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Heal the Ocean: Solutions for Saving Our Seas

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By: Rod Fujita

New Society Publishers

Paperback | Dec 2003 | #143883 | ISBN: 0865715009
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About this book

Provides a refreshing change in the literature by emphasizing success stories in the struggle to save the seas. The author - a marine ecologist dedicated to protecting and restoring ocean ecosystems - first describes the nature of ocean environments, and then discusses current and emerging threats, including pollution, overfishing, poor land use, deep sea mining, and the search for new energy sources.


Foreword by Peter Benchley; Turning the Tide: An Introduction; The Coastal Zone: From the Mountains to the Sea; Nearshore Waters: Nursery, Playground -- and Dumping Ground; Coral Reefs: The Ocean's Sensitive Child; The Continental Shelf: The Ocean's Engine; The Shape of the Sea; The Deep Sea: In Over Our Heads?; Creating a New Ocean Ethic; Endnotes; Contacts and Resources; Index.

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Rod Fujita is a Senior Scientist with Environmental Defense, in Oakland, California. He has studied the ocean for over 20 years, logging hundreds of hours underwater studying ocean wildlife, as well as playing a key role in setting up marine reserves in the Florida Keys and the Channel Islands CA.

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