By: Ryan Lewis
"Water, water of life..." these are the lyrics to a well-known school hymn sung by children everywhere but water really is the substance that defines life. Water is the medium in which the reactions of life take place without water there would simply be...
By: Norman Green
The organisms that inhabit the World’s oceans can be classified in two ways. Firstly, and most obviously, by what type of organism they are; be they plant, fish or whale for example. Secondly they can be classified as to where they live in the...
By: Clare Hughes
From microscopic plankton to the largest whale, the ocean has a greater variety of plants and animals than any other environment in the many different habitats it provides. Because our planet looks blue from outer space it has earned the nickname “the blue planet...
How undersea earthquakes cause tsunamis
By: Jennifer Boyd
The name tsunami comes from two Japanese words, tsu means harbor and nami means wave, so tsunami means harbor wave. A tsunami is not usually found being created in a harbor though as most often tsunamis are caused by a displacement of water caused by...
By: Nan C Avery
Amazingly, chemical elements in sea water do not work on their own. It is the action and reaction of the chemical ions that make-up the ocean's water.Seawater contains almost everything. It includes materials released from marine organisms. The most essential materials are the components...
How undersea earthquakes cause tsunamis
By: Rachael Kelly
It seems like a phenomenon. The 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake saw a tsunami up to 30 metres high hitting coastal regions around the Indian Ocean, leading to more than 230,000 deaths. But what is a tsunami? Could such a disaster be caused by a...
By: Blaise Pascal
Epsom salt is a mineral that is used by many people around the world. It is not only inexpensive, but there are a variety of different applications for Epsom salt and it offers many benefits for those that frequently use it. Despite so many people...
Characteristics of tides
By: Clare Hughes
The periodic rise and fall of the waters in the oceans is called tides. Tides are the response to the gravitational pull of the sun, the rotation of the earth and the moon. The moon has the biggest influence on the earth’s tides, because...
By: Blaise Pascal
Limestone is a sedimentary rock made from calcite as a result of organic means or chemical means over a longer period of time. It’s a very useful material that is used for many applications. Limestone can be used in flooring, as different building materials...
By: Blaise Pascal
Limestone is a common type of sedimentary rock that is made from calcite and is used for a variety of different applications. It can be used in building applications, flooring, cement production, concrete filler, steel production, counter tops, blackboard chalk, and a variety of others...

 

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