Ocean pollution : effects on living resources and humans /
Carl J. Sindermann.
Boca Raton : CRC Press, c1996.
275 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
0849384214 (acid-free paper)
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Boca Raton : CRC Press, c1996.
0849384214 (acid-free paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Main Description
Ocean Pollution provides a unique look at the effects of estuarine and coastal pollution on resource species. One of the primary objectives of the book is to provide an accurate assessment of the state of the inshore marine environment and its inhabitants. Coastal habitat degradation is discussed, and principal findings from modeling and other research efforts are analyzed and evaluated. The research undertaken thus far extends beyond the effects of pollution on resource population size to disease effects in fish and humans, effects on aquaculture, and effects on productive systems of the oceans. These far-reaching consequences - and potential consequences - of ocean pollution are expertly presented, and suggestions for mitigation are made. Realistic scenarios about the future effects of ocean pollution are outlined, providing a powerful tool for researchers and regulators.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
The Role of Stress in Marine Animalsp. 9
Adaptation and Survival or Disability and Death in Polluted Habitatsp. 19
Ocean Pollution and Fish Diseasesp. 35
Ocean Pollution and Shellfish Diseasesp. 63
Ocean Pollution and Human Diseasesp. 83
Mass Mortalities in the Sea: Natural and Pollution-Inducedp. 113
Effects of Pollution on Fish Abundancep. 127
Effects of Pollution on Shellfish Abundancep. 165
Effects of Pollution on Aquaculturep. 185
Global Changes in the Health and Condition of Marine Populations That May be Associated with Human Activitiesp. 203
Some Scenarios for the Future of Resource Populations in Polluted Zonesp. 225
Reducing Contaminant Levels in Coastal/Estuarine Watersp. 235
Conclusionsp. 247
Epilogue: The Role of Scientists in Public Environmental Issuesp. 257
Indexp. 263
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