"Ocean" Essays and Research Papers


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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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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Ocean Pollution

Ocean Pollution “Over 80% of marine pollution comes from land-based activities” (WWF, May 4, 2006, p.1). The rest comes from ocean-based activities. Different types of pollution enter the ocean each year. The major pollutants are oil, toxic materials, and debris. These materials not only pollute the ocean, but they also affect the marine life. Before the 1970s there were no laws to prevent and stop people from dumping pollutants into the ocean. Since the early 1970s many laws and regulations...

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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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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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Overfishing of the Ocean

The water resource problem in this video is the overfishing of the ocean. Overfishing of the ocean has shifted the entire ecosystem. The ocean today has far less fish life than it used to. One estimate shows only one-tenth of the sharks, tuna, cod and other large predatory fish swim in the ocean. around the world. The loss of fish continues. Overfishing occurs when fish and other marine species are caught at a faster rate then they can reproduce. There is a high demand for fish. The...

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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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HARVESTING THE OCEAN BY: SHUN ITCHIGAWA AQUACULTURE • the use of agricultural techniques to breed and raise marine organisms. • is the farming of freshwater or marine organisms. -MONOCULTURE -POLYCULTURE what is the important of aquaculture? It supply commercial species to the world’s markets. Common Aquaculture in the World • Fish aquaculture- raising fish commercially in tanks, ponds, or ocean enclosures. - carp, salmon, tilapia and catfish. • Raft culture- aquaculture using floating rafts...

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Plastic in Oceans

Plastic in Our Oceans 46,000 pieces of plastic per square mile make up 90% of our ocean’s trash accumulation (Nichol, 2012, Plastics, like Diamonds, are forever, para. 1). Within the areas, many animals will either ingest, become entangled in, or even die due to the high plastic amounts. Nearly 267 species are harmed by plastic (Nichol, 2012, Fast Facts). With such deadly effects due to yearly accumulation, the banning of plastic bags and reduction of usage in a household will improve overall health...

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Upset In The Ocean

Pacific Ocean are getting hit with a mysterious condition. This condition starts out as a white or black lesion on the sea star’s body. From there, it spreads all over the body, causing its arms to decay. In the worst cases, the entire sea star disintegrates completely. Jeff Marliare, a Vancouver Aquarium biologist, says “an arm will actually break off and crawl away. (Then) they turn into goo.” Sea stars living in aquariums aren’t safe from this affliction. Aquariums prone to pump in ocean water...

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The Importance of Ocean Exploration.

The Importance of Ocean Exploration. As soon as humanity existed, people were tempted to explore and discover everything around them. This invincible desire has led humanity on its way of discovering Earth. And it seems that our planet is totally explored, everything is revealed and there is no place where any man has not gone before (or any robot hasn’t recorded). The next step is outside Earth. After the first space flight humankind concentrated its attention on exploring the galaxy, searching...

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Be the Solution to Ocean Pollution

Gina McArdle May 21, 2010 F 9-11:50 Be the Solution to Ocean Pollution Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to minimize the amount of waste they contribute to the ocean litter and pollution Central Idea: The quality of the ocean and health of sea life is greatly impacted by the contents that go into the sea, so the people of this world should limit the amount of litter and pollutants that potentially contribute to this problem. INTRODUCTION I. Attention Getter: Breathe slowly...

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Oceans and Atmosphere Worksheet

Associate Level Material Oceans and Atmosphere Worksheet Using the assigned readings for Week Six, prepare a 50- to 75-word response to each of the following questions. The Oceans 1. What is the composition of seawater? The salinity of seawater ranges from 3.3 to 3.7%. When seawater evaporates it leaves behind sodium chloride, better known as table salt. The other components of seawater are acquired through various methods. One of which is weathering. Chemical weathering of rock releases...

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Commercial Fishing and Our Oceans

Commercial Fishing and Our Oceans “We all have a romantic vision of the ocean being a vast, limitless territory open to all. The truth is nearly 70 per cent of all fish stocks are considered fully exploited, over-exploited or severely depleted. The ocean's ability to replenish fish has been outstripped by the industry's ability to catch fish.”- Annabel Graham, Chinese activist and author. There was once a time where the oceans were pure and fish were plentiful. However, that was quite some time...

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Bottom Dwellers in the Ocean

Starfish Crayfish coral Some Bottom dwellers clean the ocean floors Bottom dwellers refers to any species of animal or some other organism that lives on the sea floor. Biologists often use the term benthos to refer to bottom dwellers. Benthos feed off algae. Examples include many species such as crab rock-fish worms sea slugs sea snails. Sea cucumber Starfish Crayfish coral Some Bottom dwellers clean the ocean floors Bottom dwellers refers to any species of animal or...

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Ocean Pollution

on September 23. At your request the formal report presents information on ocean pollution and how it affects the earth. This report presents information in three broad categories: top zone, second zone, third zone. The report includes the six c’s of communication and APA format. As always, helping you with this report and future endeavors is anticipated. sg Ocean Pollution Prepared for Prepared by Antonio...

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Ocean Dumping

Ocean dumping Ocean Dumping The practice of ocean dumping should be banned. Marine pollution is at the heart of interest in today's search for a clean environment. Not only does ocean dumping add to the unsightliness of the once beautiful and pristine waters; it also kills the marine life which inhabits those waters. Pollution on a grand-scale is wreaking havoc on the Earth. The ocean is not an exception. In 1996, a bill, which would ban the dumping of dredge spoils in the Long Island Sound, was...

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Ocean and Calypso

is she really telling me that I am free of this exile, to go back to Ithaka and my beloved Family. I could not help but question her, “After all these years A helping hand? O goddess, what guile is hidden here? A raft you say to cross the Western Ocean Rough waters and unknown? Seaworthy ships that glory in god’s wind will never cross it. I take no raft you grudge me out to sea. Or yield me first a great oath, if I do, to work no more enchantment to my harm.” At my words, the beautiful Nymph Calypso...

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Glg220 R3 Oceans And Atmosphere Worksheet

University of Phoenix Material The Oceans and Atmosphere Worksheet Prepare a 50- to 75-word response to each of the following questions using the assigned readings for Week 4. Your responses will be assessed according to the accuracy of the content. Oceans Question Response What is the composition of seawater? Almost anything can be found in seawater. This includes dissolved materials from Earth's crust as well as materials released from organisms. The most important components of seawater...

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Sanity and Deep Ocean Currents Overview

SALINITY AND DEEP OCEAN CURRENTS OVERVIEW Ocean currents arise in many different ways. For example, wind pushes the water along the surface to form wind-driven currents. Deep ocean currents are caused by differences in water temperature and salinity. In this experiment, the students will hypothesize the cause of ocean currents and then develop a model to explain the role of salinity and density in deep ocean currents. CONCEPTS Salt water is more dense than fresh water, and is therefore...

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jellyfish and ocean currents

 Jellyfish and Ocean Currents Mrs. Haske English 11 December 4, 2012 Outline I Introduction A. Statements about jellyfish B. Thesis statement: Jellyfish are mysterious creatures that live almost anywhere in the water and depend on ocean currents to move as well as create them. II Body A. What are jellyfish? 1. History of the jellyfish 2. Description of the jellyfish a. Where their body parts are located and what...

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Effects of Ocean Warming Around the World

Effects of Ocean Warming Around the World Global warming has become a very hot topic in recent years with the increasing global climate and amount of greenhouse gasses. A little known fact, however, is that about 84% of the total heating of the Earth over the last 40 years has gone into warming the oceans. This warming of the ocean is having widespread effects from loss of biodiversity to the increasing number of tropical cyclones. Even changes of less than 5°C are having effects seen around the...

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Geology 101 Oceans Study Guide

Chapter 15 – Restless Realm: Oceans and Coasts Key Point • Why does ocean water circulate? • How does the topography of the ocean floor change from a continental margin to the mid-ocean ridge? How are the oceans mapped? • How do ocean waves and breakers form? • How sediments are moved along a shore line and what coastal features are formed? • Be able to recognize both depositional and erosional coastal landforms Why should we study the oceans? • 70% of Earth’s...

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Blue Ocean

Managerial Marketing Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim The second part describes the four principles of blue ocean strategy formulation: how to create uncontested market space by reconstructing market boundaries, focusing on the big picture, reaching beyond existing demand and getting the strategic sequence right. These four formulation principles address how an organization can create blue oceans by looking across the six conventional boundaries of competition (Six Paths Framework)...

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The Effects of Ocean Acidification on Marine Life

 The Effects of Ocean Acidification on Marine Life As humans, we often see ourselves as the top of the food chain throughout the atmosphere, being the creatures with the most influence on shaping our environments and the living conditions of ourselves and other life. With that power, also comes the responsibility to be aware of how our actions and how they affect the natural balance in the biosphere. Since the rise of the industrial revolution, however, we have a great flux in carbon dioxide...

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Why Exploring the Ocean is Mankind's Next Giant Leap?

Why exploring the ocean is mankind's next giant leap By Philippe Cousteau, Special to CNN “Space…the final frontier.” Not only has this classic phrase dazzled the many millions of fans of the Star Trek franchise, some could argue it has defined a big part of the American ideal for the last 50 years.  The 1960s were dominated by the race to the moon and Americans were rightfully proud to be the first nation to make it there. However, another incredible feat happened in 1960 that is largely forgotten...

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Blue Ocean

BOOK REVIEW The book, ‘Blue Ocean Strategy -How to create Uncontested Market Space and Make competition Irrelevant ‘, authored by W. Chan Kim and Renne Mauborgne is the best seller of its time. It is a widely accepted book for strategy professionals. The title indicates the theme of the book .This book promises to achieve the uncontested market space and make competition irrelevant by making the use of Blue ocean strategy. The book argues that companies in existence today should not try to beat...

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Effects of Ocean Acidification on Coral Reef Systems

Discussion Section-1 November 17, 2011 The other CO₂ Problem Todays oceans are not the same as they once were prior to the industrial revolution. The ocean serves as a reservoir for the worlds green house gasses. The increase in anthropogenic CO₂ has also resulted in an increase in the uptake by the ocean of CO₂. As a result of this uptake, the ocean is becoming progressively more and more acidic. This acidification of the ocean is expected to have great impacts on marine ecosystems. Coral reefs...

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Ocean Park

Opened in 1977, Ocean Park Hong Kong is one of Hong Kong's favourite attractions, featuring rides, exhibits and conservation facilities. Ocean Park is located on the southern side of Hong Kong Island, covering more than 870,000 square metres of land. There are three attraction areas, which are the Lowland, the Headland and Tai Shue Wan. The three areas are connected by a cable car, outdoor escalator which is the second longest in the world and Ocean Express. Aqua City Ocean Park’s Aqua City...

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Problems facing world's oceans through the harvesting of its resources

How has human practices at harvesting ocean resources affected the ecological state of the ocean? What are sustainable ways we can harvest these much needed resources? Work Log: Narrowed the topic down from human intervention into a report about how the harvesting of ocean resources affect the natural order Structure: Introduction- Talk about the Background statistics, introduce what this report will be on, and present a few maps. Present the areas this report covers to answer the question ...

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Medicine from the ocean using biotechnology

 Introduction The ocean has the oldest, most diverse, most numerous and least studied organisms on earth. It covers almost three fourths of our planet and has the potential to feed the world and supply cures for many diseases. Studying sea plants and animals is a challenge that is becoming easier due to advanced technologies such as deep-sea submersibles, sonar, lasers, videos, and satellites. In many cases, it's simply too hard to make a drug from scratch. The chemistry is too complicated...

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Blue Ocean Study

What is Blue Ocean Strategy? by Nattida Sae-Iw MBA Student What is Blue Ocean Strategy? Let’s start with the metaphors To understand the term of Blue Ocean, imagine a market universe composed of two sorts of oceans: Red Oceans and Blue Oceans. Red Oceans represent the existing market space which is known market. Companies in red oceans are competitive-base; they are fighting each other and aim to get a bigger market share...

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Ocean Acidification Essay

OCEAN ACIDIFICATION The world’s oceans have largely been left out of the mainstream discussion of global climate change. Yet, as one of the largest natural reservoirs of carbon, the surface ocean plays a critical role in the global carbon cycle. Over recent years, human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels have increased the amount of carbon dioxide gas emitted to the atmosphere and the amount that dissolves into the ocean. Over the last decade, scientists have discovered that this excess...

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Danger of Pacific Ocean

Why is the Pacific Ocean unsafe? In 2011, Japan suffered a major travesty due to the 9.0 magnitude earthquake, and tsunami that followed soon after. However, during that earthquake and tsunami, a nuclear power plant known as Fukushima Daichii was hit, and exposed to the community. Being exposed to a nuclear power plant is extremely harmful because of the symptoms that may occur from it, due to radiation. According to the 2013 edition of the Encyclopedia, radiation is a, “flow of atomic and subatomic...

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The Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch

Environmental Justice: The Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch 1 Environmental Justice: The Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch Structured Controversy Netanya Roden CORE 1000 Environmental Justice: The Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch 2 Trash can be observed congregating on the sides of roadways. This trash includes plastic bottles, papers, and cans. The trash seen along the sides of the road is even more pronounced when it is observed after a long winter’s thaw. Just like the sides of the road become...

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How does the over fishing of sharks effect ocean ecosystems?

million sharks are killed each year. This has devastating effects on marine ecosystems due to the fact that sharks help to maintain a balance in marine ecosystems and have done so for some 400 million years. Also, as they are the apex predators of the oceans, much like wolves or lions on land, they help to stop some species from over populating an area. If sharks are almost completely removed from an ecosystem there is a boom in the population of the prey of those sharks, for example cow nose rays. Then...

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Journey to the Ocean Floor

Journey to the Ocean Floor Oceanography is a science that draws upon the methods and knowledge of geology, chemistry, physics, and biology to study the ocean. The Pacific Ocean is the largest and the deepest ocean. Most submersible dives follow a similar pattern, emphasizing bottom transecting, collecting and photographing specimens. To understand our ocean floor exploration, you must first know something about the ocean floor. Follow along below as I summarize the parts of the ocean floor. ...

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Perspectives of Mining in Pacific Ocean

LETTERS PUBLISHED ONLINE: 3 JULY 2011 | DOI: 10.1038/NGEO1185 Deep-sea mud in the Pacific Ocean as a potential resource for rare-earth elements Yasuhiro Kato1 *, Koichiro Fujinaga1 , Kentaro Nakamura2 , Yutaro Takaya1 , Kenichi Kitamura1 , Junichiro Ohta1 , Ryuichi Toda1 , Takuya Nakashima1 and Hikaru Iwamori3 World demand for rare-earth elements and the metal yttrium—which are crucial for novel electronic equipment and green-energy technologies—is increasing rapidly1–3 . Several types of seafloor...

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Ocean Noise Pollution

Ocean Noise Pollution For millions of years, the oceans have been filled with sounds from natural sources such as the squeaks, moans and clicks of whales and dolphins, the snapping of shrimp, the sound caused by wind upon the surface and even the occasional rumble from earthquakes. Over millions of years, the ocean's marine species have developed into what they are today, with their own specialized acute hearing abilities, communication skills and echo location abilities at natural sound levels...

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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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Blue Ocean Strategy Paper

 Product, Pricing, and Channels Paper MKT/421 - Marketing Blue Ocean Strategy Description of Blue Ocean strategy and its Importance The Blue Ocean Strategy is derived from the book “Blue Ocean Strategy” by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne. The book is based on a study of 150 strategic moves made by companies in 30 industries over 100 plus years. Per the book, the term blue ocean means untouched market space that makes competition none existent in a known industry. The term describes how...

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Lake: Ocean and Lakes

A lake is a body of relatively still water of considerable size, localized in a basin, that is surrounded by land apart from a river, stream, or other form of moving water that serves to feed or drain the lake. Lakes are inland and not part of the ocean and therefore are distinct from lagoons, and are larger and deeper thanponds.[1][2] Lakes can be contrasted with rivers or streams, which are usually flowing. However most lakes are fed and drained by rivers and streams.Natural lakes are generally...

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Keeping Oceans Young and Productive

Keeping oceans young and productive: - Upwelling and Downwelling Oceans cover two thirds of our planet thus they can be regarded as one of the major factors in shaping this blue marble in space. But oceans just don’t result in varying gradient of humidity that gives rise to different vegetations and ultimately widely different biomes when coupled with other factors such as differential exposure to solar radiation, and inherent soil type. Oceans are living systems that themselves support numerous...

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Blue Ocean Strategy Criticism

it adds little value in explaining to route so success. 2. most fundamental assumption of the Blue Ocean theory is that industry’s conditions can be shaped by a firm’s efforts. The red ocean describes a situation where existing industry rules are readily formed, static and cannot be changed. While the possible occurrence of a blue ocean encourages the creativity and learning, the red ocean claims that learning is ineffective in such situation. The assumptions behind the two are therefore not...

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Ocean Dumping: Key Issues

Ocean Dumping: Key Issues Liz Gomez Ocean Dumping: Key Issues Marine debris is the official designation and referents to human created wastes that pollutes and are dumped deliberately or accidentally in lakes, waterways, seas and oceans. While certain debris naturally float on bodies of water (i.e. logs and trees that got cut via natural events), certain communities, peoples and industries the world over deliberately dump debris and garbage in bodies of water without much thought into the...

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Marine Ecosystem Causes of Degradation and Case Studywhat Is the Marine Ecosystem? Marine Ecosystems Are Among the Largest of Earth's Aquatic Ecosystems. It Covers Almost 70% of the Earth's Surface. They Include Oceans,

What is the Marine Ecosystem? Marine ecosystems are among the largest of Earth's aquatic ecosystems. It covers almost 70% of the earth’s surface. They include oceans, salt marsh and intertidal ecology, estuaries and lagoons, mangroves and coral reefs, the deep sea and the sea floor. They can be contrasted with freshwater ecosystems, which have a lower salt content.   Why is the Marine Ecosystem important? Marine ecosystems are very important in to the overall health of both marine and terrestrial...

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blue ocean strategy

BOOK REVIEW BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and make the Competition Irrelevant W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, 2005. BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY : How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant. Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation. ISBN 1-59139-619-0. I find this book, Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant, is very informative. The only thing that I am not very fond...

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Blue and Red Ocean Strategy Paper

 Blue Ocean Strategy Paper  Karina Visloukh  Marketing/421  April 13, 2015  Creig Foster Blue Ocean Strategy Paper  The Blue Ocean Strategy   In blue ocean strategy the demand is created instead of fought over. The rules are not is well defined and the opportunity for the profitable growth exists. The competition is made irrelevant. The blue ocean strategy breaks the value-cost trade off. Value innovation is the cornerstone of the blue ocean strategy. Value innovation is innovation is more...

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Blue Ocean Strategy Theory and Criticism

Outline the main components of Kim and Mauborgne’s (2004) concept of ‘Blue Ocean Strategy’. Critically assess the strengths and limitations of this approach to pursuing competitive advantage. Use relevant examples to support your argument. Introduction In the contemporary hostile business environment, innovation has become part of any company’s paramount strategy for continuous survival. Nokia, despite being the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer having a large customer base, realized how...

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Blue Ocean Strategy Paper

 Blue Ocean Strategy Paper MKT/421 July 21, 2014 Anatomy of Blue Ocean Strategy In order to process the nature of a blue ocean entity, it is imperative to grasp the point of derivation, which is otherwise known as a red ocean. A red ocean, which is polar to a blue ocean, generates its namesake from a literal representation. Imagine a feeding frenzy in the middle of the ocean; the water turns red with the victim’s blood as predators compete...

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Title: How is Mauritius (island in the Indian Ocean) likely to be affected by climate change? Questions: What is climate change? In which fields is Mauritius affected?

in global temperatures and precipitation over time due to natural variability or to human activity for example pollution. With a tropical climate that ensures predominantly sunny weather throughout the year, Mauritius, a small island in the Indian Ocean has often been the envy of other countries with extreme weather conditions. However, recently Mauritius has been facing drastic changes and these have affected us Mauritians both positively and negatively in many ways. Tourism is the world’s largest...

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Wk 6 Assignment - Paper on Declining Fish Stock

the water source problems is the big fishing fleets have wiped out the ocean of 90% of big fish. There was a 10 year study that showed that there are plenty of the fish in the sea. However, the biggest fish have been pulled from the ocean; leaving around 10% of big fish still in the ocean. This is a challenge that is bringing competition amongst fishermen like never before. A scientist by the name of Jackson states the ocean is not equipped to have continued hunting and gathering at the level we...

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Sci 209 Complete Course Oceanography

Individual Assignment NOAA Activity Part One Ocean Exploration Navigate to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) site at http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/ Select Explore from the menu, then select Ocean Exploration listed below Oceans. Choose an explorative mission that took place at a marine sanctuary or an ecological preserve. This is the specific web site to use as a launching point for further research. http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/topics/oceans/oceanex/ Review the chosen exploration...

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Oil Spills

Environmental Impact on Our Oceans How do we prevent oil spills? (The last part) Oil spills are the most devastating environmental disasters. On the surface, oil spills directly pollute oceans, kill sea life, and damage the environment we live in. Furthermore, oil spills hurt the nation’s health, environment, tourist and the fishing business. Therefore, oil spills impact the entire economy and our standard of living. How do we prevent future oil spills and protect our oceans? I. We need to develop...

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Overfishing: Fish and N.d. Web.

may think that the food in the sea is never-ending but that is not so. “Gathering as many fish as possible may seem like a profitable practice, but overfishing has serious consequences.” The outcome of overfishing does not only have an effect on the ocean but has an effect on the environment, cultural and economic (“Overfishing”, Worldwildlife.org). “A study of catch data published in 2006 in the journal Science grimly predicted that if fishing rates continue apace, all the world's fisheries will...

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Young Earth Creation

key factor in the age of the earth lies within our oceans; more specifically the saltiness of them. River water entering the oceans bring in minerals, but the evaporation of the water from the ocean leaves these minerals behind. Measuring just the sodium content of the ocean, using numerous methods for input and output of water and sodium, and assuming we started with pure water (a huge assumption) the amount of salt currently found in the ocean generates a maximum age of 62 million years -- far...

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William Somerset Maugham Salvatore

he learned to be a navigator And how to sail a ship at sea In fourteen hundred ninety two Columbus sailed the ocean blue For Spain to gain An Indies shortcut that was new How could he find a Shortcut to the Indies, Bring silk and spices quickly home? He needed someone with a lot of money. He couldn’t do it all alone. In fourteen hundred ninety two Columbus sailed the ocean blue For Spain to gain An Indies shortcut that was new King Ferdinand and good Queen Isabella Gave him three...

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Marine Fisheries

depleting our resources of fish is not a new one, nor will it ever truly be resolved. Environmentalists say that we must stop over fishing for it will be better in the long run for the economy. Scientists say that there aren't enough fish in the ocean of certain species and that something must be done about it. The government tries to intervene regularly, creating new rules and regulations, only causing more problems. The men who fish the waters say there is not a problem and wonder if they will...

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World War I Technology

when it comes to the exploration of the oceans as the computer has benefited the exploration of outer space. This benefit will be to two major forms; finding and understanding the past (cause and effect), finding the as yet unknown and determining its benefits. As any historian will say, we need to know where we came from in order to understand where we are going. What technological advances over the centuries have led to the exploration of the oceans? In a sense computers are directly linked...

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marine life

of oceans, not expecting to ever cause harm to them. Unfortunately, they were wrong. Our oceans and other waterways have become a poisonous playground of garbage, chemicals, and sewage. The effects of this ignorance has had devastating affects on the marine life and their habitat. This affects the habitat for marine life by destroying their homes. In doing so the intricate balance between marine animals and their homes can alter our oceans forever. Our very existence depends on the oceans. “Without...

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