Victoria's Biology Page!!

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What does the word Biology mean?

The word biology is derived from the greek words /bios/ meaning /life/ and /logos/ meaning /study/ and is defined as the science of life and living organisms. An organism is a living entity consisting of one cell e.g. bacteria, or several cells e.g. animals, plants and fungi. Aspects of biological science range from the study of molecular mechanisms in cells, to the classification and behaviour of organisms, how species evolve and interaction between ecosystems.
What is Biology?. Retrieved September 23, 2008, Web site: http://www.bio.ntnu.no/hvaerbiologi-e.php



Videos



I added this video because I thought it was pretty cool, and while still being interesting it is also educational.


(2007, April 03). Gummy Bear Experiment. Retrieved September 17, 2008, from YouTube Web site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVRBDRAsP6U

Life on you Skin! I thought this was very interesting because he went around and swabed the arms of six people, tryi ng to find diffrent bacteria. Dr. Martin Blaser and his lab found 182 diffrent species of bacteria; thirty of which had never been seen before


Blaser, M Retrieved September 23, 2008, from Science Friday Web site: http://www.sciencefriday.com/videos/watch/10043

This video is from the Discovery Channel it's really cool it shows a punch to the face slowed down.

(2008,March 22). Exclusive time warp discovery channel. Retrieved October 5, 2008, from You Tube Web site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQTgejm7vf4
New Articles!!!1. I was looking around for some interesting facts, and found this article about a new fungus that can produce diesel. They call the fungus "myco-diesel". For more information on this you can go to this site http://www.biologynews.net/archives/2008/11/04/new_type_of_fuel_found_in_patagonia_fungus.html
(2008, November 4). New type of fuel found in Patagonia fungus. Retrieved December 17, 2008, from Biology News Net Web site: http://www.biologynews.net/archives/2008/11/04/new_type_of_fuel_found_in_patagonia_fungus.html

2. This article is about how goose eggs may help polar bears weather climate change. This is the link to the article.
http://www.biologynews.net/archives/2008/12/16/goose_eggs_may_help_polar_bears_weather_climate_change.html
(2008, December 16). Goose eggs may help polar bears weather climate change. Retrieved December 17, 2008, from Biology News Net Web site: http://www.biologynews.net/archives/2008/12/16/goose_eggs_may_help_polar_bears_weather_climate_change.html

3. This is another cool article I found, really this site is great! Its about the finding of 'Hobbit' fossils. http://www.biologynews.net/archives/2008/12/17/hobbit_fossils_represent_a_new_species_concludes_university_of_minnesota_anthropologist.html
(2008, December 17). 'Hobbit' fossils represent a new species, concludes University of Minnesota anthropologist. Retrieved December 17, 2008, from Biology News Net Web site: http://www.biologynews.net/archives/2008/12/17/hobbit_fossils_represent_a_new_species_concludes_university_of_minnesota_anthropologist.html
Sharks
I LOVE sharks!!!!!In the beginning, Carolus Linnaeus (1707 - 1778), the author of the taxonomic system for naming all living things, grouped all sharks together in the genus Squalus giving the GW its original designation as Squalus carcharias. It was Sir Andrew Smith who suggested the genus Carcharodon in 1838 but it took 40 years of customary scientific bickering to settle on the now familar Carcharodon carcharias. This comes from the Greek words carcharos, meaning "ragged," and odon for "tooth." For the record, among the "losing" species names were lamia, atwoodi & rondeletti. Thankfully, the latter didn't stick or my favorite animal would probably be known as the 'pasta shark' today! Ellis and E. , R&J (1991). Great White Shark. Retrieved November 27, 2008, from GreatWhite.org Web site: http://greatwhite.org/frame_facts.htm

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Tonic immobility




(2007, July 25). Shark week 2007. Retrieved December 1, 2008, from YouTube Web site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWEdStaaZyE
Shark Finning

(2007,January 05). Shark fin frontier. Retrieved December 12, 2008, from YouTube Web site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zep7B1esW-M
I just wanted to show you guys this video because it’s the cruel truth. Shark finning is a major problem. The way people do it is by catching the sharks on a line or in a net, haul them out of the water cut all their fins off, and then throw them back into the water(ALIVE) to drown or bleed to death which ever comes first.

If you would like more information on this topic or other problems concerning sharks take a look at this website http://www.saveoursharks.com.au/. It was made by one person wanting to make a defference and help save not only sharks but other marine life.
(2007). Save our sharks. Retrieved December 13, 2008, from Save Our Sharks Web site: http://www.saveoursharks.com.au/