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  • Forelimbs Lab Report

    2008). Its humerus is closest to the body, thin and long in comparison to other mammals (Meyers et al 2014). Their radius is attached to the humerus and it is a long and thin nonetheless also a strong bone that supports the wing, while the ulna is reduced and fused with radius (Meyers et al 2014). Chiroptera wrists have been modified to support motions that deals with flying but has reduced flexible compared to other mammals (Meyers et al 2014). The bait forelimbs may be also used for climbing, defense, and for eating. This is allowed by their thumb that is located at the edge of the wing, containing a claw (Meyers et al 2014). Their wings membrane is an extension of their skin of their body which contains hairs (Meyers et al 2014). Dugong dugon commonly known as sea cows, are in order sirenia and family dugongidae. Their forelimbs main functions have evolved for swimming. They have a fusiform body shape. Their forelimbs are paddle like flippers and are used for turning and slowing (Chew 2009). They also lack hind limbs, dorsal fins and some lack nails (Domning 2001). Their limbs contain five sets of fingerlike bones (Kanai 2014). They are able to pull their body forward in shallow water because of their forelimbs (Berta et al 2006). Another function their forelimb is used for is feeding; they use their thick flippers to turn the seabed during feeding (Chew 2009). Some think that because of their fingerlike bones and ability to turn their head they may have been…

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  • Seahorse Characteristics

    Seahorse From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the animal. For the mythological animal sea-horse, see hippocamp. For other uses, see Seahorse (disambiguation). Seahorses are a genus (Hippocampus) of fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae, which also includes pipefish and leafy sea dragons. There are over 32 species of seahorse, mainly found in shallow tropical and temperate waters throughout the world. They prefer to live in sheltered…

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  • Essay On Manatees

    The scientific order Sirenia, which is classified as marine mammals, has only two extant families. The first family contains the manatees (Trichechidae). In this family, there are three different species which are the West Indian manatees (Trichechus manatus), African manatees (Trichechus senegalensis), and Amazonian manatees (Trichechus inunguis). The second family (Dugongidae), contains only one species which is the dugong (Dugong dugon). This paper will focus on manatees. On average, manatees…

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  • The Importance Of Ecotourism In The Marine Tourism Industry

    seeks a resort experience farther away from the shoreline. Other common structures include pontoons and underwater observatories. Vessel-based activity are site-specific, where the brokers will take the tourists on a rover and bring them to specific sites. In some cases, this type of activity may take up to weeks, and in which case, it would be subcategorized as extended vessel-based activity. Bareboat charter is probably the most cliché activity. This is the familiar yachting that we often see…

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  • Shallow Seas Film Analysis

    Along the coast of Queensland, Australia, corals spread over 1000 miles to form the iconic Great Barrier Reef that is visible from space. However, the greatest marine species diversity can be found in Indonesia because it lies at the cross between the Indian and Pacific Ocean. There, corals thrive by building a mutualistic relationship with algae, which grow in the tissue of the polyps. Seahorses find refuge in corals by blending in to protect themselves from predators. The venomous banded sea…

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  • Essay On Great Barrier Reef

    The Great Barrier Reef is home to approximately 1,625 different species of fish, including over 3,000 breeds of mollusk shells. The reef also contains 1,400 coral reef varieties along with 630 echinoderms, which are starfish and sea urchins. The Great Barrier Reef is a quality breeding spot for about fourteen species of sea snakes and has six out of seven of the world’s marine turtle species that call the reef their home. The shores and sea of the reef is home to 215 birds which are composed of…

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  • Essay On Diving Mammals

    their respiratory systems had to protect the body from the surrounding water; valvular nostrils and an intranarial larynx exclude water while breathing and swallowing. To navigate and detect prey in murky and turbid waters, aquatic mammals have developed a variety of sensory organs: for example, pinnipeds have elongated and highly sensitive whiskers that can pick up vibrations from fishes and reveal information about water currents, and toothed whales have evolved echolocation. Polar bears,…

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  • Great Barrier Reef Essay

    The Great Barrier Reef). However it's being destroyed. Masses of pollution is causing complete carnage to the reef(Morgan). Global warming is causing a massive outbreak in coral bleaching. This happens by climate change which causes the temperature of the water to rise causing bleaching(Scientists). Another big cause is farm pollution. The farms smothers all the coral in seagrass beds blocking any sunlight for the sea life to survive. It also makes it a lot more vulnerable to coral bleaching.…

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  • Essay On Manatee

    INTRODUCTION The West Indian manatee’s scientific name is Trichechus manatus, which approximately translates to “sea cow”. They are a member of the order Sirenia which contain the dugong and the abruptly extinct Steller’s sea cow. Manatees are large and come in varying colors of gray and brown. They are marine mammals but unlike a dolphin or whale the manatee has a flat, paddle like tail. They have two front flippers which each has at least three nails on it, another quality distinguishing it…

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  • Glass House Mountains Persuasive Speech

    Extra Things To Do - A 22-minute helicopter flight from Caloundra will give you thrills as you fly over your home town and the GHMs both. - Moreton Bay Marine Park offers visitors 90-minute jet ski tours of the park from Caloundra. You'll also have a adrenaline rush just skiing through atmospheric mangroves while taking in the spectacular volcanic scenery. Prepare to see rare wildlife like dugongs, dolphins and turtles in their home surroundings. -The Lookout Cafe overlooking an undulating…

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