Dorsal Fin Heavy Armor Seahorse
669 wordsThe seahorse is a vertebrate fish and is a close relative of the pipe fish. Its Genus is Hippocampus. There are about 40 different species, including, Hippocampus focus (the black seahorse) and Hippocampus kids (Oceanic seahorse, Kellogg's seahorse, Common seahorse or Yellow seahorse). Depending on species the seahorse can range in length from 5 cm to 36 cm tall and live up to 4 years old. They also have an extremely wide range of colors some of these include, white, yellow, red, brown, black, g...
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Extremely Sensitive Animal Kingdom
706 wordsSmall, mainly carnivorous animal, Felis cards, member of the family Felidae. It is a popular household pet and is useful for killing mice and rats. A cat's body is extremely flexible; its skeleton contains more than 230 bones and its pelvis and shoulders are loosely attached to its spine. The cat's powerful musculature helps its great leaping ability and speed. The cat's sharp, hooked, retractile claws are sheathed in a soft, leathery pocket at the end of each toe and are extended for fighting, ...
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Soft Bodied Animals Early Cambrian Rocks Large
1,105 wordsIn Namibia, where the rock record is excellent, Vendian fossils are followed immediately by Cambrian fossils, and they may have overlapped briefly in time. In Siberia, a whole suite of small shelly fossils appears in the rocks as the Cambrian period begins, together with sponges of several different types. Most of the small shells are tiny cones and tubes that we don't understand properly, but at least some of them are complex animals, including the first molluscs. Soon, archaeocyathid sponges w...
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Interesting Facts Six Years
808 wordsEver wonder about the different animals around the world? Ever wonder about their behaviors and features? This all has to do with zoology. Zoology is defined as the branch of biology devoted to the animals. Zoology can be viewed as a series of efforts to analyze and classify animals. Zoology basically explains everything having to do with the entire animal population. Zoology in an important field in the science world because it helps to explain all the different studies of animals. One importan...
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Species Of Bird The Roseate Tern
835 wordsLike many other species the Roseate Tern is also endangered. These creatures are some of the worlds most beautiful animals and are slowly being killed by man and nature. The Roseate Tern somewhat resembles a sea gull with a slender body and short reddish legs. They have pointed wings and long streamer tails, like the streamer on a kite. Their bodies are a pale gray and are white with a pink tinge on their underside in the early breeding season. This tinge however, is not a good way to tell if a ...
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Yellow Throated Toucan Tail Is Nearly Square Bill
936 wordsToucan is the Brazilian name for a bird of the family, Ramphastidae, with approximately 42 different species of the bird. These peculiar birds belong to the order Piciformes, whose members have feet with the first and fourth toes reversed and are all cavity nester's. The toucan is an unusual looking bird, characterized by an enormous but light-weight bill, that has many useful qualities. Most species, posts a brilliant solid or multi-colored bill. They live in the tropical and subtropical forest...
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Galapagos Islands Natural Selection
481 wordsNatural selection, or survival of the fittest, is an evolutionary shift in a species. It occurs when member or members of a species possess specific genetic traits (natural or a mutation) that are beneficial to their survival in a particular environment. Those that survive because of that trait are obviously the only left to reproduce and the trait carries over to their offspring, and becomes common to that species. This theory was observed by Darwin, and presented in his book Origin of Species ...
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Ecology The Study Of Plans Animals And Environment
1,134 wordsEcology is the scientific study of the interrelationships of plants, animals, and the environment. In recent years, the word has sometimes been misused as a synonym for environment. The principles of ecology are useful in many aspects of the related fields of conservation, wildlife management, forestry, agriculture, and pollution control. The word ecology (Greek, oikos, "house, " and logos, "study of") is generally believed to have been coined by Ernst HAECKEL, who used and defined it in 1869. T...
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Federal Trade Commission Credit Card Numbers
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Evolutionary Theory Sea Creatures
919 wordsThe existence of mimic octopus is restricted to the islands of Indonesia, specifically off the coasts off Sulawesi, and Bali (3). Surprisingly, the octopus have been viewed during the daylight hours, generally residing near sand tunnels, and holes (1). The octopus enjoy these mounds because they provide a significant source of food, including small worms, fish, and crustaceans. The octopus utilizes its arms to feel for prey, and then captures the food through the use of expanded webs. However, w...
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Juvenile Justice System Juvenile Offenders
709 wordsEven without the same level of involvement as victims or juvenile justice system participants, the public has the perception that juveniles get off lightly, merely slapped on the wrist all too often. Moreover, there is a strong undercurrent of belief by the public that juveniles, who are all too familiar with the powerlessness of the system, are encouraged to continue their lawless lives. While juvenile advocates dismiss the commonly held belief that harsher punishment would deter crime, they do...
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Portrayal Of Violence Violent Behavior
1,502 wordsMedia Report Is The Society And Youth Violent Because Of The Media? It is guns, it is poverty, it is overcrowding, and it is the uniquely American problem of a culture that is infatuated with violence (Prothrow-Stith). Research interest in the relationship of the mass media to social violence has been elevated for most of this century. Over the twentieth century, the issue of the media as a source of violence has moved into and out of the public consciousness in predictable ten- to twenty-year c...
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Ice Age Stingray Land
461 wordsImagine yourself 150, 000 years in the future. Another ice age is in full force. Temperatures are much colder, vegetation has ceased to exist, along with several entire animal species. The lion, once the king of the jungle, is no more than an alley cat scavenging for food. The great white shark- reduced to the size of goldfish. A new predator is on the prowl. The stingray, once limited to shallow, sandy beaches, has evolved! With its new adaptations the power of the stingray is unfurled, free to...
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Ocean Floor Feet Long
597 wordsClassification of Dogfish sharks Kingdom Animalia (animals) Phylum Chordata SubPhylum Vertebrata (vertebrates) Class Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish) Subclass Elasmobranch ii (sharks and rays) Order Squaliformes (dogfish sharks) Family Squalidae Genus Squalus Species acanthus Introduction Sharks are fish that have been around longer then dinosaurs have existed. They live in waters all over the world, in every ocean, and even in some rivers and lakes. Sharks, unlike other fish, have no bones; ...
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Bipedal Locomotion Biped Ally Bipedalism
646 wordsBipedal Locomotion in Early Hominids Until recently, the oldest fossil species to provide evidence for bipedalism was Australopithecus afarensis, of which the best example of is the 3. 2 million year old skeleton called Lucy found in Hadar, Ethiopia. According to article 19: Sunset at the Savanna, in 1995 Make Leakey of the national Museums of Kenya and her colleagues made public the discovery of and older hominid species Australopithecus anamnesis (getting its name from the Turkana word for lak...
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Gun Control Advocates Percent Of The Time
1,404 wordsDeep in the jungles of South America in the murky waters of the Amazon, lives the electric eel, although it has no malice towards any other living creature, it does have the ability to protect itself. Few public policy debates have been as dominated by emotion and misinformation as the one on gun control. Perhaps this debate is so highly charged because it involves such fundamental issues. The calls for more gun restrictions or for bans on some or all guns are calls for significant change in our...
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Biological And Cultural Adaptive Radiation Erectus
457 wordsAbout one million years ago, Homo erectus populations began migrating out of East Africa. They soon spread into South and West Africa, Asia and Europe. This adaptive radiation was the result of several biological and cultural factors. H. erectus was physically larger than earlier hominids. This probably allowed them to fun faster and further than their ancestors and could have given them an advantage in hunting and escaping. It may also have increased their food gathering abilities by expanding ...
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Tails High In The Air High In The Air Lemurs
308 wordsLemurs, meaning ghosts, are primates that are found only on the island of Madagascar. They can weigh up too eight pounds. Their tails can be up to 25 inches long. And can live up to 15 years. There are 40 different species of lemurs. They are all different in ways. Some are nocturnal, while others hunt during the day. Some live on the ground and the others live in trees. Even though lemurs are different from each other they have stuff in common too. They are all good climbers with good grasping ...
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Penguins Live Penguin One
314 wordsPenguins and Their Habitat All penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere and gather together to form huge colonies. The largest colony in the world has 300, 000 penguin couples. Even though penguins live in large groups, they do not crowd each other. Each one keeps a small area around it, just big enough to stretch out its beak and flap its wings. The penguins are well prepared for the cold Antarctica climate. Even though they spend a long time in freezing water, they do not get cold because they...
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Theory Of Evolution Food Chain
1,041 wordsThis short report will give you a short summary on evolution and how it my affect us, or even surroundings. Also, how it my affect our food chain and if one thing would die how the other would suffer because of that, for an example if you had snakes and birds and if snakes were to die birds population would drop. Why, because birds feed on snakes. Now a part of the food chain contains something called? niche? now you are asking what that is, so I guess that I will answer that question, it basica...
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