Essays Tagged: "ocean floor"

Tsunamis, Tidal waves , the often overlooked stress relief system of the earth

and low tides.Tsunami is a Japanese word used as the scientific term for seismic sea wave, a large ocean wave caused by an undersea earthquake.One theory is that the waves are triggered when the ocea ... Ring of Fire, a ring of volcanoes and seismic activity, 32,500 km long, on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Since 1819, about 40 tsunamis have struck the Hawaiian Islands.A Tsunami may travel hundreds ...

(2 pages) 98 0 3.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Tsunamis

and low tides.Tsunami is a Japanese word used as the scientific term for seismic sea wave, a large ocean wave caused by an undersea earthquake.One theory is that the waves are triggered when the ocea ... Ring of Fire, a ring of volcanoes and seismic activity, 32,500 km long, on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Since 1819, about 40 tsunamis have struck the Hawaiian Islands.A Tsunami may travel hundreds ...

(2 pages) 105 0 4.2 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

A Day in the Life of a Gnome

lair with only one entrance. The only entrance to this lair is byswimming down to the bottom of the ocean floor and knocking ona large clam. On the other side of this clam is an old grouchygnome named ...

(2 pages) 65 2 3.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Report of the Santa Barbara Oil Spill of 1969.

k, they continued to pull until approximately 10:45 a.m. when loose natural gas 3000 feet below the ocean's surface became dislodged, causing mud and oil to shoot up out of the water onto the panicked ... , 1 para.). They were able to plug the well, but the pressurized oil and gas burst through the thin ocean floor 800 feet away from the platform. Five long gashes had been cut into the sea floor, allow ...

(5 pages) 51 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geology & Geosciences

With Reference To A Real Life Example Discuss Money Management vs. Risk

ifficult to coax passengers into the lifeboats. Yet three hours later, the Titanic slammed into the ocean floor almost 4000 metres below, torn in two. Over 1500 of her passengers and crew were dead. A ...

(8 pages) 65 0 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Coral Reefs: Why We Must Save Them.

oral Reefs: Why We Must Save ThemThe world's coral reefs while covering only a small portion of the ocean floor are home to approximately 25 percent of the marine animal life and they are used by many ... ear coral reefs. Coral reefs are in effect cities of the seas. Humans have a huge dependency on the ocean in general and the coral reefs in particular. This paper will cover what coral reefs are, what ...

(9 pages) 151 0 3.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Oceanography

Hydrothermal Vents Imagine being on the ocean floor. You are ...

Hydrothermal VentsImagine being on the ocean floor. You are in total darkness and in unbearable pressure. You would think that in this free ... othermal vent is a hot spring found at depths from three to four thousand meters in areas along mid-ocean ridges. Plate movements occurring on the earth's crust create vents. They cause the surroundin ... ogen sulfide in the form of black smoke. Hydrothermal vents are located in the midnight zone of the ocean.The midnight zone is mostly planes. There is a low concentration of oxygen because of all the ...

(2 pages) 40 1 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

TITANIC - A historical information essay.

not exist to locate, photograph, and explore this ship that rested two and a half miles down on the ocean floor.Shortly before the Titanic was built, White Star Lines was looking to construct new vess ... in Second Class. This was the first boat to have elevators for Second Class. It was also the first ocean liner to have a swimming pool and a gym. Titanic had four parlor suites, which were the most e ...

(10 pages) 105 1 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

What's a Tsunami?

ismic disturbances - coastal earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, or undersea landslides, that jolt the ocean floor. During this tremor, the crust is likened to a giant paddle, smacking the water at the s ... faster in deeper water. When it approaches shore, the wave rises. It is the sharp elevation of the ocean floor near the coast that slows the bottom of the wave while the top keeps moving at the origi ...

(3 pages) 79 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Sea Gypsies of Asia Boast "Incredible" Underwater Vision.

methods. Without masks or scuba gear, they are able to gather tiny shellfish and other food on the ocean floor at depths as low as 75 feet (23 meters).It's a difficult way to survive, but scientists ...

(3 pages) 66 1 4.6 Jun/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays > Travel Descriptions

Living on the plate margins

ng the plates apart, and Rift, where the plates pull apart, and the earth between them sinks.On the ocean floor the plates are spreading. All along the mid ocean ridge, volcanic activity is pouring ne ... te. The lighter plate is pushed under the heavier one. This often happens where continents meet the ocean. As the lighter ocean crust is forced downwards, it takes water with it. The water causes the ...

(5 pages) 42 0 3.5 Jul/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Explain what is meant by the biosphere and ecological diversity and give examples of some major biomes

hat is capable of supporting life. This ranges from about 10 km into the atmosphere, to the deepest ocean floor. The biosphere can be viewed as a system or a set of functions that operates together an ...

(8 pages) 58 1 2.3 Sep/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Chillean Earthquake

movement of the ground during a quake.The epicenter of the earthquake was 60 meters down below the ocean floor about 100 miles off the coast of Chile out in the Pacific. The near by towns of Valdivia ... rd as a result of the movement of the ground during the quake and the coastal city was flooded with ocean water.Chile has seen many earthquakes both before the 1960 record-setting temblor and after. T ...

(1 pages) 35 2 2.8 Dec/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Opiniative response to essay entitle: "9.11.01: The Skyscraper and the Airplane" by adam goodheart

ostentatious construction and oblivious route are very well the reasons it sank to thebottom of the ocean floor. However, the Twin Towers were intelligently and carefullycrafted to withstand almost an ... uilt bysaying,"...like a pair of middle fingers, raised against the hostile vastness of the AtlanticOcean." There was undeniably a lavish attribute to the Twin Towers creation but it wasnot meant to d ...

(1 pages) 35 0 4.6 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Oil and Progress

from the earth (the earliest oil discoveries in California were discovered from oil seeps from the ocean floor off Los Angeles that washed ashore). Later Edwin Drake dug the first oil well. After set ...

(7 pages) 131 0 4.8 Mar/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

The Mariana Trench- Science Report

ep sea is home to the largest ecosystem. Millions of inhabitants crowd at the bottom of the earth's ocean floor to live a quite life bothering no one. This trench is where the Pacific Plate and the Ph ... lippine Plate meet. Trenches are long, steep V-shaped depths in the sea bottom. They arise when two ocean plates bump against each other, and one plate shoves underneath the other plate. Often this al ...

(5 pages) 33 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Oceanography

Poseidon: The Greek God of to many names to count

rs for a safe voyage on the sea. Many men drowned horses in sacrifice of his honor. He lived on the ocean floor in a palace made of coral and gems, and drove a chariot pulled by horses. However, Posei ...

(2 pages) 50 2 3.5 May/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Short Story..."DA DA DA DA!"

a the "super sized" lady in the red polka dotted bathing suit. Everyone went splashing about in the ocean waves screaming, "Help, Help there is a Shark." Children were crying for there parents. Parent ... eefs, which were decorated with star fish and disguised creatures waiting for their prey. The salty ocean water that appears sky blue and crystal clear for which you can see down to the deep ocean flo ...

(3 pages) 16 0 3.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Descriptive

are the happiness this secluded piece of land that sits in the beautiful, blue water of the Pacific Ocean, shares. The main surrounding of this place is one thing, and one thing only, water. Bu ... enlightens me to be able to see clearly through this water, as though it were a transparency to the ocean floor. The underwater life is that of its own. Unlike anything you have ever seen. Fish that s ...

(2 pages) 368 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Chemosynthetic Autotrophs

sible? Chemoautotrophic microbes. Chemoautotrophic bacteria are the primary producers on the ocean floor, where light cannot reach. Unlike most organisms, these bacteria do not need carbohydrat ... sms. The third category is known as the sulfur oxidizers, which are prominently found in the ocean where hydrogen sulfide in in abundance. Sulfolobus acidocaldarius, the major bacteria of the t ...

(5 pages) 16 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology