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  • 1. Young Man’s Melody to the Starfish http://www.slideshare.net/firelight1 Prepared: Varouj Author: unknown (edited) Music: Shahin & Sepehr Through Your Eyes
  • 2.
    • An Inspiring Story About Making a Difference
    • in Life
  • 3.
    • STARFISH (SEA STAR)
    • Average lifespan in the wild: Up to 35 years
    • Size: 4.7 to 9.4 in (12 to 24 cm) Weight: Up to 11 lbs (5 kg)
    • Sea stars have no brains and no blood. Their nervous system is spread through their arms and their “blood” is actually filtered sea water. Their diet is Carnivore.
    • Marine scientists have undertaken the task of replacing the beloved starfish’s common name with SEA STAR, because the starfish is not a fish. It’s an echinoderm, closely related to sea urchins and sand dollars .
    • There are some 1,800 species of sea star living in all the world’s oceans, from tropical habitats to the cold seafloor. The five-arm varieties are the most common, hence their name, but species with 10, 20, and even 40 arms exist.
    • They have bony, calcified skin, which protects them from most predators, and many wear striking colors that camouflage them or scare off potential attackers. Purely marine animals, there are no freshwater sea stars, and only a few live in brackish water.
  • 4.
    • STARFISH (SEA STAR)
    • Most sea stars also have the remarkable ability to consume prey outside their bodies. Using tiny, suction-cupped tube feet, they pry open clams or oysters, and their sack-like cardiac stomach emerges from their mouth and oozes inside the shell. The stomach then envelops the prey to digest it, and finally withdraws back into the body.
    • Male and female sea stars are not distinguishable from the outside; one needs to see the gonads or be lucky enough to catch them spawning. The gonads are located in each arm, and release gametes through gonoducts located on the central body between the arms.
    • Sea stars are capable of both sexual and asexual reproduction. Individual sea stars are male or female. Fertilization takes place externally, both male and female releasing their gametes into the environment. Resulting fertilized embryos form part of the zooplankton.
  • 5.
    • Once upon a time
    • there was an elder wise man
    • who used to go by the ocean
    • to do his journal writing.
  • 6.
    • He had a habit of
    • taking walks on the beach before he began to
    • work on his journal.
  • 7.
    • One day he was
    • walking along the shore.
    • As he looked down the beach, he saw an image of human figure moving like a dancer.
  • 8.
    • He smiled to himself
    • to think of someone who would dance to the day.
    • So he began to walk faster
    • to catch up.
  • 9.
    • As he got closer,
    • he saw that it was
    • a young man but
    • the young man wasn't dancing,
  • 10.
    • but instead
    • he was reaching down
    • to the shore, picking
    • up something and very gently throwing it
    • back into the ocean.
  • 11.
    • As he got closer he
    • called out,
    • "Good morning!
    • Young man
    • What are you doing?"
  • 12.
    • The young man paused,
    • looked up and replied,
    • "Throwing starfish
    • in the ocean."
  • 13.
    • The elder in curiosity responded
    • I guess I should have asked,
    • why are you
    • throwing the starfish
    • in the ocean?
  • 14.
    • The young man replied
    • The sun is up, and the
    • tide is going out.
    • If I don't throw the
    • starfish in the ocean
    • they will die.
  • 15.
    • The wise man responded
    • But, young man,
    • don't you realize that
    • there are miles and miles of beach, and starfish all along it.
    • “ You can't possibly make
    • a difference!"
  • 16.
    • The young man
    • listened politely.
    • Then he bent down,
    • picked up another starfish
    • and threw it into the sea,
    • past the breaking waves…
  • 17.
    • … .. and said,
    • "It made a difference
    • for that one starfish."
  • 18.
    • The elder pondered
    • a moment realizing the
    • young man’s point of view
    • smiled and said
    • “ Well done young man to make a difference in life.”
  • 19.
    • There is something
    • very special in
    • each and every one of us.
    • We have all been gifted with the ability to
    • make a difference.
  • 20.
    • And if we can become
    • aware of that gift,
    • we gain through the strength of our visions
    • the power to shape
    • the future.
  • 21.
    • We must each find
    • our starfish.
    • And if we throw our stars wisely and well,
    • the world will be blessed.
  • 22.
    • Are you in harmony
    • to the tune of
    • your melody to
    • dance to your stars…?
  • 23.
    • “ We must
    • become the change
    • we want to see
    • in the world.”
    • Mahatma Gandhi
  • 24.
    • “ Best thing
    • about the future is
    • that it comes only
    • one day at a time.”
    • Abraham Lincoln
  • 25.
    • “ Do…
    • what you can,
    • with what you have,
    • where you are.”
    • Theodore Roosevelt
  • 26.
    • “ The worst
    • prison would be
    • a closed heart.”
    • Pope John Paul II
  • 27.
    • “ In this life
    • we cannot always do
    • great things.
    • But we can do small
    • things with great love.”
    • Mother Teresa
  • 28. Nature’s Beauty The Romances