Reptiles Essay Examples

  • Animal Farm Elements Of Literature

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    I believe that George Orwell used direct characterization to introduce his characters. For example when he introduced Old Major he said, ?he was twelve years old and had lately grown rather stout, but he was still a majestic looking pig, with a wise and benevolent appearance in spite of the fact that his tushes had never been cut?. Another example is when he introduced Snowball and Napoleon, there he said, ?Pre-eminent among the pigs were two young boats named Snowball and Na0oleaon, whom My. Jones was breeding up for sale. Napoleon was a large, rather fierce-looking Berkshire boar

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    Order Odonata

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    The order Odonata is divided into three suborders: The Zygoptera, or damselflies, which can fold their wings over their abdomen, the Anisoptera or Dragonflies which can't, and thus hold their wings straight out from their thorax, and the Anisozygoptera, an ancient suborder possible once containing the seeds of both the other 2 more modern suborders but now containing only two species from Japan. You are likely to see plenty of dragonflies as you go out into the field in late summer, normally near water. They are more common in warmer parts of the world. In this order, the

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    Survival Of The Stingray

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    Imagine yourself 150,000 years in the future. Another ice age is in full force. Temperatures are much colder, vegetation has ceased to exist, along with several entire animal species. The lion, once the king of the jungle, is no more than an alley cat scavenging for food. The great white shark- reduced to the size of goldfish. A new predator is on the prowl. The stingray, once limited to shallow, sandy beaches, has evolved! With it's new adaptations the power of the stingray is unfurled, free to roam in the wide expanse of sea, air, and land.

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    Stuff On Dinosaurs

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    The story that seems to be taking shape is that Chicxulub, though violent, actually conspired with the prolonged and gigantic eruptions of the Deccan Flood Basalts in India, as well as with climate change, to nudge species towards the brink. They were then shoved over with a second large impact. The Deccan volcanism did the nudging by releasing vast amount of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere over a period of more than a million years leading up to the mass extinction. By the time Chicxulub struck, the oceans were already 3-4 degrees warmer, even at the bottom, she says. "On land it must

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    Camouflage Is One Of The Important Self Protection Mechanisms Of Insects

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    Insects are always tiny and have many huge predators. In order to survive, they have furnished with various kinds of self-protection mechanisms through millions of years’ evolution. Camouflage is the most distinguished one among them. Camouflage of insects, as a tactic of defense, can be defined that “Adult insects resemble a whole host of objects and backgrounds, from leaves to bird droppings” (Insects [PC], 2007). Insects which use camouflage look like things in its environment. They may look like leaves, twigs or rocks. It is an efficient way to confuse enemies and protect themselves. The l

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    The Bean Trees

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    Throughout reading through until the end of the novel, I found the plot line became more and more intriguing because many events were unexpected. At times, it was hard for me to follow, but it just made it all the more interesting. Although Taylor seemed to only care more and more for Turtle, I could see that Turtle was getting more attached to Esperanza and Estevan every day. At the beginning after Estevan first informed Taylor that Turtle belonged to him and Esperanza, he didn’t seem quite so confident and more so, let Taylor go on saying it was her child. In chapter 14, when an officer f

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    Marsupials Anatomy Physiology

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    Michael Fontain Dr. Horn Anatomy & Physiology: Evolution/ Classification 14 March 2008 Metatheria, mammals with folds or pouches on the ventral surface that cover reproductive organs, is an infraclass that comprises all marsupials. They can be classified under many taxonomic groups, although they were once all classified under one single Order called Marsupialia. New information from studies of molecular biology allows for the more detailed organization of marsupial groups, and studies of morphology and fossil records support this change in classification (Diversity). The first taxon is

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    The Grapes Of Wrath Joads Journey

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    Through out history man has made many journeys, far and wide. Moses's great march through the Red Sea and Columbus's transversing the Atlantic are only, but a few of mans great voyages. Even today, great journeys are being made. Terry Fox's run across Canada while having cancer is one of these such journeys. In every one of these instances people have had to rise above themselves and over come emence odds, similar to a salmon swimming up stream to fullfill it's life line. Intense drive and extreme fortitude are qualities they had to possess during their travels. In The Grapes o

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    Frog Defence Mechanisms

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    Frog Defence Mechanisms Research into several frog species has produced evidence that although frog’s possess the same general characteristics, many different species have developed their own unique methods of defence and escaping predation. Some species of frog have discovered that one of the best forms of defence is simply to hide. Many frogs have developed a great number of different disguises to escape the sight of potential predators. For example the Mossy frog (Rana septentrionalis- Fig. 2.7) – is covered in small bumps and spines, (Raxworthy, 2007), which along with it’s brown/g

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    KOALAS Koalas, also known as Phasclarctus cinereus, are marsupials or mammals that live in eastern and southern Australia. Koalas aren’t bears they are actually related to kangaroos and wombats. The koala is a short, tailless, large eared, round nose. Its fur is thick and furry, usually gray with a white belly. Its height is about 32", and the usual weight of males is 23 lbs, and females about 18 lbs. A koala lives in eastern and southern Australia. They live in eucalyptus trees and feed on the leaves. Koalas can sometimes be found in Queensland, but mainly in Australia. They also

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    Are Birds Dinosaurs

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    Are birds really dinosaurs or are they simply related? That is a question that has gained new life in recent years due to the overwhelming facts the are pouring in from newly found fossils and studies from fossils that have been found in the past. Two groups have formed in the study of this question: those who believe birds are a direct result of dinosaurs and those who feel dinosaurs and birds must have had a common ancestor. Determining which view is correct is a matter of opinion based on fact. The main problem involves the use of cladistics or phylogenetic systematics to group organisms

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    THE BIRDS Summary And Analysis

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    THE BIRDS A summary and analysis of the play by Aristophanes This document was originally published in The Drama: Its History, Literature and Influence on Civilization, vol. 2. ed. Alfred Bates. London: Historical Publishing Company, 1906. pp. 43-46. The Birds fairly sparkles with the boldest and richest imagery within the province of the fantastic. It is a mirthful, buoyant creation, bright with the gayest plumage, a piece of the most harmless buffoonery, which had a fling at everything, gods as well as men, but without anywhere pressing toward any particular object. Yet some have fo

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    1080 Poison In New Zealand

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    Picture this – you are sitting in an area of bush you used to come to when you were young. You remember how beautiful it used to be, with the chorus of birds singing and the beautiful trees and plants all around you. But now there is silence (pause), you begin to wonder what could have been done to prevent this destruction. Every year, New Zealand uses up to four tones of 1080 concentrate powder, or sodium monofluroacetate, whereas Australia only uses 200 kilograms of powder a year. Some issues that arise about 1080’s uses are;  Is the Department of Conservation, or DOC’s attempts

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    Darwin Essay

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    In late October, 1831 the HMS Beagle set sail for a five year voyage around the world. On board was renowned geologist Charles Darwin who sought to document native species around the world and study ancient fossils. During this journey, he traveled to five of the continents, but the most revolutionary findings of this trip were found in South America on the Galapagos Islands. Darwin first traveled to South America where he developed new theories on plate tectonics and the geological history of some of the islands he had landed on. Darwin discovered raised beaches, landforms, and layers

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    History Of Frogs

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    A Frog is a small, tail less animal that has bulging eyes. Almost all frogs have long back legs. The strong hind legs make the frog able to leap farther than the length of its body. Frogs live on every continent except Antarctica, but tropical regions have the greatest number of species. Frogs are classified as amphibians. Most amphibians, including most frogs, spend part of their life as a water animal and part as a land animal. Frogs are related to toads, but are different from them in a few ways. The giant frog of west-central Africa ranks as the largest frog. It measures nearly a foot (30

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    Ecosystem Comparison Of A Malaysian Tin Mine And Primary Rainforest

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    Abiotic components Sunlight is plentiful across the tin mine lake so plants in and around the lake can grow properly. The soil and water contain alot of nutrients (like mercury, arsenic, cadmium, zinc) due to the leaf litter and trash around the lake. Also the substrate at the bottom provides enough nutrients for the aquatic life to survive. In the Gombak rainforest, the plants that get sunlight are the trees that are quite tall as the canopy completely blocks off most of the sunlight from ground surface vegetation. The light that gets down to the surface has either passed through or reflec

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    Orexin A

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    Ever had to pull an all - nighter the night before a midterm, cramming in all the information you could, stocked up on energy drinks to prepare the hell that awaited you. In the middle of studying the late nights, you find your eyelids becoming heavy, and you look at the bed that calls out your name, telling you to stop what you are doing, and just go to sleep. At these times, wouldn’t it have been of great convenience if you could have just been as awake as you were in the day, without having to risk falling asleep during the test from staying up all night for it? Researchers may have foun

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    The Discovery Of A Black Hole

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    Before Wash is sitting in his special chair, staring out at the dusty air ahead of the ship. He has his favorite dinosaurs arranged in front of him, but he's not playing. He's waiting for the job to be over, already, but he's not playing. Thinking. Usually it's too much work. But lately, Zoe has been looking at him funny. He's sure it has to do with the overtures he's made, he's just not sure how she's receiving them. This morning, before breakfast, was his boldest move yet. The note, folded into a delicate flower. He's thinking, maybe it was too much, too soon. Another voice in his head

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    Charachter In Conflict

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    As long as I can remember, I have been taught that God created every living thing, including Planet Earth. However, many scientists now agree that creation is a theory that has “fallen by the wayside,” to quote one anthropologist. This means that supposed new evidence has validated the theory of evolution. The essential difference between creation and evolution is that creation explains all things as the result of divine and orderly design requiring only a few thousand years, while evolution explains things as a result of chance and accident requiring billions of years (Teresa Hicks). Some

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    1998 words - 8 pages

    Regulating the Internal Environment Objectives A regular uses mechanisms of homeostasis to moderate internal change in the face of external fluctuation. Conformers allow some conditions within their bodies to vary with certain external changes. Normally, an animal’s inputs of energy and materials only exceed its outputs when there is a net increase in organic matter due to growth or reproduction. If a woman produces two children (and breast-feeds each for two years) during a 10 year period, she will need to increase the total flow of energy and materials by one 4-5% compared to her

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    Florida Everglades Food Web

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    Florida Everglades Food Web Frances V. L. Moseley Principles of Biology BIO 101 University of Phoenix Augusta Campus AGUC1007F Dr. Willie Frazier October 21, 2008 The Florida Everglades were formed over thousands of years. The Everglades is a very large wetland with over 4,500 miles of slow moving waters that branch off into different tributaries, and eventually they run into the ocean. (Robbins, 1998) The Everglades is composed of five habitats with numerous different species of plants and wildlife living in them. (Woodmansee, 1998) I. Hardwood Hammock a.

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    Reptiles 1. Characteristics that make reptiles a reptile are monophyletic, cold blooded, and paraphyletic. 2. Rattle snakes, king cobras, anacondas, garden snakes, geckos, rat snake, boa constrictor, bearded dragons, crocodiles, Komodo dragons, alligators, Cayman, turtles, some birds, and worm lizards. Lizards eat bugs like crickets. Some snakes eat rats. They affect the economy because they can either help or destroy crops. 3. There are no poisonous snakes in my area. But some poisonous snakes are king cobras, diamond back rattlesnakes, black mamba, copper head, and vipers. The fang

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    Childs Rearing

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    Child Rearing In humans and other species, child rearing is handled differently by each of the members of a heterogeneous pair which we affectionately call "parents." Rearing of children has diverse affects on parents. How come child rearing affects mothers and fathers differently, and how adversely does this affect other species? Viviparity (Tignor, Adelman, Brown, Elman, Liu, Pittman, Shaw 44) is a relatively new way of bearing children. The earliest form of reproduction was cellular reproduction, which is in essence cloning. Then we have fish, insects, birds, and reptiles which lay egg

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    To Compare And Contrast The Killer By Judith Wright And The Snake By D H Lawrence

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    The poem ‘The killer’ was written by Judith Wright, she lived from 1915-2000. ‘The snake’ was written by Lawrence who lived from 1885-1930. Wright was Australian and based her poem in Australia whereas Lawrence was English but was on holiday in Italy, so that’s where the poem is based. They both have a hot and fiery setting. They are very similar poems as they are both about nature and snakes. ‘The killer’ is about a person in Australia in the outback, where it is hot, so she goes to the nearest creek, there she sees a snake and then panics; in the end it results to the snake being kille

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    Animal Testing Paper

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    Animal testing is not a new thing. For many centuries scientists and testers in research have used animals of all kinds. Most of the animals are small ones like rodents - rats, mice, hamsters and gerbils. Some dogs, cats and a variety of goats, monkeys and rabbits have also been used. The animal rights issue is an emotional one. For decades the value of animal research has been grossly overrated. Although researchers claim that they depend on animal test data to achieve medical advances, we should demand other means of research and there should be laws assuring a minimum level of animal protec

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    The animal I chose to do my report over for the prehistoric era is the Stegosaurus. Stegosaurus translates to meaning, “roof lizard or"plated lizard". Stegosauruses most likely lived during the late Jurassic period, about 156-140 million years ago. Fossils have been found in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, USA, and in North America, western Europe, southern India, China, and southern Africa. The first Stegosaurus fossil was found in Colorado, USA, in 1876 by M. P. Felch. Others have been found since then. Paleontologist Othniel Marsh named Stegosaurus in 1877. A stegosaurus is classified under

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    Creationism Vs Evolution

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    One of the utmost popular questions ever is: "Where did we come from?" The most logical answer for some is creationism; the idea that everything was created by a higher spirit. For others, the answer is simply evolution; the idea that all living creatures are formed from a less intricate being. Roughly within the last century or so, evolution acquires a different way of belief that is being greatly recognized by those in the scientific society. Notwithstanding this truth, numerous people will fight that evolution has no facts for supporting ones answer. There are a number of reasons why evolut

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    I am writing this letter to inform you that the neighborhood animal shelter is in dire need for food and other supplies in order to properly take care of these animals. These are God’s creations that deserve to be treated with care. It is our born responsibility to take care of these defenseless creatures. I am in charge of the neighborhood animal shelter and I am asking the public to donate any extra supplies they may have in order to support these animals. The main reason why the animal supplies have recently been exhausted is because of the devastating hurricane that just recently hit us.

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    This is a picture of a recently discovered bird-like dinosaur that was discovered in China during late 2007. One of the greatest mysteries of all, besides the origin of the universe, is how the dinosaurs became extinct after ruling our planet for millions of years. There are several viable theories... A Chinese geo-scientist, Chaoqun Yang, claims that massive climatic and geological changes, due to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions towards the end of the Cretaceous Period, resulted in the terminal infertility of male dinosaurs. His theory has been accepted by a number of renowned geologi

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    Mark Twain uses strong and powerful words when describing the flaws and corruption of the human race. He refers to humans as animals and the remaining animal kingdom as “higher animals”. Twain conducted a series of experiments at the London Zoological Gardens and found that humans do not share any traits with animals. These findings lead Mark Twain to conclude that humans are “lower animals”, and that “we have reached the bottom stage of development”. From my experience and reading Twain’s argument I completely agree with his opinion. Much has changed since the time Mark Twain made his

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    Cloning Debate

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    The first attempt in cloning was conducted in 1952 on a group of frogs. The experiment was a partial success. The frog cells were cloned into other living frogs however, only one in every thousand developed normally , all of which were sterile. The rest of the frogs that survived grew to abnormally large sizes. In 1993, scientist and director of the in vitro lab at George Washington University, Jerry Hall and associate Robert Stillman, reported the first ever successful cloning of human embryos. It was the discovery of in- vitro fertilization in the 1940’s that began t

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    Lean On Me Turtle And Lou Anns Similarities And Differences

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    Human beings tend to be very delicate when it comes to emotions, and when one’s life falls apart, they need someone to help put back all the pieces. In the fictional novelette, The Bean Trees, by Barbra Kingsolver, Turtle, an infant, and a heartbroken woman, Lou Ann, have both been deserted by relations, and are leaning on Taylor for support. There are events which occur to both Turtle and Lou Ann that leave them abandoned and alone. Turtle was given hastily to Taylor, and was discarded by her previous caregiver. Turtle was alone, and had a hard time without a parental figure. She more than

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    Sue The T Rex

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    Sue, the T-Rex The skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex was discovered on August 12, 1990, after being dug up from the bottom of a hill in north central South Dakota. Measuring an amazing twelve and a half meters (forty-one feet) long, and four meters (thirteen feet) tall at the hip, the skeleton is the largest skeleton structure ever to be unveiled. The remains of the highly preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex remains were found by Sue Hendrickson, a volunteer with the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, and therefore it was decided to name the skeleton Sue. Sue is estimated to be a

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    Bean Trees Essay

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    Growing Up This story had many difficult challenges towards each character. Taylor was faced with many challenges. Lou Ann was also faced with some difficult challenges herself. Esperanza had to deal with some problems, also. In the novel The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver, the characters of Taylor, Lou Ann, and Esperanza were faced with difficult problems and were able to get passed those problems. Taylor encountered a few difficult problems throughout the novel. Taylor finished school doing very well, but didn’t want to stay in Tucson. Everyone in Tucson would always get pregnant and

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    Snake D H Lawrence

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    Throughout the poem D.H Lawrence builds a mysterious persona for the snake which question what perspective the reader should have on the snake. The first point at which emphasis is laid on the snake to be unnatural creature: “Being earth-brown, earth-golden from the burning bowels of the earth.” This creates the ambience of a powerful and highly influential, God like creature from the fiery centre of the earth. This also contextualises the setting as the volcano of Etna is in Sicily. Line 28 also adds ambiguity to the amount of power the snake has; not only is the snake highly venomous but als

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    The Arthropod I chose to research is Scorpions. Scorpions are a member of the Arachnida class. They are closely related to spiders, mites, and ticks which are multicellular, eukaryotes, have an exoskeleton made of chitin, and have jointed appendages. These insects have been around for hundreds of years. There are almost 2,000 scorpion species, but only 30 or 40 have strong enough poison to actually be able to kill a person. The size of a Scorpion has been compared to the size of a tea cups. They can range from 2.5 in to 8.3 in. The body of the scorpion is divided into two parts, the cephlothor

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    Monotrems And Marsupials

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    Phylogenetically isolated from other mammals monotremes-others diverged 190 mya marsupials-placentals diverged 100 mya Unique reproductive patterns monotremes egg laying marsupials extremely altricial young, simple placenta I. Monotremata(ORDER) Common names platypus and echidna Families Tachiglossidae, Ornithorhynchidae # species 3 Distribution Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea (echidna) 1. General characteristics of the order 1. Morphologically unique 2. Have many reptilian characteristics 3. Birdlike skull with elongated rostrum

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    Dinosaur Extinction

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    The three main theories of the dinosaurs’ extinction are the asteroid, volcano, and continental drift theories. Of the three more serious theories, the most well supported theory is the impact of a large asteroid. It is a well-known fact that throughout the history of the planet there have been many thousands of impacts some large and some small. The results of these impacts can have a wide variation. It is widely agreed that an asteroid, about 10 kilometers across, struck just off the coast of the Yucatan peninsula 65 years ago. According to scientists saying that dinosaur extinction came

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    331 words - 2 pages

    Imprinting Imprinting refers to an inbuilt tendency for a young animal to follow a moving object with which it forms an attachment. Imprinting acts as an innate behavior for survival in newborns, they must immediately recognize their parents as threatening events such as the attack by a predator could occur just after birth. Konrad Lorenz, an Austrian ethologist was one of the first to study this aspect of animal behavior .He original observed greylag goslings that were reared from an egg by humans and did not have contact with any other geese. The Goslings Seemed to imprint on the f

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    Animal Testing Or Animal Abuse

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    Animal Testing or Animal Abuse Animal testing has been a controversial subject for as long as one can remember. Many people are confused as to what animal testing really is, why it causes so many controversies or disputes, and the numbers used. Companies have a way of disguising what exactly is going on behind their closed doors, and so few people have a clear understanding as to what really occurs during these alleged “animal tests.” Animal testing is the use of non-human animals in scientific experimentation. Most of the animals used in these experiments or tests are purpose bred, howev

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    Sticking power Want to walk on the ceiling? All it takes is a bit of fancy footwork A If Keilar Autumn, an expert in Biomechanik at Clark College in Portland, Oregon, has his way, the first footprints on Mars won't be human. They'll belong to a gecko. Gecko toes have legendary sticking power - and the Clark College scientist would like to see the next generation of Martian robots walking about on gecko-style feet. A gecko can whiz up the smoothest wall and hang from the ceiling by one foot, with no fear of falling. B Autumn is one of a long line of researchers who have puzzled over th

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    The Permian

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    The Permian The Permian period bore a crucial turning point in the history of the existence of all living creatures. Although not much out of the ordinary happened during the beginning of this period, it ended with what has been formidably deemed the greatest mass extinction in the history of the world. In the next few pages I will be writing on the rise and fall of the Permian period. The Permian period spanned for around three hundred million to two hundred and fifty million years ago, give or take a few million years. This period was subdivided into three separate epochs: the C

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    Apocalyptic Disaster

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    Once there were evil slimy green aliens before dinosaurs even existed. They had an agreement with God that they would create all land and God would create only humans and animals to keep peace. For 200 trillion years the peace remained until God found out about the evil plan to destroy the Earth. The mischievous aliens planted volcanoes under all the sea. Their plan was to trigger the blowing up of the volcanoes and after, the greatest tsunami would cover all the land. If the lava did not melt everyone to death, or the tsunami did not drown everyone to death, then the debris and ashes of the v

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    Story Of Zora Neale

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    Zora Neale Hurston created the kindest women, Delia, who is abused by her husband Sykes. Of all the characters in “Sweat”, there is one most interesting character. This character shows a strong appearance, independents, smart, and trust worthy. The character is none other than Delia, the powerful women that sweats. Delia appearance is not hidden by anything she works very hard everyday, so she will attend to “Sweat”. One thing that she does is wash clothes for people not her color every Saturday, “She was a washwomen, and Monday morning meant a great deal to her. So she collected the soile

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    The implications of the word "mammal" _ Mammals first evolved in the Late Triassic, about 210 mya, and about a dozen different groups of Mesozoic mammal are known to have existed over the following 130 my Their osteological characters are similar to those that we find in the ancestors of the later marsupial and placental mammals, so it is likely that these Mesozoic mammals, too, were hairy and warm-blooded, like their living descendants the monotremes of Australia. They were, almost certainly, also like the latter in being egg-laying, rather than either marsupial or placental in their manner o

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    Cotton Rat

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    My writing assignment was on the Sigmodon hispidus. The common name for this animal is the hispid cotton rat or the cotton rat. Its habitat consist of tall grassy areas, though it is not fossirial it does dwell underground in abandoned burrows. It is a terrestrial mammal and is not aquatic. Hispid cotton rats are omnivorous they eat grasses, sedges, herbs, greens, rolled oats, corn, potatoes, apples; they have also been known to consume small insect and animals. One of the small animals that the cotton rast consumes is the Northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus); it has been known to cons

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    The Damned Human Race

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    Within his essay of The Damned Human Race, author Mark Twain strongly suggest that the human race is both flawed and corrupted. He believes that people should be considered the “lower animals” as opposed to the “higher animals”. He draws his conclusions from his own observations from some experiments held at the London Zoo. In response to The Damned Human Race I would first like to point out that Mark Twain states “That the human race is of one distinct species. It exhibits slight variations- in color, structure, mental caliber, and so on… but it is a species by itself, and not to be confoun

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    Hermit Crabs

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    Hermit Crabs Hermit crabs can be found at some tropical regions such as the Caribbean, Central America, and parts of Australia. They are born in the ocean near the shore. They live in colonies of up to 100 or more. Their life span in the wild is 30 years. They live 15 years at least in captivity. Hermit Crabs are nocturnal creatures. Nocturnal creatures are animals that only come out at night. They are nocturnal because the tropical sun is a danger to them and so are predators. Hermit crabs are in the animal kingdom, their phyla is Arthropod and their class is Crustacean. A Crustacean i

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    Freshwater Biomes

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    Freshwater Biomes are located all over the world, but most are frozen masses of water, such as icebergs and ice caps. These regions range in size from just a few square meters to thousands of square kilometers. As most plants and animals cannot use the frozen water, only 1 percent of the worlds freshwater can actually be used. The freshwater Biome is defined as any water form having less than 1% of salt. They include ponds and lakes, streams and rivers, and wetlands. Different bodies of freshwater vary in climate. Ponds and lakes are seasonal. During the summer, they range from 0° C around

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    Descriptive Essay

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    My Visit to the Reptile House By: Morgan Shults I felt the light, cool breeze evaporate the sweat off my skin that was caused by the intense rays from the bright sun. The sun was bigger than usual. It stood like a beacon in the bright, cloudless, baby blue sky. I adjusted my gaze to the building that stood in front of me. I saw a rectangular building with gray, plastic siding. A sign that was 6 foot wide by 3 foot high was posted above a pair of 7 foot glass doors. The sign was written in bright orange and lime green painted letters; and read, “Philadelphia Zoo: Reptile House”. I enter

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