The Empty Ocean / Edition 2

The Empty Ocean / Edition 2

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by Richard Ellis, Richard Ellis
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559636378

ISBN-13: 9781559636377

Pub. Date: 08/15/2004

Publisher: Island Press

In The Empty Ocean, acclaimed author and artist Richard Ellis tells the story of our continued plunder of life in the sea and weighs the chances for its recovery. Through fascinating portraits of a wide array of creatures, he introduces us to the many forms of sea life that humans have fished, hunted, and collected over the centuries, from charismatic whales

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In The Empty Ocean, acclaimed author and artist Richard Ellis tells the story of our continued plunder of life in the sea and weighs the chances for its recovery. Through fascinating portraits of a wide array of creatures, he introduces us to the many forms of sea life that humans have fished, hunted, and collected over the centuries, from charismatic whales and dolphins to the lowly menhaden, from sea turtles to cod, tuna, and coral.

Rich in history, anecdote, and surprising fact, Richard Ellis’s descriptions bring to life the natural history of the various species, the threats they face, and the losses they have suffered. Killing has occurred on a truly stunning scale, with extinction all too often the result, leaving a once-teeming ocean greatly depleted. But the author also finds instances of hope and resilience, of species that have begun to make remarkable comebacks when given the opportunity.

Written with passion and grace, and illustrated with Richard Ellis’s own drawings, The Empty Ocean brings to a wide audience a compelling view of the damage we have caused to life in the sea and what we can do about it. "

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559636377
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
08/15/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,444,153
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
1Gray Whales in the Atlantic3
Emptying the Ocean9
2Decline of the Fisheries11
The Lowly Menhaden25
The Great and Wonderful Tuna28
The Mighty Swordfish39
Shark-Eating Men47
The Codfish58
The Patagonian Toothfish72
The Orange Roughy75
Sea Horses77
The Atlantic Salmon80
3The Plight of the Sea Turtles93
Leatherback97
Green Turtle99
Kemp's Ridley105
Olive Ridley108
Hawksbill110
Loggerhead113
Flatback117
4Missing Marine Birds119
The Labrador Duck119
The Great Auk120
Killing the Marine Mammals123
5Steller's Legacy125
The Last of the Sea Cows132
The Sea Otter138
The Northern Fur Seal151
6Slaughter of the Southern Seals161
7Lions and Elephants179
Hooker's Sea Lion179
Australian Sea Lion181
California Sea Lion182
South American (Southern) Sea Lion183
Steller's Sea Lion185
Elephant Seals189
8Seals195
Harps and Hoods196
The Grey Seal206
Caribbean Monk Seal208
9Little Cetaceans in Peril212
10The Tuna-Porpoise "Problem"219
11The Hunting of Whales236
Ecology in Trouble255
12What is Killing the Coral Reefs?257
13Deepwater Corals275
14Biological Invaders281
Is This the End?291
Bibliography307
Index351

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