451 pages, 12 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations
Marine Environmental Biology and Conservation provides an introduction to the environmental and anthropogenic threats facing the world’s oceans, and outlines the steps that can and should be taken to protect these vital habitats. It begins with a brief overview of the essentials of marine biology and oceanography necessary to understand the conservation material. The book then moves through the different habitats in the marine environment, such as coastal ecosystems, the open ocean, and the deep sea, exploring the organisms that live there, and what conservation dangers and solutions affect these areas.
Chapter 1 Introduction to Marine Environmental Science and Oceanography
Chapter 2 Conservation and Marine Biology
Chapter 3 Conservation of Intertidal Ecosystems
Chapter 4 Conservation of Estuary and Marsh Ecosystems
Chapter 5 Conservation of Tropical Coral Reef Ecosystems
Chapter 6 Conservation of Nearshore Ecosystems
Chapter 7 Conservation of Open Ocean Ecosystems
Chapter 8 Seafloor and Deep-Sea Ecosystems: Resource Harvest and Habitat Protection
Chapter 9 Marine Endangered Species: Conservation, Protection, and Recovery
Chapter 10 Conservation of Cetaceans
Chapter 11 Marine Fisheries: Overharvest and Conservation
Chapter 12 Ocean Conservation Laws, Agreements & Organizations
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