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About this book
About this book
Written in an accessible style, Coastal Pollution: Effects on Living Resources and Humans presents a comprehensive introduction to the scope of scientific understanding of contamination from human activities upon living marine resources. The author provides an accurate report of the state of the inshore marine environment and its inhabitants, discussing coastal habitat and analyzing findings from modeling and other research efforts. The text covers the effects of coastal and estuarine pollution on resource population size, ecosystem habitats, and aquaculture. It also features an in-depth review of pollution-related problems, including PCBs, harmful algae blooms, cholera, and "black tides."
Gulf of Mexico oil spill (1990)"Brown tide" in Long Island waters (1994)Died at sea, of unknown causes (1992)Cholera in the western hemisphere (1994)The "dancing cat disease" of Minamata (1983)Early experiences with PCBs in New England (1990)A perspective from the beach at Sandy Hook, New Jersey (2000)Enjoy the beach, but don't go in the water (2004)Algal toxins make unwelcome landfall in Florida (2003)The "microbe from hell" (1998)The day of the tall ships (1980)The great IXTOC?1 oil spill (1990)Life in the wake of the Exxon Valdez (2000)An alien pathogen of oysters in American waters (2003)Spread of the introduced "killer alga" Caulerpa taxifolia in the Mediterranean Sea and beyond (2004)Population explosion of a comb jelly in the Black Sea (1998)A proposed solution to problems created by introduced marine species (1999)Abnormal Pacific oysters on the coast of France (1986)Mackerel migrations in the western North Atlantic (1995)Mass mortalities of herring in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence (1968)Destruction of Georges Bank herring stock by overfishing (1998)Dolphin mortalities on the Atlantic coast (1992)Plight of the Hudson River fisherman (1978)The great contaminated fish scare in Japan (1981)Query from a pregnant editor (1989)A small incident on the wharf in East Boston (1988)