Sea Turtles

Ocean Pollution
Ocean Pollution
Ocean Pollution Pollution in our oceans is a serious problem. According to Marie Wild in her article “Ocean Pollution”, “Ocean pollution is one of the major killers of our sea animals.”. Most of the waste that is dumped is plastic, which takes hundreds of years to break down (Oceanic Research Foundation [ORF]). Everyday millions of animals are caught in fishing nets and six pack beer rings. It is thought that only fish are affected from getting caught in these. In reality they also kill birds, t
Ridleys sea turtle
Ridleys sea turtle
Ridleys sea turtle Sea Turtles Each species of sea turtle is distinctive in appearance and behavior, all sea turtles have certain characteristics in common the shell consist of a carapace (upper part) and plastron (lower part), which are joined together by cartilage called a bridge. in most species with the exception of the leatherback scutes cover the carapace. Like all turtles sea turtles have no external ears, they hear best at low frequencies and their sense of smell is excellent. Though the
Where Have They Gone
Where Have They Gone
Where Have They Gone For many reasons the human race could be called a blessing. Great advanced in technology, medicine and even the fact we are the most sophisticated species on the planet. Are we a gift to planet Earth, or far from it? With cast amounts of pollution and destruction of the planet, not to mention unthinkable acts of violence and hate that has been going on since the beginning of time. Are we really as sophisticated and important as we have led ourselves to believe? Are we any be
Nathaniel Hawthorne The Literary Conscience
Nathaniel Hawthorne The Literary Conscience
Nathaniel Hawthorne The Literary Conscience Nathaniel Hawthorne: Literature of Consience By Christopher C. Copass English II, 2nd Period Mr. Scales April 29, 1999 Nathaniel Hawthorne’s works established him as one of the most unique authors of the 19th century. With works such as The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne not only entertained his audience, he made them look at their own life and compare it to 17th century Puritan New England. He also brought readers to the realization of how harsh and diffic
The Battle in Seattle
The Battle in Seattle
The Battle in Seattle The last time the World Trade Organization had a major meeting, it was in Singapore, and now we know why. Singapore, of course, is the city-state that accords near-perfect freedom to banks and corporations while jailing political activists and caning messy tenants and people who chew gum in public. When WTO ministers gathered in Singapore in 1997, their business was unimpeded by any outside agitators. (Or, for that matter, any internal dissidents: Advocates for worker right
Stake of Labor and the WTO
Stake of Labor and the WTO
Stake of Labor and the WTO Stake of Labor in the WTO Seven years of trade negotiations at last gave birth to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995, the U.S. labor movement was one of its leading skeptics. A world trade organization, labor supporters argued, would only accelerate the headlong rush to laissez-faire by dismantling national regulations. It would overwhelm attempts by nations to defend living standards and the ability of unions to fight for wages and health and safety laws—and i
The guilt of killing the innocent
The guilt of killing the innocent
the guilt of killing the innocent The Guilt of Killing the Innocent A conscience cannot prevent sin. It only prevents you from enjoying it Harry Hershfield Have you ever hurt or killed something throughout your life and felt bad about your actions? A sense of wonder and reason probably crossed your mind and all you could ask yourself was, why? There\'s many times people feel guilty about their actions and sometimes have a feeling of sadness and depression. Animals are a huge part of the world
Ocean water
Ocean water
ocean water Outline 1. Introduction to open water waste disposal. 2. Introduction of oil into marine environments. 1. Effects upon environment. 2. Effects upon living organisms. 3. Introduction of plastics/pollutants into marine environments. 1. Effects upon living organisms. 4. Possible solutions to waste disposal into our water systems. 1. Military applications. 2. Research and developments. 5. Conclusion The oceans and the life they sustain have had enough. They can no longer endure the unwan
Threats to our Ocean Fisheries
Threats to our Ocean Fisheries
Threats to our Ocean Fisheries Threats to Our Ocean Fisheries Most people are familiar with the problems of the blue whale, efforts to save endangered sea turtles, and the many tragic tales of dolphins dying in tuna nets. Many people do not realize the extreme danger that tuna and many other fish face. There is an alarming decline in fish populations, and this poses a dangerous threat to life in the ocean. If fish decline, so does the sea, into and unstable environment. Conservation measures, an
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Costa Rica Costa Rica Costa Rica is exactly what it means, rich coast. The beaches on both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts are full of beautiful plants, animals and people. That is what I consider to be rich. The beaches are not rich like others might think. Costa Rica lacked gold and silver that mesmerized the 16th century Spanish conquerors. For this very reason Spain virtually ignored Costa Rica during colonial times. Costa Rica also lacked a large amount of Amerindian population, that is wh
Ocean pollutants
Ocean pollutants
ocean pollutants Pollution in our oceans is a serious problem. According to Marie Wild in her article Ocean Pollution, Ocean pollution is one of the major killers of our sea animals.. Most of the waste that is dumped is plastic, which takes hundreds of years to break down (Oceanic Research Foundation [ORF]). Everyday millions of animals are caught in fishing nets and six pack beer rings. It is thought that only fish are affected from getting caught in these. In reality they also kill birds,
Executive Orders
Executive Orders
Executive Orders Orders Issued by President Bill Clinton What are Executive Orders? Executive Orders are official documents, Executive numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government. Some Executive Orders in the past have created new commissions, councils, task forces and committees; issued and allocated bonds; authorized permit issuance; etc. 40 Executive Orders issued by President Clinton Date Document Titles 1. 2000-12
Globalization Threat to the Environment
Globalization Threat to the Environment
Globalization Threat to the Environment Global change has become a popular word in scientific debates on long-range structural change in the earth’s ecology. Globalization has in the past played a major role in the controversial environmental debates. Many problems resulted in this area of discussion, in regard to the intricate linkages between globalization, government, trade and transport, and environmental decay. The current debate on the environmental effects of globalization is particularly
Aborigine
Aborigine
aborigine Aborigine’s Survival Methods Report The Australian Aborigines are hunters and gatherers. The Lardil who live on Mornington, in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Queensland, have natural resources in abundance all around them. Therefore, they are able to set up camp in different places, away from the tribe. They can easily find water and food, enabling them to hunt during the day and set up camp away from the tribe during the night and go back the next day with what they caught. Their l
Pillaging Nature
Pillaging Nature
Pillaging Nature Pillaging Nature I read Edward Hoaglands essay The Courage of Turtles. I like turtles so I decided to right my essay on the related to ecological issue in Hoaglands essay. Another essay that I read for English is Malcolm X’s A Homemade Education. I think that Malcolm has some ideas in his essay that is related to Hoaglands essay, so I will include a quote from Malcolm’s essay. Turtles are interesting creatures, or as Hoagland puts it personable beast. These beasts are part of
Turtle island
Turtle island
turtle island Turtle Island, Fiji Turtle Island is one of the many islands in Fiji. Many say that it is the most magical island there also. Turtle Island the Resort, is five star, and a perfect place to spend your honeymoon, or a special event. Though it may be expensive, it is worth it, it is one of those vacations that you will remember for the rest of your life. Turtle Island has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, including the Blue Lagoon. The people that work at Turtle Island
What about the Ichthyosaur
What about the Ichthyosaur
What about the Ichthyosaur What about the Ichthyosaur? Could you imagine what life on earth would be like if the prehistoric reptiles had still existed? Or would we even be in the picture? There are many questions one could come up with when coming across the fossilized remains of an extinct species. Dinosaurs have always been the reptile of interest among many, but check this out: the Ichthyosaur, half reptile-half fish, or so paleontologists have said. It would be rather difficult to think of
Aquatic Biome
Aquatic Biome
Aquatic Biome Freshwater Regions Freshwater is defined as having a low salt concentration—usually less than 1%. Plants and animals in freshwater regions are adjusted to the low salt content and would not be able to survive in areas of high salt concentration (i.e, ocean). There are different types of freshwater regions: ponds and lakes, streams and rivers, and wetlands. The following sections describe the characteristics of these three freshwater zones. Ponds and Lakes These regions range in siz
David Brower
David Brower
David Brower DAVID BROWER At 87, David Brower, fighter for American environmentalism, isn\'t ready to hang up his gloves and wish the Earth well. Director of the Sierra Club from 1952-1969 and founder of three internationally recognized environmental groups; Brower is still up and about, manning the frontlines of the environmental movement. A combat veteran and three-time Nobel nominee, the soft-spoken activist recently turned his attention from single-issue advocacy to broader coalitions: Last
Green Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle Green Turtle Introduction The Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) is one of the many species of turtles that inhabits the vast oceans. The green turtle is named for the greenish color of it’s fat found under its shell. It is a large, heavy reptile, usually about 0.7-1.0 m in shell length and about 90-140 kg in weight. The maximum length and weight are about 1.2 m and 375 kg respectively. (1) The green turtles upper shell is smooth and wide, the animal is brown, but when the light from
Killer Whales Gentle Giants or Viscous Killers
Killer Whales Gentle Giants or Viscous Killers
Killer Whales Gentle Giants or Viscous Killers By: Tracy Woods “Killer Whales: Gentle Giants, or Viscous Killers?” Killer whales are an important subject of mythology for many indigenous peoples, especially the Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest. The whales have not been hunted extensively by humans, although they have been hunted by some shore whaling operations, and some individuals have been taken as aquarium show animals from the waters around the Pacific Northwest and Iceland. Killer
Killer Whales1
Killer Whales1
Killer Whales1 Whales are giant creatures that live in the sea. They look like fish, but are not. Whales belong to the group of animals called mammals. Whales belong to the group of mammals called cetaceans, which comes from a Latin word meaning large sea animal. There are two major groups of whales. The first group is mysticeti (baleen whales), and the other isodontoceti (toothed whales). In the group odontoceti, there is a family of whales called delphinidae (dolphins and small toothed whales)
Ocean Pollutin
Ocean Pollutin
Ocean Pollutin Ocean Dumping The practice of ocean dumping should be banned. Marine pollution is at the heart of interest in today’s search for a clean environment. Not only does ocean dumping add to the unsightliness of the once beautiful and pristine waters; it also kills the marine life which inhabits those waters. Pollution on a grand-scale is wreaking havoc on the Earth. The ocean is not an exception. In 1996, a bill, which would ban the dumping of dredge spoils in the Long Island Sound, wa
The Everglades
The Everglades
The Everglades The Everglades The Everglades is a unique wetland ecosystem on the margin of the tropics. Its slow flow of water supports grasslands, thick forests, and a diverse group of animal, fish, and bird. The Everglades originated between 8000 to 10,000 years ago at the end of the most recent of the ice age. The melting of the glaciers caused the sea levels to rise and form a low-lying basin into a swamp. The climate of the Everglades is tropical savanna caused by hot, wet summers and warm
The Leopard Shark
The Leopard Shark
The Leopard Shark Leopard Shark (Triakis semifascicata) Family Carcharhinidae (requiem sharks). Order Chiamydoselachiformes The Leopard Shark (Triakis semifascicata) is in the Family of Carcharhinidaes (requiem sharks). Carcharhinidaes are the largest family of sharks in numbers. This family consists of bull sharks, sandbar sharks, tiger sharks, great blue sharks and more. The Leopard shark (Triakis semifascicata) grow to 7 feet and are heavily marked with black crossbars and blotches. Their tee
The Tiger
The Tiger
The Tiger The majestic tiger was once found in large numbers all over the subcontinent. It was feared, misunderstood, admired, and even worshiped as the vehicle of goddess Durga. In our own times, when man has all but wiped out this wonderful animal, few of us know what a tiger is like up close... At a time when tigers were hunted in the name of sport, the Maharaja of Dholpur ordered a beat. Some two hundred men formed a wide semicircle, beating drums and canisters in order to flush out the tige
Globalization Threat to the Environment
Globalization Threat to the Environment
Globalization Threat to the Environment Global change has become a popular word in scientific debates on long-range structural change in the earth’s ecology. Globalization has in the past played a major role in the controversial environmental debates. Many problems resulted in this area of discussion, in regard to the intricate linkages between globalization, government, trade and transport, and environmental decay. The current debate on the environmental effects of globalization is particularly
Aztec
Aztec
Aztec The Aztec lived in the city of Tenochtitlan, which is a fertile basin about 50 miles long and as wide. Surrounded by mountain ranges and several volcanoes, the Aztec has abundant supply of water. With being 8000ft above sea level the day were mild and the nights are cold during much of the year. The Aztecs name means heron people their name is derived from the mythical homeland to the north called Azatlan. This in mind their language(Nahuatl) also belong to the linguistic family as the
Global wariming
Global wariming
Global wariming Skeptic or Believer- An Important Choice There is little doubt that the airs carbon dioxide concentrations have been increasing since the Industrial Revolution and there are few who do not attribute this increase to the rise in humanitys use of fossil fuels. There is also little dispute that the earth has warmed slightly over the same period. During our interview Adam told me that he believes strongly in the dangers of global warming and feels great animosity towards critics o
Global Warming
Global Warming
Global Warming There is little doubt that the airs carbon dioxide concentrations have been increasing since the Industrial Revolution and there are few who do not attribute this increase to the rise in humanitys use of fossil fuels. There is also little dispute that the earth has warmed slightly over the same period. During our interview Adam told me that he believes strongly in the dangers of global warming and feels great animosity towards critics of this theory. Our conversation had an ang
Grapes of Wrath1
Grapes of Wrath1
Grapes of Wrath1 The Grapes of Wrath - Joads Journey- Through out history man has made many journeys, far and wide. Moses\'s great march through the Red Sea and Columbus\'s transversing the Atlantic are only, but a few of mans great voyages. Even today, great journeys are being made. Terry Fox\'s run across Canada while having cancer is one of these such journeys. In every one of these instances people have had to rise above themselves and over come emence odds, similar to a salmon swimming up
Lathe Of Heaven
Lathe Of Heaven
Lathe Of Heaven George Orr is tortured by his dreams because sometimes they come true. The world he wakes up to has changed into the world that he dreamed, sometimes radically, sometimes violently. As a teenager he dreams the death of his aunt and he awakens to finds that she was killed in a car accident six weeks before. He is horrified, and attempts to control his dreaming, but over the years some of his dreams and nightmares come true. Finally by the time he is thirty ( in the year 2002) he
Altkasfa
Altkasfa
altkasfa Stake of Labor in the WTO Seven years of trade negotiations at last gave birth to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995, the U.S. labor movement was one of its leading skeptics. A world trade organization, labor supporters argued, would only accelerate the headlong rush to laissez-faire by dismantling national regulations. It would overwhelm attempts by nations to defend living standards and the ability of unions to fight for wages and health and safety laws—and it would make it h
Definition Essay Dinosaurs
Definition Essay Dinosaurs
Definition Essay Dinosaurs Dinosaurs It\'s hard to turn around these days without bumping into a dinosaur. You see them everywhere: dinosaur tee shirts, dinosaur movies, dinosaur toys, and even frosted-crunchy dinosaur cereal. Every museum has competed to offer an exhibit of Real! Live! Dinosaurs that munch leaves, look you in the eye, roar, and move menacingly toward you. But there is more hype than fact in the current dinosaur craze. Not many people really understand what dinosaurs were. Even
The Barbaric Method
The Barbaric Method
The Barbaric Method The Barbaric Method Most reliable studies reveal that the average swordfish landed today isnt mature enough to even spawn yet. This is a sure sign that the population is in trouble. Although catches of swordfish have dropped sixty percent since 1994, commercial fisherman continue to harvest swordfish either targeted or as by-catch via miles and miles of unattended, baited hooks connected by a common line thats hauled in periodically by a vessel - a process known as long li
WTO Trade and the Environment
WTO Trade and the Environment
WTO Trade and the Environment Trade and the Environment: The WTOs detrimental effect on the biosphere Following the second World War, a document known as GATT, or General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, was established with hopes of increasing trade and helping ease tensions between nations. Through a system of rounds and meetings, tariffs between countries were lowered, increasing trade. The past half century since the creation of GATT has seen an immense increase in worldwide trade. Resultin
Australia1
Australia1
Australia1 The name of Australia comes from the Latin word Australis, which means southern. Since it lies entirely in the southern hemisphere, Australia is most commonly referred to as “down under”. Australia, being a country, is also a continent. In land area it’s the sixth largest for a country and the smallest continent. Australia is a very dry, thinly populated country. Very few coastal areas receive enough rainfall to support a large population. The largest group of Australian people live
Presidentail Executive Orders
Presidentail Executive Orders
Presidentail Executive Orders Executive Orders Issued by President Bill Clinton What are Executive Orders? Executive Orders are official documents, numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government. Some Executive Orders in the past have created new commissions, councils, task forces and committees; issued and allocated bonds; authorized permit issuance; etc. 40 Executive Orders issued by President Clinton Date Document Tit
Hospitality Tourism
Hospitality Tourism
Hospitality Tourism Brevard County Tourism By: Tracy A. Jones D. Grulich 12/8/98 Brevard County is a nice place to visit for the sun, surf, and sand. In addition to the beautiful beaches of Brevard there are other attractions tourists to the area frequent. Such attractions consist of the Kennedy Space Center, Ron Johns Surf Shop, the Astronaut Hall of Fame, the Ace of Hearts Ranch, the Sebastian Inlet and Reserve, the famous Wednesday night Jamaican-Me-Crazy night at the Holiday Inn Melbourne O
Texas Navy
Texas Navy
Texas Navy The Contributions of the Texas Navy During the period of 1839 to 1846 in Texas history, the infant Republic built and powered a small force of naval vessels against the new nation of Mexico. As with the majority of all wars, navies are never the main military power that settles the conflict but are the strongest of contributors (Wells 2.) This occurred in the Texas War of Independence, where the Texas Navy has little indication in text but was an important asset to the victory. Reaso
December 1999, as the WTO (World Trade Organizatio
December 1999, as the WTO (World Trade Organizatio
GMO December 1999, as the WTO (World Trade Organization) met in Seattle, Washington, the public cried out against their bias policies. The first American gathering of the WTO sparked strong Anti-globalization sentiments among several groups, causing a public uproar. Swarms of protestors filled the streets, their angry voices filling the air with rants such as Hey, hey, ho, ho, GMOs have got to go! A small-scale war broke out between the local authorities and protestors as they rallied in th
Pollution
Pollution
pollution “Ours, a water planet. The ocean covers 71 percent of the surface of the globe, and it constitutes over 90 percent of all habitable space on Earth. It’s total volume is around 300 million cubic miles and its weight is approximately 1.3 million million million tons. No wonder that Arthur C. Clarke, scientist and writer, once remarked that it was ‘inappropriate to call this planet Earth, when clearly it is ocean.* * (Mulvaney 28). Ocean pollution is growing out of control, and the clean
Can Environmental Protection and Free Trade Coexis
Can Environmental Protection and Free Trade Coexis
Can Environmental Protection and Free Trade Coexist An important issue in the international relations of the twentieth century involves whether or not free trade and environmental protection can coexist. The goal of a free trade economy is to increase the global economy, while environmental protectors try to find ways of reversing some of the negative effects that humans have inflicted upon the earth. Because of the increasing popularity of this “green movement,” many political leaders are tryi
World Trade
World Trade
World Trade Trade and the Environment: The WTO’s effect on the enviroment following the second World War, a document known as GATT, or General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, was established with hopes of increasing trade and helping ease tensions between nations. Through a system of rounds and meetings, tariffs between countries were lowered, increasing trade. The past half century since the creation of GATT has seen an immense increase in worldwide trade. Resulting from one of these rounds,
The Good, The Bad, The WTO
The Good, The Bad, The WTO
wto The Good, The Bad, The WTO On May 19,1948, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade or GATT was created. This was not an international organization but an inter-governmental treaty. This provided the framework for the conduct of international trade. But this expanded and grew yearly and in April 1994, in the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations expanded on the GATT and created the World Trade Organization or WTO. The World Trade Organization was created with a goal and ultimat
Dreams2
Dreams2
Dreams2 The Science of Dreams A dream is a display, usually visual, that occurs during the night while we sleep in order to deal with and asses the things that we have dealt with during the day. A dream is a remembered residue in the form of creatively assembled visual metaphors(Guiley). In 1900 Sigmund Freud wrote in the The Interpretation of Dreams that dreams are disguised wishes arising from ones unconscious mind. Having been suppressed by the conscious mind, the wishes sneak into the sleep
Dreams2
Dreams2
Dreams2 The Science of Dreams A dream is a display, usually visual, that occurs during the night while we sleep in order to deal with and asses the things that we have dealt with during the day. A dream is a remembered residue in the form of creatively assembled visual metaphors(Guiley). In 1900 Sigmund Freud wrote in the The Interpretation of Dreams that dreams are disguised wishes arising from ones unconscious mind. Having been suppressed by the conscious mind, the wishes sneak into the sleep
Biomes of The World
Biomes of The World
Biomes of The World A biome, also known as life zones, consists of all plants, animals, and other organisms, as well the physical environment in a particular area. A biome is characterized by its’ plant life, climate, and location. The climate and physical features determine the boundaries of a biome. A biome is made up of many different ecosystems. The ecosystems tend to have the same pants and animals as neighboring biomes around the boundaries. The major biomes are the tundra, taiga, tropica
Endangered Species2
Endangered Species2
Endangered Species2 ENDANGERED SPECIES Blue Whale The balaenoptera musculus or better known as the blue whale is the largest animal in the world and might even be the largest in existence. The blue whale is found in the oceans, usually along the edges of continents and ice fronts. Blue whales are also usually found alone or in pairs. The biggest concentration of blue whales is located in the Pacific Ocean right along California where there are about 2,000 blue whales. The habitat of the blue wh
Killer whales
Killer whales
Killer whales Whales are giant creatures that live in the sea. They look like fish, but are not. Whales belong to the group of animals called mammals. Whales belong to the group of mammals called cetaceans, which comes from a Latin word meaning large sea animal. There are two major groups of whales. The first group is mysticeti (baleen whales), and the other isodontoceti (toothed whales). In the group odontoceti, there is a family of whales called delphinidae (dolphins and small toothed whales)