Threats to coral reefs
By: Melody Landeros
Man, the guardian of the earth's natural resources has become the greatest threat to the coral reefs of the world. Man takes for granted unlimited fishing is available, building on coral reefs is harmless, and dumping chemicals and other materials has no adverse effect on...
The impact of ocean acidification on coral reefs
By: Melody Landeros
Carbon Dioxide levels have increased across the world. Carbon dioxide from such sources as car emissions is affecting the health not only of people, but also that of the coral reefs. Increased carbon dioxide has in turn increased the acidity level of the ocean...
An overview on coral reef symbiosis
By: Colette Georgii
Coral reef symbiosis is a unique example of how a community works. In this case the community is the coral reef community. The coral reef community is alive with symbiotic relationships from the coral itself to its surroundings. Coral cannot live without its symbiotic relationships...
Physical and behavioral adaptations of animals to their biomes
By: James Johnson
Change, it is one of the universal constants in life. No matter if one believes in evolution or that everything as created by a Supreme Being, you still have to admit that change occurs. The planet changes, at one time there were no polar ice...
The reason why coral reefs are being depleted in southeast Asia
By: Melody Landeros
Southeast Asia paints pictures of beautiful lush lands, ocean views and magnificent coral reefs. Southeast Asia is rich in culture, a favorite tourist destination, and growing populations. Both the population of the lands by which they are located, by the very tourists who visit...
By: Alison Bowler
The Richter Scale for measuring the magnitude of earthquakes was developed by Dr. Charles F. Richter in 1934. Dr Richter was working at the California Institute of Technology studying the waves produced by earthquakes using an instrument called a seismograph. He found that the amplitude...
The significance of Greenland's melting glaciers
By: James Johnson
While the causes of Global Warming are debated, the fact is that it is occurring. Glaciers in mountains around the world are disappearing and the polar ice caps are shrinking. This is causing changes and problems around the world. This can be best demonstrated by...
Symbiosis between coral reefs and algae
By: James Johnson
Shallow water corals are small polyps that grow in crystal clear waters in the tropic at depths of less than 50 meters. They float around as microscopic plankton, find a hard surface and attach, then start to produce calcium carbonate exoskeletons that form gigantic, beautiful...
How to make quicksand
By: Gary Jakacky
I can tell you how to make quicksand, but don't be too quick about it. After you make it I'll show you some experiments ya can do to understand quicksand better. First, what IS quicksand? Sand which is 'merely wet', even saturated from rainfall or...
What is the consequence of extensive logging in the boreal forests?
By: James Johnson
The boreal forests are those areas found north of the Arctic Circle and yet still below the tundra line. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica On-line dictionary, the area is characterized by "vegetation composed primarily of cone-bearing, needle-leaved, or scale-leaved evergreen trees, found in regions that...

 

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