a safe place
But in 2001, it became a wildlife
located far away spatially
Ailat had to live on the boat and couldn't stay long, due to Kingman Reef's remoteness.
uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
The face of Nature may be compared to a yielding surface, with ten thousand sharp wedges packed close together and driven inwards by
incessant blows, sometimes one wedge being struck, and then another with greater force.
the remains of something that has been destroyed
In a number of places where ocean currents meet, there are concentrations of garbage, mostly plastics that cannot be readily absorbed by natural processes the way organic
a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
Over the past century, tremendous quantities of
petroleum have spilled into the oceans.
completely free from dirt or contamination
In 1989, a tanker called the Exxon Valdez broke up in Prince William Sound, Alaska, which had been a
pristine subarctic paradise for a wide range of fish, shellfish, mammals, and birds.
the environment as it relates to living organisms
The Gulf of Mexico is important breeding ground for fish, birds, and marine mammals and the long-range effect of this accident on the life of these animals, the
ecology of the ocean, if Darwin is understood, the entire natural order of the planet, is beyond the ability of science to measure.
a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
BP has paid a twelve-million-dollar federal criminal fine, four million dollars in criminal
restitution to the state, and four million dollars for Arctic research.
a company that is completely controlled by another company
subsidiary, BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc., was place on probation for three years.
capable of being replaced
Unless the world reduces its use of oil and turns to
renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, there are certain to be more disasters like this in the oceans.
relating to the sun or utilizing the energies of the sun
Unless the world reduces its use of oil and turns to renewable energy sources, such as
solar and wind power, there are certain to be more disasters like this in the oceans.
extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin
It's not just big oil spills that have
catastrophic results on the ocean ecosystems.
the strength of a solution
These larger animals now have more poisons in their systems than the little ones did, so that by the time you get high up in the food chain, the
concentration of poison has become much stronger in an individual animal.
of the greatest intensity; complete
But these poisons also seem to have a
profound effect on fish populations and, although there has not been enough research on this, one of the side effects appears to be a reduced ability to reproduce.
an anthropologist who studies prehistoric culture
Bronze weapons found in burial pits in China, which
archaeologists have dated from the late third century B.C., showed no sign of corrosion because the bronze tips of crossbow bolts and swords found at the site were coated with chromium.
erosion by chemical action
Bronze weapons found in burial pits in China, which archaeologists have dated from the late third century B.C., showed no sign of
corrosion because the bronze tips of crossbow bolts and swords found at the site were coated with chromium.
a threadlike strand of DNA that carries genes
Research has shown chromium-based products to cause
chromosome damage to hamsters.
difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze
It might take millions of years to see the
subtle changes caused by alterations in DNA if a species is successful.
the mass of air surrounding the Earth
The main greenhouse gases in the earth's
atmosphere are water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone.
mild or free from extremes
Subtropical fish are moving toward more
the relative proportion of salt in a solution
It is known that most fish live not only in a specific temperature range but in a specific degree of saltiness, known as the
salinity of water.
indicate by signs
Some research indicates that excessive carbon may slow down the growth rate in fish, and because growth correlates with egg production and the ability of fish populations to reproduce, this, too,
bodes very badly for these deepwater fish populations.
reason by deduction; establish by deduction
Judging from the past, we may safely
infer that not one living species will transmit its unaltered likeness to a distant futurity.
the immediate descendants of a person
And of the species now living very few will transmit
progeny of any kind to a far distant futurity...
a slightly changed version
All species will have
modifications that will develop into new species, and the original species will become extinct.
most desirable possible under a restriction
Even so, the Eastern Spinner Dolphin is now considered a "depleted" species: Its population stock is below
optimum sustainable population.
characterized by extreme care and great effort
The MSC program is important because it gives the
conscientious consumer a way to fish, and it gives
conscientious fishermen a way to be commercially rewarded for their efforts.
refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization
Before you protest,
boycott, or urge others to take action, you have to investigate and make sure that the fish in question comes from a truly sustainable fishery.
something that precedes something or someone
forerunner of fish sticks was fish fingers—strips of fish fillet that were breaded and frozen.
someone who offers opposition
If your local fish market insists on selling fish that is clearly wrong to sell, do not approach this merchant as an
be a regular customer or client of
A group of kids in front of a store or restaurant with signs saying "Do not
patronize this store. They are selling endangered species," could be extremely effective.
devoted to a cause or ideal or purpose
But you must be extremely careful to act in a polite and respectful way so that you are seen as
dedicated kids with a strong conscience, and not rowdy kids trying to make trouble which is the usual accusation used to dismiss the opinions of young people.
motivation deriving from ethical or moral principles
But you must be extremely careful to act in a polite and respectful way so that you are seen as dedicated kids with a strong
conscience, and not rowdy kids trying to make trouble which is the usual accusation used to dismiss the opinions of young people.
disturbing the public peace; loud and rough
But you must be extremely careful to act in a polite and respectful way so that you are seen as dedicated kids with a strong conscience, and not
rowdy kids trying to make trouble which is the usual accusation used to dismiss the opinions of young people.
being sharply insistent on being heard
In polite and not
strident language tell your age, grade, where you go to school, and why you are worried about fish and the oceans and what you would like him or her to do about it.
subtly skillful handling of a situation
The only way to effect this is through
diplomacy, so write your representatives and the president and tell them that you want this to be a priority in international relations.
tending to improve or promote development
They are certainly not always right, but any real solution will involve their cooperation so anyone who wants to help should be prepared to work constructively with them.
do away with
This was true of the movements to
abolish slavery in several countries, the movements to gain basic rights for workers, the civil rights movement, the anti-Vietnam War movement...
incapable of being turned around
But they also generally agree that there is a point when the damage will be
irreversible and that we do not have many years, perhaps only a generation, to reach that point.
lacking in energy or will
This is why yours is a special generation, one faced with more responsibilities and more opportunities than any generation in history. You cannot afford to be