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Message In A Bottle


These bottled notes go on some wild adventures in the high seas, and lead to friendships, romance, and reunions that never could have happened any other way.

By Kiely Whitaker, Izzy J, Brooklyn South, and Brandon

Ages ago, people wrote messages in bottles and hid them so people can find them from a different date and time. Later on people find these bottles and and read them finding out secrets that no one knew. These messages could be about anything. It could be about lost treasure. No one really knows until they find one and read it.

Greek philosopher Theophrastus, a pupil of Aristotle, send the first recorded message in a bottle as a way of testing his hypothesis that the Atlantic Ocean flows into the Mediterranean Sea.

    A message in a bottle is a form of communication in which a printed, typed, or handwritten message is sealed in a container (typically a bottle) and released into a conveyance medium.


Remote Places on Earth
                               By Jules Cappitelli


And our last remote area is titled Kerguelen Islands. Kerguelen Islands are islands located in the Southern Indian Ocean. This specific set of islands is pretty much one of the most remote archipelagos in the whole world. With absolutely no airports on the set of islands, you have to travel from Madagascar. This trip requires a long six day trip on boat. It’s a perfect destination for scientists, because between fifty and a hundred scientists visit a year. The set of islands is owned by France, probably making the language a mixture of French and other languages. Together with this, it’s location habitats a mixture of different kinds of mammals like fur seals and whales. It seems to be a neat place if you like different animals, and especially if you like discovering new parts of the islands, or maybe new animals.

To conclude, there are many different kinds of places on the world that have yet to be fully discovered and have very low populations. I believe that these kinds of places are the places people would never expect to have anything interesting. I predict that in the future, we will have a grasp on all the remote locations on Earth and be able to discover new things. Who knows what people could have discovered there?

Isolation, peace and quiet. Anything a person could want, especially if they don’t get a lot of it. There are tons of different places that involve those words. And these are just a few of those special places.

To begin with, there is a place called Deception Island. Deception Island is located in Antarctica. Antarctica is usually one of those places you would think of when you hear, “What’s the name of a remote place?” or if you just flat-out think about remote or quiet places. But, Deception Island is a special cause. Off the Antarctic Peninsula is where Deception Island is located. The Antarctic Peninsula is still remote, not fully explored. The name for the section has more than one meaning. Supposedly a misfortunate and unlucky pilot misjudged his distance from land and crashed. Being extremely eerie and mysterious, the island appears as a normal, regular mass of land from birds eye view, but it’s actually entirely hollowed out. It’s pretty freaky, especially knowing that the name “Deception Island” means that it fools or tricks it’s newcomers and unexperienced.
 
Another remote place is called Tristan da Cunha. Tristan da Cunha is an oversea located British territory. This volcanic island has a population of 258. Out of all 258 citizens, the island only has 9 different last names in use. Most of the locals can speak English, but others speak in a dialect they’ve created with a mush of Scottish, St. Helenian, South African, Dutch, Italian, and Irish, reflecting many places of origin. The nearest country to the overseas territory is Southern Africa. To even get to Tristan da Cunha, you have to take one of the three boats that make 9 trips that also leave Cape Town each year. It must be a pretty lesser-known location to only have 9 trips to and from Tristan da Cunha.

Dinosaur Era Shark
Discovered!

Introduction

One of the craziest news have just been discovered. It is a dinosaur era shark found in the ocean it’s name the frilled shark. It is so amazing to be able to see a dinosaur still alive!


The anatomy of the Frilled Shark

When opened the frilled shark revealed 300 trident-sharp teeth aligned in 25 rows. The mouth looks bigger than that of other sharks because it’s jaws terminate at the back of its head instead of underneath the skull. It also has 6 frilled gills that is how it get its name. The rest of the body is almost identical to eel.

The Frilled Shark Behavior

This species has a hydrocarbon-packed liver that makes float and hover over 160 and 660 feet. We have never seen the frilled shark hunt but scientists guess that it strikes randomly at its prey it is like a snake attack. It is also believed that it feeds in crevices and caves which explains their narrow body. The sharks also use all 300 teeth to sink into their prey’s skin. Also they eat other sharks when opportunities arise.

Threats to the Frilled Shark

Also these fish are easier to get disease caused by pollution, climate change effects on water temperature and other stresses. The recent capture near Tokyo symbolizes the current state of this near-threatened species.





​Conclusion

In Conclusion, This is all about the newly discovered shark the Frilled shark. It is amazing we were able to see this prehistoric dinosaur. Maybe one day will even find more prehistoric animals.





What Are Rogue
 Waves?
by: Luis Cabrera, the YouTuber



CONCLUSION
In conclusion rogue waves are large, unexpected, and dangerous. They are also known as killer waves. They are said to look like giant walls of water. Although thought of to be fake, they are real, only rarely occurring. They have caused lots of destruction and if not handled in the right way can be life threatening.
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WHAT'S A ROGUE WAVE?
To understand what a rogue wave is you must understand what rogue means. Someone who is rogue is an unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person. So for a wave you can guess it’s not a good thing.

A rogue wave is large, unexpected, and dangerous. They are also known as killer waves. They are said to look like giant walls of water.

WHAT CAUSES THEM?
Rogue waves seem not to have a single distinct cause, but occur where physical factors such as high winds and strong currents cause waves to merge to create a single exceptionally large wave. Rogue waves can occur in media other than water.

WHY ARE THEY SO DEADLY?
Rogue waves are dangerous because they are very large tsunami-like waves and are extremely unpredictable which makes it hard to prepare for. “What really turned the field upside down was a wave that crashed into the Draupner oil platform off the coast of Norway shortly after 3.20pm on New Year's Day 1995. They were thought to be fake because they only happen once in a while.”




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Wildmen stories are found among the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Anthropologist and cryptozoologist Grover Krantz has written that stories of the indigenous population which can be confidently related to the Sasquatch, correspond to the areas where white Americans have reported similar sightings.  According to David Deagling, the legends existed before there was a single name for the creature.They differed in their details both regionally and between families in the same community. Similar accounts and legends of wild men are found on every continent except  Antarctica
Ecologist  Robert Pyle argues that most cultures have accounts of human-like giants in their folk history, expressing a need for "some larger-than-life creature." Each language had its own name for the creature featured in the local version of such legends. Many names meant something along the lines of "wild man" or "hairy man", although other names described common actions it was said to perform, such as eating clams or shaking trees.Chief Mischelle of the lytton british columbia told such a story to charles hill tout in 1898; he named the creature by a Sailshan variant meaning "the benign-faced-one".


Mysterious
Creatures

Are these animals dangerous? Do they even exist?

An unidentified predator had mutilated the animals' necks. By the time the television cameras arrived, the rumor of a Chupacabra attack, Chile's first, was spreading fast through the slender Pacific nation.  No one has ever caught a Chupacabra, though plenty of eyewitnesses claim to have seen one.Eyewitness accounts during a rash of alleged attacks in 1995, many in Puerto Rico, described the animal as having a "reptilian body, oval head, bulging red eyes, fanged teeth and long, darting tongue,"


Why did Gucci stop selling fur?
Published By: Angelina Soltan-Frey

 ​  Furthermore, Where did all the fur that they had go? Apparently ALL of their  fur will be getting bought for thousands and millions of dollars at an auction. Also surprisingly Gucci isn't keeping all the money to themselves, all the proceeds from the auction will go to the Animal Humane Society and Italian animal rights organization LAV.  Also the Animal Humane Society said the Gucci move was a "huge game-changer" for the world of fashion. The society noted that Armani, Hugo Boss, Yoox Net-a-Porter and Stella McCartney are fashion companies that already refuse to use fur in their clothing. Moreover the animal rights organization PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has long protested against fur in fashion and announced there great news. Meanwhile  according to Yahoo Finance UBS research said "We believe there is still more upside to earnings and FCF (free cash flow) from Gucci's renewed momentum than the market is pricing in, and sit 5 percent ahead of 2018 EPS forecasts". And of course ahead of third quarter figures UBS has raised their 2017 estimated EPS (earnings per share) by 3 percent and their 2018 estimate by 1 percent.

  
  Lastly, I hope that sums up for you why Gucci is going to stop selling fur, and also how what Gucci is doing is  gonna make a big change in the world and how maybe just maybe it will change people's thoughts on animals and will help endangered species to.  And lastly I hope you liked  my article on why Gucci will stop selling fur.


   Have you ever wondered why almost every single fashion company sells fur? I mean it is just cruel! Who would want to wear something an animal was killed for. I´ll take a guess, all those people wearing the apparel could care less about the animals. I also have something for you to be excited about if you're against animal cruelty. Well did you know a company named Gucci stopped selling their fur fashion wear sometime around this year. Why may you ask? Why the sudden change for such a fashion forward company?

   To start off, why'd Gucci want  to stopped selling fur in the first place.  Apparently PARIS (Reuters) in Italy stopped wanting to sell fur because there was a big joining number growing bigger and larger of fashion houses looking at alternatives after apparently ``Coming under pressure´´ Sarah White said from Reuters. They were all into not getting some heat from the part of the public who were against animal cruelty. So in order for the Gucci in Italy to get the WHOLE world wide Gucci company to stop selling fur just so their little part of the world wouldn't get so caused ``heat´´ that possibly was gonna be a little bit of a challenge. Well was it a challenge?
 
   In addition, Was it a challenge? No actually it wasn't a hassle at all for Gucci. It was so easy for Gucci to make such a big change because Gucci had just recently  fired their old CEO and now that their new and improved CEO/ Firm's President (Marco Bizzarri) had taken things into his own hands,and was making changes it was going to be easy. He  thought that the public's opinion was more important than than the fur they sold, and like I said he made his challenge easy. He announced the fur-free policy Wednesday during the 2017 Kering Talk at the London College of Fashion. Marco Bizzarri talked to CNBC and said "Being socially responsible is one of Gucci's core values, and we will continue to strive to do better for the environment and animals," He also added that someone helped him with the new ``no more fur´´  and that amazing person was (Alessandro Michele).  He also said that In selecting a new creative director, he wanted to find someone who shared a belief in the importance of the same values. And he sensed that immediately on meeting with  Alessandro for the first time. Now something you guys maybe wondering is where did all their fur for their designs go?