Ecology of the Southern California Bight: A Synthesis and Interpretation

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Murray D. Dailey, Donald J. Reish, Jack W. Anderson
University of California Press, 1993 - Science - 926 pages
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00 Here is a benchmark study of one significant stretch of the Pacific Ocean, the Southern California Bight. Extending from Point Conception to the Mexican border and out to the 200-mile limit, these waters have never before been investigated in such detail, from so many points of view, by such an eminent group of scientists. The twenty-five expert contributors summarize everything known about the physical, chemical, geological, and biological characteristics of the area in individual chapters; the volume concludes with a synthesis of the information presented. In addition, chapters are devoted to the influence of humans on the marine environment and to the various laws and governmental agencies concerned with protecting it. Because Southern California is so heavily populated and because the ocean is a major recreational area for its people, the information in this unique volume will be invaluable for the region's planners and decisionmakers as well as for all those who study the globe's marine resources and ecology. Here is a benchmark study of one significant stretch of the Pacific Ocean, the Southern California Bight. Extending from Point Conception to the Mexican border and out to the 200-mile limit, these waters have never before been investigated in such detail, from so many points of view, by such an eminent group of scientists. The twenty-five expert contributors summarize everything known about the physical, chemical, geological, and biological characteristics of the area in individual chapters; the volume concludes with a synthesis of the information presented. In addition, chapters are devoted to the influence of humans on the marine environment and to the various laws and governmental agencies concerned with protecting it. Because Southern California is so heavily populated and because the ocean is a major recreational area for its people, the information in this unique volume will be invaluable for the region's planners and decisionmakers as well as for all those who study the globe's marine resources and ecology.
  

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Contents

The Southern California Bight SCB consti gions as well as broader approximately
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Chapter 8
347
Background Benthic Invertebrates
369
Chapter 9
459
Hickey 19
541
Geochemistry
604
Microbiology
682
Chapter 13
767
Chapter 14
782
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About the author (1993)

Murray D. Dailey is Director of the Ocean Studies Institute at California State University, Long Beach, where Donald J. Reish is Professor Emeritus of Biology. Jack W. Anderson is Vice President of EMCON Marine Sciences in Carlsbad, California.

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