"Pacific Ocean" Essays and Research Papers

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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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  • Ceviche: Pacific Ocean and South America

    garnished with thinly sliced onions and aji limo or rocoto peppers. It’s served with sweet potatoes and large kernel Andean corn on the cob. Ancient civilizations in Peru and Ecuador had access to fresh seafood along the coast of the Southern Pacific Ocean. The Humboldt current supplied the region with a rich variety of fish‚ squid‚ and shellfish. Smaller tribes along the coast‚ took raw seafood and created a basic version of ceviche. They would season the raw fish with chile peppers‚ salt‚ and herbs

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  • Pacific Ocean and Land Bridge Theory

    Science‚ there has always been the lingering question of how did the first people actually get to the America’s? In recent years new theories of how the first people got to the America’s have appeared. These theories include the Atlantic route‚ the Pacific route‚ and the coastal route. Along with these theories are the Indigenous and the first recognized theory the land bridge or the Clovis theory. The land bridge theory‚ being the first and most famous has much evidence to support its claims to how

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  • Pacific Ocean and Northwest New Guinea

    Along with its own language‚ each tribe has unique artistic expressions connected with its spiritual beliefs. Every tribe has its own social norms and spiritual beliefs. It is not uncommon for tribes to recognize higher power through various forms of art such as sculptures or drawings. Each artifact has a very specific use and helps connect them to the spiritual world. Through the work of the Tot Isu and Korwar I will explore how the people of Northwest New Guinea and the Solomon Islands use images

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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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  • 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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  • Will the Atlantic Ocean ever be bigger than the Pacific Ocean?

    Will the Atlantic Ocean ever be bigger than the Pacific Ocean? The earth first started off as one huge continent called Pangea. Pangea was surrounded by one giant body of water. Over the course of millions and millions of years‚ Pangea began to break off and separate. After millions of years of movement‚ that is why the earth has the formation that it currently has‚ with seven large continents. With an area of 41‚105‚000 square miles‚ the Atlantic Ocean is currently just a little over half the

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  • Pacific Navigation

    Pacific was explored by some great navigators who sailed from different parts of the world like Captain James Cook who used navigation tools like sextant and radars to navigate the Pacific. On the other hand‚ Polynesia was explored around 1000 years ago by navigators who used the waves‚ stars‚ and the flights of birds to set their voyage and travel through the Pacific Ocean. “In hand-built‚ double-hulled canoes sixty feet long‚ the ancestors of today ’s Polynesians sailed across a vast ocean area

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  • Pacific Ocean vs. Tropical Rian Forest

    biome. Each is interesting in its own way. I have decided to narrow the marine biome down and focus on the Pacific Ocean. I am interested to see how these two compare and contrast. Although it may seem that our climate does not affect the marine biome‚ it does. During El Nino‚ the trade winds slacken and sometimes even change direction. This change in our climate affects the southern pacific ocean greatly. A big pocket of hot water moves from the eastern coast of Australia to the western coast of South

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  • Pacific Islanders

    Oceania‚ or the Pacific region‚ was explored and colonized approximately 1000 years ago by Austronesian-speaking peoples. It is important to note that the Pacific Islands lend themselves to a study of the contrasts between tribes and states and the development of political scale cultures such as chiefdoms. Oceania is divided into 3 ethnogeographic regions: Melanesia‚ or the "black islands"‚ Polynesia‚ or the "many islands"‚ and Micronesia‚ or the "tiny islands". Predictably‚ Europeans found

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