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  • The Hawaiian Monk Seal, Or Monachus Schauinslandi

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    The Hawaiian monk seal, or Monachus schauinslandi, was one of the original species to be placed under the Endangered Species Act that was enacted in 1973. As of 2010, the population of the monk seal is approximately 1,100, with an annual decrease of approximately 4.5%. The Hawaiian monk seal is primarily found on the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands that are made up of coral reef atolls, seamounts, banks, and shoals. This is due to the fact that the monk seals primarily forage on the barrier reefs

  • Hot Spot Research Paper

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    A hot spot is fed by a region deep within the Earth’s mantle from which heat rises through the process of convection. This heat facilitates the melting of rock at the base of the lithosphere, where the brittle, upper portion of the mantle meets the Earth’s crust. The melted rock, known as magma, often pushes through cracks in the crust to form volcanoes. Hot spot volcanism is unique because it does not occur at the boundaries of Earth’s tectonic plates, where all other volcanism occurs. Instead

  • Obama's Battle In Midway

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    Early this year, President Barack Obama has created the world's largest protected marine sanctuary in the area surrounding the tiny archipelagos of Midway Atoll. Midway is a tiny rings of coral reef with a population of only 50 people. Midway is only 1,300 miles away from Honolulu, Hawaii located it in the Middle of the North Pacific Ocean. "The expansion will add 442,781 square miles to the monument making its now a total of 582,578 square miles."[2] Which is nearly the size of the Gulf of Mexico

  • Hawai I's Invasive Species Analysis

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    Evolution occurs when natural selection elaborates and diversifies organisms over long periods of time. Natural selection acts on a natural (environmental and non-environmental) variants and drives evolution over time through the development of genetic variants as species adapt to different environments. Minor alterations in genetics can be observed in organisms that are more favorable for their particular environment. This is what is responsible for the evolution of species. Speciation is simply

  • Plastic Pollution Essay

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    “In Australia, you can tell how far you are away from a city by how much plastic is on the beach and in the water near the beach” Dr Wilcox explained in an interview with the ABC. “About every 11 years the amount of plastic doubles”. It is estimated that there are up to 51 trillion plastic particles in the ocean, and around 8 million tonnes of plastic went into the ocean in 2010 alone. All this plastic finds its way into the ocean, where billions of marine animals call their home. Many animals confuse

  • Essay On Plastic Pollution

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    ocean pollution leads to devastating consequences for the ecosystems and wildlife. It is responsible for the deaths of about 1 million seabirds and 100,000 sea mammals each year. Fish ingest 12000 to 24000 tons of it per year, 97.5% of all documented Laysan Albatrosses have plastic in their stomachs, and one out of three species of marine mammals have been found caught in plastic debris. (“Ocean Plastics Pollution”). Plastic pollutes our soil and water and releases fragments and toxins during photodecomposition

  • Plastic Pollution And Its Effects

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    There are many forms of pollution that occur from oil spills, radioactive wastes, urban air pollution, the release of greenhouse gases, or agricultural pollution, and one of the most preventable, plastic pollution. Plastic pollution is an accumulation in the environment of man-made plastic products to the point that they become problematic and harmful to wildlife, wildlife habitats, or human populations. This accumulation is due to the excessive use of plastics, which has become a worldwide issue

  • Oceans And Plastic Pollution

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    Oceans are very important factors in our environment. Our Earth is 71% water and 50%-80% of all life on Earth lives in that 71% water. The ocean also contains 99% of the living space on the planet. (“The Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch”). So as you can see, the water we have on Earth has a big purpose. Oceans are some families’ vacations and are admired for their beauty. They give us food, transportation, and even oxygen, but what do we do for the ocean? We pollute it. “Our ocean contains 5.25 trillion

  • Plastic Dumping Plastic In The Ocean

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    and 20% from ships. The primary source of the Pacific Ocean garbage patch is improper waste disposal, which happens from illegal dumping and littering. Most of the debris consists of small plastic that are just below the surface. Roughly a third of Laysan albatrosses chicks die because of being fed plastic from their parents. This is just one example of the effect on wildlife. It might not be commonly thought, but humans can be affected from the Great Pacific garbage patch. Toxic-containing plastic

  • Video Games And Gun Violence Essay

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    Many theories are speculated of what drove people to create such massacres and harm to innocent victims. One of the most popular is that violent video games have an influence on these attacks. However, Matt Peckham, in “Researcher Says Linking Video Games to Gun Violence is a ‘Classic Illusory Correlation’” explains there isn’t much evidence to prove that theory and researches haven’t found a reasonable link between the two. Actually, on the contrary video games seem to benefit a person mind rather

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