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  1. 10-06-2003, 02:02 PM#1
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    Ideas for marine biology paper

    Any suggestions? It can be on pretty much anything. Needs to be about 10 pages. I must make use of scientific journals, so it can't be some obscure topic nobody has ever researched. I've gotten some good ideas for paper from here before, so I thought I would give it another go. Thanks in advance.
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    Tell 'em you need an all expenses paid trip to research the residual effects of the Exxon Valdez spill on the Alaskan marine ecosystem.
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    Nah......you don't want to do that. (says the person who spent 5 years working on the defense of that case )

    I wrote mine on Odobenus rosmarus divergens. Fascinating animals.
    Originally posted by bad_roo
    Tell 'em you need an all expenses paid trip to research the residual effects of the Exxon Valdez spill on the Alaskan marine ecosystem.
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    The fuk are you studying marine biology at 6,000ft???
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    Effects of sawmills and organic debris in estuaries on salmon (Silvers in particular).

    Effects of stream borne silt on salmon and steelhead eggs.

    Heavy metal content of large ocean fish (you'll never east tuna again).

    Carcinogens in bottom dwelling fish in the Puget Sound.

    Demise of Atlantic Salmon stocks in Norway.
  10. 10-06-2003, 02:52 PM#10
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    Mmmmmmmmm...mercury!
    Originally posted by Buster Highmen
    Heavy metal content of large ocean fish (you'll never east tuna again).
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    Truth - someone in my office accidentally sent that picture to a very conservative female atty who is also in our office. Not only was she squeaky conservative but she was the head of our anit-sexual harassment group. Needless to say she was not amused and he was brought up before the "HR Authorities."

    Some ppl have no sense of humor
  12. 10-06-2003, 02:54 PM#12
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    Fuck em' if they can't take a joke...but I'll edit the post for you my love.

    Besides, it's a whale shark, not a blue whale and everyone knows whale sharks have cloaka,not massive walrusessque penis.
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    Although fat in the waist, walruses are lousy in the pow.
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    Colorado has more certified scuba divers than any other state. Nice suggestions... keep em coming.
    Originally posted by Pinner
    The fuk are you studying marine biology at 6,000ft???
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    Just wait till the damn hippies find out it's not Nitrous Oxide in those tanks.
    Originally posted by funkendrenchman
    Colorado has more certified scuba divers than any other state.
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    Real heavy metal?

    Like Linkin Park?
    Originally posted by Buster Highmen
    Heavy metal content of large ocean fish.
  17. 10-06-2003, 03:50 PM#17
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    No, like Black Sabbath you wanker.
    Originally posted by bad_roo
    Real heavy metal?

    Like Linkin Park?
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    Sausage Fingers

    Last edited by bad_roo; 10-06-2003 at 04:06 PM.
    Who was it who first posted the 'Linkin Park as real metal' thread? That was a true stroke of genius.
  19. 10-06-2003, 03:56 PM#19
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    Dunno...but have you driven the gebius avant.

  20. 10-06-2003, 04:13 PM#20
    http://www.madsmonsen.com/images/i_en/henry_rollins.jpg


    Looking at the bottom, what do I see
    I see the bottom staring back at me

    "You have to part animal, part machine"

    If you take a good look around you’ll see what I mean
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    Effects of deep water sonar on marine mammals.
    Effects of mudsharks on rock groupies.
    Rock on groping mud effected sharks.
    Shoop shoop doowop ba da bam boom.
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    Deep sea fishes have evolved such that conserved cellular signaling processes (e.g., G-protein coupled receptor mediated pathways)are, in some cases, regulated by hydrostatic pressure. This is cool in that it has allow some fish to survive in deeper water (along with the comcomitant development to resistance to cold, etc.) where they can access new food sources and escape predators. It serves as another example of the myriad ways that this class of receptors can be modulated. As a paper it would mix elements of ecology, evolution, and cell/molecular biology. Plenty of recent papers on the topic, too. Have fun!
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    And their genetic material is used to make strawberries more resistant to the cold. You've got to love science.

    And women with huge norks.
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Oceanography, the science of oceans and seas, includes marine environments, coastal zone management, fisher economics, and marine pollution (Smith, 2015). By its nature, the study of these oceanic systems increases the human understanding of marine pollution and how it is influencing, and might influence in the future, life on the planet (Smith, 2015). Though it might seem to reflect a narrow focus at a cursory glance, the implications of oceanography are quite complex and tie in to all facets of biology and the environment, as well as issues like public policy, housing, and community planning. Climate change, ocean energy cultivation, and global warming, are also topics of contemporary concern related to oceanography.

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  17. Sea turtles: A case study
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References

Smith, G.W. (2015). Oceanography: Open access. E-Science. Retrieved from http://www.esciencecentral.org/journals/oceanography.php

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