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    Easter Island is said to have formed from three converging volcanos about 7500 years ago. It is also believed to be the most remote spot on Earth making it an amazing thing that people happened upon it and made it their home. These people lived on a thriving island for hundreds of years before the downfall and ultimately their near destruction. Napa Nui are the people who occupied Easter Island and are said to have been religious and superstitious, giving the belief that the mysterious 850 or so, eighty ton statues that are scattered around the island were created to help them feel like their lives had a purpose. In fact, that purpose became an obsession with them (the families or tribes), developed a competition to determine who could make the best and biggest statue. Whichever family or tribe won would have the honors to rule the next twelve months. However, this fixation consumed them, and they began to use their resources more abundantly, as a result caused dangerous levels of depletion to their resources, and what was not utilized by them was severely diminished by hurricanes and other natural disasters. Soon in a devastating state they find themselves participating in cannibalism, though some argue against this, in order to survive. It is said that the Napa Nui people became so ashamed of what they had become that they decided to destroy the figures they came to call Maoi. These great figurines were made to represent and protect them, but the Napa Nui people felt these…

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    According to “Saving Penguins, One Sweater At A Time”, an oil spill once broke out near the island of Australia, and covered many birds native to that area ( Lewis 19). In “Saving Penguins, One Sweater At A Time”, the penguins started to get harmed by the chemicals surrounding their land, and many different ideas were used to help the birds survive. One unique idea included using sweaters to keep the birds from harmful substances. In the end, the sweaters were put into good use, and enabled the…

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    ON PUFFINS AND THEIR OPTIMIZATION FOR DUAL LOCOMOTION BY B. SIDELL ABSTRACT -- Puffins, one of the few wing-propelled diving birds, are specialized into a specific niche. By balancing the optimization of their bodies for locomotion between the two media of air and sea water created a unique anatomy for a bird. The evolution of Auks, which includes the puffin, shows a mixture of characteristics similar to those of the ultimate diving bird, the penguin, and the large-winged flyers, such as the…

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    Charmaine Sultana and welcome and thank you for your interest in my presentation of the effects of plastic debris has on seabirds and how it effects the environment. Brief Concerns Plastic is almost everywhere in our everyday lives. It has become a convenient commodity which is used every day, from storage containers and packaging to plastic bag to take home our goods. Gopal, Phebe, Kumar and Vani (2014) refer to plastic as being inexpensive and overused, hence polluting the environment. United…

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    Problem Statement The purpose of this inquiry is to investigate the topicof debris in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, with the main focus being the detrimental effects of plastic waste matteron sea birds.Scientists estimate that 90% of seabirds have consumed plastic debris (ChrisWilcoxa, 2015). The ingestion of plastic debris in seabirds can lead tostomach obstruction and death (Chris Wilcoxa, 2015). The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a large mass of floating garbage in the Pacific Ocean that…

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    penguin rescue and The seabird chronicle According to “The amazing penguin rescue” and “The seabird chronicle”, the oil spills are hurting more than 41,000 little penguins. When the penguins were getting sick in the oil spills tons of thousands of people started helping to save the penguins. “The amazing penguin rescue” and “The seabird chronicle” have similarities and differences such as the conflict and how the setting creates a specific mood of the story. One similarity between “The…

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    How Plastic is Affecting Sea Animals “But while there are infinite reasons to love and respect the ocean, it can sometimes feel like the human race is doing everything in its power to harm it.” ~Landess Kearns (qtd. in “11 Quotes About The Ocean That Remind Us To Protect It”) The Ocean has turned into a giant garbage can full of trash, plastic, and waste. It affects seabirds, sea turtles, and even whales by hurting or even killing them. One animal species that is directly affected by this…

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    Dr. Henson Religion

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    Dr. Henson than went on to depict a diagram similar to the one mentioned in class about the scopes that math, science and religion have. The next series of questions that we asked was targeted specifically to her field of research which is seabird ecology. One of the questions was if she had come across anything in her research that had seemed a to be a contradiction to her faith. Dr. Henson responded that her research was primarily focused on recording the amount of cannibalism that was…

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    How Plastic is Affecting Sea Animals “But while there are infinite reasons to love and respect the ocean, it can sometimes feel like the human race is doing everything in its power to harm it.” ~Landess Kearns (qtd. in “11 Quotes About The Ocean That Remind Us To Protect It”) The Ocean has turned into a giant garbage can full of trash, plastic, and waste. It affects seabirds, sea turtles, and even whales by hurting or even killing them. One animal species that is directly affected by this…

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    Wildlife Climate Change

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    Climate change mainly through the influence of animal habitat and reproductive rates further the impact of these variables. Finally, the impact of the fluctuation of its population. Distribution of global climate change and the impact on wildlife population size. Inevitably affect the composition and structure of animal communities "such as global warming affect ocean circulation. The nutrient supply of marine life is changed. Thereby affecting marine productivity. Through the food chain and…

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