Presents the most recent scientific evidence on the current state of ocean ecosystems globally. The content ranges from the movement of essential nutrients in the sea to the loss of diversity as a consequence of overharvesting practices and habitat loss.
'I would certainly recommend that this book be put on the reading list for any ecological or environmental degree course.' Biological Conservation, 107 (2002) 'Waters in Peril is nevertheless a very useful, well-written and up-to-date review of the global status of our oceans and their conservation. This is a valuable addition to undergraduate or postgraduate courses on marine conservation, biodiversity and pollution. ...highly recommend this book to the libraries of universities and marine research institutes.' Hydrobiologia, 493 (2003)
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