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Science in Context - Deep-Sea Dump

Science in Context
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Currency: This magazine was published in October of 2013 so it is still relevant.

Relevance: This information discusses problems that Deep Sea biomes face due to the waste that exists on the ocean floor and how expensive it is to clean it up.

Authority: This article is from a magazine called "Science World/Current Science" which is a reliable source. It was also found using the Gale Online Database.

Accuracy: There is a works cited page at the bottom of the article that explains where the information was received from.

Purpose: The purpose of the article is not only to provide factual evidence but to inform people on the harmful effects of waste in oceans.

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Oceans- University of Hawaii

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Currency: This was published in November of 2011, so it is still relevant today.

Relevance: The information is a case study on net productivity of bodies of water so it is very relevant to the topic of the Deep Sea Biome.

Authority: This pdf is a chapter for the University of Hawaii and the pdf has ".edu" at the end of the URL.

Accuracy: The source matches the topic however there is no works cited given that it is a pdf of a chapter from a textbook.

Purpose: The purpose of the chapter is to provide Ecology students with data on NPP in the ocean as well as explanations as to why those numbers are what they are. There is not bias.

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Creatures of the Deep Ocean - National Geographic Documentary - YouTube

Creatures of the Deep Ocean - National Geographic Documentary We share information only for educational purposes Subscribe & Join us : http://www.youtube.com...
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Currency: This video was posted in July of 2014 so it is very relevant.

Relevance: The intended audience is anyone capable of viewing video that is interested in learning about species of the deep ocean.

Authority: The video is presented by National Geographic which is a very reliable source.

Accuracy: The source does match the topic. Given that it is a video, there is no works cited. 

Purpose: The purpose of the video is to inform. There is no bias, it is all factual information.

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Deep Sea Exploration- Science in Context

Science in Context
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Currency- This article was published in 2007, so it is still relevant for the information we're looking for.

Relevance- This article provides information on the Deep Sea biome that is relevant to anyone studying the general attributes and primary characteristics of the Deep Sea.

Authority- This article was written by the World of Earth Science and is included in the Gale Online Encyclopedia.

Accuracy- There is a works cited page at the bottom of the article and the information presented in reliable.

Purpose- The purpose of the article is to inform and there is no bias. The article is purely comprised of historical and scientific fact.

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Science in Context - Deep-Sea Dump

Science in Context
Madyline B's insight:

Currency: This magazine was published in October of 2013 so it is still relevant.

Relevance: This information discusses problems that Deep Sea biomes face due to the waste that exists on the ocean floor and how expensive it is to clean it up.

Authority: This article is from a magazine called "Science World/Current Science" which is a reliable source. It was also found using the Gale Online Database.

Accuracy: There is a works cited page at the bottom of the article that explains where the information was received from.

Purpose: The purpose of the article is not only to provide factual evidence but to inform people on the harmful effects of waste in oceans.

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Deep Sea Biome - Untamed Science

Deep Sea Biome - Untamed Science | Deep Oceans Biome | Scoop.it
Defining the Deep Sea How is the deep sea defined? Many assign an exact depth limit to this zone: beginning at 1000 fathoms (1828 m). However, conditions at exact depths vary from place to place, so deep-water ecologist Tony Koslow defines it as the area below which photosynthesis can function. In general, that means that …
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Currency: The information was posted in October of 2013, so it is still very relevant.

Relevance: The information provides a lot of specifics on characteristics of the Deep Sea biome included climate attributes and species information.

Authority: The article was written by an ecologist from the University of Hawaii.

Accuracy: The source matches the topic as it describes the Deep Sea biome very clearly.

Purpose: The purpose is to enlighten the audience on the various characteristics of the Deep Sea Biome.

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