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    Hydrurga leptonyx, also known as leopard seals, are incredible creatures that possess traits of survival and adaptability. Their widespread residency throughout the Antarctic and some parts north of that combined with their diversified eating habits places them highly in marine mammals as a potential species to survive environmental changes. This essay connects an understanding of the population and foraging ecology of Hydrurga leptonyx with their future existence in relation to climate change. Currently, leopard seals are stated as a least concern in the Red List category, however the daunting effects of climate change may expedite a shift towards concern for these species (Hückstädt, 2015). Leopard seals have a circumpolar distribution with…

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    Hydrurga leptonyx, also known as leopard seal, are incredible creatures that possess traits of survival and adaptability. Their widespread residency throughout the Antarctic and some parts north of that area combined with their diversified eating habits, places them as a marine mammal with high potential to survive environmental changes. This essay connects an understanding of the population and foraging ecology of Hydrurga leptonyx with their future existence in relation to the threat of…

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    desert, except It’s not hot and it's very cold It’s the coldest continent in the entire Earth and all you see is the snow, sky, water and penguins, seals, birds. it does not rain or snow a lot there, but when it does snow instead of melting they remain there and builds up for many years and make a large thick sheets of ice and they are called ice sheets. There is also glaciers, ice-shelves, and icebergs. It can drop to about -89.2 C and can reach a wind speed of 320 km/h, but the average wind…

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    Nordenskjoeldi's giant penguin (Anthropornis nordenskjoeldi) is a species of megafauna, with evidence suggesting it lived 37-45 million years ago. It's diet mainly consisted of fish and other seafood and it was an aquatic creature, spending the majority of its life in the water. These giant penguins grew up to 1.7 metres in height and 90kg in weight (Abyssal, 2015). It had a bent wing joint, beneficial for flight and powerful propulsion under water when diving for fish. Gilbert Price,…

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    Ocean or ice-free polynyas and tidal cracks in pack ice. Emperor Penguins also eat squids. The Emperor Penguin can grow to be 44 inches tall and 60-90 pounds. Emperor Penguins have deep black feathers dorsally, containing the head, chin, throat, back, dorsal part of wings, and tail. The dark color fades to a brown color as it becomes worn, between the months of December and February. Auricular Patches on the head are bright yellow fading to a lesser bright yellow as the patch meets the feather…

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    Today I would like to tell you all about King penguins. They live on many islands like the Crozet Islands, Kerguelen, Falkland, Macquarie, Prince Edward, and many more islands. King penguins eat small to medium sized fish, like flashlight fish. They have also been known to eat little squid. Penguins reach reproducing age from 3 to 5 years. The incubation time is 55 days and they have a normal clutch of one egg. The male penguins use their best skills to attract the female penguins. This process…

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    (AUIP). Many hours will be spent with as a class and the student is encouraged to participate in the daily activities (AUIP). This includes being flexible with possibly substandard conditions as well as adjusting to the time change (AUIP). It is advised to pack clothing made of wool, silk, and cotton. Another recommendation is to combine these as layers as air can be trapped with the layers and keep a person warmer. Furthermore, if the layers become wet placing the cotton layers on top will…

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    28-29). Newman reports that John Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, predicted in 1987 that one billion-some-odd people would perish in “carbon-dioxide induced famines,” at the beginning of a new ice age, no less, by 2020 (Newman 28). Thankfully, Holden’s prediction has proven incorrect, and by an enormous margin. Carter adds that carbon dioxide accounts for less than 4 percent of atmospheric greenhouse warming; furthermore, human-induced emissions are…

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    • In what context should the Endurance expedition be analyzed? As a scientific endeavor? An entrepreneurial venture? An exercise in imperial opportunity? By what criteria should the expedition be evaluated? Given your answer to the preceding question, was it a success or a failure? The Endurance expedition fits in all three contexts of imperial, scientific and entrepreneurial. Ernest Shackleton used his journalist contacts in order to promote the expedition. Shackleton was not able to…

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    The shackleton Expedition was led by Ernest Shackleton. His dream was to reach the south pole. He was a veteran explorer, he had tried to make it the south pole before with Robert Scott. On That expedition they had to turn back before they made it to the south pole. He got the funds to take his own expedition he wanted to choose his crew. He choose his crew by putting out an ad to get people to volunteer. His ad stated what the expedition conditions would be. He said how there would be many…

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