Essays Tagged: "Coral reef"

The Nature of Scientific Progress as described in T.H. Kuhn's model of paradigms and revolutions, and Larry Laudan's model of research traditions

Physicist and Nobel laureate W.L. Bragg once compared science to a coral reef, pointing out how the living organisms at the surface produce the growth of the reef on t ...

(8 pages) 261 1 3.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

List and discuss each type of algae. (Division Rhodophyta: Red Algae, Division Phaeophyta: Brown Algae, Division Chlorophyta: Green Algae)

broad flat plates or ruffles. All of this type of algae lives attached to a surface such as a rock, coral reef, animal shell or larger algae. In red algae, no flagellated cells occur. Red algae have c ... noids are its accessory pigments. It stores food with a starch-like polymer. It resides in tropical coral reefs and plays an important role in reef building. The algae become encrusted with calcium ca ...

(2 pages) 46 0 3.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Coral Reefs .

Coral reefs are arguably the world's most beautiful habitats. Coral reefs have been called therainfo ... tfinished counting the thousands of different species of plants and animals that use or live in the coralreef. There are three types of coral reefs: fringing reefs, barrier reefs, and atolls. Fringing ... e other hand, areformed far offshore and they make a ring-shaped reef that close a circular lagoon. Coral reefs are thelargest biological structures on the planet, with the largest being the Great Bar ...

(5 pages) 86 0 4.1 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

This essay is basically just research on Kenya...Different activities, what people do there, eat, etc.

ers, and brilliant bougainvillea, washed by the incredible blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Kenya's coral reef thrives with a variety of life, and because of its immense size, you can tell many creatu ... h as sharks. There are idyllic places for water sports, with calm, unruffled waters. (Sharta 4) The coral gardens in the deep waters enchant wide-eyed observers, while monkeys and forest birds haunt t ...

(2 pages) 37 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Protecting coral reefs.

Coral reefs are arguably the world's most beautiful habitats. Coral reefs have been called the rainf ... finished counting the thousands of different species of plants and animals that use or live in the coral reef. Coral reefs are the largest biological structures on the planet, with the largest being ... is only one problem with this beautiful structure and that is the carelessness of man. Many of the coral reefs of the world will continue to disappear due to stress from human activities such as cyan ...

(3 pages) 98 0 3.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Oceanography

Coral Reef

Coral reefs are arguably the world's most beautiful habitats. Coral reefs have been called the rainf ... finished counting the thousands of different species of plants and animals that use or live in the coral reef. There are three types of coral reefs: fringing reefs, barrier reefs, and atolls. Fringin ... other hand, are formed far offshore and they make a ring-shaped reef that close a circular lagoon. Coral reefs are the largest biological structures on the planet, with the largest being the Great Ba ...

(5 pages) 60 0 3.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Degradation of the Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are massive limestone structures, made from skeletons of millions of marine animals call ... t to the dead ones. Many layers of skeletons from the dead polyps form the limestone structure of a coral reef. Other types of animals and plants also contribute to the structure such as: algae, spong ... along the coastal strip of at least 109 countries in the world, yet it has been calculated that the coral reef in at least 93 of these has already been gravely damaged or even destroyed. The coral ree ...

(4 pages) 60 0 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Oceanography

Subway Cars Are Now a Part of Artificial Reefs

reefs?The Mid-Atlantic coast has no really reef structure, like the rocky one in New England or the coral reef in Florida, so states such as New Jersey have been building different forms of artificial ...

(6 pages) 29 0 4.6 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Pleasure and Disquietude in The Lord of the Flies by William Golding

gathering together on a rocky platform. This platform overlooks a quiet little lagoon, formed by a coral reef, and a pleasant stretch of beach. The platform becomes a meeting place for the boys where ...

(3 pages) 12 0 3.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

What to Do With My Life?

China to see the Great Wall, Russia to see the Red Square, and Australia to SCUBA dive in the Great Coral Reef. I would go from there to South Africa to see my best friend from fifth grade, taking my ...

(2 pages) 17 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Hypothesis Analysis.

eeks. After two weeks the patients reportedly had no side effects. The control group that swam in a coral reef on their own did not have as great of an improvement as the group that swam with the dolp ...

(2 pages) 62 0 3.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Aquatic Biomes

terrestrial or aquatic biomes. Aquatic biomes include continental shelf, littoral, riparian, pond, coral reef, kelp forest, pack ice, hydrothermal vents, cold seeps, benthic zone, and pelagic zone (" ... 24, "Pelagic Zone").Closer to the coast and the continental shelves contain very noticeable biomes, coral reefs. A coral reef is a type of biotic reef that develops in tropical waters by the growth of ...

(7 pages) 40 0 5.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Australian Geography

ittle runoff-nutrient-poor soils-fire-prone-rich in minerals-world's largest island-world's largest coral reef-world's largest sand island-biologically diverse-vegetation dominated by 2 types of trees ...

(3 pages) 23 1 4.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Why Visit Puerto Rico?

ome of the world’s most beautiful beaches, the only tropical rain forest in the U.S., acres of coral reef, the world’s third largest underground cave system, nine protected reserves, the wor ...

(3 pages) 34 0 3.7 Apr/2007

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Lord

base were jacks hunters would dwell and the mossy area where Simon would seek his salvation and the coral reef were the boys arrived ect.Chapter 1 Answers: 1. Ralph is a skinny blonde haired boy that ... base were jacks hunters would dwell and the mossy area where Simon would seek his salvation and the coral reef were the boys arrived ect.Chapter 1 Answers: 1. Ralph is a skinny blonde haired boy that ...

(5 pages) 421 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

Arctic sovereignty

rld, with four of the world's 10 largest fisheries, and its icy waters house the largest deep-water coral reef in the world. (Markinda, Samuel M. Murdoch, Pp 51)The Arctic influences both regional and ...

(5 pages) 44 0 4.3 Jan/2008

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays > Travel Descriptions

Clown Fish

pical Pacific Ocean, Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and the Australian Great Barrier Reef. They live near a coral reef in only salt water with the sea anemones and are found to be shy creatures. They live in ... ght by the anemone they have left behind, they also eat dead anemone tentacles or plankton found or Coral Reefs. The Clown Fishes mouths have a hard jaw that allows them to nibble at the coral. The Cl ...

(3 pages) 12 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Warming Disasters

killing the ocean's beauty. The combination of the ocean being warmer and more acidic has triggered coral 'bleaching' in coral reefs. This lose of color has to do with the decrease in the coral's abil ... of color has to do with the decrease in the coral's abilities to build and fight of disease. Since coral reef are used as feeding grounds and nurseries by many small tropical fish the reef's death ef ...

(2 pages) 44 0 4.3 Mar/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Exxon Mobile/ Social Responsibility

company deeply regrets. It all began when the Valdez was traveling towards California when it hit a coral reef. As a result, of this accident, significant quantities of oil began to seep into the wate ...

(8 pages) 86 0 4.7 Mar/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Alternative

The Life Cycle of Coral Reefs

Rhythmic waves graze the tops of stony, skeletal bristles of the coral reef. They are underwater rainforests teeming with life in vibrant colors, rooted in the ocean ... lies a marine paradise in a constant struggle for existence.This is where existence begins for the coral. Free-floating larvae drift along the ocean’s currents into the open sea. As larvae come ... s infrastructure also ensures the survival of a vast community of other creatures living inside the coral. Inside the coral’s flesh reside millions of algae, which in turn, provide a source of en ...

(3 pages) 40 1 0.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays