Oceanography Research Topics The following questions need to be answered completely and handed in with the presentation. El Nino Southern Oscillation

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Oceanography
Research Topics

The following questions need to be answered completely and handed in
with the presentation.


El Nino Southern Oscillation


Questions:
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What is an El Nino?

How often do they occur
?









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What are the impacts of El Nino
on the earth?












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Why is it helpful to be able to predict an El Nino? When is the next one expected?











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How is ocean life affected by El Ninos?









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How do El Ninos

affect the West coast of the United States? What about here in the
Northeast?










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What effect has El Ninõ had on fish abundance off Peru?











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Should we be concerned about El Ninos?


















Here are

possible website to research or you may find your own.


Websites:


http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/archive/nino/intro.html



http://www.elnino.noaa.g
ov/



http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/el.nino/

Oceanography
Research Topics

The following questions need to be answered completely and handed in
with the presentation.



Coral Reefs


Questions:
-
How do
coral reefs form?










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Where on earth are they found
?

Specific geographic area required











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What are the benefits from coral reefs? (Recreation, food, medicine)










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Wh
at has led to their destruction?

Be specific, there should be many examples and why.









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What can you do to help the situation
..Solutions
?








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Why should we be worried about the coral reefs?







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Are they any organizations that specifically fight for the survival of these
reefs?







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What are artificial coral reefs and how are they made?






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What are the pros and cons of artificial reefs?







Here are possible website to research or you may find your own.


Websites:

http://www.nature.org/joinanddonate/rescuereef/

http://www.coralreefalliance.org/divein/

http://www.teachersdomain.org/3
-
5/sci/ess/earthsys/coralkid/

http://www.hawaiireef.net/reef_facts/facts.shtml



http://www.hawaiireef.net/reef_facts/threats.shtml



http://www.hawaiireef.net/reef_facts/how_help.shtml


Oceanography
Rese
arch Topics

The following questions need to be answered completely and handed in
with the presentation.



Off shore oil drilling:


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What was the Deep Water Horizon disaster?








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Explain the significance this disaster and what changes it brought on if
any.









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How much of the U.S. territorial waters are available for oil exploration?











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What are the pros and cons of off shore drilling?










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How does oil form on the ocean floor?









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How did the Exxon Valdez oil spill occur?













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What was significant about this disaster and could it happen again?










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Are you for or against off shore drilling? EXPLAIN your answer and give reasons why.








Websites:
Here are possible website to research or you may find your own.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324020504578398610851042612.html

http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/energy/offshore
-
drilling.htm

http://www.fakr.noaa.gov/oil/

http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/energy/offshore
-
drilling.htm



Oceanography
Research Topics

The following questions need to be answered completely and handed in
with the presentation.


Ocean Pollution

& Deep Sea Dumping
:


Questions
:



-
What type of toxic waste is disposed on in the ocean? Be specific







-
what is a superfund site? Can oceans
be superfund sites?






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what is eutrophication and where does it come from?







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Are dead zone a serious problem?








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What are some significant dead zones and where are they located?





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How has pollution affected sea turtles?









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Fin an organization that is
committed

to cleaning up the ocean pollution?
What have they done so far to help clean the ocean?











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What s
olutions to the expanding ocean pollution problems?













Websites
:
Here are

possible website to research or you may find your own.

http://marinebio.org/oceans/ocean
-
dumping.asp

http://
wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/blue_planet/problems/pollution/

http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/photos/ocean
-
pollution/

http://www.seeturtles.org/1733/ocean
-
pollution.html



Oceanography
Research Topics

The following questions need to be answered completely and handed in
with the presentation.


Questions:

Describe the use of tidal power to produce
energy.


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What is tidal Power Energy?










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Is tidal power a solution to our energy problems










-
what are the pros and cons of tidal power?










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Where is tidal energy currently practiced?

Countries, oceans, be specific.








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Are there any

environmental consequences from using tidal power?










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Are you for or against tidal power? Explain your reasoning.












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What affect will tidal energy have on the oceans aquatic life?











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What affect will tidal energy have on the
local climate?






Here are possible website to research or you may find your own.


http://www.alternative
-
energy
-
news.info/technology/hydro/tidal
-
power/

http://inventors.about.com/od/tstartinventions/a/tidal_power.htm

http://www.oceanenerg
ycouncil.com/index.php/Tidal
-
Energy/Tidal
-
Energy.html

http://www.isustainableearth.com/energyefficiency/tidal
-
power
-
facts
-
understanding
-
how
-
tidal
-
energy
-
works

Oceanography
Research Topics

The following questions need to be answered completely and handed in
with the presentation.


Questions:

Resources from the Ocean

-
What are some minerals we get from the ocean and how do we use these
minerals?










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What resources have been mined from the ocean floor and how to they mine it?











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Who and what role

do the oceans play in producing oxygen gas?












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What are the pros and cons of extracting resources from the ocean?







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Where can most of the resources of the ocean be found and why?


























Here are possible website to research or you may find your own.


http://www.waterencyclopedia.com/Mi
-
Oc/Mineral
-
Resources
-
from
-
the
-
Ocean.html

http://marinebio.org/oceans/ocean
-
resources.asp

http://marinebio.org/oceans/ocean
-
resources.asp

http://www.thebigger.com/biology/resources/what
-
are
-
ocean
-
water
-
resources/















Oceanography
Research Topics

The following questions need to be answered completely and handed in
with the presentation.



Questions:

Life in the Ocean


-
Identify the physical characteristics of each zone of the ocean
.









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Identify what animals can be found in these different
layers of the ocean
and what abilities (adaptations) they have to survive these conditions









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Where are most species in the ocean found? Be specific. Zone, geographic,
etc and why.









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What are some unique (not well known) animals and plants of

the ocean?
Give at least 3 animals and 3 plants and explain what makes them unique


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How deep down can animal life still exist in the ocean?











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Why do animals migrate through the ocean? And give examples of animals that do
migrate.














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What animal experiences the longest migration route?









Website Soures:
































1.

Life in the deep sea

2.

What are the effects, if any, of exploitation of oil on the continental shelves?

3.

Describe the use of tiday

power to produce energy

4.

Discuss the benefits and problems with deep
-
sea dumping.

5.

Over fishing

6.

Origin of atolls

7.

Red Tides

8.

Resources we get from the ocean









Websites: