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  1. #1 First part of idea... 
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    The Blue Whale is the largest creature on earth. To my knowledge, whales evolved from land dwelling mammals that went on to occupying the oceans and what niches were offered by this great expanse of water. Whales are massive, the Blue Whale boasts a particularly large body size, and i am wondering, what is it that has allowed these creatures to become so large ? Has the buoyancy that a less dense liquid generates countered the effects of gravity ? Granting the whale the opportunity to exploit its environment, becoming progressively larger through evolution ?

    Your responses are held at high consideration as i plan on writing a paper which will encompass your answers. Cheers - Josh


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    Josh, if this paper is for school, you really need to be doing the research yourself. If you come across some things that confuse you during your research, then come here and ask us to help you with them. But most of the work needs to be done by you, not by the people on this forum.


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  4. #3 No more school ! 
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    Hey para, im finished school now . This paper is really just to show to some work experience people my ideas. But its really important that people on this forum validate the explanation i gave before ? Need to make sure my knowledge is sound enough to be put in a paper.
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    The best validation you can get for anything is finding scientific articles as your sources, not randoms on an internet forum whose credentials you either know nothing about or cannot verify. If you want to get some experience writing research papers then do your own research. If you're having trouble finding and/or reading the papers, then you come ask for tips. In fact, you may want to look at the research tips sticky thread in this forum.
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    Ah ok, sorry bout that then..

    Does anyone know of any forums where i can get my information checked and possilby get some useful feedback ? Ive tried local libraries, ive tried the city library too and i cant get anything on whale evolution with particular emphasis on my idea :?

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    lol, I feel like I'm not getting through to you josh. Do a Google Scholar search on whale body size and buoyancy and see if you find any research that has been done on the topic. If you really want to talk to a person look up some articles on whale evolution and try to contact the authors.
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    Josh, you have the right idea. The buoyancy of the water helps the whale to get as big as it is. Here is an article that might help.
    http://www.palenews.net/2009/03/how-...ot-so-big.html
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    Harold thank you so much, this link has proven to be very helpful ! I can finally move forward with this idea. Thanks again - Josh
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