Large Animals Essay Examples

  • Moby Dick 2

    1493 words - 6 pages

    Moby Dick The moral ambiguity of the universe is prevalent throughout Melville?s Moby Dick. None of the characters represent pure evil or pure goodness. Even Melville?s description of Ahab, whom he repeatedly refers to "monomaniacal," suggesting an amorality or psychosis, is given a chance to be seen as a frail, sympathetic character. When Ahab?s "monomaniac" fate is juxtaposed with that of Ishmael, that moral ambiguity deepens, leaving the reader with an ultimate unclarity of principle.

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    Round River By Aldo Leopold

    500 words - 2 pages

    In the essay the "Round River" Aldo Leopold was trying to say many different ideas that related together in the fight for nature preservation and restoration. One of Aldo Leopolds main points in his essay was that we as humans can not replace, rebuild nature. So before it goes to far, and get's to destroyed we must restore it. As people though we can only do so much and we can't restore it with foreign plants, but only the natural plants that originated there. So if we destroy an area's ecosystem then we can never restore, and replenish it to its original state and land co

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    The African Lion

    1124 words - 5 pages

    The lion is known as king of the jungle because of its huge size and ferocious appearance, the most common type of lion is the African lion. The African lion has the genus species Panthera (panther, leopard) leo (lion). Panthera leo has the common name lion and comes from the felidae family. Panthera leo is in the mammali class and has the order carnivora(Bush Gardens, 1996). Lions live in sub-Saharan Africa in grasslands and semi-arid plains in prides which is a group of lions that live in the same area and share hunting duties(Bush Gardens,1996). Lions are the only truly

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    The Resumption Of Whaling By Norway

    1496 words - 6 pages

    A paper by Bryan Togias Introduction The following paper is about the resumption of whaling by Norway with a focus on the American attitude towards whaling in general. Whaling is a very sensitive issue for many people, including myself. There are many people who feel that whales are highly intelligent mammals, akin to humanity in many ways. They cite the fact that whales mate for life, the size of the average whales brain, an

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    Dillard Vs Orwell

    509 words - 3 pages

    Compare and Contrast Dillard and Orwell Recreating Childhood/Young Adult events is the thread that ties “Shooting an Elephant” and “The Chase” together. The two narrators lay out their personal stories with both setting up a climatic ending through their unique way of personal story telling. They recreate their events and explain their emotions and what they both felt at the time. Both stories do a great job of personally connecting to their readers. Orwell discusses his feelings about imperialism in a straightforward manner and Dillard uses the chase scene to represent her struggle between

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    Whale Rider Issues Relating To The Meaning Of Life

    870 words - 4 pages

    "Whale Rider" “Whale Rider” addresses important issues and questions relating to the meaning of life. One main character, Koro, the grandfather of Paikea Apirana, the young girl at the centre of the story, believes that the meaning of his life is to reinstate a new chieftain to the Whangara tribe. The ancient laws of the Whangara state that the chief must be a male. As Paikea is female, Koro treats her as useless, and her attempts to learn the ways of the Whangara warriors outrage Koro. Paikea is the living descendant of the forefather of her people, her namesake Paikea, who it is believe

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    Whaling Right Or Wrong

    352 words - 2 pages

    The article (February 2, 2008, Barbaric whaling just to save face) states that the Japanese still use the excuse of ‘research’ to cover up their unnecessary butchery of whales. This is happening in Australian waters, yet nothing is done about it! In the newspapers and on television, we see photographs and videos of the merciless and sadistic abuse of the whales, of them in pain and suffering, but where are the photographs and videos of arrests and justice? Some arguments involve questions such as “why shouldn’t Japanese hunt whales?” or “why should we care?” The fact is, the Japanese aren’t j

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    1317 words - 6 pages

    My information on Tigers The legend: Irrespective of the culture or language, the tiger is considered as the undisputed ruler of its domain and it has had a profound influence on village life in Asia over the centuries. In popular belief the tiger is the oldest resident of the jungle, living there long before humans came. People working in their gardens or in the forest do not dare to call the big cat by its common names. Instead they use respectful titles like 'grandfather/grandmother in-the forest,' 'old man of the forest,' 'general' or 'king of the forest.' The tiger is variously fe

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    Jonah And The Whale Biblical Review

    741 words - 3 pages

    Jonah and the Whale Background Information: Jonah was the fifth of the Minor Prophets. He was from Galilee and his story takes place somewhere between 780 B.C. and 760 B.C. The name usually means "dove", but based on Jonah’s personality, it is not unlikely that the name is derived from the root “Yanah”, which means to mourn, or complain. Basic Summary: Jonah was called upon by God to travel to the town of Nineveh, a very dangerous town, and preach His word. Jonah was scared of God, however, and he ignored His request. Instead, he ran away from God and boarded a ship heading toward Tar

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    America Vs America

    1339 words - 6 pages

    Humans & Animals, Who Has Morals? In the scientific community, the term “animal” is considered a kingdom, of which Homo sapiens are a member. We are classified as a species of animal. It stands to reason that other species in this kingdom should be afforded the same moral standings as humans. I will argue that all species of animals have a moral standing. There are many similarities between humans and other types of animals. These similarities include physiological and psychological. Physiological factors are much easier to see and argue because as species may look anatomically differe

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    Animal Rights

    2117 words - 9 pages

    About time to give animals their rights, right? Animal – what comes to your mind when you hear this word? Perhaps something furry, something feathery, something slimy, something with a beak or lots of sharp teeth, - right? I am sure this what comes to almost everyone’s mind when they think “Animal”. However, do you think of life, a beating heart, and receptiveness to stimulants, feelings, and a struggle for survival amidst tremendous odds? Take a minute to stop and think of this; after all, animals aren’t the cuddly stuffed toys that you see in department stores. They are livin

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    Gray Whale

    638 words - 3 pages

    The gray whale is a baleen whale. Its scientific name is Eschrichtius Robustus. It is estimated that there are about 15,000-22,000 gray whales world-wide. Gray whales make an extraordinarily long migration from the Arctic Ocean (northwest of Alaska in the Chukchi Sea) to the Baja peninsula off Mexico, and back each year. They travel about 12,500 miles (20,110 km) each year, staying near the coast. They feed in the cold Arctic waters and calve and mate in the warm, protected tropical lagoons of the Pacific Ocean off Baja, Mexico. Gray whale breeding occurs mostly in the winter to early spring w

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    Date With Stingrays

    836 words - 4 pages

    It all starts now, right now. It is a beautiful sunny morning; it is not hot yet, a lovely breeze from the ocean and all that poetic stuff we have read about are right with us. I am getting out of the car having a feeling that could be described as a strange mixture of blues, fear, and submission. The only positive emotion that I can find inside me is my firm belief that everything must come to its end sooner or later. For those who still have not got it, I am going to have a lot of fun together with my son and husband. “Here is the boat. Here is our lovely

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    Journal Entry For The Whale By Yves Theriault

    288 words - 2 pages

    I was down a the quay last week, talking to all the fishermen, when Ambroise came in on his boat claiming that he had caught a whale. I wasn’t sure if I should believe him or not. There was no proof, and everyone else thought he was a joke. Ambroise seemed pretty convinced that he had actually caught a whale, and stormed off when no one would believe him. All week I’ve been hearing different stories about this. Some are even saying he caught the whale wit his bare hands! Yet still, everyone thinks it is a joke. I saw Ambroise talking to Clovis, the banker’s son, a few days ago. He was saying t

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    Shooting Of An Elephant

    770 words - 4 pages

    In “Shooting an Elephant," Orwell portrays his message through the use of multiple persuasive tools. He wants the reader to know when somebody assumes power. The various persuasive tools identified are, symbolism, metaphors and irony. Through the use of symbols, Orwell portrays his message powerfully. The elephant symbolizes freedom and the victims of imperialism. Orwell contently repeats his decision not to kill the elephant. At the beginning he has "no intention of shooting the elephant. (Orwell 69)" When he sees the elephant he says, "I knew with perfect certainty that I ought not to shoot

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    Animal Rights

    2664 words - 11 pages

    Imagine life in a cage that’s just large enough for you to fit in. Or imagine it in an overcrowded, hot warehouse that is inescapable. Or being skinned alive. These are just some of the hardships that unfortunate animals of all types endure daily. The things that are done to animals would never be done to human beings. Their skin would never be worn by other humans, and their meat/bodies would never be eaten by other humans. Humans have their own set of rights, so shouldn’t all other animals, also? “Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to ci

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    1480 words - 6 pages

    At one time, bison were widespread from Alaska to northern Mexico. Now bison have been exterminated in the wild except in Yellowstone Park in Wyoming and Wood Buffalo Park, Northwest territory, Canada. The bison are gone in the prairie of the United States along with many of the ecosystem's species. Deep scars mar the landscape where the soil has been swept way by water runoff. The life of the rancher and farmer is vanishing. The body of the bison is huge. They are also tall animals and have two distinctive features, one being the shoulder hump and the other being their huge head. They are

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    Does Fame Bring Happiness

    419 words - 2 pages

    Fame does not necessarily bring happiness, because it depends upon how one defines happiness and contentness. In order to be happy one must first understand why they are seeking such fortune. Fame has its consequences and it is for this reason that it does not guarantee inevitable success and achievement. In Shakespeare's King Lear, the main character, the King sought to prove himself and confirm that he mattered. His fame ultimately led to his demise, and this matter of fact also applies to Melville's Captain Ahab from Moby Dick. In King Lear, the King is depicted as a venerable public fig

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    Was Orwell Justified In Shooting The Elephant

    874 words - 4 pages

    In “Shooting an Elephant,” George Orwell finds himself in a difficult situation involving an elephant. He is forced to choose between killing the elephant, and letting it live. From reading the story, I have an understanding of the many different reasons he had for killing the elephant, and I strongly feel that Orwell was justified in shooting it. The elephant was tame, but was experiencing must, which is similar to when a dog goes on heat. This explains why the majestic animal acted out the way it had. “It had been chained up, as tame elephants always are when their attack of “must” is d

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    Cow Nosed Ray

    312 words - 2 pages

    Cow-Nosed Ray Many people have never even heard of Cow-Nosed Ray or even seen one in person. Several questions have been asked about where are they found or do they even exist. This is the most rare species of a ray a person can find.The name of the fish comes from the common cow.The nose is shaped as if it was a cows nose. Long barbals are located on the ray's nose.The ray's pectoral fins are sickle shaped & triangular. This fish has a continuous caudal fin. There is a single dorsal fin right beside the long whip-like tail. Flowing through the water easily the cow-nosed ray has a very s

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    The Whale

    286 words - 2 pages

    I was down a the quay last week, talking to all the fishermen, when Ambroise came in on his boat claiming that he had caught a whale. I wasn’t sure if I should believe him or not. There was no proof, and everyone else thought he was a joke. Ambroise seemed pretty convinced that he had actually caught a whale, and stormed off when no one would believe him. All week I’ve been hearing different stories about this. Some are even saying he caught the whale wit his bare hands! Yet still, everyone thinks it is a joke. I saw Ambroise talking to Clovis, the banker’s son, a few days ago. He was saying t

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    Killer Whales

    506 words - 3 pages

    Homologous Structures The homologous structures I am going to compare are a killer whale and a shark’s pectoral fin. A shark’s pectoral fin is made of cartilage and has no bone or muscle. A killer whale’s pectoral fin is like a human’s hand. It has bones and muscle. A shark’s and a whale’s fin helps it swim and glide in the water but a whale’s fin can move up and down because of the joints. A shark’s fin can’t move because its just cartilage, it stabilizes the shark in the water. That is a homologous structure between a whale and a shark. Vestigial Structure Whales are m

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    Blind Indus Dolphin

    359 words - 2 pages

    All you need to know about the Indus River Dolphin Other names: Bhulan, Susu, Blind River Dolphin, Indus Susu About: Indus dolphins are mammals, not fish. They come up to the surface for air, and as humans do, they give birth to live young, which feed on their mothers' milk. The Indus River dolphin is one of four river dolphin species and subspecies in the world that spend all their lives in freshwater. Habitat: Found in silt laden turbid water, the Indus River dolphin once inhabited nearly the entire lower Indus River system. Currently, however, it is confined to the range highlighted

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    784 words - 4 pages

    Up to 100,000 elephants are killed annually for their ivory, and rhinos have been slaughtered rapidly all because of the human appetite for their horns. These animals are on the brink of extinction because African Poachers continue to hunt and kill them for their own selfish profit. There are many uses to these animal’s ivory and horns but to kill them for a small part of their body is sad and preposterous. It’s like someone killing us only for our foot! Over the centuries man has used rhino horns in a variety of products. Its two main uses have been ornamental and medical. From dates as fa

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    Shooting An Elephant

    967 words - 4 pages

    What is the Purpose of “Shooting an Elephant”? “One day something happened which in a roundabout way was enlightening. It was a tiny incident in itself, but it gave me a better glimpse than I had before of the real nature of imperialism- the real motives for which despotic governments act”. George Orwell wrote this in his 1963 essay “Shooting an Elephant”. His two most famous works, 1984 and Animal Farm, both exemplify his avid stand against totalitarian and imperialistic forms of government, but in a fictional background. “Shooting an Elephant,” on the other hand, uses a personal experienc

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    Animal Imagery

    568 words - 3 pages

    Nemean Lion HAMLET My fate cries out, And makes each petty artery in this body As hardy as the Nemean lion's nerve. Still am I call'd. Unhand me, gentlemen. By heaven, I'll make a ghost of him that lets me! I say, away! Go on; I'll follow thee. Sparrow HAMLET Not a whit, we defy augury: there's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all: since no man has aught of what he leaves, what is't to leave betimes?

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    Authenticity Of Jonah

    3403 words - 14 pages

    AUTHENTICITY OF JONAH BY MUKIIBI PIUS Introduction The book of Jonah is cast throughout in form of narrative, the only one of the last twelve of the OT which is so. Besides treating the book’s origin, unity, division and other common places of introduction there is need to reasons for the appearance of this book’s narrative amongst the prophetic discourses since such narratives are not common in most of the prophetic books. There is need also to ask the narrative was intended as one fact; and if not, why the author was directed to the choice of such a form to enforce the truth commit

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    1553 words - 7 pages

    The Defiance of God from Jonah and then doing what God had order him to do and Captain Ahab life nearly getting taken by Moby Dick and still wanting to capture it causes him to lose his life, it shows how people try to fight against fate but to no avail end losing to fate. And what is fate? When a person does something they would feel strongly about it but when the outcome isn’t good they would think its fate that it wasn’t a good outcome. But when the outcome is good they would think it was fate that brought the outcome to be good. So is life pre-determined? Is fighting what was pre-determine

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    Romeo And Juliet

    335 words - 2 pages

    Fame does not necessarily bring happiness, because it depends upon how one defines happiness and contentness. In order to be happy one must first understand why they are seeking such fortune. Fame has its consequences and it is for this reason that it does not guarantee inevitable success and achievement. In Shakespeare's King Lear, the main character, the King sought to prove himself and confirm that he mattered. His fame ultimately led to his demise, and this matter of fact also applies to Melville's Captain Ahab from Moby Dick. In King Lear, the King is depicted as a venerable public fig

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    1363 words - 6 pages

    Dolphins Sylvia Burke March 30, 2008 Dolphins Dolphins are aquatic mammals that are strongly related to porpoises and whales. There are seventeen different genera of Dolphins in which there are almost forty different species. “Their sizes vary from 1.2 meters (4 ft) and 40 kilograms (88 lb) (Maui's Dolphin), up to 9.5 m (30 ft) and ten tones (the Orca or Killer W

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    Mark Twain

    532 words - 3 pages

    Reading Response 5 Isak Dinesen shoots an iguana with the intention of using the skin for aesthetic beauty. She fails to understand the reality of what she is trying to do. I feel the unequal distribution of power between the gun and the iguana may represent humanity's domination over animals. Dinesen alludes to the negative impact of humans on planet earth and our parasitic nature when she quotes a saying of a hero in a book she had read as a child: "I have conquered them all, but I am standing amongst graves" (73). My own experience in "shooting an iguana" involves hunting and capturi

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    Cathedral Summary

    1166 words - 5 pages

    In "Cathedral" by Raymond Carver the narrator appears to have it all, a lovely, sympathetic wife, enough food on the table to keep them happy, and the often underestimated gift of sight. But behind this satisfied exterior seems to lie a wealth of blindness, ignorance, jealousy, and a substance abuse problem that he uses to escape the rigors of his reality. On the other hand, the pitied blind man is really the one who should be envied. He appears to have a more accurate view of the world than most with two healthy eyes. In addition, he has a closer relationship with the narrator's wife than th

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    Killer Whales A Diverging Species

    2311 words - 10 pages

    Abstract Worldwide populations of killer whales (Orcinus Orca) have long been thought to be an individual species with a unique cultural component. Transient and Resident orcas have long been studied to determine the cause of their starkly different societies and prey predilection. Until recently, they were considered to be no more than ecotypes of one another—genetically identical although behaviorally very different. Recent research, however (the discovery of a drastically dissimilar pod in Antarctic waters) has led scientists to question this classification and contemplate the real possi

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    Whaling Regulations

    338 words - 2 pages

    Whaling Regulations Worldwide The International Whaling Commission (IWC) was set up under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling. It was signed in Washington DC on 2nd December 1946, it is most famous for implementing an international moratorium on all commercial whaling after whale populations were decimated by decades of unsustainable hunting. Canada left the International Whaling Commission in 1982. The main duty of the IWC is to review and revise the regulations in the Schedule to the Convention which govern the conduct of whaling throughout the world. These reg

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    Critical Review

    378 words - 2 pages

    Word Count: 388 Swept off my feet Pure white sand, crystal clear salt water sit before me as I just take a deep breath to enjoy the wonderful day ahead of me. Aboard the fairy that is whisking me away to the Isla Mujeres where I will soon experience the most amazing sea creature alive. Through the clear blue water of Cancun, Mexico we see nothing but miles of water. We come upon the island to see many families, people of all ages. Some were very golden in color and then others were not. We got off the fairy and were now on the even more beautiful island. The white, soft, warm sand betwe

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    Whaling In The 19th Century

    577 words - 3 pages

    Whaling has been around on since prehistoric times, they were hunted by chasing the whales, and throwing a harpoon into them. Whaling and fishing in the late nineteenth and twentieth century became a tragedy of the commons where fishermen had little incentive to allow some fish to remain to only be taken by others. Countries around the world were putting whales on the brink of extinction through any means necessary. By not taking young fish, this would allow future fish to keep the population stable, but by not taking the younger fish, the fishermen would lose these to other fishermen. In

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    Moby Dick Lierary Analysis

    1566 words - 7 pages

    In Moby Dick, Herman Melville's inclusion of symbolism broadens the scope of the environment and aids in the establishment of the underlying philosophical tone of the novel. Often the symbolism in this story is discussed in the narrator's interpretation of what occurred and the reader relies on his responses and the reactions of the other characters to determine the importance of symbolism. Major symbols in this reading include the whaling chapel attended by Ishmael and the coffin constructed for his fellow ship mate, Queequeg, and revised for other uses. The most complex symbol incorporate

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    Great White Sharks Existence In The Modern World

    2270 words - 10 pages

    “The big shark followed. No one asked what kind of shark it was; there was no question. Everything about it, from its size to its color to its shape to the cold ineluctability of its assault, broadcast its identity: Great White Shark.” (Lawrence, 57) The great white shark, commonly known as the most dangerous predator to lurk the seas, has been given names and symbols that superficially anthropomorphize its existence on earth. (Chivers, 22) To most scientists and field researchers, great white sharks are mystical and fascinating creatures that are important parts of the eco-system. But to the

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    Nature Of God In The Book Of Jonah And Nahum

    2745 words - 11 pages

    THE NATURE OF GOD IN THE BOOK OF JONAH AND NAHUM The books of Jonah and Nahum are two books among the twelve Minor Prophets. They are classified as the Minor Prophets because of their relatively short length compared to the four longer Major Prophets. The Book of Jonah is well-known because of its unique and interesting story of Jonah’s staying in the belly of a great fish for three days and nights. On the contrary, the book of Nahum is relatively unfamiliar to many Christians probably because it may not be taught as much as the book of Jonah in the church. The two books in the Old Testamen

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    Marine Parks

    321 words - 2 pages

    Recently, the owners of Anya Napa Marine Park in southern Cyprus applied for a renewal of their license to operate. Their application was refused. The licensing authorities noted that the facilities had not been improved since all the performing dolphins in the park died last year. Should other marine parks that feature performing marine mammals be allowed to continue? It has been argued that such parks provide the only opportunity for the public to see these creatures. There are, however, two main reasons why we should close marine parks and stop this exploitation of marine mammals. The fi

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    Shooting An Elephant

    256 words - 2 pages

    George Orwell’s essay ‘Shooting an Elephant’ presents remarkable insights of human mind and human nature. The story mainly focuses on Orwell’s behavior under peer pressure. “Should I shoot the elephant or should I not?” or “Will I lose face with these people if I don’t shoot the elephant?” First, Orwell expresses the pressure he feels as an Anglo- Indian, European imperial policeman in Burma. He would give in to what he thought the people of Burma wanted, not what he wanted. But secretly, he hated where he lived, he hated the government in Burma. He also hated the people of Burma. Although he

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    Elminius Modestus

    3120 words - 13 pages

    Abstract: Many studies have been done on the barnacle Elminius modestus as to the causes of gregariousness within the species, and it has been discovered that the cyprid stage of the barnacle larva can detect established adults of their own species through chemical and touch sensors located in their antennae. This paper looks at two populations of Elminius modestus: One in an estuary attached to mangroves, and another population of Elminius modestus located under the Barwon Heads Bridge attached to the bridge support pylons. Our results found that significantly more barnacles (P<0.001) were f

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    Against Cape Wind

    347 words - 2 pages

    Offshore wind farms have a wide range of potential impacts on coastal resources including the shoreline, the seabed, and on economically important species that depend on these habitats. Protecting Nantucket Sound is of high importance. Nantucket Sound is one of the largest migratory bird routes in the world. It is also home to many species of wildlife, including federally protected birds, turtles, and mammals. State and federal agencies along with many environmental groups have voiced their concerns about the project. The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries expects “direct negative

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    1012 words - 5 pages

    An elephant was brought to a group of blind men who had never encountered such an animal before. One felt a leg and reported that an elephant is a great living pillar. Another felt the trunk and reported that an elephant is a great snake. Another felt a tusk and reported that an elephant is like a sharp ploughshare. And so on. And then they all quarreled together, each claiming that his own account was the truth and therefore all the others false (traditional parable). None of the accounts that the blind men made about the nature of the elephant are absolute truths, n

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    1123 words - 5 pages

    Endangered Species: Cheetahs The Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) in many ways is peculiar among the many cat species. In both looks and mobility, it resembles a large muscular greyhound. Its streamlined body is carried on long, thin but powerful legs. Its paws to, are almost dog-like. Narrow and hard padded, the paws hold only slightly retractable claws. They are the only of its type among the species of cat with this type of claw. This offers the cat extra grip when running. The cheetah's flexible spine, oversized liver, enlarged heart, wide nostrils, increased lung capacity, and thin muscular bo

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    Marine Biology Report

    570 words - 3 pages

    Marine Biology is the study of Ocean life .A marine biologist helps animals, biologist also cure sea life animals in good health. If you want to be a marine biologist you have to have a bachelor degree or higher nothing lower, also you need to take some specials classes in colleges. The college that I think is good for marine life course is UC Davis has good classes and courses. A really good job for a biologist is at the Marine Mammals Center. Well a Marine Biology may look hard but who knows it could be easy In UC Davis there are many different course you must take, also you mu

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    373 words - 2 pages

    Character Analysis Santiago (The Old Man): Santiago is the main character of the novel, an old Cuban fisherman who seems to have fallen into a pattern of bad luck in his trade. Suddenly he gets pulled into an extraordinary adventure and travels further and further out to sea as he pursues a miraculous fish. As Santiago endures this dynamic turn of events, he maintains his calm, simple, confident yet mellow persona. He constantly recalls his past, travelling to Africa, previous fish caught, and an arm-wrestling match. He has a special relationship with Manolin (the boy) and during his 3 da

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    508 words - 3 pages

    Chondrichthyes may come in a few different forms. Such as the very well known shark, this is my personal favorite. Chondrichthyes are also call called “cartilaginous fish”. The skeleton is these particular fish is made of cartilage. Cartilage is a type of dense connective tissue. Chondrichthyes also lack ribs and bone marrow. However they have dorsal, caudal, anal, pelvic, and pectoral fins. Chondrichthyes have very tough skin that is covered in tooth like scales called dentils or placoid scales. This body covering has two functions, protection and streamlining. Their simple and efficient

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    317 words - 2 pages

    Additional Information and Conclusion: Large predators of the land play a similar ecological role as sharks do in the ocean. Sharks prey on weaker or maimed members of their own population and helps their species to maintain its genetic strength. Modern fishing methods have helped deplete many food-fish species and the industry views sharks as competitors, to the extent that shrimp trawlers frequently employ electrical shields by their trawls to keep sharks from destroying the catch. With the rising prices of many food fishes, shark meat itself is now selling in some countries at prices co

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    Whales And Dolphins

    618 words - 3 pages

    Whales and Dolphins Old dangers persist, new ones have appeared Common Name: Cetaceans; Cétacés(Fr); Cetaceos(Sp); Habitat: Oceanic Background Seven out of the 13 great whale species are still endangered or vulnerable after decades of protection. Facing a multitude of hazards Whales, dolphins and porpoises are succumbing to new and ever-increasing dangers. Collisions with ships and entanglement in fishing gear threaten the North Atlantic right whale with extinction, while the Critically Endangered Western North Pacific gray whale is at serious risk because of intensive oil and gas

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