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Tuesday, June 21

  1. page Matthew MacLean edited ... Although it can send a human into cardiac arrest within minutes, it’s main pray are only small…
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    Although it can send a human into cardiac arrest within minutes, it’s main pray are only small organisms such as small fish and crustaceans.
    References:
    http://www.outback-australia-travel-secrets.com/box-jellyfish.html
    This link would not work^^^
    Grasse, B.G. (2011). The australian box jellyfish. Retrieved from http://www.outback-australia-travel-secrets.com/box-jellyfish.html
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    Quicksand
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    Blindness simply means having the state of impaired vision, which gives you a lot of trouble to be able to perceive anything around you. There many different variations of being blind. Anything from being totally blind to having 20/200 vision which is known as legal blindness (when people are only able to see objects from 20 feet away instead of 200). Legal blindness can be caused by normal changes in visual acuity and can often be corrected by glasses, contact lenses or laser eye surgery.
    Cataracts are a major cause of blindness. They are cloudy areas in the lens of the eye which can cause blurred vision, loss of color in vision, glare in the eyes, poor night vision and frequent changes of glasses prescriptions. After receiving cataracts it is hard to get rid of them. Surgery only works a certain amount of times. Wearing sunglasses and a hat can reduce your chances. There are many other causes of blindness such as Macular degeneration or Glaucoma.
    http://www.ehow.com/how-does_5407395_do-people-become-blind_.htmlHamel, G.H. (n.d.). How do people become blind?. Retrieved from http://www.ehow.com/how-does_5407395_do-people-become-blind_.html
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    http://health.howstuffworks.com/mental-health/neurological-conditions/coma2.htmWatson, S.W. (2011). How comas work. Retrieved from http://health.howstuffworks.com/mental-health/neurological-conditions/coma2.htm
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    Dwarfism
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    -Chubby body stature
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    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002544/
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/dwarfism.html
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002159/
    Unknown, . (2011). Achondroplasia. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002544/
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    Progeria
    Progeria it is derived from the Greek word progeros which means “prematurely old.” It is the condition where someone ages very rapidly during their childhood. The main cause of progeria is a mutation on the gene of that encodes the protein lamin A. This affects a stable nucleus in the cell and makes it very unstable which causes premature aging. It is so similar to aging because you experience many cardiovascular problems such as heart disease.
    Progeria is a very rare disease. There are currently only 53 cases of it known around the world. That comes out to about 1 in every 4 to 8 million babies that are diagnosed with the disease. Only one child in the whole family experiences it and has 1 in 100 chance of passing it down.
    {Progeria.jpg} Unknown, Initials. (2011). What is progeria?. Retrieved from http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/146746.php
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002622/

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    Autism
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    May treat others as if they are objects
    Has heightened or low senses of sight, hearing, touch, smell, or taste
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002494/
    http://kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/brain/autism.html#
    Unknown, . (2011). Autism. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002494/
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  2. page Matthew MacLean edited ... When we go through puberty, our 3 million sweat glands become much more active. The parts of t…
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    When we go through puberty, our 3 million sweat glands become much more active. The parts of the body where they are the most active are in the armpits, groin, on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.
    References:
    http://www.antiperspirantsinfo.com/english/sweat.php
    http://www.wisegeek.com/why-do-we-sweat.htm
    Unknown, Initials. (n.d.). Deoderants & antiperspirants. Retrieved from http://www.antiperspirantsinfo.com/english/sweat.php
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    The Mimic Octopus
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    They noticed that not only was it intelligent and change the color and texture of their skin for camouflage to avoid predators they were also able to impersonate sea snakes, lionfish, and flatfish— this was a strategy used to avoid predators seen for the first time by an octopus. The mimic octopus reaches about 60 cm long, and is typically brown and white striped.
    References:
    http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=260Unknown, Initials. (n.d.). Marine bio. Retrieved from http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=260
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    Box Jelly Fish
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    References:
    http://www.outback-australia-travel-secrets.com/box-jellyfish.html
    This link would not work^^^
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    Quicksand
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    Quicksand is hardly ever deeper than a few feet. If the right conditions are present than it can occur just about anywhere. It is basically just normal sand that has been saturated with water and the friction between sand particles is decreased. This results into a mushy combination of sand and water which isn’t stable enough to hold any weight. The quicksand itself will not suck you down but your own movements of trying to escape will make you sink into it.
    Bonsor, K. B. (n.d.). How quicksand works. Retrieved from http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/geology/quicksand.htm
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    Birthmarks
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    Another type of birthmarks is Port-Wine Stains. It's level with the outer layer of skin and is more of a maroon red.
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    http://kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/birthmark.html#Unknown, . (n.d.). What's a birthmark?. Retrieved from http://kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/birthmark.html#
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    Blindness
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Friday, June 17

  1. msg final post message posted final post Thank you very much for the kind words in your last post!! It has been a pleasure having you as a …
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    Thank you very much for the kind words in your last post!! It has been a pleasure having you as a student :)

Monday, June 13

  1. msg Purple Octopus message posted Purple Octopus I think they reproduce by sexually
    Purple Octopus
    I think they reproduce by sexually
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Saturday, June 11

  1. msg Eyelash Mites message posted Eyelash Mites HAHAHA, yeah mite poop in your face would not be good.
    Eyelash Mites
    HAHAHA, yeah mite poop in your face would not be good.
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  2. msg Last two posts message posted Last two posts Hahah yeah I thought they were both pretty cool. The walking fish is cute I think
    Last two posts
    Hahah yeah I thought they were both pretty cool. The walking fish is cute I think
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  3. page Jeff Harding edited Biology 111 {oahu-shark-diving-north-shore-oahu.jpg} Post # 11 #11 Strep Throat Strep throa…
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    Strep Throat
    Strep throat is caused by Group A Streptococcus bacteria. It’s the most common bacterial infection of the throat. Strep throat is most common in children between the ages of 5 and 15, although it can happen in younger children and adults. Strep throat is most common in the late fall, winter, and early spring. The infection is spread by person-to-person contact with nasal secretions or saliva, often among family or household members.
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  4. page Jeff Harding edited Biology 111 {oahu-shark-diving-north-shore-oahu.jpg} Post # 11 Strep Throat Strep throat is c…
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    Strep Throat
    Strep throat is caused by Group A Streptococcus bacteria. It’s the most common bacterial infection of the throat. Strep throat is most common in children between the ages of 5 and 15, although it can happen in younger children and adults. Strep throat is most common in the late fall, winter, and early spring. The infection is spread by person-to-person contact with nasal secretions or saliva, often among family or household members.
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    Symptoms usually begin suddenly, and can include:
    Fever that begins suddenly and is often highest on the second day
    Red throat, sometimes with white patches
    Sore throat
    Headache
    Stomach ache
    Nausea
    Chills
    General discomfort, uneasiness or ill feeling
    Loss of appetite and abnormal taste
    Tender, swollen lymph nodes in the neck
    Difficulty swallowing
    Remedies that may help:
    Drink warm liquids. Honey or lemon tea is a time-tested remedy.
    Gargle several times a day with warm salt water (1/2 tsp of salt in 1 cup water).
    Drink cold liquids or suck on popsicles to soothe the sore throat.
    Suck on hard candies or throat lozenges. This is often as effective as more expensive remedies, but should not be used in young children because of the choking risk.
    National Center for Biotechnology Information, Initials. (2010, June 10). Strep throat. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001663/

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    Kangaroo Pocket
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    Kangaroo Pocket
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    More properly known as a marsupium, the kangaroo pouch provides a place of shelter for the young after they are born. The newborn will crawl into the kangaroo pouch and remain there until developed and strong enough to function independently.
    The pouch is simply a fold of hide or skin that makes it easy for the mother to transport and protect the young. A nipple is also concealed in the pouch, so the joey may nurse while safely protected close to the mother. The pouch leaves the hands of the mother free to forage and to defend her young.
    wiseGEEK, Initials. (2003). What is a kangaroo pouch pocket?. Retrieved from http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-kangaroo-pouch-pocket.htm

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