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Coral Reefs of the Southern Gulf of Mexico.

Author: John W Tunnell; Ernesto A Chávez; Kim Withers
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2007.
Series: Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies Series, Sponsored by the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi.
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Coral reefs declined worldwide during the 1980s and 1990s, making them perhaps the most endangered marine ecosystem on Earth. This realization spurred John W. Tunnell Jr. and others to write a comprehensive book that would raise awareness of coral reefs and their plight. Tunnell and coeditors Ernesto A. Chávez and Kim Withers present an integrated and broad-ranging synthesis, while Mexican and U.S. experts assess  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Tunnell, John W.
Coral Reefs of the Southern Gulf of Mexico.
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John W Tunnell; Ernesto A Chávez; Kim Withers
ISBN: 9781603447935 1603447938
OCLC Number: 830168934
Description: 1 online resource (471 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1 Research History; Chapter 2 Reef Distribution; Chapter 3 Origin and Geology; Chapter 4 Climate and Oceanography; Chapter 5 Reef Zonation and Ecology: Veracruz Shelf and Campeche Bank; Chapter 6 Reef Biodiversity; Chapter 7 Reef Algae; Chapter 8 Reef Corals; Chapter 9 Reef Fish; Chapter 10 Reef Fisheries; Chapter 11 Island Biota; Chapter 12 Environmental Impacts; Chapter 13 Conservation and Management; List of Acronyms; Literature Cited; List of Contributors; Index.
Series Title: Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies Series, Sponsored by the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi.
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Coral reefs declined worldwide during the 1980s and 1990s, making them perhaps the most endangered marine ecosystem on Earth. This realization spurred John W. Tunnell Jr. and others to write a comprehensive book that would raise awareness of coral reefs and their plight. Tunnell and coeditors Ernesto A. Chávez and Kim Withers present an integrated and broad-ranging synthesis, while Mexican and U.S. experts assess the current state of these fragile systems and offer a framework for their restoration. Beginning with a history of the research done in this region, Coral Reefs of th.

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