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    Virgina Key Geography

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    Just north of Key Biscayne in sunny Miami, Virgina Key is a protected barrier Island in the Atlantic ocean. Consisting of 863 acres of land, it was once much larger, extending into the Ft. Lauderdale area. Between 1835 and 1838 hurricanes eroded the beach, creating inlets and dividing the island in two. The other portion became Fisher Island, which sits at the southernmost tip of Miami Beach. Virgina Key was a part of the civil rights movement. In a time when blacks were prohibited from going to "whites only" beaches, a protest was held on it 's shores. This resulted in the Dade county government designating part of it as a "colored only" recreational area in 1945. Eventually, the island was closed and abandoned for over 20 years. It reopened in 2008. Today, the barrier island is a thriving municipality. It belongs to the City of Miami and maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department. It 's home to the prestigious Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and one of the largest collections of captive marine animals in the world, found at the Miami Seaquarium. Other intresting facts about Viginia Key include that it has the largest mangrove wetlands in Florida and is Miami 's only public park on the Atlantic Ocean. The habitat consists mostly of beach, hardwood hammocks and mangrove welands. These areas are home to a huge variety of wildlfe and some of the oldest plants in south Florida. There has been very little urbanization o th islan. Most of e effort…

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    Nt1310 Unit 2 Assignment

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    Your name: Matthew King Date: October 16, 2015 Your section: 001 1. Complete Classification: (ITIS: 2014 ) Common Name: Two-toed Amphiuma Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Amphibia Order: Caudata Family: Amphiumidae Genus: Amphiuma Species (G. s.e.): Amphiuma means Species information 2a. Description and identification Family: The family Amphiumidae consists of three separate species of “eel” like animals separated by the number of toes that are present on the animal.…

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    Protests about saving the earth is all over the internet if searched, and recycling is most often always reinforced in public school across America as well as the idea of wasting the things we’re ever so blessed to obtain. However, within the big picture of what could result from global warming, ocean acidification, and all other world-polluting occurrences, the measurement and discovery about what has already resulted is not as publicized… at least not in regards to the backbone of all…

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    Do you really believe that animals should have the same rights as us humans? If you think about this, passing a Bill of Rights for animals could go against centuries of human culture, increase the cost of food, hinder medical research, and may cause other problems. I believe that animals should not have a Bill of Rights. My first reason is that such a law would go against human culture because we as people run the world. Can animals even work, cook, clean, or even talk, think about it.…

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    Snail And Slug Control

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    Organic Snail and Slug Control Nothing is more frustrating than heading out into the garden and seeing your seedlings and plants chewed up by snails and slugs. With just one night’s of feasting, the slimy pests can devastate a newly planted vegetable garden. Fortunately, gardeners have organic options in control that aren’t toxic to the surrounding ecosystem. What Exactly is a Snail and Slug? Believe it or not, but snails and slugs belong in the mollusk family. The main difference between the…

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    Cone Snail Research Paper

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    Cone Snail For centuries, the shells of the cone snail have been used as currency within small communities. Their shells each have unique patterns to them, making it great for jewelry and art pieces. But don’t let their innocent looks fool you. The cone snail is one of the deadliest animals in the world, mainly found in the Indian and Pacific oceans, and the Caribbean and Red seas. These creatures, like bees, aren’t aggressive until you mess with them. Many scientists are inspired by this…

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    [3] Additionally the two classes of Brachiopoda, Inarticulata and Articulata, are differentiated by their hinges. Inarticulata, the more primitive of Brachiopoda, possess a simple, smooth hinged while the Articulata class have a complex, teethed hinge. Despite their differences in hinges, all Brachiopods have a mantle, a trait which is shared with the phylum Mollusca. Mollusca can be differentiated from the rest of the supergroup Unikonta by the presence of a foot. The foot, a modified appendage…

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    The giant squid has eluded scientist since its discovery with nothing but pictures and carcasses to go off of. Its deep-sea habitat makes it difficult to study. The first photo of a live squid was not taken until 2004 and the first live giant squid to be brought to the surface was not until 2006. The giant squid belongs to the phylum Mollusca, class Cephalopada, genus Architeuthis, and species Architeuthis dux. Giant squids are similar to their smaller relatives in many ways including, using…

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    Flatworm Research Paper

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    Animals in this phylum are commonly known as mollusks. They are triploblastic, protostomes, and have bilateral symmetry. Mollusks have coelomate coelom, mesoderm lines the organs and body cavity. Phylum Mollusca has distinct features, such as a visceral mass, a muscular foot, and a mantle. The muscular foot aids them in locomotion and capturing food. In some cases, like class Cephalopoda, the foot evolved into tentacles. The mantle helps secrete the shell that some animals in certain classes…

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    Ignition Littorinimorpha

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    low each have their own ecological niche for marine organisms. But there is some marine life that are able to live in patchiness within zones and thrive in more than one. The high intertidal zones are home to marine life that are more tolerant to air, like barnacles (Ricketts et al. 1968). The mid zone includes higher low water and lower low water, which can be indicated by limpets (Ricketts et al. 1968). Last the low zone includes those that are normally uncovered during minus tides (Ricketts…

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