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...
By: B. J. Deming
In the middle of the afternoon on March 11, 2011, one of the walls in a deep ocean trench just off the northeastern shore of Honshu, Japan, suddenly snapped. A piece of the sea floor about 186 miles long by 93 miles wide, per the...
By: Stanley Courage Duoghah
In oceanography or the study of the oceans, tides refer to the rise and fall of sea levels. A situation which is brought about by two things: the gravitational forces exerted by the sun and the moon and the rotation of the earth, which has...
By: Stanley Courage Duoghah
Water, which is the most abundant natural resource, is a binary compound made up of countless molecules, which can be explained as particles or tiny bits that come together to constitute chemical elements and certain compounds, in this case water. A water molecule may exist...
A guide to ocean habitats
By: Cicely Richard
Ocean habitats describe the five major bodies of water – the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian, the Arctic and the Southern oceans – that cover 71 percent of the Earth's surface. The largest habitat on the planet contains 97 percent of the Earth's water and...

 

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