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    Today in Mr. Andersons class we talked about the Ocean Floor, the students learned that it took us many years to study the Ocean floor because of its deepness. Once Sonar was developed we were able to study the ocean floor, in class students took the time to watch a video about the subject. The video also mentioned that we know more about the moon and space than we know about the ocean floor because we have not explored it. During this time Mr. Anderson also emphasized on things from the video that should be written down, such as that 70 percent of the ocean is covered by water and only a small amount is drinkable. Salt and minerals are brought in to the ocean by the runoff that if created from rain, Benthos are ocean organisms that live on…

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    humankind can remember, Oceans have been a major part of our livelihood. Oceans cover nearly 71% of the Earth’s surface along with marginal seas, and land comprises the other 29%. Humans have always been fascinated with Oceans for their beauty, size, and great uncertainty. To date, it is believed that only 9% of all oceanic life forms have been discovered, which leaves millions of unidentified plants and sea life still out there. Aside from the sheer admiration, humans have figured out just how…

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    Pollution In The Ocean

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    The world has 7 oceans and they are all being neglected in some way or another, some people try to save them but there's only so much they can do. The oceans have suffered at the hands of mankind for millions of years. The chemical change in the water is causing hundreds of animals to wash up on the shores died. On a microscopic level the ocean have been dying for a long time but most people never noticed until something on a large scale died. The oceans may be damaged beyond repair, but…

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    Ocean Acidification

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    Due to the carbon dioxide levels increasing over time, the acidification of the ocean has become much stronger. Behavior patterns are not the only thing changing because of the rising temperatures; the migration patterns are changing as well. I chose to analyze a marine science article published by Inside Science News. The article, “Ocean Acidification May Change How Sharks Behave,” was based on a study that was trying to prove how swimming patterns and temperature changes would affect a shark’s…

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    Ocean Overfishing

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    There are many contributing factors that have lead up to a depletion our our ocean fish. As our underwater wildlife ecosystem decreases, we keep moving backwards with fisheries overfishing and diminishing the underwater wildlife. Overfishing occurs when there is a popular fishing area constantly being fished out to the point where the reproduction cycle can't keep up. Recent studies have shown that overfishing has exploited 52% of fish stock (subpopulations of a particular species of fish). More…

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    Ocean Pollution

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    By the time I finish this sentence, 12 million pounds of carbon dioxide will have been released into the air. By the time I finish talking, 36,000kgs, or 6 rubbish trucks worth of rubbish, mostly plastic will be dumped into the ocean. By this time tomorrow, 5000 people will have died from drinking contaminated water. Do you want to be remembered as part of the species that killed the earth? At this rate, that’s how it’s going to become. Over 30 billion tons of urban sewage is dumped into lakes,…

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    The Ocean Circulation

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    The ocean circulation can be defined like the global movement of water, which occurs in the ocean basins. These movement of water are the ocean currents, which plays an important role in the climate since store and distribute heat, microorganisms like nutrients and freshwater all over the world. Therefore, any change that modifies the ocean circulation will alter drastically the global climate. In this section it will be broadly explained the factors, which determine the ocean circulation and a…

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    The ocean: a large expanse of salt water that covers two-thirds of our earth’s surface. It is involved in many biospheric processes and the home to many known and unknown organisms. The first few meters of the ocean are an important site for primary production — the conversion of carbon dioxide from a gas into organic carbon. Carbon dioxide plays an important role in determining the pH of ocean water. Over the last hundred years the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have increased,…

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    Ocean Narrative

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    Cristiana McGrath #19 Personal Narrative November, 3, 2017 The Beauty of the Ocean “Dre, Dre! Wake up!” I yelled as I bounced up and down on the bed “ What do you want!” my brother moaned as he was half asleep “ I want to go to the beach it is so hot! Also, I want you to teach me how to surf because we got new surfboards for Christmas” I grinned “Fine go get dressed I will have dad take us” he approved with still a half-asleep face I was jumping with joy as I quickly wrapped my…

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    The oceans are the largest part of the earth, and has a very large population of various important species, who we humans depend on. However over the last couple of years humans existence have badly effected the ocean and has made it a difficult place to love for many species. Ocean pollution is on of the major problems, is massive spreading of harmful substances in the ocean. Some of the substances that have been found include, “oil, plastic, industrial and agricultural waste and chemical…

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