The Ocean and Us

The Ocean and Us

by Farah Obaidullah (Editor)
The Ocean and Us

The Ocean and Us

by Farah Obaidullah (Editor)

Paperback(1st ed. 2023)

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The Ocean and Us provides an overview of our contemporary understanding of the ocean and all the ways our lives interact with it. It is intended for everyone with an interest in our blue planet. The book brings together the expertise of over 35 ocean specialists from around the world. It explores a wide variety of themes including the importance of a healthy ocean in the fight to halt and contain climate change. It covers issues such as overfishing and pollution, as well as emerging themes such as the blue economy, marine animal welfare and how we can leverage innovation to protect the ocean. The book provides an overview of some of the world’s iconic threatened and at risk ocean ecosystems, and outlines current governance structures and ocean management tools. It also discusses the important social dimensions between people and the ocean, such as ocean and human wellbeing, communities and the ocean, and who gets to participate in the ocean space. The book aims to enhance ocean literacy by making specialist concepts accessible to non-experts, with a view to empowering concerned citizens everywhere to come into action for the ocean, and pave a better way forward for humanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783031108143
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 02/03/2023
Edition description: 1st ed. 2023
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Farah is an independent ocean advocate and the founder of Women4Oceans. She has worked around the world to address the most pressing issues facing the ocean including: overfishing, fish crimes & labour abuse in the seafood sector, protected areas, and the need for a global treaty to protect life on the high seas. Her career includes 11 years with Greenpeace as a senior oceans campaigner. Farah has presented at the UN, INTERPOL, on various TV shows and at ocean forums.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Climate Change.- Chapter 1: Ocean acidification, warming and reduced oxygen.- Chapter 2: What is Blue Carbon.- Chapter 3: Fish & climate.- Chapter 4: Whales & climate.- Section 2: Overfishing.- Chapter 5: State of the world’s fisheries, legal overfishing, fish subsidies.- Chapter 6: Fish Crime.- Chapter 7: Shark finning.- Chapter 8: Aquarium Trade.- Chapter 9: Fair Fisheries.- Section 3: Pollution.- Chapter 10: Plastics.- Chapter 11: Shipping.- Chapter 12: Oil Spills.- Chapter 13: Acoustics.- Section 4: Threatened/At Risk Marine Habitats.- Chapter 14: The Deep Sea: Overview & threats (deep sea mining & fishing) .- Chapter 15: Corals: Overview & threats & restoration efforts.- Chapter 16 The Poles Arctic & Antarctic.- Chapter 17: Coastal Habitat: (Sea grass, mangroves, kelp forests, salt marshes, estuaries) & threats.- Section 5: Ocean Governance.- Chapter 18: How we manage the world’s oceans.- Chapter 19: What are the High Seas and where are we at with protecting it.- Chapter 20: Marine Protected Areas. Why they are important, what the global targets are.- Chapter 21: Business & Oceans (how businesses can work toward healthy ocean) .- Section 6: Communities, Human & Animal Wellbeing.- Chapter 22: Communities & Oceans.- Chapter 23: Tourism and the Ocean.- Chapter 24: Marine Animal Welfare.- Chapter 25: Gender & Oceans.- Chapter 26: Oceans and Human Health.- Section 7: How to make a difference.- Chapter 27: Shaming and other social tools to change the system.- Chapter 28: Inspiring Action.
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