By: Blaize Shepherd
When younger, the only lessons to we learned from the river were how to fish, swim, raft and play in on and around the rivers water and avoid drowning. Little is taught to us about protecting and preserving the life our rivers support or...
What lessons can we learn from the river?
By: Anitra Lahiri
The never-ceasing, magnetic force of the river has captured our attention since the dawn of time. The ancient Egyptians and Sumerians knew that their physical and spiritual survival depended upon the rivers by which they settled; their rivers- the Nile, Tigris, and Euphrates- were...
What lessons can we learn from the river?
By: Joanna Canning
Rivers have existed since the creation of continents and some of them are one of the oldest ecosystems on our planet. They have provided an optimal, high quality habitat for multiple species of plants and animals. In addition to creating a living environment for...
By: Alison Bowler
Black smokers are objects of intense interest to oceanographers, geologists and biologists. They are hydrothermal vents found near the oceanic ridges, which mark the constructive plate boundaries. Found only in the deep oceans, the first black smoker was discovered in 1977 on the East Pacific...
By: Alison Bowler
The Goliath Grouper, Epinephelus itajara, is the largest grouper found in the North Atlantic. The goliath grouper lives in the tropical and subtropical waters from the coastal waters of Brazil up through the Caribbean into the Gulf of Mexico and the waters surrounding the Florida...
Threats to coral reefs
By: Stephanie Graham
Coral reef bleaching is when zooxanthellae, single-celled microscopic organisms that give corals their color, are released by the corals in an effort to control the amount it contains. This process is normal until too much zooxanthellae are released. The excessive amount released causes coral reefs...
By: Alison Bowler
Recently, global warming has become a cause of concern to many. Of particular concern is the potential loss of the ice sheets found in the Polar Regions of the Earth. The loss of land ice in Antarctica Alaska and Greenland would lead to a global...
Will Great Rivers Die
By: Morgan Carlson
With many great rivers in the world and many more sources of those same rivers with their many, many tributaries feeding them, it is unlikely that the rivers will die outright. Will the great rivers weaken? Some will, others may become stronger, while new great...
Threats to coral reefs
By: Margaret Gaines
Threats to Coral Reefs While coral reefs have survived and thrived for millennia, they are also very fragile ecosystems that can be devastated by natural events and human interaction. Tropical reefs grow in shallow waters near the coast. Their location exposes them to a...
Understanding the water cycle
By: Author Name Withheld 228
"The cycle of life, is intricately tied up with the cycle of water" said Jacques Cousteau. When we take the time to meditate on this concept, we discover that everything we do "ties" with the cycle of water. We drink it, we bathe in...

 

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