Pollution Impacts on Marine Biotic Communities / Edition 1

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Pollution of estuaries and coastal marine waters is of profound ecological and societal importance. These coastal environments serve as critical habitat for a multitude of organisms and are of great commercial and recreational value to humans. Designed to meet the research, monitoring, and assessment needs of scientists, administrators, planners, and managers, Pollution Impacts on Marine Biotic Communities is a uniquely comprehensive reference covering pollution in coastal marine and estuarine waters. The book provides a detailed look at the short- and long-term impacts of pollutants on these ecologically important regions. Case studies that reflect a broad range of pollution problems are analyzed, outlining the real-life issues and providing solutions to common problems.
Despite being highly sensitive systems, estuarine and coastal marine environments have served as repositories for dredge spoils, sewage sludge, and industrial and municipal effluents for many decades. The adverse effects of these pollutants are only now being fully realized and understood. Pollution Impacts on Marine Biotic Communities includes a basic introduction to the subject of pollution in estuarine and marine environments and also a detailed examination of specific marine pollutants. Both the coverage and the format - which includes abundant illustrations and tables - make this book a valuable reference for scientists, administrators, and students engaged in coastal research and planning.

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An introduction and reference to the short-term and long-term impacts of pollution in estuarine and coastal marine regions, with case studies that reflect of broad range of pollution problems, outline the real-life issues, and provide solutions to common problems. They include some well known areas that have long been repositories for dredge spoils, sewage sludge, and industrial and municipal effluents. Among them are the New York Bight Apex, Chesapeake Bay, the Southern California Bight, San Francisco Bay, and the Firth of Clyde. Addressed primarily to marine biologists and chemists, but planners and regulators might also find information of interest. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849384288
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/23/1997
  • Series: CRC Marine Science Series, #14
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

Statement of the Problem
Sources of Pollution
Plan of the Volume
Pollution in Estuarine and Marine Environments
Conflicting Coastal Resource Uses
Waste Inputs
Point and Nonpoint Pollution Sources
Fate of Wastes and Pollutants
Biotic Effects of Waste Inputs
Types of Marine Pollutants
Other Anthropogenic Impacts
Marine Pollution Monitoring and Assessment
Status of Marine Pollution
Case Study 1: New York Bight Apex
Area Description and Pollutant Sources
Historical Developments
Biotic Studies
Case Study 2: Chesapeake Bay
Principal Pollution Problems
Other Anthropogenic Impacts
Biotic Communities
Case Study 3: Southern California Bight
Physical Description
Waste Disposal
Biotic Effects
Case Study 4: San Francisco Bay
Principal Anthropogenic Impacts
Other Anthropogenic Impacts
Biotic Communities
Case Study 5: Puget Sound
Physical Description
Chemical Contamination
Biotic Impacts
Case Study 6: Firth of Clyde and the Tees River Estuary
Firth of Clyde, Scotland
Tees River Estuary
Case Study 7: Wadden Sea
Physical Description
Pollution Sources
Eutrophication Effects

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