Coral Reef Conservation
Isabelle M. Côté, Isabelle Côté, John D. Reynolds
Cambridge University Press, Aug 17, 2006 - Nature - 568 pages
Coral reefs are the 'rain forests' of the ocean, containing the highest diversity of marine organisms and facing the greatest threats from humans. As shallow-water coastal habitats, they support a wide range of economically and culturally important activities, from fishing to tourism. Their accessibility makes reefs vulnerable to local threats that include over-fishing, pollution and physical damage. Reefs also face global problems, such as climate change, which may be responsible for recent widespread coral mortality and increased frequency of hurricane damage. This book, first published in 2006, summarises the state of knowledge about the status of reefs, the problems they face, and potential solutions. The topics considered range from concerns about extinction of coral reef species to economic and social issues affecting the well-being of people who depend on reefs. The result is a multi-disciplinary perspective on problems and solutions to the coral reef crisis.
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Was writing a paper about coral bleaching and found this book to be very useful indeed. Went into a lot of detail and contained a hell of a lot of information, some useful, some just interesting.
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