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  • The History Of Beached Whales

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    A whale was stranded on a Christchurch beach in 2009. It died, despite the desperate attempts to revive the mammal and assist it back into the water. Many residents of Southshore beach tried to keep the whale hydrated and and attempt to push the animal back to sea.Whaling began in the 11th century, when the Basques started hunting and trading products from the North Atlantic right whale (now one of the most endangered species of great whale). They were followed first by the Dutch and British, and

  • Argumentative Essay On Submariness

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    In the early 17 century Cornelius van Drebel invented the first submarine. The first submarine was built in England. It wasn’t until about 150 years after when they where first used in warfare (World’s First Submarine Attack). David Bushnell was the first person to successfully execute a attack with a submarine (World’s First Submarine Attack). "When the Turtle tried several times to sink British ships In the Hudson River but failed each time because of operator error" (World’s First Submarine Attack)

  • Abyssal Fish Essay

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    Abyssal fish Abyssal fish are those fish that live below the photic zone of the ocean, below 2000 m. These fishes must survive in extremely harsh conditions, such as hundreds of bars of pressure, small amounts of oxygen, very little food (no photosynthesis), total darkness, and extreme cold. Examples of Species: Lanternfish, flashlight fish, anglerfish, tripod fish, giant squid, and others. In order to survive and reproduce, the abyssal animals developed necessary adaptation (anatomical and behavioral)

  • Firefly Squid

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    Bioluminescence − light produced by a living plant or animal − is one of nature’s great spectacles. If you’re lucky, you may have seen a summertime display by fireflies, members of the most well-known bioluminescent species in the United States. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, a creature known as the firefly squid also provides a yearly light show. Gathering each year to spawn along the coast of Japan, these squid light up bays and shorelines with a brilliant wash of blue. Both the firefly

  • Symbolism In Whale Rider

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    In the film Whale Rider, the whale represents life and death. The whale represents life because it is the mammal on which Paikea’s great ancestor rode across the ocean reaching New Zealand which eventually became the settlement of the Maori people. The whale represents death because the Maori people would not be on the island they live on if Paikea the great ancestor had not ridden the whale to the secluded island in the Pacific. The whale is not only a mean of transportation of the great ancestor

  • Analysis Of The Film Whale Rider

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    Throughout the film Whale Rider, many characters address the ancient custom that only males can ascend to chiefdom in the Maori tribe. In the film, the culture and traditions are extremely important to the Maori tribe, especially the elders. Koro is blind to the potential his granddaughter holds because he holds onto the ancient traditions dearly. The movie Whale Rider deals with a hybrid culture, and some characters have a harder time transitioning than others. In the film, the audience sees the

  • The Life Of The Orca Whales

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    your natural living circumstances. This is the life of the Orca whales (also known as Killer whales) at Sea World, an amusement park located in multiple places around the nation. Sea World performs shows incorporating animals, such as seals and whales to do tricks for amusement. However, recent research and media shows that Sea World lacks appropriate care for the whales they hold captive. They also have been said to hunt for their whales, but hunting of these animals threaten their growth, natural

  • Killer Whales Should Not Be Kept in Captivity Essay

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    "Imagine if the world you lived in, the space you breathed in, and the freedom you played in were suddenly taken away from you." (Free Willy) Orca whales are the largest members of the dolphin family. Orcas are very curious creatures, they like to sky hop, which is when they poke their heads out of the water and look around, and they can also dive to as much as a hundred feet. These social animals live in pods and stay with them for their whole lives. They are so family oriented that they can may

  • The Dangers Encountered by the Orcinus Orca

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    being threatened they are not endangered. The orca whale, commonly known as the killer whale is a prime example. To date approximately 50,000 orca populations thrive though out the world. Previously the world wide estimate was double that, at 100,000 (Kirby). It has been found in resent studies that the orca population is decreasing due to many hardships they face such as toxins, captivity, and depletion of food. To date the killer whale is considered in the group of most successful predator

  • Texas Cichlids Research Paper

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    In the marine lab, there is a Texas Cichlid named Kevin or Texas Toast. It is also known as “Herichthys cyanoguttatu” (Sharpe, William). It was brought to Europe in 1912 and it’s the only cichlid that is found in the United States (Sharpe, William). The Texas cichlid is now in the northern part of Texas to Florida mostly due to people getting rid of the fish because they don’t want to take care of it anymore (Sharpe, William). It is a favorite fish to catch (Sharpe, William). The Texas cichlid is