Explaining carbon "foot-prints"
By: Christyl Rivers
It is not hard to calculate a carbon footprint. Basically, the footprint is the amount of excess carbon anyone consumes and thereby adds to greenhouse warming of the planet. It can be calculated through many sites such as Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Federation. Living...
Instruments commonly used in oceanography
By: Kimberly Napier
The study of the Earth's oceans and its boundaries is called oceanography. The oceans, which overs over 70 percent of the surface of the world, are interconnected. Humans rely on the oceans for food, as a source of weather and their climates. The oceans are...
How the change in sea level impacts animal life
By: Kimberly Napier
The water temperatures around the world are rising, as this occurs, the water level also rises. As the each drop of water become warmer they expand. This expansion of each of the drops in the ocean cause the sea levels to rise. At the same...
What has drilling into the sea floor contributed to ocean science?
By: Kimberly Napier
Since the first ocean exploration of the Challenger, ocean exploration has been driven by the desire to know what the ocean floor can tell the world. One way to do this exploration is through drilling into the ocean floor. Drilling is done by sending a...
By: Shaheen Daad
On the occasion of the publication of the findings of the Challenger expedition in 1895, the chief scientist John Murray summed up the significance by calling it "the greatest advance in the knowledge of our planet since the celebrated discoveries of the fifteenth and sixteenth...
What motivated early ocean explorers
By: Preston Loxton
Early ocean explorers took on unchartered seas; overcame countless dangers and were the first to lay their eyes on the New World. Guided by celestial navigation techniques, they embarked on their perilous journeys in the hopes of conquest, trade and discovery. Who were these individuals...
By: Shannon Farlouis
Estuaries are protected places that have rivers and streams that provide fresh water for a wide variety of wildlife and birds. Estuaries can be found all across the world. In and around estuaries is a variety of habitats that attract the wildlife and birds. Estuaries...
Instruments commonly used in oceanography
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Since the invention of boats and the need to recognize the seas, ocean explorers have relied on rustic instruments to measure and observe the ocean. The Vikings used a lead weight with a hollow underside, which was attached to a line . Once the weight collected...
What motivated early ocean explorers
By: Kimberly Napier
Early explorers were often driven by curiosity and a need for territory. They wanted to know about other people, if they were stronger than themselves, or would they make good partners in trade? Horizon There was also a curiosity about the ocean. In the 1400s...
By: Hai Shunxi
Igneous rocks get their name from the Latin word for fire, "ignis." This makes sense, because early naturalists could watch them forming as fiery streams of lava flowing from volcanoes turned into solid rock. The word igneous is now used to describe all rocks...

 

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