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Stanford Magazine - Coral Reefs

Stanford Magazine - Coral Reefs | Coral Reef | Scoop.it
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Magazine Article:

C: Published in 2010, updated in 2011.

R: The information provided is on a first hand account on a Stanford alumni. it is very detailed and specific on the topic of coral reefs. 

A: The information was written by Paul Rogers, a Stanford alumni and the current natural resources and environment writer for the San Jose Mercury news. 

A: This source matches the topic and the information can be verified.

P: This is a first hand account of what the writer saw and learned but they are all facts and no opinion. 

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Coral Reef Case Study

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R- The intended audience is other scientists, researchers, and the future generations. The information is related to the topic as it talks about how the coral reefs are being affected. The information presented is heavily scientific and contains math, so the reader must have previous knowledge in these subjects.

A- The case study is written by the International Society For Reef Studies. This is a legit organization and their website is up to date http://coralreefs.org  

A- Their is a MLA format "Key Papers and References" page and the information matches other sources

P- The purpose of this case study is to summarizes the current knowledge of ocean acidification and how it will affect coral reefs, identifies future research needs, and addresses how ocean acidification should be included in overall coral reef management strategies. Since this article is so science based, there is not a heavy bias.

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Coral Reef Loss Suggests Global Extinction Event | Worldwatch Institute

Coral Reef Loss Suggests Global Extinction Event | Worldwatch Institute | Coral Reef | Scoop.it
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Journal Article:

C: Published in 2013

R: The information presented is specific to coral reefs and the current information being released about their dying off due to raised temperatures.

A: The information was published by the World watch institute and can be checked for accuracy.

A:The source matches the topic and sources are cited within the document. they are all credible. 

P: The purpose of this document is to inform the population on what is happening with the coral reefs and how human activity is affecting them. 

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Coral Reef General Information

Coral Reef General Information | Coral Reef | Scoop.it
Science in Context
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Informational Website:

C: Published in 2011, updated on October 14, 2014

R: The information presented is plentiful and very specific to the biome. The document covers the main features of the biome and many facts that are interesting. 

A: The information is written by the Environmental Encyclopedia, published through Gale and checked for accuracy.

A: The source matches the topic and there is a worked cited page and the source sited sites such as national geographic, and science.gov. The information can be verified. 

P: The purpose of this document is to inform the population on how coral reefs work, this is just facts and no opinion so there is no opinion, thus, no bias. 

 

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Coral Reef Biome - YouTube

The tropical coral reefs are often called "the rainforests of the sea" because of their incredible biodiversity. But what are corals really, and wh...
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R- The intended audience for this video is students. There is a good amount of information presented varying from the physical structure of coral, to how many plants and animals live in coral reefs, to how coral reefs grow.

A- The producer of this video is Rob Nelson, a biologist and the director of his website,Untamed Science. He earned a bachelors degree in Marine Science from the University of Miami and a masters at the University of Hawaii. He also has a crew of other filmmakers and scientists who help him make his videos.

A- The source does match the topic, as it is over coral reefs. There are videos that cover a variety of scientific topics and the information given in the video is supported by other sources.

P- Untamed Science's mission statement is to make science education fun. Since they are covering a topic with strictly facts, their is no bias. 

 
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Stanford Magazine - Coral Reefs

Stanford Magazine - Coral Reefs | Coral Reef | Scoop.it
Julia O.'s insight:

Magazine Article:

C: Published in 2010, updated in 2011.

R: The information provided is on a first hand account on a Stanford alumni. it is very detailed and specific on the topic of coral reefs. 

A: The information was written by Paul Rogers, a Stanford alumni and the current natural resources and environment writer for the San Jose Mercury news. 

A: This source matches the topic and the information can be verified.

P: This is a first hand account of what the writer saw and learned but they are all facts and no opinion. 

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