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Ocean

Chirco 1 WRT 160 January 11th, 2014 There are many issues that we as humans are currently faced with. Sylvia Earle brings to light many of those issues. Her work should be looked at closely by all as it stresses the importance of a clean ocean. There are many things that we need to change in our everyday lifestyle if we want to live in an unpolluted environment. Several major issues to consider are the amount of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB's) that have been found in mammals and the...

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The Ocean

Why do I do it? Why do I scare myself with the ocean…? It is true, it is merciless, literally; it’s not conscious, so it has no feelings, no remorse, no pity, no awareness. It would be wrong to say it is inanimate, because it is certainly animate. And not alive, yet contains so much life within it might as well be. Like a Frankenstein body filled with cells and bacteria and nerve impulses yet no consciousness. My worst nightmare – I don’t have it very often but it’s a strong one – can take...

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Ocean

Hossain Descriptive Essay July 2, 2013 The Ocean The ocean, from the Pacific to the Atlantic and the Indian to the Artic, is a vast and enchanting part of our world. The oceans of this world cover more than sixty six percent and that number is steadily rising. There are so many facets of the ocean that are yet to be discovered, but as someone who lives fifteen minutes away from a beach, it is hard not to be intoxicated by the allure that the ocean draws. Oceans have their own smell, feel, taste and sound...

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Ocean Overfishing

Ocean OverfishingNicole HarrisENV/320June 23, 2014Frederick GrossOcean Overfishing Overfishing is a problem that occurs when fish are caught faster than they can reproduce. This is a problem that has been occurring for centuries and continues to be a problem today. Commercial fishing has driven many fish species to the brink of extinction. A scientific report done in 2003 estimates that industrial fishing “has reduced the number of large ocean fish to just 10-percent of their pre-industrial...

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Ocean Pollution

Sea Pollution The pollution of the ocean is rapidly becoming a crucial problem on Earth. The major causes of sea pollution are oil spills, toxic waste, and dumping of other harmful materials into the ocean. This pollution will directly affect the living organisms in the ocean and indirectly affect human’s health and resources. We, as humans, should learn more about these in order to have the knowledge on how to solve this problem effectively. Oil spill is perhaps the most publicly acknowledged...

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Trash: Ocean

Trashed: Our Ocean By: Meaghan Todd December 10th 2010 CGW-4U1-02 Mr. Kyriacou Have you ever been to the beach? I have and swimming in the ocean is one of my favourite things to do when I go on vacation! You wouldn’t want someone to come into your house and throw their cigarette butts or their plastic drink container on your kitchen floor when they’re done would you? I know I wouldn’t. Littering in the ocean does not magically get rid of your garbage; the marine wildlife...

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Acidification of the Oceans

Ocean Acidification and its Effects on Marine Butterflies and Coral Reefs For millions of years, Earth's oceans have maintained a relatively stable acidity level. Research shows that a recent and rapid drop in surface pH that could have devastating global consequences through the unbalance the ocean’s acidity. 

Since the beginning of the industrial revolution in the early 1800s, fossil fuel-powered machines have created a burst of industry and machines. The consequence of this industrial revolution...

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Ocean Pollution

to inform my audience about ocean pollution Thesis: Polluting the ocean is a major concern for all of us living on earth; we couldn’t live without the beautiful open waters. Organizational Pattern: Topical Introduction I. Our oceans make up most of the world A. Without our oceans we couldn’t live B. Animals in the ocean are suffering more and more each day C. Beautiful coral reefs are becoming depleted little by little each day 1. (Thesis) Polluting the ocean is a major concern for all...

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Ocean and Resources

Seas and oceans provide various types of resources to human beings and habitats to numerous species of plants and animals. They play very important roles in the economy of a nation and its people. Still, the marine and coastal ecosystems are under severe stress due to human activities. Ocean Resources The ocean is one of Earth's most valuable natural resources. It provides food in the form of fish and shellfish—about 200 billion pounds are caught each year. It's used for transportation—both travel...

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Ocean Acidification

Acidification in our Oceans Oceanography April 2, 2013 What is Ocean Acidification? “Ocean Acidification, is the worldwide reduction in the pH of seawater as a consequence of the absorption of large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) by the oceans.” (Britannica). Ocean acidification is largely the result of loading Earth’s atmosphere with large quantities of CO2, produced by vehicles and industrial and agricultural processes. Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution about...

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