Pollution Impacts on Marine Biotic Communities

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CRC Press, Oct 23, 1997 - Science - 336 pages
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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Contents

Types of Marine Pollutants
17
Metal Concentrations
60
Effects on Biotic Communities
69
Other Anthropogenic Impacts
80
Status of Marine Pollution
92
New York Bight Apex
103
Benthic Communities
110
References
119
References
177
Puget Sound
211
References
237
Firth of Clyde and the Tees River Estuary
243
Fish
265
Wadden
271
References
290
Copyright

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Kennish\, Michael J.

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