Arrecifes Coralinos del sur del Golfo de México

Arrecifes Coralinos del sur del Golfo de México

by John W. Tunnell Jr.
     
 


Coral reefs declined worldwide during the 1980s and 1990s, making them perhaps the most endangered marine ecosystem on Earth. This realization spurred John W. Tunnell Jr. and others to write a comprehensive book that would raise awareness of coral reefs and their plight. Beginning with a history of the research done in this region, Coral Reefs of the Southern Gulf… See more details below

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Coral reefs declined worldwide during the 1980s and 1990s, making them perhaps the most endangered marine ecosystem on Earth. This realization spurred John W. Tunnell Jr. and others to write a comprehensive book that would raise awareness of coral reefs and their plight. Beginning with a history of the research done in this region, 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 in the southern Gulf.

Editorial Reviews

The Quarterly Review of Biology

"The book serves as an excellent companion to Rezak et al.'s Reefs and Banks of the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico: Their Geological, Biological, and Physical Dynamics. . . This book boasts 13 multiauthored chapters, the most notable being on reef distribution, climate and oceanography, reef corals, reef fish, and conservation. . . An excellent literature review may be found in the climate and oceanography chapter."--The Quarterly Review of Biology
Stephen Gittings

Coral Reefs of the Southern Gulf of Mexico features a broad selection of underwater color photography and a set of maps, figures and tables that help illustrate southern reef science, providing a comprehensive gateway to understanding a complex environment. . . Perhaps more compelling, the text explains in straightforward terms why reef conservation and management should be of primary concern.” --Texas Parks and Wildlife
Texas Parks & Wildlife - E. Dan Klepper

“The reefs of the southern Gulf of Mexico have been studied for many years, but no compilation of the work has been done, to my knowledge. It is long overdue…”--Stephen Gittings

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603447812
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2011
Series:
Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies Series
Edition description:
Spanish language edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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