Sea otter Essays

  • Southern Sea Otters Essay

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    AP Environmental Science: Chapter 5 1. Explain how southern sea otters act as a keystone species in kelp beds. The otters help to keep sea urchins and other kelp-eating species from depleting highly productive and rapidly growing kelp forests, which provide habitats for a number of species in offshore coastal waters. Without southern sea otters, sea urchins would probably destroy the kelp forests and much of the rich biodiversity associated with them. Explain why we should care about protecting

  • Southern Sea Otter Populations: The Monterey Bay Aquarium

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    1911, Southern sea otters swam on every coast near the Pacific, Including the Sea of Japan. They lived in large kelp forests near shores and would usually stay on the surface of the water only diving when food was necessary. Being the most important part of the food chain, sea otters kept anything that would eat the seaweed like snails, and sea urchin populations in check so the kelp forests wouldn 't die out. Southern sea otter populations near the west were unknown, but the American east coast

  • Sea Otters Research Paper

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    ea otters are an essential keystone species in a marine ecosystem. They help to keep down herbivore populations to keep kelp happy and they keep sea urchin populations down. Sea otters are mammals that live in oceans often around california kelp forests. They live in chilly waters but have no blubber (Picky Eaters, p.1). Instead they have a thick coating of fur. This fur is thought to be the thickest fur of any mammal. The kelp forests that they live in range in temperatures of 42- 72 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Sea Otters Essay

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    Sea otters are in danger. Sea otters have had problems for years because of being hunted for their fur. In fact, they were hunted to extinction in the area, but they were reintroduced in 1969 (“Olympic”). Sea otters play an important role in the coastal ecosystem, and they call the kelp beds home. Sea otters are another predator in this marine ecosystem that has been identified as a “keystone’ species (Stolzenburg 62). They also eat sea urchins, so this influx could benefit them. However, not all

  • Historical Archaeology: The Native Alaskan Village Site

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    Historical archaeology is a sub-disciple of archaeology, which is based on examining the historical records and the material remains of past societies. This sub-discipline of archaeology uses historical records as a tool in explaining the culture history of past societies who lived previously in an archaeological site. The following essay examines both the historical background of an early nineteenth century Russian settlement known as the Fort Ross Colony and an archaeological analysis of one of

  • Characteristics Of The Sea Otter

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    SEA OTTER The sea otter is a little marine vertebrate local toward the north and eastern shorelines of the Pacific Ocean. In spite of the way that sea otters are the biggest individuals from the weasel family, sea otters are among the littlest well evolved creatures in the marine world. The sea otter is known to have one of the thickest, hottest layers of hide in the set of all animals which keeps the sea otter warm in the harsh elements of the North Pacific waters. Like their littler stream otter

  • Zoos And Aquariums Argumentative Essay

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    United States there are approximately three different Sea Worlds located in San Diego, San Francisco, Orlando, and San Antonio. Over the past years, Sea World has begun to lose a lot of revenue and money because of drastic drops in people attending Sea World. According to Michael Calia in his article “Sea World hit by Bad Press; Stock Off 33%” this drop is mainly because of the recent media debate about the treatment of the captive Orcas in Sea World. Publicists and media stated that the treatment

  • Sea Otter Essay

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    The Enhydra Lutris or commonly known as the Sea Otter is a type of Otter usually found along the coast of the Pacific Ocean in North America and Asia. The Sea Otter is just one type of species of Otter; in total there are 13 different types of Otter species and 1 extinct species. These are the 5 most known species of Otter: 1. Pteronura brasiliensis also known as the ‘Giant Otter’ is, as the name suggests, the largest otter and can grow up to 2 meters. This species is also endangered because of poachers

  • Lobster In Maine

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    Understanding the biology of lobster is imperative to ensuring that the resource is being managed appropriately, and it provides context for the v-notch measure. American lobster (Homarus americanus) live on rocky sea bottom cover, and range across the eastern seaboard from the Maritime Provinces of Canada to the Mid-Atlantic United States. In the United States, Maine’s lobster fishery is by far the most prevalent. Lobster fishing in Maine occurs year round – lobster are often found offshore in the

  • Predation Hypothesis For Sea Otter

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    in the sea otter populations and provides three reasons of support. However, the professor states that the predation hypothesis is the most likely the cause of the sea otter decline in populations and refutes each of the others reasons. First, the reading states that the oil ridgs and other sources of industrial chemical pollution caused the death to the sea otters. The professor opposes this point by saying that the pollution theroy is weakened because people did not find dead sea otter on the

  • Sea Lion Characteristics

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    California sea lion (Zalophus Californianus) - Key characteristics – interactions with humans – communications – Feeding habits – reproduction – threats - conservation Introduction: California Sea Lion, Zalophus Californians belongs to the family “Otariidae”. The animal is found along the coast of the eastern North Pacific. The breeding of California sea lions takes place on islands off the coasts of California and Baja California. They inhabit rocky and sandy beaches of coastal islands and mainland

  • Causes Of Decline In Sea Otter

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    Decline in Sea Otter Population During the pacific maritime fur trade in 1969, sea otters were hunted until they were almost extinct. After that incident, sea otter hunting was prohibited by international treaty in 1911, because of this a dozen remnant colonies survived. While the North Pacific Ocean recovered at rates of 17-20% in the first year, the population in California hasn’t grown at more than one-third of that rate and they are currently listed as threatened under the Endangered Species

  • Sea Otters In The Maritime Fur Trade

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    SEA OTTERS The sea otter is a marine mammal that lives in the northern and eastern coasts of the North Pacific Ocean. They are the heaviest members of the weasel family but are some of the smallest marine mammals. The sea otter has no blubber and the main way to keep warm is its thick coat of fur which is not like most other marine mammals. Did you know the sea otter has 150,000 strands of hair per square centimetre, because of this the Sea otters have the thickest fur of any mammal. In the Maritime

  • Commensalism In Science Ecology

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    Year 9 Science Ecology Symbiosis Symbiosis Symbiosis is the relationship between two living organisms. The main types of symbiosis are mutualism, parasitism and commensalism. The association between the two organisms can be beneficial to one or two of the species or in some cases be harmful, depending on the type of symbiosis. Commensalism Commensalism is a biological term which is used to describe the relationship between two living organism, where in which one benefits from the other without

  • The Sea In Beowulf

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    A constant and pertinent literary metaphor used throughout Beowulf, translated by Charles W Kennedy, is that of the sea. The sea in Beowulf is a single object that not only acts as a place for entertaining battles, but also serves as a plot device that reveals the poem’s contrasting views on religion and death. It also gives validity to Beowulf’s position of power, playing a vital role in his character development, as well as the development of the plot. It is vital for Beowulf, as the poem’s main

  • Analysis Of Russ Kramer's Far From Home Of A Small Sail Boat

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    Russ Kramer’s painting Far From Home of a small sailboat all alone on the open water can be seen in many different ways, some better than others. In Dorothy Allison’s essay she talks about people hiding their “secret selves” when they look at paintings and how each person has a certain “version of reality” that makes their “secret selves” (595). I agree with Dorothy Allison that everyone sees things differently based on their own personal “version of reality” that is determined by their past experiences

  • Picnic At Hanging Rock

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    setting in Tasmania. The novel helps to explore the idea of how different setting effect the people, with the sea being a place of beauty and danger. Though out this essay I will expand on the ways both the setting in the novel and film have percenlaty of their own and how they effect the choices and action of the people that advancer into them. Though out the novel ‘Past The Shallows’ the sea is a place that keeps on drawing them back to it. Manly it is meant be ascocted with bad things and death in

  • Henri Matisse The Open Window Analysis

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    is a small painting with sizes 55.3 x 46 cm, but it contains explosive and bright colors. Matisse has portrayed the scene in an inviting and light-filled way and with a large variety of tones and colors used to paint the boats floating on the calm sea and the sky during the sunset. The use of such unnatural colors and the presence of revolutionary minimalist strokes represent the key features of the “art of the beasts” and provoked agitation within the critics. The colours of the painting are the

  • Comparison Of Raphael's Galatea And Botticelli

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    natural. As i mentioned in the beginning that both of the paintings were took place near the ocean, it is because i noticed there were dophins, seashells on Raphael's Galatea; while Botticelli's The Birth of Venus had the Goddess of Venus standing at a sea shore on the ocean.

  • Comparing Three Messages From The Seafarer, The Wanderer, And

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    companions on his journey on the sea. In the wanderer it talks about his hardships and what he went through watching the kinsman be slaughtered and ruined. In the wife's lament it talks about deep sadness and how her lord left her and sailed away. These three poems are all in the same union of the meanings and can all be ran together if needed. In the seafarer from the Exeter Poems, when it talks about the loneliness it is talking about how he is all alone at sea and he has nobody to actually spend