Importance of the Ocean Throughout history humans have been directly or indirectly influenced by the oceans. Ocean waters serve as a source of food
Isabella Agostino's insight:
C: this encyclopedic text was updated in 2013 so it is very current
R: I am very excited about finding this article because it is very relevant in that it is short and simple and to the point on why the ocean is or should be important to human life. it talks about how much of the earth is taken up by ocean and how much of our water source is from the ocean
A: this encyclopedia text is authoritative in that it is an encyclopedia and also a clue to its credibility is the fact that there are multiple ads on the site meaning companies are dependent of this website with money and this site cannot let them down
A: this soucre is accurate in that I checked the references it gave at the bottom of the page, those are also credible sources
P: the purpose of this is to explain the human significance of the ocean. It is very recreational, a major source of life and sustainability through the means of food, and a great mystery to the world as a whole in its vast darkness and beauty. It is often said there is much more of the ocean yet to be seen.
Explore the ocean with National Geographic. Get facts, photos, and watch videos. Learn what threatens this fascinating ecosystem, and what you can do to help.
Isabella Agostino's insight:
C: this new article was published in 2013 so it is very current
R: this article is very relevant in that it explains not only the different species of plants living in the ocean, but where in the ocean they are located and what animal species they are commonly associated with
A: this article has a lot of authority because it is from national geographic which is a huge society in which there are videos, documentaries, articles, journals, an entire Chanel on television even.
A: this article is accurate because I cross referenced it with britanica
P: the purpose of this article is to inform the reader of the different species of plants in the ocean, where they are, and how they can be found. It is an incredible source of information talking about what plant the ocean consists most of, microscopic algae, or phytoplankton, other plant life on the ocean are seaweed and kelp, which are big algae that is easily accessible to the eye. it talks about how the deepest parts of the ocean are largely void of life, but how biological hotspots appear around places like hydrothermal vents, these chimney like structures spew important minerals and gases from the earths crust.
Tommy Jerdee's insight:I chose this video because the contributor to the video is a museum in Vancouver which makes it more reliable. Also it seems current because the video was published on YouTube not that long ago. It is relevant because they talk about discoveries made in the deep ocean.
A team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, the University of Basel, and Radboud University Nijmegen has now revealed the details of an important microbial process regulating the global nitrogen budget in the oceans.
Isabella Agostino's insight:
C:this article is current because it was published in November of 2013, this month.
R: this article is somewhat relevant to net productivity, while it does not specify the actual productivity, it describes in detail how dissolved oxygen and nitrogen combined with climate can and will cause the system in the salt water to dissingrate and yield less productivity in the water than before.
A: This article has authority because one, it provides charts and visual representation to back up the points made, and two, there are a lot of adds on the page which means people trust this site enough to pay money to be associated with them.
A: This article has accuracy because I am cross referenced toe other sources that both agree that the oceans ecosystem is on the path of less net productivity meaning fish living and what they produce
P: the purpose of the article is to say that net productivity is a very large deal and it is in jeopardy of declining.
c: I chose this academic journal regarding the challenger deep (the deepest part of the ocean) because the article is current (2009) and also it offers personal insight on the deepest part of the Mariana trench.
A: The author is a part of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution which indicates that the author has extensive knowledge on the deep ocean.
C: this offical government document is very recent as of 2005
R: this document is very relevant in that it talks about the difference in point and non point source pollution, which we covered in our previous unit, and how, especially non point source pollution, can prove to be difficult for large water sources such as the ocean, where a. no one know where the pollution is coming from and b. The ocean is so large it affects a multitude of ecosystems within the ocean, and the ocean itself as a whole.
A: this document is very accurate in that it is an official government EPA document and is also from some sort of book that was made into a PDF. Something that I found interesting that I did not find with other sources was that this one, being as official as it is, even gave other sources ito which I coukd visit to crisis reference and gain additional insight on the care and keeping of our water.
A: this document has a lot of authority in that it is from a government agency ( the environmental protection agency)
P: The purpose of this document is to inform readers on the danger of different types of pollution and how it affects the quality of the water in the ocean, not only that but since most pollution is human induced, it can also be used in the relevance of human interaction with this biome, the deep ocean.
“Southern Fried Science One-fifth of all known hydrothermal vents are threatened by deep-sea mining Southern Fried Science Few moments have so profoundly altered our understanding of what it means to be a living thing on Planet Earth as the...”
Tommy Jerdee's insight:I chose this article because the source is credible as well as current. The author of the article is also a deep sea biologist which should indicate that he is knowledgeable about the deep sea. The article is also relevant because it illustrates how the deep sea is in trouble because of the detrimental impact of deep sea mining.
“Dolphin die-offs, human impact? Delmarva Now Courtney Vail of Whale and Dolphin Conservation told the online publication much the same thing: “The byproducts of our industrial society are taking a toll on marine life, including compromised immune...”
Tommy Jerdee's insight:This article was interesting because it went into depth on how humans are maybe causing dolphin die-off. Also the article is current because it was published on November 6, 2013. The website that produced this article also has other articles relating to human impact on the environment indicating that the authors of these articles have expert knowledge on the environment.
“Emirates 24/7 'Godzilla' platypus discovered in Australia Emirates 24/7 The modern platypus, a timid and nocturnal animal which lives in deep waterside burrows and is found only in eastern Australia, lacks any teeth as an adult.”
The Gulf of Mexico continues to gush oil just as a whaling controversy threatens to land Australia and Japan in international court for killing protected spe...
Isabella Agostino's insight:
C: This source is current, as it was published in 2010,
A: it is also authoritative, because it follows the true events (with footage) of a group that caught corporations illegally fishing and serving dolphins and whales.
A: This is a limiting factor for the biotic aspect of the ocean because over fishing can cause depletion of species which disrupts the ecosystem and causes other problems such as lose of food source for the species who eat the species in endangerment. This short, informational videos purpose is to inform the public of not only the illegality that can occur in the fishing market and how such actions are detrimental for species being fished, but a way in which we can over see a solution. They call it "catch share." Learn more about it in this resourceful video.
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