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Journal #4 - Joe Wallace Bio 100 Sec 4 Professor Borgeson...

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Joe Wallace Bio 100 Sec 4 Professor Borgeson 10/11/08 Journal Entry # 4 “Wonders of ocean life counted in massive census” By Associated Press Nov 9, 2008- CNN Recently scientists are compiling a massive census of marine life, making discoveries of abundances of life in different areas. More than 2,000 scientists from 82 different nations are taking part in the project, which is supposed to be completed in 2010. One of the recent discoveries includes octopuses that are thriving in the extra salty and crustacean invested waters of the Gulf of Mexico sea floor. Scientists are excited about the fact that the octopuses share an Antarctic origin, for as the Antarctic got colder, ice increased, and octopuses were forced into deeper waters. Salt and oxygen are concentrated in deeper waters; the dense water then flows out, carrying along the octopuses that have by now adapted to the new conditions, enabling them to expand to deeper waters around the world. Scientists have noticed that octopuses that live in deeper
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