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    Discussion: Marine Debris, also known as marine trash is man-made waste that is released into oceans and coastal waters due to human activities. Marine debris brings up many environmental problems to both humans and the marine ecosystem. According to Ocean Conservancy (2014), the common types of marine debris collected include cigarette butts, food wrappers, beverage bottles and cans, plastic bags, straws and glass bottles. Although these wastes seem to come from offshore activities, studies suggest

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    is dangerous to the marine life as the water flowing through the storm water is also carrying harmful chemicals that can result in death the creatures. Impacts on the marine life There are a many ocean pollutants that threaten marine life. Pollution leads to unhealthy oceans and even death to the creatures living in it. The concern on ocean pollution is a growing problem that has no clear resolution insight. Litter and other debris The increase in litter and other debris on the ocean surface

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    This project was chosen because of the severity of the issue at hand. There are many environmental and sustainability concerns with this topic but this journey of inquiry has been narrowed down to cover plastic. As the Australian population grows and more shopping centres are being built to comply with the need of consumers, so is the need for plastic bags. More than 100,000 animals die every year after ingesting or becoming entangled in them ("Say 'NO ' to plastic bags!", 2016). In the Ocean crusaders

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    contributes to several of the environmental problems that we are facing today. McKibben writes, “More than 46,000 pieces of plastic debris float on each square mile of ocean.”(334). The decline in the water quality of our oceans is a real epidemic. According to EcoWatch, about one million seabirds and one hundred thousand marine mammals die every year from the plastic debris floating in our oceans. Also, EcoWatch states that “In the Los Angeles area alone, 10 metric tons of plastic fragments—like grocery

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    Impacts of Plastics on Laysan Albatross Located across the Pacific Ocean is a seabird known as the Laysan Albatross. These large birds glide gently over large distances with little to no wingbeats a day. They generally appear around the sandy beaches of the Hawaiian Islands. They have large heads with long, thin wings while showing off a vibrant white color across the body with dark circles around the eyes. These seabirds eat during the night by sitting on the water and catching smaller prey with

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    Water was a very interesting character in The Odyssey. Water had the capacity to kill, prevented people from getting somewhere, kept something alive, had what seemed like an endless span, was a method of transportation, the substance of life, and showed up in gas(pg. 50) and liquid form. Water was a dangerous force to be reckoned with in The Odyssey. Water has a part in why Ulysses didn’t get back to Ithaca for twenty years. The water currents, changed by the wind, made it so that he couldn’t get

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    One hour, one hour is the time it took for 10,000 sharks to be slaughtered. In the oceans of our world, the same oceans you swam in last summer, the same oceans the movie Jaws was filmed, a mass killing is happening as we speak. Though this may seem horrific, overfishing of Sharks is very much a reality today. We are the true killers. Shark finning is one of the leading causes of overfishing. Hong Kong and China dominate over 50% of the shark fin market. Though shark fins are extremely profitable

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    Around the world, balloons are being used for parties, releases, and even as gifts. However, these balloons are causing many problems to the environment. First, it causes animals to think it is food. Also, animals are getting tangled in the string of a balloon. Finally, metallic balloons are getting caught in power lines. Although balloons are big and colorful, animals are mistaking them as food. Balloons resemble jellyfishes, which is why animals are consuming them. According to the article," How

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    There are some pretty bad things going on in the Hudson river. Have you ever seen a zebra mussel. Or even let alone heard of these kinds of creatures. Well let me tell you exactly what is going on in the Hudson river. It’s also very sad as well because entire ecosystem is going down with the recent crazy population of the mussels. Zebra mussels started to show up in the Hudson river in may 1991. Scientists estimated there size in numbers and it turned out to be a whopping 500 billion. That is a

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    Nishikigoi's Tangerine

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    Koi are or more specifically in Japan as nishikigoi translated to brocaded carp, they are ornamental varieties of domesticated common carp that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens. Koi has many varieties that are distinguished by coloration, patterning, and scalation. Some of the major colors are in Koi white, black, red, yellow, blue, and cream. The most popular category of koi is the Gosanke, which is made up of the Kohaku, Taisho Sanshoku, and Showa Sanshoku

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    As humans, our world would be thrown into chaos if suddenly there were no light. However, deep at the bottom of the world’s oceans many organisms are surviving in the complete absence of light. From 200 metres below the surface of the sea, photosynthesis can no longer occur, as not enough sunlight can penetrate the water. From 1000 metres below the surface exists the “twilight zone” where the only wavelength of light that can penetrate through the vast amount of water is blue light (Yancy, 2011)

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    Lidia Bishop Biology 2 Mrs. Walser Chrysaora quinquecirrha (Sea nettle) Lanier, N. & Weber A. (2011). Chrysaora Quinquecirrha: Sea Nettle. Animal Diversity Web. Retrieved from http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Chrysaora_quinquecir The Chrysaora quinquecirrha or commonly known as the Sea nettle is found in the Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Western Pacific, Southern England waters, even in the United States, and some parts in Brazil. The Sea Nettle is classified in the

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    Imagine a world without any fish in our ocean, nothing for the next generation no ahis mahi mahis ,marlins and many more fish we won’t have if over fish our oceans. I feel that overfishing in Hawaii is a major problem for 3 reasons such as people are taking fish that are under the size limit on the fish, another example is people are taking the fish that are the big breeders and they don’t give them a chance to repopulate and for the last example is people are taking more than they need and it could

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    Informative Bald Eagles

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    Informative essay Did you know that bald eagles are endangered, they are endangered because people have destroyed their habitat. Bald eagles can go as fast as ninety nine miles per hour. Bald eagles have a better sight than humans by five times. The bald eagles are a spiritual symbol of native people. They are spiritual symbols because of their bravery and wisdom. The population of the bald eagle is about seven thousand in the United States including Alaska and Canada. In the 1900s the population

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    Pollution and human impact has been wrongfully hurting West Indian Manatees The manatee is a big sea mammal that is also known as the sea cow. The manatees weigh about 650 lbs and are nearly 8.5 ft. long on average. The West Indian manatee lives in the warm waters off the coast of Florida. The West Indian manatee was placed on the endangered species list in 2016, the manatee has recently been moved to the threatened list due to the many people gathering together and to help and save the manatees

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    Jacksonville Beach is a beautiful town that is perfect for visitors who want to visit the Atlantic Coast. The miles of beaches are welcoming and perfect for every beach activity you can think of. Whether you are looking for some fun water activities like surfing and snorkeling, love watching dolphins as they frolic in the water, or want to engage in a spirited game of sand volleyball, you will have the opportunity to do it here. Take a look at everything the beaches in Jacksonville Beach have to

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    There seems to be a jellyfish invasion. Jellyfish travel in swarms. They can release up to 40,000 eggs daily. As they multiply and their numbers get out of control, they are called blooms. Jellyfish eat the larvae and eggs of the anchovies, it affects the fisherman who catch and sell the anchovies because they depend on a successful season of anchovie fishing, there is a jellyfish called the Bereo which eats the Mnemiopsis jellyfish and creates a more blanced ecosystem. In the article Jellyfish take

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    In May 1991, zebra mussels were found in the Hudson River. 500 billion of these mussels were found in the course of a year. They looked seemingly harmless, but over time these mussels became a sort of threat. They were destroying the microscopic animals in the river. On the other hand, they also help out by a ton. Here is how the zebra mussels destroyed and helped the river. Zebra mussels are small, bivalve mussels originally from the lakes and rivers located in Eastern Europe and in the western

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    Since the beginning of civilization, there has always been this question, “Where are we going to put all of our waste?” Well before the late 1800; garbage, which consisted of spoiled food, broken items, and sewage, was simply thrown on to the street. The issue was that such habits gave rise to diseases and had numerous sanitation problems, thus garbage-men were born. They transported the trash on the streets to be burned, buried, or dumped into the ocean. Today, we have landfills for our garbage

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    trash vortex, which is a gyre of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean discovered in 1997 by Capt. C. Moore. The Great Pacific garbage patch formed slowly as a result of the ocean or marine pollution and gathered by oceanic currents. About 80% of the debris in the Pacific Garbage Patch comes from land activities in North America and Asia. Debris from the coast of North America takes approximately about 6 years to reach the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, while debris from Japan and other Asian nations

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