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Oceanography: Contemporary Readings in Ocean Science

Edited By: R Gordon Pirie

421 pages, Illus, figs, tabs

Oxford University Press USA

Paperback | Apr 1996 | Edition: 3 | #51461 | ISBN: 0195087682
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Revised edition of this succesful textbook which covers ocean resources, the law of the sea, migration of specific marine creatures, global warming, the conseqences of oil spills, and other environmental management issues.


PART I: EXPLORING THE SEA; 1. The Early History of Diving; 2. Medical Problems Associated with Underwater Diving; 3. H.M.S. Challenger and the Development of Marine Science; 4. Long-Range Needs for Deep-Sea Platforms: The Deep-Sea Observatory Concept; 5. Undersea Satellites: The Commercialization of AUVs; PART II: CURRENTS, CHEMISTRY, AND CLIMATE; 6. Update: World Ocean Circulation Experiment; 7. El Nino and La Nana; 8. Tracking Ocean Eddies; 9. Carbon Sink and the Oceans; 10. Numerical Air-Sea Environmental Prediction; 11. Sea Level as an Indicator of Climate and Global Change; 12. Ocean Warming and Sea Level Rise Along Southwest U.S. Coast; 13. Global Warming an Antarctica; PART III: GEOLOGY AND SEA LIFE; 14. World Initiation of Holocene Marine Deltas by Deceleration of Sea-Level Rise; 15. History of Pacific Guyots Uncovered, by the Ocean Drilling Program - Leg 143 Scientific Party; 16. Ecology of Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Communities: A Review; 17. Biodiversity of the Pelagic Ocean; 18. The Predatory Behavior of the WQhite Shark; 19. Sea Turtles Master Migration with Magnetic Memories; 20. Which Whales Are Hunted? A Molecular Genetic Approach to Monitoring Whaling; 21. Anthropogenic Nutrients and the Degradation of Western Atlantic and Caribbean Coral Reefs; 22. Mermaids - Their Biology, Culture, and Demise; 23. Red Menace in the World's Ocean; 25. Bioluminescence: Excited States Under Cover of Darkness; PART IV: OCEAN RESOURCES; 26. U.S. Ocean Resources 2000: A National Plan for Growth; 27. Marine Fisheries at a Critical Juncture; 28. Ecosystem Management and the Antarctic Krill; 29. Marine Aquaculture - Opportunities for Growth; 30. Fish Meal and Alternate Sources of Protein in Fish Feeds; 31. Gas Hydrates - Geological Perspective and Global Change; 32. The Resource Potential of Antarctic Icebergs; 33. The Call of the Islands; PART V: OCEAN POLLUTION; 34. Petroleum Drilling and Production Operations in the Gulf of Mexico; 35. Oil Spill Response Technologies, by the U.S. Congress; 36. Fate and Transport of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill; 37. The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: Status of the Shoreline

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