The classification of organisms in the ocean
By: Clare Hughes
There are a wide variety of organisms living in the ocean. To date, over 250,000 species have been identified by marine biologist and new organisms are constantly being discovered. Marine organisms range in size from the largest living creature, the blue whale down the...
By: Stanley Courage Duoghah
Classification of organisms involves identifying and putting them into groups based on distinctive and uniform qualities they possess. This scientific study and activity is referred to as Taxonomy, a branch of science which was first championed and postulated by Carol Linnaeus as a way of...
By: Gil Valo
Pesticide DDT is a chemical compound that was a major factor in reducing the eagle and hawk populations around the world. Raptors were also hurt by other problems such as hunting and deforestation. The 1972 ban of DDT certainly contributed to the bird of prey&rsquo...
By: Matilda Willows
Since the world's oceans support a great range of biodiversity and ecosystems as well as covering around 71 per cent of the earth’s surface, there must be various environments within this huge body of water to suit the needs of marine and plant life...
Major subdivisions of the world's oceans
By: Gregory Downs
Imagine if you will a sphere, and approximately seventy-two percent of this sphere, is covered by a brackish mantle of ocean water, with an average depth of about 2 ½ miles. It is important to note that this mantle of ocean has five major subdivisions...
By: Daisy Sue
Milkweed is a plant that many gardeners consider to be a pest. It grows quite tall and is not very pretty. Also, it spreads quickly and crowds out other plants. Milkweed gets its name from the milky juice that it produces. This juice contains alkaloids...
A guide to ocean habitats
By: Gregory Downs
There are approximately 1,322 billion cubic kilometers of water in our earth’s oceans, providing a home to many different types of ocean habitats in which organisms, plants and animals live. With approximately 70% of this planet covered in water and 96% of this...
By: Lenna Gonya
Oceans and the terrain that adjoins them are every bit as unique and diverse as dry land. Just as with any land on the surface of the earth, various realms of the deep are the homes of a wide variety of creatures. Ocean habitats extend...
By: Michael Totten
Water covers 71% of the Earth's surface. Nearly all of that water is seas and oceans. Because the oceans are continuous, it is sometimes hard to tell exactly where one ocean ends and the next begins. However, most classification systems agree that the oceans can...
How ocean currents speed melting of Antarctic ice
By: Gregory Downs
Underneath the Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf, in the West Antarctica, stronger ocean currents have been melting the glacier. In a public release from the Earth Institute at Columbia University; “The glacier is currently sliding into the sea at a clip of four kilometers...

 

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