Life on the Edge

In this essay we will be examining the ability of life to withstand some of the most extreme and “inhospitable” locations known to man. In specific we will be discussing many different extremophiles but with an emphasis on halophiles. Halophiles have been involved in several ground breaking experiments and are very fit survivors. Halophiles have…

Global Warming Impacts on the Arctic

Throughout this project, I want to explore the depths of how global warming affects not only the many species that roam the land, but also, how the climate changes will affect the lifestyles of those in the Arctic region. The Polar Regions of the Earth are displaying drastic changes already occurring to the sculptures of…

Vaccines: Past, Present, and Future

Many developments of  new vaccines can arguably be considered the biggest advancement in the history of medicine. Outbreaks and plagues of diseases like polio and smallpox, horribly diminished populations all around the world before breakthroughs in science developed immunizations to impede these epidemics and, in some cases, eradicate them all together. I would like to…

Biological Warfare Agents

Biological warfare is the intentional use of micro-organisms, and toxins, generally of microbial, plant or animal origin to produce disease and death in humans, livestock and crops. The attraction of bio-weapons in war, and for use in terrorist attacks is attributed to easy access to a wide range of disease-producing biological agents, to their low…

Diversity Of Sharks

Sharks were discovered more than 200 million years ago.  There are many different families and groups of sharks. My research paper is about the diversity of sharks. Some things that I’m going to write about are the different breeds of sharks, their diet, their habitat, what makes them all similar and what makes them different…

Effects of Overfishing Tuna

Tuna makes for a good sandwich, sushi, sashimi, and steaks, but in recent years it has become one of the most over-fished species on Earth, according to National Geographic.  Tuna range in size from approximately three feet to 15 feet in length and up to 1500 pounds.  They can swim up to speeds of 43…