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    The Ocean

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    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

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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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    Ocean Dumping

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    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 Acidification

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    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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    Ocean Acidification

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    “The acidification of the ocean today is bigger and faster than anything geologists can find in the fossil record over the past 65 million years” (Carl Zimmer). This is just an illustration regarding the tales of environmental degradation from carbon dioxide pollution in the ocean. The phenomenon of ocean acidification is imperative to understand; the reduction of essential pH levels over a protracted period of time is extremely harmful. In other words‚ ocean acidification can be measured by pH units

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    Importance of Oceans

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    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 and shipping. It provides a treasured source of recreation for humans. It is mined for minerals (salt‚ sand‚ gravel‚ and some manganese‚ copper‚ nickel‚ iron‚ and cobalt can be found in the deep sea) and drilled for crude oil. The ocean plays a critical role in removing carbon from the atmosphere and

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    Trash: Ocean

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    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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    Ocean Pollution

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    examines the effects that humans have been inducing on the ocean and how the pollution produced is affecting the form of life present there. There is plenty of evidence that the oceans have deteriorated at the hands of humans‚ but recent investigations show that deterioration‚ especially at the sea coasts‚ has increased significantly in the last years due to increased industrial discharge. Common synthetic pollutants that reach the ocean include pesticides‚ herbicides‚ chemical fertilizers‚ detergents

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    Ocean Biome

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    surface. It includes all five oceans the Arctic‚ Indian‚ Southern‚ Atlantic‚ and Pacific. In it There are many many types of fish and also some mammals. The oceans span wide and deep. There are also plants in the ocean. The ocean is a vast and mysterious place where we are still discovering many things about it everyday. The physical attributes of the ocean depend on which ocean you explore‚for example the Arctic ocean is very cold but the Pacific ocean is warm. In the ocean there is a deep portion and

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    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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