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    Algae Case Study

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    3.4 Case Studies 3.4.1 Biofuel from GM Macro algae Hydrocarbon biofuels are produced by genetically modified seaweed which are obtained by inserting genes from high hydrocarbon producing micro algae into high growth seaweed species. Botryococcus braunii (BB) a green micro algae that produces large amounts of aliphatic hydrocarbon molecules is used as a source for genetic material. The genes that produce hydrocarbon in BB are identified, removed, cloned and subsequently inserted into high…

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    Sea Otters Lab Report

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    Nhuy Nguyen Mrs. Pirchio AICE Marine Science 27 September 2015 Hunter and the Hunted Interrelation Population 1. Introduction: From Mexico, to Alaska, and even within Japan, there’s a high chance of being able to visit areas where sea otters can be sighted. Sea otters, also known scientifically as, Enhydra lutris, inhabit shallow coastal areas and they prefer places with a lot of kelp. They use the kelp surrounding them to wrap themselves in while they’re resting. They are very sociable…

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    Queen Angelfish Essay

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    either found alone or often in pairs. Prey/Predator The predators of the queen angelfish are people. People capture queen angelfish and sell them to aquariums. The queen angelfish are omnivores, so they eat plants and meat. They eat mostly sponges and algae, but they also eat sea fans, soft corals, tunicates, and jellyfish, if the chance comes up. “Young queen angelfish feed by setting up cleaning stations in sea grass where larger fish come to have their skin parasites removed.”…

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    Reef, in the Great Barrier Reef, is a beautiful organisation of coral and rocks naturally formed into the shape of a heart. The reef was created by hundreds of years of dead coral building up in a massive, underwater stone wall, which has then grown algae and new coral, which reproduces, dies and grows year by year. The Heart Reef is a beautiful array of stunning coral formations, naturally shaped into a heart. Surrounded by bright blue, crystal clear water, the heart shape stands out from…

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    West Indian Manatee Essay

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    The Historical Predation of the West Indian Manatee The West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus), also known as the sea cow; was listed as an endangered species by U.S Fish and Wildlife Services in 1972. However, since then it has been downgraded from an endangered species to a threatened species (Heavy Poaching in Prime Habitat: The Conservation Status of the West Indian Manatee). The main reasons behind their decline; are pollution in the water, powerboats, and slow reproduction. As a result,…

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    Eutrophication Lab Report

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    Introduction Eutrophication is a condition in an aquatic ecosystem where high nutrient concentrations stimulate blooms of algae (e.g., phytoplankton). Eutrophication is a natural process that occurs to all lakes over time as the weathering of rocks and soils from the surrounding area that leads to an accumulation of nutrients in the water. It can also be caused by run-offs of fertilisers. Three of the key components of modern fertilisers are nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. After a rainy…

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    Great Barrier Reef Essay

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    Biodiversity Essay How can the great barrier reef be protected for the future generation? The great barrier reef is a stunning 2,600 km stretch of some of the most amazing coral reefs in the world. It is so big it is visible from space. The reef is approximately the same area as Japan, Malaysia or even Germany(Great Barrier Reef). It is a huge part of the world but also a huge part of people's lives. Latest estimates suggests that the great barrier reef makes up to $30 billion each year in…

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    CORAL REEF DIVING IS AN ALL-TIME FAVORITE TO MOST SCUBA DIVERS. BUT LIKE IT OR NOT, SCUBA DIVERS ARE CAUSING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE WORLD’S CORAL REEFS. Scientific evidence shows that divers are directly and/or indirectly responsible for damaging the reef life with some of their thoughtless behaviors. Not to say that all divers are harming reef life intentionally. But due to some divers’ lack of proper training, it is done unknowingly at times. Coral reef diving possesses some unique…

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    Mischief Reef Essay

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    Reefs are considered one of the true beauties of our world. The many organisms who live there thrive and flourish in an explosion of colors, as seen in figure 3. Over time, humans have been building fake islands on top of these ecosystems. But, yet our kind is destroying these ecosystems in order to build fake islands on top. The early steps in the process is dredging, where huge ships scoop up sand from the ocean floor and dump it on top. This has been shown to suffocate and kill every life…

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    From the title “Coral reefs: the beauteous home to marine life “, we can know that how beautiful coral reefs form to our marine life. The coral itself contain many colourful colour that make people amaze and want to discovery more about those coral reefs. Coral reefs are home to 25% of all marine life on the planet. It can be found generally in clear, tropical oceans. In this study case our group choose Perhentian Island to do this research. This research is focus on tourism sea activities that…

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