By Peter Castro / Michael E. Huber
This introductory textual content takes a world method in demonstrating how the oceans functionality as a part of a world, built-in process. Examples are taken from various areas and ecosystems around the world, with details on geology, chemistry and marine atmosphere. The textual content positive aspects boxed essays on medicines from the ocean, biodiversity and the evolution of whales.
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Even after examining all three fishes, he might have concluded All marine animals have gills instead of just All fishes have gills. This is where deduction comes into play. Deduction In deduction, scientists start with a general statement about nature and predict what the specific consequences would be if that statement is true. The general statement might be based on hunch or intuition, but it is usually based on obser- oceanography, and is delivering practical benefits to people, for example by helping forecast the track of Tropical Storm Ernesto, which struck the area in 2006.
The process repeats itself as the sea floor continues to move away from the mid-ocean ridge. The entire process by which the sea floor moves away from the mid-ocean ridges Magma to create new sea floor is called sea-floor spreading, and the ridges are also called spreading centers. 9 Cross section of the sea floor at a mid-ocean ridge showing the mechanism of sea-floor spreading. As the sea floor moves away from the rift, molten material Sea-fl oor spreading explains many observations rises from the mantle and cools to form new sea floor.
Imagine how limited our understanding of birds would be if our knowledge was based entirely on catching them in nets towed behind airplanes! Some systems for visualizing plankton rely solely on video. Four cameras are required to accurately track these organisms in their three-dimensional world, which lacks fixed reference points. Other systems use a kind of sonar, or a combination of sonar and video. The sonar is used to determine the organisms’ size and position, and when they are in range a digital camera takes a snapshot using a red flash, which most of the organisms can’t see.