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Coral Reefs of the Southern Gulf of Mexico

Edited By: John W Tunnell, Ernesto A Chávez and Kim Withers

194 pages, 181 col photos

Texas A & M University Press

Hardback | Dec 2007 | #169275 | ISBN-13: 9781585446179
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Mexican and US experts assess the current state of these fragile systems and offer a framework for their restoration. Beginning with a history of the research done in this region, the book covers the geography, geology, oceanography, ecology, and the biodiversity of the 38 'emergent' or platform type coral reefs in the southern Gulf. The book closes with a discussion of conservation issues and outlines what should be done to protect and manage these vital ecosystems.

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JOHN W. TUNNELL JR. is associate director and Harte Research Scientist at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies in Corpus Christi, where he is also director of the Center for Coastal Studies and professor of biology at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi. ERNESTO A. CHAVEZ is a scientist and professor at the Interdisciplinary Center for Marine Science, National Polytechnic Institute in La Paz, Baja California. He is widely published and has helped create a number of scientific research centers and graduate programs in Mexico. KIM WITHERS is associate research scientist at the Center for Coastal Studies and an adjunct professor of biology and environmental science at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi.

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