Cnidarians' Defenses Descriptive Essay by cee-cee

Cnidarians' Defenses
This paper explores cnidarians' stings and how they are utilized as a defense.
# 109409 | 1,550 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Nov 30, 2008 in Biology (Marine)

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The paper discusses the four main groups of cnidarians and their characteristics. The paper focuses on their sting, the danger they pose to humans and the treatment needed for their stings. The paper then discusses how human occupation of coral islands tends to destroy coral reefs, which grow in all the world's oceans. The paper includes a huge amount of source material complete with drawings and photographs.

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Fautin, Daphne G. and Romano, Sandra L. Cnidaria. Sea anemones, corals, jellyfish, sea pens, hydra. Version 24 April 1997. <>. in The Tree of Life Web Project, <>.
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  • Shick, J. M. A Functional Biology of Sea Anemones. London: Chapman and Hall. 1991. 395 pp.

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