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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 as clear as a one. In order to be marked as (3), the horseshoe crab had to look much more worn, with larger numbers of epibionts, and a worn shell that lost its lustrous qualities and no longer had any…

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  • Green Sea Turtles Case Study

    Section 1: Effects of “Swim with the Turtles” Tourist Attractions on Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) Health in Barbados, West Indies Kimberly Stewart, Terry Norton, Harwich Mohammed, Darren Browne, Kathleen Clements, Kirsten Thomas, Taylor Yaw, and Julia Horrocks Section 2: Green sea turtles tend to change their diets as they age. Green sea turtles start life as omnivores in pelagic water, but once their carapace length reaches 20 to25cm they move to coastal regions; their diet, then shifts…

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  • Cyclemys: Stripe-Necked Leaf Turtle, Aka Vietnamese Wood Turtle

    meaning “a turtle or tortoise.” Referring to the carapace of some individuals, the generic name describes the distinctly circular shape of some turtles in the species complex. Derived from the Latin root word dentat, the species name, dentata, means “toothed.” A term characterizing a physical attribute, dentata refers to the serrated marginal scutes of the hatchlings and juveniles of C. dentata. Ordinarily, as the turtle matures, the edges of these marginal scutes transform shape from serrated…

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  • Arthropod Groups Essay

    Superclass Crustacea Crustaceans are predominantly marine arthropods that first appeared in the early Cambrian. They are ecologically diverse, filling the roles of benthic deposit feeders, pelagic and sessile suspension feeders, scavengers, predators. Crustaceans are morphologically diverse as well: segmentation may vary, limbs are typically more specialized than those of Trilobitomorpha and still vary among subgroups. (Robison and Kaesler, 1987) The diversity of crustacean morphology has…

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  • Eunotosaurus Research Paper

    The first phase is the growth of a rib primordium that turns into a rib bone during its embryotic development. The second phase, which differs from most land vertebrates, is the development of a “shelf of bone” above the shaft of the rib bone to form the unique T-shape. The final phase is the development of its teardrop-like shape, which is caused by the widening of the lower ridge of the ribs, which also reinforces the rib. History has shown that the third phase is unique only to the…

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  • Darwin And Dinosaurs Exhibit At MOSH Museum

    I learned more about the tortoise and iguanas living on the Galapagos Islands from this exhibit. I thinks it’s really cool the marine iguanas on the Galapagos islands have evolved to excrete salt through their nasal cavity. By excreting salt, these iguanas are able to be herbivores eating algae while diving underwater. Another cool fact is that the male marine iguana can dive up to 30ft and can spend close to an hour underwater. I learned more about the difference in carapaces between tortoises…

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  • Cinesite Battle Scene Analysis

    Cinesite conceived the look for this ship, building the asset and adding it into many shots during the epic battle sequence. The main challenge was the illusion of scale, Cinesite designed an intricate series of geometric reticulations and arabesques all over the carapace of the ship based on reference material of the City Destroyers in the first movie. This really gave the ship a convincing feel of enormity. After initial approval of the Cinesite concept model, the reticulating plate patterns…

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  • Alligator Snapping Turtles

    turtles can reach lengths of 29 inches (73.7 centimeters) and 249 pounds (112.9 kilograms), while females can reach lengths of 22 inches (55.9 centimeters) and 62 pounds (28.1 kilograms) (Ewert et al. 2006, Pritchard 2006). They are usually identified by three spine-like ridges that run along the back of their shell. On one end of the shell lies a large rough crown with a set of powerful jaws. Its eyes are located on either side of the turtle’s hooked beak. On the other side of the shell lies a…

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  • Sulcata Tortoise Research Paper

    For sulcata breeding, breeders usually provide cactus, carrots, lettuce, hibiscus, mulberry leaves, watercress, and fumak. Avoid high protein foods to prevent pyramiding. You should consult the more experienced people if you want to provide other types of vegetables to sulcata. Sulcata also need to be given calcium intake. Calcium can be obtained from certain calcium supplements reptiles that are circulating in the market or can also use the smoothed cuttlefish bones. Sunning the sulcata sulcata…

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  • Sea Turtle Essay

    endangered. Mutilated for their eggs, meat, skin and shells, sea turtles suffer from poaching and over-exploitation. Additionally, they face habitat destruction and unintentional entanglement in fishing lines and nets. Climate change negatively impacts turtle nesting sites by the shift sand temperatures. Without the implementation of a recovery plan, these organisms could face critical endangerment or worse, extinction. Description In particular, one of these seven species is comprised of the…

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