By: Nan C Avery
Trite, but true: if there was no water, there would be no life. Water is something we take for granted. Just think, a combination of three nuclei and ten electrons constitutes water (H2O), which is unique among the more than 15 million chemical species.The...
By: Norman Green
The earthquake and resultant tsunami that caused such destruction in Japan earlier this year (2011) is an example of an underwater earthquake. The epicenter of the earthquake was recorded as being 80 miles east of Sendai at depth below sea level of approximately 20 miles...
By: Bikendra Gurung
The word ‘climate’ refers to the average atmospheric or weather condition of an area over a considerable period of time, and the word ‘change’ refers to the continuous process of alteration and transformation due to certain causes. Thus, ‘climate change’ together means...
By: Donna Hicks
The speed at which Antarctic Ice is melting has recently been determined to be increasing. The increase in the speed of the melting is being attributed to ocean currents. Loss of glacier ice has been poorly understood in the past In a 2007 report from...
The classification of organisms in the ocean
By: Virginia Gaces
The organisms in the ocean are diverse and numerous, as they are on land. In fact, most scientists would concur that the ocean has a “universe” of its own, ruled by principles and laws only applicable on water. There are several interesting classifications of...
By: Nan C Avery
The taxonomy or classification of species was developed by Carl Linnaeus in the 1700s. It is still used today by biologists. Taxonomy helps in understanding the relationship among species. It also helps one to understand and predict the alteration of ecosystems by natural forces (earthquakes...
By: Virginia Gaces
There are various ocean habitats that the planet earth has. This is because the earth is only 29% land and 71% water. These habitats nurture specific living things and therefore allow them to grow and flourish. These organisms have the ability to adapt to their...
Characteristics of tides
By: Vladeanu Denis
What causes the tides? Tides are periodic rises and falls of large bodies of water. Tides are caused by the gravitational interaction between the Earth and the Moon. The gravitational attraction of the moon causes the oceans to bulge out in the direction of the...
By: Marisol Dayton
Oceans are a vast, mysterious place for many people, a watery part of earth that represents recreation by boat or beach. Like land masses, however, oceans teem with life and have many different habitats to support the millions of creatures that live within the shallows...
How to get a bearing with a compass
By: Kevin W Byrom
In the hands of a trained individual, a compass becomes an invaluable tool to the one who wields it. Whether it's used to plot a path from point A to point B, determine what quadrant you're located in, or locate your approximate position on a...

 

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