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    Gymnosperms Research Paper

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    II. Nature is not a Museum The gymnosperms are often called ‘Living Fossils’, or are dismissed as being primitive. Gymnosperms are indeed ancient: originating in the carboniferous period (Bowe, Coat, & dePamphilis, 2000). They can be divided into four monophyletic groups: ginkophytes, gnetophytes, cycads, and the largest of the four (with more than 600 extant species), conifers. Conifers account for the greatest diversity amongst the gymnosperms. This diversity might pale in comparison to that of the angiosperms, but a group can have biological importance without being speciose. From an ecological point of view, gymnosperm success is in fact comparable to angiosperms, as gymnosperms are thriving in important niches across latitudes. This is…

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    The Daintree Rainforest

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    The Daintree is one of the only habitats for the endangered Southern Cassowary. There are a lot of cassowaries in the Daintree. the Echidna has a wide distribution of its kind, including the tropical rainforest. the Echidna has strong, sharp spines over the body, and strong, short legs with long claws for digging, and a long sticky tongue for feeding. It feeds on ants, TERMITES and beetle larvae from the soil. Beetles are very important in the rainforest for decomposition.There are a large…

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    The Brachiosaurs

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    Imagine finding fossils of an undiscovered sauropod while adventuring with some friends. Well that is what happened to Elmer S. Riggs. He discovered the first fossils of the Brachiosaurus. In 1900, Riggs found a partial skeleton of a Brachiosaurus in the rocks of the Brushy Basin Membrane of the Morrison Formation. The fossils were studied and information on this species was revealed. Brachiosaurs lived in the late Jurassic period, which was about 145 to 156 million years ago. The Jurassic…

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    Sauropoda Research Paper

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    Scientists believe that one of the main foods that they ate was Conifers. From what many scientist have thought about, they most likely ate Conifers often because that was one particular plant that grew rapidly around the area they lived. Ginkgos, seed ferns, cycads, bennettitalean, ferns, club mosses, and horsetails were other possible choices of what the Sauropods may have eaten. Sauropods had to have large necks in order to reach the tip tops of the trees to eat. The largest one they believe…

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    5 million years ago. Fossils of this species are most commonly recovered in the uppermost Cretaceous deposits of western North America. The first specimen, found in 1887, was mistaken for an extinct species of bison. On further inspection, they realized it was a dinosaur. It was officially named “triceratops” by Othniel Charles Marsh in 1889. On average, adult triceratops could grow up to 30 feet long, 10 feet wide, and could weigh up to 6 tons. Its pubis bone pointed backward to support the…

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    causes of extinction itself, later noting that the benefits of de-extinction “will not compensate for the thousands of populations and species that have been lost due to human activities.” Ehrlich poses a valid point - by funneling time, money and resources into de-extinction, less attention is paid to other areas of conservation, and as a result, important issues are deprived of the resources they need. This potential mis-allocation of resources is especially worrying when one considers the…

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    in these activities. Many people think that this use is incorrect and that the media is treated as a plural media has shown keen interest in these events. • The owner or agent of mail, email and phone lists. Mailing Lists Online successfully injected the first Australian online portal for the small business owners to purchase and download on the mail. The new site will allow small business to grow on a small budget using the principle of direct marketing. •sales representative: Retail sales…

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    ALS Classification

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    offspring has to develop Familial ALS in their lifetime. Around twenty percent of these cases that people are diagnosed with have a mutation in their gene that codes for the protein Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase. This gene is known for being located on chromosome twenty one. People that are diagnosed with Familial ALS are known for having sensory loss, but that is the only difference found between Familial and Sporadic on a neurological exam (ALS Research Collaboration 2014). The third…

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    and hydrate yourself along the way. 5. Accommodation and living conditions As you are on a shoestring budget, just pack along your sleeping bags and poncho mats. While bringing a tent is favourable for your comfort, it may be heavy to carry around so consider sleeping on the ground in your sleeping bag and build up a small tent for shelter using your poncho mats and poles and vines that you can find around. Remember to collect as much wood as you can to make shelter and start fire for…

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