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Strombidae Protected Fisheries

Chapter 1. Introduction 1.1 Strombus gigas, A Threatened But Protected Species 65 species of Strombidae are still in existence and the majority of those are found in the Indo-Pacific Oceans (ConchNews). 6 species of Strombidae are found throughout the Caribbean and Florida oceans (McCarthy, 2007): S. alatus, S. costatus, S. gallus, S. gigas, S. pugilis, […]

Pages: 21 Words: 6150 Topics: Biodiversity, Fishing, Natural Environment, Oceanography

International Law and Non-Renewable Natural Resources

The international laws governing the non-renewable natural resources of the continental shelf and the deep seabed Introduction In an age of growing mineral scarcity, we are now turning to the non-renewable resources of the seabed as an alternative to land-based reserves. At present the global consumption of fossil fuels exceeds 80 million barrels of crude […]

Pages: 9 Words: 2831 Topics: Natural Resources, Nature, Oceanography
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Marine Phytoplankton

Phytoplankton From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Diatoms are one of the most common types of phytoplankton. Phytoplankton are the autotrophic component of the plankton community. The name comes from the Greek words ????? (phyton), meaning “plant”, and ???????? (planktos), meaning “wanderer” or “drifter”. [1] Most phytoplankton are too small to be […]

Pages: 3 Words: 1022 Topics: Environmental Science, Natural Environment, Oceanography, Water

Dead Zones

TO: Company Executive FROM: Victor Grigorov, The Environmentalist DATE: Sep 11th, 2010 SUBJECT: DEAD ZONES AROUND THE WORLD Dead zones have naturally been occurring on this planet for a very long time. Nevertheless, they have never been occurring so quickly, and at such unprecedented scales. So what are they? They occur in bodies of water […]

Pages: 3 Words: 881 Topics: Environmental Science, Eutrophication, Natural Environment, Nature, Oceanography, Water

Winter Storm

Winter storm From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search “Snowstorm” redirects here. For other uses, see Snowstorm (disambiguation). A winter storm is an event in which the dominant varieties of precipitation are forms that only occur at cold temperatures, such as snow or sleet, or a rainstorm where ground temperatures are cold enough […]

Pages: 13 Words: 3943 Topics: Natural Hazards, Nature, Oceanography, Sky, Weather, Winter

Impacts of Ocean Warming and Acidification on Coral Reefs

For many decades, ecosystems in the world have experienced climate changes. These changes include sea levels rising, the increase of temperature, and widespread coral bleaching. Climate change is the change in temperature of our earth that is caused by human activity. One of these climate change catastrophes is ocean warming and acidification on coral reefs. […]

Pages: 2 Words: 609 Topics: Global Warming, Natural Environment, Nature, Oceanography

How Can we Safe Water?

INTRODUCTION Being born and raised in Florida I take water pollution very seriously. I grew up surfing in the crystal blue waters in Ponce Inlet, Florida. Water pollution is a very serious problem that has not only an impact on the planet but to us, our health, and our future generation. We all have access […]

Pages: 3 Words: 946 Topics: Environmental Science, Natural Environment, Nature, Oceanography, Tropical Cyclone, Water, Water Pollution

Submarine Volcanoes

Submarine volcanoes are ruptures on the earth’s surface that are found underwater from which magma erupts. Volcanic activities on terrestrial land are widespread and accessible for study, and as a result, a lot is known about these activities. However, unlike terrestrial volcanoes, very little is known about submarine volcanic activities (Cashman & Fiske, 1991). It […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1473 Topics: Geology, Nature, Oceanography, Volcano

Gulf of Maine Operational Forecast System

Although recent technology advances in seafloor mapping systems greatly improved the quality and the efficiency of data acquisition, the resulting products (e.g., bathymetric grids, acoustic backscatter mosaics) and the overall operational efficiency are often affected by a poor awareness of the oceanographic environment in which the survey is conducted. Given the current level of predictability […]

Pages: 1 Words: 367 Topics: Gulf War, Nature, Ocean, Oceanography, Prediction
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