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    Essay On Cuttlefish

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    The cuttlefish is a very unique animal in its own ways. Its habitat is the ocean but the ocean is home to many other organisms. The Cuttlefish is not a very vicious animal, and it is also not a fighter. There are predators that can eat the cuttlefish, like every organism but like many other organisms it has its very own defense mechanisms. The main defense mechanism of a cuttlefish is its camouflaged skin. It is very amazing because if you put a cuttlefish in bowl with stripes that…

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    Jellyfish Research Paper

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    Jellyfish There are numerous of different species that live in the oceans, from microbes to gigantic whales. Each category of animals has their unique abilities, for example some fishes swim using their fins, while other aquatic animals don’t swim but walk. Of all the variety of marine animals I would like to address jellyfish and their lifestyle since they are very intriguing animals. Jellyfish are a type of zooplankton part of the phylum cnidaria, greek word for “stinging nettle” and the…

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    Beach Nourishment (or also known as beach replenishment) is the process of dumping or pumping sand from another place onto an eroding shoreline or a shoreline in the process of erosion to create, or expand the length and width of the existing beach. However, Beach nourishment does not stop erosion, it just repairs the destruction caused by the tidal waves for awhile. The waves will erode the nourished sand as an alternative instead of damaging houses, roads, recreational spots, or parking lots.…

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    Good day ladies and gentlemen. My name is Crystal. I would like to inform you about some of the threats to our beautiful coral reefs. Imagine that you were doing some deep sea diving and you happen to swim along this beautiful, interesting and colorful wave of wonder made of stony corals and consist of plants, fish, clear waters, and many other creatures. Coral reefs have often been referred to as the rainforests of the ocean and they are one of the greatest wonders of the ocean. Coral reefs…

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    Coral reefs provide shelter and food for more than 1 million plant and animal species, which is nearly one quarter of all known marine species. This number includes over 4,000 species of fish, 700 species of coral, and thousands of other plant and animal forms of life (Cesar, et al.). A single coral reef at its prime contains tens of thousands of species, housing some of the most dense and diverse communities of vertebrate animals in the world. Unfortunately, with the destruction that they face,…

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    Geographical processes: Oceans should have a pH level of around 8.2, However has fallen 0.1 pH. If it continues to drop it will be around 7.8 by 2100. Monitoring the pH levels in oceans is extremely important as it affects the marine eco-system (Kolbert, 2016). The Great Barrier Reef is one example of the destruction that ocean acidification can make. Acidification along with ocean warming poses greater threats in coral bleaching. Corals need to sustain calcification so that they can use it…

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    Great Barrier Reef Change

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    A one-of-a-kind place, the Great Barrier Reef located off the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia, is the largest living thing on Earth. Stretching over 2300km, this largest marine park reserve covers 348,700 square kilometers. Many breathtaking marine creatures call the Great Barrier Reef home including 600 types of soft and hard corals, more than 100 species of jellyfish, 3000 varieties of mollusks, 500 species of worms, 1625 types of fish, 133 varieties of sharks and rays, and more…

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    Comb Jellies are a type of jellyfish that have eight “comb rows” of cilia that are fused together and arranged along their sides. In Figure 1, the fused cilia can be seen easily along the length of the red lines. The cilia are used to propel the animal through the water. Some of them move through the water by doing a flapping motion with their lobes or undulations of the body. They usually have two tentacles, but lack stinging cells. To capture their prey by using sticky cells, called…

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    Hairy Chested Yeti Crab The hairy chested yeti crab and sometimes known as the Hoff crab after David Hasselhoff, Kiwa tyleri, (Bittel) belong to a group called squat crabs are extraordinary creatures for different reasons. Some including their outer appearance and the way they live in the climates where most other crabs or lobsters couldn’t survive. The white hair body and the spikes on its legs have been due to it adapting to its habitat and climate. (Palermo) Its living conditions are very…

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    Melatonin

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    Almost all the organisms have adapted their behaviours and biological functions to diurnal and seasonal change in environmental cues such as light-dark cycle, temperature, food availability, etc. (Falcon et al. 2010b). Melatonin is the only chronobiotic molecule which transduces the environmental cues into the chemical signal by rhythmic variation in its release and level. Thus the diurnal and seasonal changes in the circulating levels of melatonin provide the information about the time of day…

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