oil. Its destination, Long Beach California. William Murphy, an expert ships pilot had been hired to steer the ship through the Valdez Narrows. Joe Hazelwood, the captain, and helmsman Harry Clear were also in the wheel house. Clear was steering. After successfully guiding the s...
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Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
822 wordsThe Exxon Valdez is an American oil tanker that went aground on a reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska, on the night of March 24, 1989. The nine hundred and eighty seven-foot tanker ran aground on a reef and started to leak oil. The leakage continued for two days, totaling eleven million gallons the largest oil spill in U. S. history. The tankers remaining 1 million barrels of oil were removed from the hold of the damaged vessel and transferred to other tankers operated by the Exxon Company. The...
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Coral Reef Nine Days
587 wordsAs our plane Hawaii Hawaii As our plane started to descend, I began to see the beauty of this tropical island. The first view I saw was the flowing clear water below me. A few hundred more feet closer to the ground, the island of Oahu became more distinct. Palm trees appeared to surround the airport. I finally made it to possibly the most envied island in the world. I have been told many stories about Hawaii, but nothing compared to my first impression. The smell of the freshness was overwhelmin...
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Side Of The Island Lord Of The Flies
306 wordsDescription of Island in Lord of the Flies To describe the Island from the novel Lord Of the Flies I would be able to describe it in one word, PARADISE. Its just wonderful and would be a paradise to anyone. From what we have read the island is roughly boat shaped and is surrounded by a coral reef. There is a huge scar from the middle of the island to the lagoon where the plane disappeared. As I said there is a lagoon that is on the beach side of the island. There is a long stretch of beach on th...
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Daughter In Law Johns Mother
1,234 wordsOn the Island Section B: Essay As we approach the 21 st century our lives are changing dramatically. With the aid of computers and robots much of what used to be tedious labour is done automatically. Our modern society now allows us to dedicate more of our time to our families and our friends. Unfortunately many people do not realize the benefits of a closely connected family. Once they have grown up, the love for their parents diminishes slowly until the relationship becomes nothing more than a...
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Sexual Maturity Entire Body
653 wordsCHAMBERED NAUTILUS (NAUTILUS POMPILIUS) STEVEN HEGARTY CHAMBERED NAUTILUS L. KOCH MARINE SCIENCE 12 / 21 / 99 Hegarty 1 The chambered nautilus is a cephalopod, which also includes squid, octopus, and cuttlefish, which belongs to mollusca. There are several species of the nautilus, which include Allonautilus scrobiculate, Nautilus belauensis, Nautilus macromphalus, Nautilus pompilius, Nautilus reports, and Nautilus stenomphalus. The nautilus is found in only a 15 degree band near the equator in t...
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