Antarctica Essays

  • Grand Canyon Research Paper

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    is comprised of the most southern ocean water of the world and is also referred to as the Antarctic Ocean, South Polar Ocean, and the Great Southern Ocean. This ocean surrounds Antarctica and is the fourth largest of the five oceans of

  • Phineas Gage And Henrietta Lacks Loss Of Sacrifice For Exploration

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    lobe of his brain. Douglas Mawson was on a journey through Antarctica for exploration purposes, causing the long trip back to the ship which happened to be their escape route. Douglas’s two friends that went along on the expedition had been taken by harsh weather and circumstances caused by the Arctic back to

  • An Informative Analysis: March Of The Penguins

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    trudging and swimming to their destination. Jacquet's purpose is to inform in order to show how far Penguins will travel for love. He creates an informative tone for the audience that do not know about the life of Penguins. First Jacquet introduces Antarctica. He states "The average temperature here at the bottom of

  • Greenland Ice Sheet Summary

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    The article that I decided to research and write about is called “Rusty Waters”, written by Rob Raiswell. This paper discusses that the Greenland Ice Sheet plays an important role in how the North Atlantic Ocean receives iron and how this iron can be utilized by phytoplankton. The scientists came up with this idea through a series of tests, observations and critical thinking. Using different samples of meltwater from glaciers in the Greenland ice sheet, they determined the amount of iron available

  • Hurricane Simulation

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    the rising temperatures isn’t to be taken lightly just because the average surface temperature has gone up by .5. The small change in heat is melting the glaciers, not just the north and south poles but mountain glaciers, ice sheets covering West Antarctica and Greenland, and Arctic sea ice. This is even changing the precipitation patterns, and having animals migrate to habitats that they will most likely no survive and more. Researcher Bill Fraser has been studying the drop in population of

  • Gentoo Penguin Research Paper

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    Freezing cold, 100 km per hour winds, -40C temperatures covered in snow and ice. What kind of animal would not only survive in, but thrive in that kind of environment. Penguins are one of the most known animal in the antarctic. There unique swimming abilities and survival skills are impeccable for there size. Some may be small and some may be large but they all share similar traits with each other. The Gentoo penguins have a very small body structure compared to the Emperor Penguin. The Gentoo

  • The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition

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    The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition (1998), a nonfiction book by American author and journalist Caroline Alexander, chronicles the most famous expedition by explorer Ernest Shackleton when he and his men were stranded for more than a year on the Antarctic ice in an attempt to circumnavigate and map the frozen continent. Exploring themes of discovery, survival, teamwork, and the age of exploration, The Endurance is considered one of the best and most detailed books on Shackleton’s

  • Endurance Shackleton's Incredible Voyage Summary

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    ‘Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage’ is a book about the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition and the survival of 25 of the men who beat the odds of death after facing ice that was crashing and freezing up onto the sides of their ship, having to abandon the “Endurance” when she couldn’t handle the pressure from the ice floes and later sunk into the ocean and surviving the below zero temperatures with only what the crew could salvage from the ship and what they could gather from the nature around

  • Summary Of The Book One Mush Jamaica's Sled Team

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    DEDICATION In life one should never give up and should always keep on pushing for what they want, no matter where one comes from or what stands in one's way. The people and dogs in the Jamaican dog sled team did precisely that. The book “One Mush Jamaica’s Dogsled team” by John Firth is a non-fiction novel describing the story of how the Jamaican dog sled team was formed and of the races they participated in. The main topic of the story though is a man named Marshall Newton, black and from Jamaica

  • Describe The Pros And Cons Of De-Extinction

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    Describe how human impacts are causing many species to become endangered or go extinct. Humans do a lot of bad things, that cause many species to go extinct or become endangered. One of the biggest problems is human predation. Humans do a lot of harm by hunting. They erased the megafauna mammals of the last Ice Age, decreased the population of whales and other marine mammals, and wiped out the Dodo Bird and the Passenger Pigeon. Another problem is that animals lose their habitat. Mostly, animals

  • The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner Literary Analysis

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    In “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” it helps to show that you should not try to take advantage of life and mother nature. As the Mariner and his sailors sail through the sea, they are being guided by an Albatross. The Mariner thinks it’s a good idea to shoot and kill the Albatross. The death of the bird causes many bad situations for the mariner and his crew. As the story progresses you find out to see that it’s the ghost of life and mother nature working upon him. The story comes to show that

  • Ernest Shackleton Research Paper

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    “Sir Ernest Shackleton was an Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer, who made three expeditions to the continent, most famously in 1914 on the Endurance” (Sir Ernest Shackleton). The ‘founder’ of the Shackleton family was Abraham Shackleton. Abraham was a profound Quaker born in Kildare County, Ireland. The Shackleton family originated in the English country of the Yorkshire and consisted of pure Anglo-Irish blood. On February 15, 1874 Ernest Henry Shackleton was born in Kilkea House, Kildare County, Ireland

  • Shackleton's Expedition

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    The story can be analyzed in a scientific and an entrepreneurial venture. The scientific endeavor consisted of crossing Antarctica which was an astounding feat for the time as well as crossing the Antarctic pictures were taken for scientific purposes. This expedition was also an entrepreneurial venture. The expedition was carefully planned and he was able to raise the appropriate funds. I think in both terms it was a success. The scientific side can also be used to show how we use Shackleton as a

  • Essay On Arctic Tundra

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    tundra is one of the most fascinating biomes to me specifically for its exponential impact on this planet and delicate ecosystem. The Arctic tundra is located in the far northern hemisphere along with several isolated islands off of the coast of Antarctica in the southern hemisphere. In the arctic tundra you can expect a lifeless and extreme environment with only two seasons that being winter and summer. Tundra is land with underlying permafrost and the arctic tundra has permafrost-reaching hundreds

  • Characteristics Of The Galaapagos Penguins

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    The Galapagos penguin is one of the banded penguins. The Galapagos islands are located in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It is the only penguin that lives north of the equator in the wild. Galapagos penguins survive from the cool temperatures of the Humboldt Current and cool waters brought by the Cromwell Current. The Galapagos penguins are close to the African penguins. Galapagos penguins are the smallest banded penguins, and they have no subspecies. Also, the Galapagos penguins are the third smallest

  • Essay On Arctic Ocean

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    The Arctic Ocean is the ocean around the North Pole. The most northern parts of Eurasia and North America are around the Arctic Ocean. Thick pack ice and snow cover almost all of this ocean in winter, and most of it in summer. An icebreaker or a nuclear-powered submarine can use the Northwest Passage through the Arctic Ocean to go between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The ocean's area is about 14.056 million km2, which is the smallest of the world's 5 oceans, and it has 45,389 kilometres (28

  • Red Snapper Research Paper

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    The Red Snapper is also known as Lutjanus campechanus, they are pink to a red color (Louisiana Fisheries). They are commonly known as the North American Red Snapper, Snapper, Genuine Red Snapper. Their color starts to fade off under their bellies (Louisiana Fisheries). Some key characteristics are their red eyes, and their anal fin pointed than rounded. (Louisiana Fisheries). They can be found in the Gulf of Mexico and the Western Gulf (Louisiana). They can weight about anywhere ranging from 10-50

  • Glaciers In Alaska

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    According to the Alaska Dispatch News article. Glaciers are melting drastically and loosing 75 billion tons of ice a year. If all the glaciers melt in Alaska then a foot of water will be on top of the land from the melted glaciers. From the recent climate changes of the weather getting warmer, the glaciers are melting faster. Sea level is also rising from the melting of glaciers. Anchorage is under sea level therefore Anchorage may become a lake. Also the Cook Inlet sound is along Anchorage and current

  • Shackleton's Five Practices Of Exemplary Leadership

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    Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton was an explorer, he led three expeditions to the Antarctic. He was born in Ireland and moved to London when he was ten years old. Shackleton's first began exploring the polar regions as a third officers under Captain Robert Falcon Scott's Discovery Expedition, During his second expedition he and three others set a record Farthest South latitude at 88°S, only 180 km from the South Pole. Also, he over saw members of his team climb Mount Erebus, an active Antarctic volcano

  • How Do Glaciers Affect The Rocky Mountains

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    The glaciers cover about 10 percent of the Earth it forms in the Canada, Greenland, and Antarctica (United States). There are giant ice sheets that cover most of the continent and the depth of the ice sheets range in different thickness ranging from hundreds of feet to thousands of feet. The glaciers have made an enormous impact on the Rocky