Aquariums Essay Examples

  • A Comparison Of Population Estimation Methods Using The Yellow Elimia Snail

    1718 words - 7 pages

    Abstract The purpose of this experiment was to compare three methods of population estimation: enumeration, mark/recapture, and depletion. We went to Choctafaula Creek in Lee County, Alabama to estimate the population size of the yellow elimia snail (Elimia flava). In this experiment, the enumeration method estimated a population of 847 snails, the mark/recapture method estimated 1,328 snails, and the depletion method gave estimates of 1,918 snails and 680 snails. These three methods each gave an extremely different estimate, and therefore the three methods are not equally valid. Intro

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    Great Barrier Reef

    1575 words - 7 pages

    Great Barrier Reef The Great Barrier Reef is located of the coast of Australia and it consists of more than 2,800 coral reefs. (National Geographic). This is the largest coral reef ecosystem in the world currently. (National Geographic). The Great Barrier Reef stretches for 133,000 square miles and is currently one of the world’s natural wonders. (Discovery). It is larger than the Great Wall of China and is the only living organism that is visible from outer space. (GreatBarrierReef.org). The Great Barrier Reef was built from billions of tiny organisms and to this day supports many div

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    Reflective Statement

    1356 words - 6 pages

    Our group chose to volunteer at the Pier Aquarium for our service learning project. Our main task was to design the Aquarium’s brochures, so that they become more competitive with the brochures, which other tourist places offer. In addition, we helped with setting up for the Fish Head Ball, which was a charity event held by the Aquarium to raise funds. I had an amazing experience, while doing the project, because I discovered that it can be very rewarding to volunteer, especially if you like the people you are working with. The Service Learning Project was the first volunteer work that I ha

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    Mongobay

    2491 words - 10 pages

    mongabay.com Body shape  There is a tremendous diversity of fish in the world. Each species is adapted to life in a specific habitat. By examining the body shape of the fish, the aquariast can learn much about the habitat of the fish.  Overall Body Shape  The body shape is one of the best indicators in determining the fish's environment. Surface dwelling fish have an upturned mouth, a flattened back. Tall bodied, laterally compressed species like Discus and Angelfish, are adapted to life in slow-moving waters. Slender, torpedo shaped fish are better adapted to moving waters. Bottom-d

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    Polypys And Biodiversity

    3961 words - 16 pages

    louis March 9, 2011 BioEssay on Biodiversity Coral Polyps the Rain Forest of the Sea While some people think of them as plants, corals are actually "home" too many millions of animals called "coral polyps." These polyps have soft, hollow bodies with mouths facing upwards. Little tentacles, which contain stinging cells, are attached to the circumference of their mouths and help the polyps capture their food. They also absorb some nutrients through their microvilli. While coral "homes" grow together to create reefs that provide an optimal hiding place for other fish, turtles, eels, shrimp,

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    Coral Reefs

    1401 words - 6 pages

    WHAT ARE CORAL REEFS Coral reefs are underwater structures made from calcium carbonate secreted by corals. Corals are colonies of tiny living animals found in marine waters that contain few nutrients. Most coral reefs are built from stony corals, which in turn consist of polyps that cluster in groups. The polyps are like tiny sea anemones, to which they are closely related. But unlike sea anemones, coral polyps secrete hard carbonate exoskeletons which support and protect their bodies. Reefs grow best in warm, shallow, clear, sunny and agitated waters. Coral Reefs are the "Rainforests" of th

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    Spratlys

    3712 words - 15 pages

    iIntroduction The Spratly Islands are situated in the South China Sea, one of the largest continental shelves in the world, which is abundant in resources such as oil, natural gas, minerals, and seafood. It is the seaway passed by many ships trading across the region and continent. Conflict in the South China Sea really affects both regional and international stability. Thus, the study of and seeking appropriate solutions for the Spratly Islands conflict are important at least for two reasons—ensuring both regional and international security and peace, and promoting regional cooperation. 19

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    Coral Reefs

    3245 words - 13 pages

    The Caribbean Coral Reef The world’s ocean is a very complex place, which many different organisms call home. Coral reefs occupy nearly 0.17% of the total surface of Earth (Bertness and Nybakken, 2005). They are one of the most diverse ecosystems found on Earth. Approximately 4-5% of all species are found on coral reefs (Bertness and Nybakken, 2005). A variety of fishes, invertebrate animals, and plants can be found on these underwater wonderlands. Throughout the world, there are many coral reefs that are home to many species. Coral reefs are thought of by many as the rainforest of th

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    Mini Ecosystem Inside A Jar

    1670 words - 7 pages

    Mini Ecosystem inside a Jar Lab Report By Student X, B2 Question/Purpose: Does the amount of water in the jar/ecosystem affect the organisms living inside? (And if so, what kind of effect does it have on them?) Hypothesis: If we only add half the amount of water we put in the control jar to the experimental jar, then the ecosystem will be less healthy (for example, the plants, fish, and snails might die earlier) because organisms need water to survive. Also, since the water is what they’re living in, more water means more room to live. Materials: Two 1-liter glass jars with

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    Nitrogen Cycle

    1580 words - 7 pages

    The Nitrogen Cycle Nitrogen is an element. It is found in living things like plants and animals. It is also an important part of non-living things like the air above and the dirt below. Atoms of nitrogen don't just stay in one place. They move slowly between living things, dead things, the air, soil and water. These movements are called the nitrogen cycle. Most of the nitrogen on Earth is in the atmosphere. Approximately 80% of the molecules in Earth's atmosphere are made of two nitrogen atoms bonded together (N2). All plants and animals need nitrogen to make amino acids, proteins and DNA,

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    History Of Rock And Roll

    1049 words - 5 pages

    Lecture 21 CLIMATE CHANGE GLOBAL WARMING AND COOLING IS NATURAL • Global cooling = glacial • Global warming = interglacial • What are we in today? • How do scientists know what our climate was like in the past? THE EARTH HAS NATURAL CLIMATE FLUCTUATIONS • Astronomical controls (Milankovitch cycles) • Plate tectonics • Sunspot activity • Volcanic eruptions Mt Pinatubo (Philippines) 1991 VOLCANIC INPUT OF CARBON FROM ROCKS TO THE ATMOSPHERE CO2 INPUT TO ATM MUST BE COUNTERED BY CO2 REMOVAL • Chemical weathering of silica-rich rocks on the continents remove CO2 from t

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    Past And Future Sea Level Change At Hoylake

    3143 words - 13 pages

    Past and Future Sea Level Change at Hoylake, NW England James Mewburn 7310054 BSc (Hons) Geography/Geology, SEAES, University of Manchester Contents Page Page Numbers: 3. 3,4. 4. 5. 6. 6. 8,9. 10. 11. 11. 11. 11,12. 12. 12. 5. 4. 6. 7. 8. 8. 9. 10. 11. 1. Introduction 1.1. Background 2. Methodology 2.1. Limitations 3. Results and Analysis 3.1. SWLI Reconstruction 3.2. Diatoms showing relative sea level change 3.3. Sea level curve 3.4. Sediment log of core 4b 4. Discussion 4.1. Past sea level 4.2. Future sea level 4.3. Limitations 5. Conc

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    Unesco Final Project

    2122 words - 9 pages

    Belize Barrier Reef System Belize Barrier Reef System Axia College SCI 230 Belize Barrier Reef System The Belize Barrier Reef platform is located on the Atlantic-Caribbean coast of Belize. It extends 260 kilometers from the border with Mexico to the north, to near the Guatemala border to the south. There is a vast amount of vegetation found in this area and the same holds true of the diversity of life found in this reef. These plants and animals share this breadth and each organism make up and contribute to this ecosystem. Unfortunately, the Barrier Reef ecosystem is being threaten

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    Chemical Reactions Lab

    3319 words - 14 pages

    INTRODUCTION OF CHEMICAL REACTION A chemical reaction is a process in which one set of chemical substances (reactants) is converted into another (products). It involves making and breaking chemical bonds and the rearrangement of atoms. Chemical reactions are represented by balanced chemical equations, with chemical formulas symbolizing reactants and products. A chemical equation is a way to describe what goes on in a chemical reaction, the actual change in a material. Chemical equations are written with the symbols of materials to include elements, ionic or covalent compounds, aqueous solut

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