• Crude Operations Oil And The Environment
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    Crude Operations: Oil and the Environment The environmental impacts of offshore oil drilling greatly outweigh the economic benefits provided. Although it has been a continuous activity for more than a decade, One can not help but wonder why offshore drilling continues when considering the pollution caused, how it eliminates the supply of natural resources, murders innocent sea creatures, and actually damages the national economy. There are, however, solutions to this problem. Before solutions ca...
  • Water Pollution Aquatic Life
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    Christine How is water polluted Water is polluted when any harmful substance is released into the water thus contaminating or making it unsuitable for marine life to survive. The main water pollutants are: 1) Factory Waste 5) Farm Waste 2) Fertilisers 6) Oil 3) Pesticides 7) Litter 4) Untreated Sewage Take a look at a picture of a polluted river in Sao Caetano do Sul in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Dilip Factory Waste Factory waste is made out of a wide range of of impurities including posoinous substance...
  • Environment Friendly Pacific Whale
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    Environment Friendly The Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF) is a unique environmental organization. It just doesnt talk about whales and dolphins, it actually studies and protects them first-hand. Their research efforts helped create marine sanctuaries in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States; save dolphins from deadly fishing practices in South America; and establish whale watching as a replacement for whale killing. The PWF currently does research projects in Hawaii and Australia that invo...
  • Marine Pollution Affecting Tomorrow's World
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    Marine Pollution: Affecting Tomorrow's World Marine pollution, can be defined as: "The introduction of man, directly or indirectly, of substance or energy into the marine environment, resulting in such effects as harm to living resources, hazards to human health, hindrance to marine activities including fishing, impairment of quality for use of sea water and reduction of amenities (Johnston, 1976)." The ocean has been calculated to be about 2. 5 billion years old, nearly half the age of the eart...
  • Coral Reef Reefs Corals Water
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    CORAL REEFS Almost every one of us have heard and most of you have seen the Coral reefs but did you know what actually these are: As a mariner its important to know about the marine life, that was one reason I have chosen this topic for my today's short presentation. GM, my scheme of presentation will be as flashed: DEFINITION OF CORAL REEF DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CORAL AND CORAL POLYP WHERE WE CAN FIND CORAL CONSTRUCTION OF CORAL REEFS CONDITIONS FOR GROWTH OF CORAL REEFS TYPES OF CORAL REEFS THREAT...
  • Water Pollution People Government Waste
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    Water Pollution Water pollution has affected many people and animals. Water pollution is the disposal of garbage into a water stream. Some of the water pollution is from littering, some water pollution is done by chemical leaks, and others by ships. Also, There is much information about water pollution. I am going to take that education on water pollution a step farther; and explain how water pollution affects us, how it affects marine life, what companies affect it the most, and what people ar...
  • Warriors Dont Cry Navy School Melba
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    ... Hicks November 17, 20028-111 Current Events Title Navy to Limit Sonar Testing Thought to Hurt Sea Mammals Paper New York Times Authors THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Summary this article comes from San Francisco and is about how the Navy has agreed to limit the testing grounds the testing of a new sonar system designed to track down enemy submarines. The Navy finally agreed after there were a couple months of protest for the harm of marine life. The protest was about the concern of harming marine life...
  • Oil In America Marine Life
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    Oil in America America has many problems with it's environment. The facts are clear that most corporations won't take the blame for them. These companies try to find ways out by stating that they are not the ones responsible for these problems. They try to protect themselves from the mistakes they made in the oil industry and the country. The facts are clear that there have been disasters in the oil field industry in the past ten years and they stand out in history. The article 'Myths We Wouldn...
  • Million Years Impact Dinosaurs Extinction
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    WHERE DID THEY GO BY JOHN J. HATFIELD EARTH SCIENCE LAB 2234 TERM 2 INTRODUCTION The biggest mystery surrounding the dinosaur is how did they die For over 130 million years dinosaurs ruled the earth. Then 65 million years ago, at the end of the Cretaceous period, they died out. Nobody can really say what actually eliminated the species, although everyone has their very own idea. Asteroid impact, atmospheric changes (hot to cold), catastrophic eruptions and astronomical events (supernovas etc. )....
  • Cities Of Coral Defense Mechanism
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    Coral Reefs are a world of their own. They have biodiversity and relationships which most cant see without studying them. There are three parts to a coral reef. They are the reef, sand flats, and grass beds. All three parts are very different. Each part has its own advantages and disadvantages. The have different predators who have defense mechanism adapted to the type of are they are living in. Such as in an area like sand flats; some fish can burrow under the sand to hide from predators. Thes...