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  • Current Population Of The Stellar Sea Lions
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    Stellar Sea Lion Stellar sea lion (Eumetopias Juba tus). Stellar sea lions are sometimes confused with California sea lions, but are alot larger and lighter in color. Males may grow to eleven feet in length and weigh almost 2,500 pounds. Females are much smaller, and may grow to nine feet in length and 770 pounds. Stellar sea lions are light tan to reddish brown in color. They have a flat face and a boxy, bare-like head. "Adult males lack the saggital crest that adult male California sea lions d...
  • Big Mountain In Alaska
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    My state is Alaska. The capital of Alaska is Juneau. Juneau wasn't always the capital of Alaska. When Alaska was sold from Russia to America it was New Arch angle. They changed it in 1900 to Juneau. The motto is " North to the future", the bird is Willow Ptarmigan, the tree is Sitka Spruce, the flower is Forget-Me-Not, and the flag has blue in the background with the big dipper on the left and the North Star on the top right. Alaska hangs off of Canada to the west. The closest towns in Canada to...
  • Sharp Claims The Only Distant Voyages
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    Andrew Sharp claims in his Ancient Voyagers in the Pacific published in 1956 that the Pacific Islanders did not possess the necessary navigational and sailing technology to deliberately navigate the distances between islands of the Pacific when colonizing these islands. He claims colonization was random and accidental. However, more recent studies from 1972 on of Pacific navigation suggest deliberate navigation and colonization was possible and did take place. These studies have been supported b...
  • Geography Of Greece
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    How did geography affect Greek history? In what ways was Greek civilization molded by the land, the sea, and the weather of the Mediterranean area? To answer this question I looked at a relief map of Ancient Greece. I saw how easily the land could be divided into city-states. Thinking about the geography of Greece; there is hardly a place where you cannot see the sea, and hardly a place where you can grow anything very easily. This, plus the prevailing winds in the Aegean and Adriatic seas, prov...
  • Memoirs By Stevenson's Friends
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    When one reads the nonfiction work of Robert Louis Stevenson along with the novels and short stories, a more complete portrait emerges of the author than that of the romantic vagabond one usually associates with his best-known fiction. The Stevenson of the nonfiction prose is a writer involved in the issues of his craft, his milieu, and his soul. Moreover, one can see the record of his maturation in critical essays, political tracts, biographies, and letters to family and friends. What Stevenson...
  • Island Of Atlantis
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    Atlantis Over 11,000 years ago there existed an island nation located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean populated by a noble and powerful race. The people of this land possessed great wealth thanks to the natural resources found throughout their island. The island was a center for trade and commerce. The rulers of this land held sway over the people and land of their own island and well into Europe and Africa. This was the island of Atlantis. Atlantis was the domain of Poseidon, god of the sea...
  • Active Volcanic Craters
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    Kilauea Hawaii consists of a string of islands, or an archipelago. Kilauea is located on one of these islands, the central Hawaii island. Kilauea is one of the worlds most active volcanic craters. Craters are formed either by the massive collapse of material during volcanic activity, by unusually violent explosions, or later by erosion during dormancy (Comptons). It is situated on the southeastern slope of the great volcanic mountain Mauna Loa. Its elevation is 1111 m (3646 ft.) above sea level....
  • Caribbean Plate
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    The Caribbean Sea is geologically separate from the North and South American continents. Together with Central America, it forms a tectonic plate which is moving W at about 4 cm a year. At the same time, the North American and South American plates, which lie under the continents and the eastern half of the Atlantic Ocean, are moving W. Most of the Caribbean islands are close to the boundaries of the Caribbean plate. Plate boundaries are geologically active; this is why most parts of the Caribbe...
  • Island Their Lives A Small Indian Tribe
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    Title: Island of the Blue Dolphins Author: Scott O'Dell Character: Karana Summary: This is the story of Karana, an Indian girl who lived alone for years on the Island of Blue Dolphins. It is an island in the Pacific that looks like a big fish sunning itself in the sea. Around it dolphins swim, otters play, and sea elephants and sea birds abound. The story began when the Aleuts came to the island of the Blue Dolphins to hunt for sea otters. On this island their lives a small Indian tribe called t...
  • Relatives Of Poseidon
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    I just finished reading about the god Poseidon. I am going to tell you a little about him. Some of the things that I am going to tell you about, are some of his relatives, his symbol, his power, a few interesting facts, and a brief summary of one of the many stories that he is mentioned in. First I am going to tell you about his symbol. It is a trident. It was given to him by the Cyclopes to arm him in the battle against the Titans. The trident is not just something that looks like a pitchfork. ...
  • Sea Cucumbers In The Galapagos
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    Sea cucumbers in the Galapagos are being fished out illegally in spite of a four-year ban that is unsuccessfully enforced by the Ecuadorian government. Most sea cucumbers are dried and exported to Taiwan and Hong Kong. The waters off of mainland Ecuador have already been stripped of commercially valuable sea cucumbers. The controversy in the Galapagos involves the inability to sustain sea cucumber harvesting, and that the removal of millions of sea cucumbers will have detrimental effects on the ...

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