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Facts About the Sea Anemones
Sea Anemones There are over one thousand species of sea anemone. Anthozoa actiniaria, is their genius and species name. They are a predator animal believe it or not, in the phylum Cnidaria. They are related to corals, jellyfish, and hydra. Sea anemone attack to coral or a reef by their Pedal disk. They are able to move, bu...
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A Report on a Research Study on Overfishing and the Positive Effects of Co-Managed Fisheries on This Issue
Overfishing Background info The population of fish in the world’s oceans has greatly decreased in the last few decades, and are projected to completely collapse in 2048 if current rates continue. Over 25% of fish stocks are being overexploited, and 52% are being exploited to their fullest, with new boats coming on all the...
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The Negative Effects of Captivity to Wild Orcas
Abstract In the wild orcas can live up to 50-90 years of age, while in captivity they don’t succeed 30 years. While in captivity they are deprived of their natural rights including food, family, and space. They are given food that you can’t find out in the wild which doesn’t satisfy their diet while being taken away from t...
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The Negative Impact of Humans on the Horned Whales, Narwhals of the Arctic Regions
Narwhal-Human Relationship Narwhals, or Monodon Monoceros, are horned whales that live in the Arctic regions of the world. Their population is on a constant decrease due to the human’s negligence to them. Being defenseless to the harm that we bring to them, Narwhals are negatively impacted by humans. Narwhals are hunted...
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The Similarities and Differences in Describing What Happens You Observe Birds in Ornithological Biographies and Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
A Flock of Birds Simple events in our lives are often overlooked by our rushed and demanding lives. John James Audubon’s Ornithological Biographies and Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek show what happens when one stops to smell the roses, or rather, watch the birds. Although describing similar events, the authors di...
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The World Wildlife Foundation: Successes and Difficulties in Protecting Various Engendered Species
In the recent weeks, organizations such as The World Wildlife Foundation are celebrating tremendous strides in environmental efforts. As of early September, the giant panda has been downgraded from ‘Endangered’ to ‘Vulnerable’ on the global tracking list of species that are at risk for extinction. This happy news is long...
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The Impact of Wolf Eradication in Yellowstone National Park
Many people find wolf hunting repulsive and abusive. I am not necessarily
in that category but I can understand where they are coming from,
especially if you look at the effects wolf hunting has had on the
environment and ecosystem around it. The eradication of the wolves in
Yellowstone Natio...
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Snow Leopards: The Characteristics, Location, and Threats They Face
Snow leopards have long, thick fur, and their base colour varies from smoky gray to yellowish tan, with whitish under parts. They have dark grey to black open rosettes on their bodies, with small spots of the same color on their heads and larger spots on their legs and tails. Unusually among cats, their eyes are pale green...
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A Study on Brine Shrimp and the Effects of Concentrations of Motor Oil in Saline Solutions on Its Survival
Brine Shrimp, or Artemia are aquatic crustaceans that grow can be 8 to 12 mm in length and whose existence dates back to 982 in Iran. Brine shrimp thrive in conditions in which the water has a pH of 8, salinity levels are from 3-3.5% and the temperature 26-28 degrees celsius. Through the process of natural selection Brine...
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Wolves as the Keystone Species of the Greater Yellowstone Area
Wolves in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem In the Greater Yellowstone Area, wolves have been reintroduced to help with the development of the ecosystem. Wolves are considered a keystone species at the top of the Yellowstone food chain. Due to this, they affect many other organisms in the ecosystem. In 1995, there were fo...
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The Significance of Ferret Domestication in Our History
Ferrets The ferret (Mustela putorius furo) has been domesticated for thousands of years. The domesticated ferret is imperative to the modern and historic world in many ways. Today’s ferrets have many uses, such as: hunting rabbits, rodent control, fur production, transportation, companionship, British games, and biomedical...
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A Discussion on a New Hunting Method From the Coasts of Japan's Islands Called Drive-Hunting
Do you remember the last time you felt immense physical pain? Well, it is unlikely that you were stabbed and completely conscious while your spinal cord was being crushed and your body mutilated. I mention this because this is only a part of a somewhat new hunting method called “drive-hunting”, which has surfaced on the coa...
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Characteristics of the Cassowaries a Bird Found in the Rainforest of Papua New Guinea
The cassowaries are large, flightless ratite birds that are found in the rainforests of Papa New Guinea, Australia, and some of the surrounding islands (Sanft 1975). Weighing up to 85 kg, these birds are second in size only to the ostrich. Native peoples hunted the cassowaries and valued them as livestock; it was reported t...
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Lead Ammunition Ban in California and Its Effects on Scavenging Birds
Several years ago, a team of wildlife researchers tested the effect of California’s 2008 lead ammunition ban on the blood lead levels of two scavenging birds, the Golden Eagle and the Turkey Vulture (Kelly, et al. 2011). The lead ammunition ban was enacted to aid the recovery of a critically endangered bird, the California...
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A Study on Determining the Genetic Diversity of the Devil Lake Trout and the Loughborough Lake Trout
Abstract This study was undertaken to determine the genetic diversity of both the Devil Lake trout and the Loughborough Lake trout. To accomplish this, microsatellite data was collected from the two fish populations. The observed heterozygosity of each of the fish populations was used as a point of comparison as it direct...
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A Discussion on Hoddle's Use of Exotic Species to Control Invasive Exotic Species
Hoddle, M. S. (2004). Restoring Balance: Using Exotic Species to Control
Invasive Exotic Species. Conservation Biology, 18(1), 38-49. Hoddle advocates for the use of powerful technology to control invasive feral cats using biological control, entails the use of selected organisms high in the food chain to...
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Colorful Guppies Have a Higher Chance of Getting a Mate and Getting Eaten
With lots of data composed in the United States, I knew that the guppies were dramatically changing in color and my crew and I wanted to fully understand why. The guppies were mire drab when there were more predators. The more colorful guppies in areas with lots of predators were more likely to get eaten. The colorful gu...
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The Ban on the Importation, Distribution and Sale of Whales and Whale Products in Australia
Statement of Facts The newly appointed Australian Government has proposed to ban the
importation, distribution and sale within Australia of whales and whale
products. This arises from the provisions created under Australia's
Absolute Protection for Wild Whales Act 2013 (Cth) and related customs
regulations. One of the many...
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A Comprehensive Analysis of Blackfish, a Documentary Film by Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Blackfish, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite was released on July 19th, 2013. In the film, the watchers get to see a continuous court case between SeaWorld and the Occupational Safety and Health Admissions. The documentary talks about an aggressive killer whale named Tilikum who was captured at a young age and was kept in...
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An Introduction to the Indian Rhinoceros, and the Measures That Can Be Taken in Order to Stop Their Rapid Decrease in Population
The Indian Rhinoceros, also known as the Greater-One Horned Rhino is in danger and the only ones who can stop their rapid decrease in population are the ones who are causing it. That’s right, the Indian Rhinoceros are going extinct because of humans! Since the Rhinos are held captive, the Toronto Zoo makes the environment a...
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The Relationship between the Lengths of Trout Fish Relative to Their Weight
The data below is a representation of the relationship between the lengths of trout fish relative to their weight. Using an exponential mode or linear model of the data one should be able to make accurate predictions regarding the weight or size of a fish given one of these components. The use of a linear model is a good...
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A Speech on the Importance of Not Removing Wolves from the Endangered Species List
Some see them as a threat to humanity. Others think they are the
epitome of evil. They are feared for their cunning, disguised as
grandmothers to devour helpless little girls. They are notorious for their
ferocity, able to blow down houses of straw or sticks in a single breath.
They are wolves. Prejudices against wolv...
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The Approach of the Fish and Wildlife Service to the Conservation of Sage Grouse Habitats
The Endangered Species Act is a polarizing law that has attracted controversy for more than 40 years. Advocates of the law tout its track record of preventing extinctions; 99% of species put on the list have persisted to this day. Detractors of the law see it as a government overreach that stifles economic growth and is min...
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Jamieson's Opinion on the Four Primary Reasons for Keeping Animals in the Zoos
Introduction Jamieson’s argument appears to direct a questions to zoo’s proponents to justify the reasons for keeping animals in the zoos around the world. According to Jamieson, the four primary reasons for keeping animal in the zoos does not justify itself. The author perceives the act of zoo keeping is against the mor...
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The Flight of Monarch Butterflies
Monarch butterflies are very well known North American butterflies due to their bright orange and black wing color. However some interesting facts about the purpose of their wings and flight include that their wings absorb energy directly from the sun instead of storing it, thus monarch butterflies cannot fly at night (Halp...
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