By: Michael Totten
Taxonomy is the science of classifying all living organisms by assigning each species a degree of relatedness to other species. In general, the more alike one species is to another, the closer together those two species will be classified. The same system is used to...
By: Michael Totten
Ocean waves are how energy is transmitted through water. The visible part of the wave, at the surface of the ocean, is the smallest part of the wave. The rest of it goes deep under the surface of the wave. The most energetic ocean waves...
By: Todd Pheifer
Extreme weather is always relevant because it can have a major impact on people's behavior, work, and general existence. Despite the advances of modern society, weather is still a powerful force that can directly influence a various of environmental factors. People may think that they...
By: Marisol Dayton
Tides are the daily rising and lowering of sea levels. They are caused by the gravitational pull of the moon, the Earth’s rotation, the gravitational pull of the Sun, and bathymetry – the shape and contours of the ocean floor and shoreline. Depending on...
By: Stanley Courage Duoghah
What happens when you expose butter to the sun? It melts gradually, right? That’s the closest scenario and similar to what is happening to the Antarctic ice. Of course, the Antarctic ice because of its proximity to the ocean will melt from time to...
By: Gioia Degenaars
Not too long ago, humans used a pesticide known as DDT in agriculture to control pests and maintain crops. They didn’t just use a little, they used loads and loads of it. It was hailed as a savior chemical that would eliminate many of...
By: Stanley Courage Duoghah
In oceanography, subdivisions of the world’s oceans refer to defined seas and gulfs that exist within the huge limitless body of waters we call oceans. Oceanographers, however, have differing opinions on the number of oceans that constitute these major subdivisions. Some consider only the...
Properties of ocean waves
By: Clare Hughes
For anybody who makes their living on the sea or those who use the sea for recreation, waves are very important. Waves can damage off-shore structures and determine the speed that commercial vessels can travel. Small boats can be swamped by waves and surfers live...
How DDT harmed hawks and eagles
By: Tanya Devine
Shortly after World War Two, the pesticide DDT was introduced to American agriculture. This pesticidal wonder eradicated any insect it came in contact with and was used not only on crops, but in coastal marshlands to control salt marsh mosquitoes. It wasn’t until the...
By: Stanley Courage Duoghah
Ocean habitats refer to places in and near oceans, where certain organisms and other living things that are comfortable with seawater live, survive and thrive. These habitats do not exist only in the oceans but also the immediate environment; a typical examples are pools of...

 

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