"Ocean" Essays and Research Papers

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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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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 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

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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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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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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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 pollution

Ocean pollution Hannah Waddell Ocean pollution is a growing problem and affects people as well. It is a growing problem that needs to be stopped and controlled immediately. Taking care of our water will be beneficial for our long-term survival. If we put off this problem any longer, the prices will only escalade even higher. We need water to survive and the ocean is one of the greatest water suppliers. The actions we take or do not take will affect the future in either a negative or a positive...

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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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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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