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  • Polluted Runoff Essay Solution

    covers the habitat, sunlight will not reach the undersea grasses. As these plants die, the creatures that rely on them are affected (Polluted Runoff) . Blue-green algae affect animal’s livers and nervous systems that can kill them (Nitrogen). Not only are the animal, plants, and ecosystems being affected, but we as humans too. In fact, the State of Maryland urges people not to swim the Bay for a minimum of 48 hours after heavy rain since the Bay water gets saturated with bacteria that can generate serious illnesses. Dead zones can also contaminate private drinking wells. 21 to 60 percent of the wells examined in Pennsylvania 's lower Susquehanna River Basin, the water’s nitrate levels surpassed the federal drinking water standards. When you drink water that is high in nitrate it can increase the risk of cancer, cause nervous system malformation in infants, hemorrhaging of the spleen, and other health problems. Preserving the Bay and getting it back to its thriving state is essential. The Bay’s deterioration solely has generated lost jobs, poor health, and dirty water. It has become obvious that allowing the Bay to get worse is considerably more costly to both the economy and our individual living conditions. The blue crab is the most iconic of all the Chesapeake’s fisheries, approximately one-third of the nation’s blue crab harvest are grown from the Bay. The commercial oyster business hires thousands to catch, sell, shuck, and ship them. Oysters also help recover the…

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  • Essay On Blue Crabs

    Classification Levels of the Chesapeake Blue Crab Characteristics of Invertebrates in the Class Malacostraca Scientific Name: Callinectes sapidus Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Sub-Phylum: Crustacea Class: Malacostraca Order: Decapoda Family: Portunidae Genus: Callinectes Species: Sapidus Habitat of the Chesapeake Blue Crab The Blue Crab lives in several different locations. A few of these locations are the…

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  • The Effect Of Crab Predation On Snail Shell Synthesis

    Evolution by natural selection and predator induced phenotypic plasticity are mechanisms that have been proposed to describe the effect of crab predation on snail shell thickness. Biologist Robin Seeley hypothesized that the periwinkle populations of New England evolved by natural selection as the European green crab was introduced to the area (Seeley, 1986). The three requirements for evolution by natural selection are that there is variation among a population, the variation is partly…

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  • Mud Flats Habitat

    Mud flats are a vital type of marine habitat that provide several different functions for various marine invertebrates. They provide both permanent and temporary homes to small invertebrates including several species of worms, crabs, snails, and other benthic fauna. These organisms are responsible for the breakdown of organic materials often deposited here, as well as filling the role of prey for many predators that hunt in the shallow waters (Dyer et al., 2000). Mud flats are most often…

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  • Salinity In Earth Harbor

    The age score used in the field consisted of three categories (1-3). A horseshoe crab was marked as (1) if its eyes were still very clear, and if its prosoma showed no signs of epibionts, had a lustrous sheen to it and a mottled pattern of black colored lines. A horseshoe crab marked as (2) had obvious mating scars if female, had some epibionts, and while it still showed a lustrous carapace, it was starting to show wear and tear, the mottling was not as apparent and the eyes were also not quite…

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  • Fishing Short Story

    Apprehensively daring to ask, “How many crabs will we catch?” Dr. Edwards replied, “We are allowed ten per person, so fifty.” Mauricio who had only been left with two in his catch nervously observed Dr. Edwards and commented, “You make all this look and sound so easy!” Dr. Edwards mentioned, “I have been doing this since I was a boy with my father. It’s now second nature to clamp the claw with one smooth swoop, just pick him up and drop him in the live well like this.” Rigid Mauricio…

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  • My Relationship With Nature Essay

    presentations, about rainforests and rainforest animals. I did my presentation on the King Cobra and made a scale model snake out of foam pipe. I named it Arthur. During Second grade, I also wrote a paper on camouflage in the natural world. This was done in creative writing, and took most of the year to complete. Till this day I still wish I had a copy of it. And then of course, I would be amiss to not mention the cabin. Located in Gig Harbor the cabin was built out on the water, strutting out…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: The Hawaii Trip On Halloween

    our idea is to take them with us in thier carrier we got with them.My carrier has a little palm tree inside with little rocks and this phome like thing that they eat. On my hermit crabs shell it has littlke diamonds with a cute little bow on the top. kayleys has a zebra looking carrier and on the inside it has little emojis and on the hermit crab she had all these wierd designs on it, stormy has a carrier that she got to make her self. She put little crosses on it and liitle diamonds on the top.…

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  • Horseshoe Crab Research Paper

    typical crab, but isn’t. This crab seems to be more sophisticated. Most people wouldn’t think of the horseshoe crab, which dates back to about 400 million years ago, 200 million years before the dinosaurs existed. The horseshoe crab marvelous reign may come to an end because we are interacting with these fascinating creatures. Humans should not interact with these magnificent creatures because interacting with these creatures can cause the decrease in other endangered species which provide jobs…

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  • Erutan-Personal Narrative

    Once upon a time there was a little girl. She lived with her family in a little house next to the sea. The little house was quite plain but with a view that rivaled castle and palace views around the globe. The river to the sea sang sunlight and moonbeams. And she listened. Lupines bloomed waves of purple, pink and white, undulating as the sea breeze licked the field. It was July, the warmest month of the year. The Full Buck moon peaked over the horizon. The night air, close but cool,…

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