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By John W. Tunnell Jr.,Ernesto A. Chávez,Kim Withers,Sylvia Earle

ISBN-10: 1585446173

ISBN-13: 9781585446179

Coral reefs declined world wide in the course of the Eighties and Nineties, making them possibly the main endangered marine surroundings in the world. This awareness spurred John W. Tunnell Jr. and others to put in writing a finished e-book that will increase understanding of coral reefs and their plight. Tunnell and coeditors Ernesto A. Chávez and Kim Withers current an built-in and broad-ranging synthesis, whereas Mexican and U.S. specialists investigate the present kingdom of those fragile platforms and supply a framework for his or her restoration.

starting with a historical past of the learn performed during this sector, Coral Reefs of the Southern Gulf of Mexico covers the geography, geology, oceanography, ecology, and biodiversity of the thirty-eight “emergent” or platform-type coral reefs within the southern Gulf. The editors comprise chapters at the biota—from algae to fish—followed by way of a glance at environmental affects, either common (such as hurricanes and pink tides) and human (such as send groundings and dredging). The e-book closes with a dialogue of conservation matters, that's either descriptive and prescriptive in its evaluate of what has been performed and what can be performed to guard and deal with those important ecosystems.

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