Marine Pollution

Written by a renowned expert in the field who is a researcher, teacher and advisor of national and international institutions on issues such as oil spills, water quality assessment and plastic pollution, this book offers a thorough account ...

Author: Ricardo Beiras

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128137376

Category: Science

Page: 408

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Marine Pollution: Sources, Fate and Effects of Pollutants in Coastal Ecosystems bring together the theoretical background on common and emerging marine pollutants and their effects on organisms (ecotoxicology). Written by a well-renowned expert in the field who is a researcher, teacher and advisor of national and international institutions on issues, such as oil spills, water quality assessment and plastic pollution, the book offers a thorough account of the effects (ecotoxicology) of pollutants on marine organisms and the public health implications, along with the biological tools advocated by the international institutions for marine pollution monitoring. Marine Pollution: Sources, Fate and Effects of Pollutants in Coastal Ecosystems presents information in a rigorous and contrasted manner derived from a comprehensive review of solid scientific knowledge, but also illustrated with examples of practical applications. Contains up-to-date background levels and regulations on marine pollutants Conveys an in-depth analysis of the uptake, accumulation and fate of pollutants in the marine compartments Delivers a critical appraisal on biological tools for the practical monitoring of coastal pollution Includes a comprehensive glossary of technical terms and appendices with useful transversal information (units, acronyms, etc.)
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Marine Pollution

In this volume we consider marine pollution from the perspective of the historical problems that are now successfully managed or solved, the ongoing problems and the emerging challenges that we face.

Author: Christopher L. J. Frid

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191039713

Category: Science

Page: 288

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As a society, we use more than 100,000 different industrial compounds to promote health and treat disease, to grow food and to access clean water. While technological developments have improved our lives, most of these compounds end up in our oceans where they threaten marine life and human health. The practice of ocean waste disposal has had a long history and was initially believed to have minimal associated costs. However, it is now clear that although we can use the oceans for cheap waste treatment, we do this at the expense of the other key benefits we derive from the sea, notably human food supplies as well as its aesthetic value (including opportunities for recreation and tourism). Many of the pollution problems of previous decades appear to have been solved in the developed world, or at least managed to minimise their environmental impacts. However, despite treatment being available for some waste products, a potent mixture of toxic compounds and other potentially harmful additions continue to enter the marine environment every day. So, have the problems of marine pollution really been solved or have we simply generated a suite of different and potentially more complex challenges? In this volume we consider marine pollution from the perspective of the historical problems that are now successfully managed or solved, the ongoing problems and the emerging challenges that we face. These include hormone mimics, the residues from pharmaceuticals, nanometre-sized particles added to new materials, the millimetric plastics added to shampoos and cosmetics, the artificial fibres in the clothes we wear, and the noise and light pollution from our expanding industries and cities. Marine Pollution is aimed at senior undergraduates, masters and graduate level students studying marine sciences. It will also serve as a useful reference for researchers and professionals working in the fields of environmental management, marine planning, marine environmental regulation and protection, as well as those working for government departments, environmental NGOs and marine environmental consultancies.
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Modern Treatment Strategies for Marine Pollution

The book includes numerous case studies that demonstrate how these tools can be successfully used.

Author: Senthil Kumar

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128222805

Category: Science

Page: 212

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Modern Treatment Strategies for Marine Pollution provides an overview of assessment tools that identify contaminants in marine water, also discussing the latest technologies for removing these contaminants. Through templated and consistently structured chapters, the author explores the importance of seawater to our marine ecosystems and the devastating effects pollutants are causing. Sections cover the emission of toxic pollutants from industries, wastewater discharge, oil spills from boarding ships, ballast water emission, abnormal growth of algal blooms, and more. Techniques explored include huge diameter pipelines erected for removing floating debris from seawater, which is denoted as a primary idea for cleaning contaminants. The book includes numerous case studies that demonstrate how these tools can be successfully used. It is an essential read for marine ecologists and oceanographers at the graduate level and above, but is also ideal for those looking to incorporate these techniques into their own work. Presents and discusses advanced technologies used in the treatment of marine water Includes case studies to show what techniques have been successful Provides new information on contamination assessment and analytical protocols for identifying pollutants, which is essential for readers to use in their own work
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Marine Pollution

New to this latest edition of Marine Pollution is a greater emphasis on events outside UK waters and extensive coverage of eutrophication that is now a major marine environment threat.

Author: Robert Bernard Clark

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UVA:35007004631424

Category: Science

Page: 236

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New to this latest edition of Marine Pollution is a greater emphasis on events outside UK waters and extensive coverage of eutrophication that is now a major marine environment threat.
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The Terminology of Marine Pollution by Plastics and Microplastics

Following the results of software analysis, this book shows that this specialised language is mostly used in an expert-to-expert communicative context, although some concepts are simplified and used in other communicative situations.

Author: Marina Niceforo

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527541214

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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As a specialised language, the terminology of marine pollution by plastics and microplastics is composed mainly of technical-scientific terms from the field of marine ecology, along with general-language words used with a domain-specific meaning. Since there are few existing studies focusing on the linguistic-terminological aspects of ecology, this book analyses the nature, characteristics, and possible applications of the terminology of marine plastic pollution by observing its degree of technicity in different textual genres. To this end, a small but significant corpus of texts embracing three genres (scientific, informative and normative texts) was created and processed with the aid of a software for terminological extraction. Following the results of software analysis, this book shows that this specialised language is mostly used in an expert-to-expert communicative context, although some concepts are simplified and used in other communicative situations.
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Marine Pollution

Author: Robert Bernard Clark

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015016951702

Category: Marine pollution

Page: 220

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This book explains what the main inputs to the sea are, what happens to them, their effects on marine organisms and ecosystems and their impacts on commercial fisheries and threat to human health. Case histories of pollution in particular geographical areas are examined.
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Marine Pollution

Many particles combine chemically in a manner highly depletive of oxygen, causing estuaries to become anoxic. This book presents the latest research in the field from around the world.

Author: Tobias N. Hofer

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1604562420

Category: Science

Page: 448

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Marine pollution is the harmful effect caused by the entry into the ocean of chemicals or particles. An associated problem is that many potentially toxic chemical's adhere to tiny particles which are then taken up by plankton and benthos animals, most of which are either deposit or filter feeders, concentrating upward within ocean food chains. Also, because most animal feeds contain high fish meal and fish oil content, toxins can be found a few weeks later in commonly consumed food items derived from livestock and animal husbandry such as meat, eggs, milk, butter and margarine. One common path of entry by contaminants to the sea are rivers. Many particles combine chemically in a manner highly depletive of oxygen, causing estuaries to become anoxic. This book presents the latest research in the field from around the world.
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Economic Losses from Marine Pollution

Following that, the book: considers types of marine pollution and their effects on organisms, ecosystems, and humans, and the corresponding economic effects of those biological impacts introduces the economic principles and methods needed ...

Author: Douglas D. Ofiara

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1597263478

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 203

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Marine pollution causes significant damage to fisheries and other economically productive uses of the ocean. The value of that damage can be quantified by economists, but the meanings of those valuations and how they are derived are often obscure to noneconomists.Economic Losses from Marine Pollution brings a fuller understanding of the variety and extent of marine losses and how they are assessed to scientists, lawyers, and environmentalists by systematically identifying and classifying marine losses and relating them to models and methods of economic valuation. The authors use a step-by-step approach to show how economists have used these methods and how they approach the problem of assessing economic damage.The book begins by describing the importance of economic valuation of marine damages, the history of concern over marine pollution, and the development of economic methodologies to assess damage from it. Following that, the book: considers types of marine pollution and their effects on organisms, ecosystems, and humans, and the corresponding economic effects of those biological impacts introduces the economic principles and methods needed to understand and to assess economic damages expresses losses from water quality impairments in terms of economic value introduces the basic economic techniques that have been developed and used to measure changes in economic value discusses how to apply those economic techniques, and presents a variety of practical examples explores limitations and problems that can arise in such applied work.Economic Losses from Marine Pollution includes all of the relevant economic theory together with specific examples of how that theory has been and can be applied. It offers environmental professionals with little or no background in economics the basic economic tools needed to understand economic valuations of environmental damage, and represents a unique handbook for environmental and marine scientists, lawyers, economists, policy professionals, and anyone interested in issues of marine water quality.
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Marine Pollution

Author: Mary A. Vance

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:35007005878305

Category: Marine pollution

Page: 51

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Marine Pollution and Human Health

This book discusses marine pathogens, pollution, and toxic algal blooms and their impact on coastal ecosystems and human health.

Author: Ronald E. Hester

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 9781849732406

Category: Science

Page: 168

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This book discusses marine pathogens, pollution and toxic algal blooms and their impact on coastal ecosystems and human health.
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Marine Pollution

Author: A. P. Diwan

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822028786077

Category: Marine pollution

Page: 347

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Today, The Cry Of Pollution Is Heard From All The Nooks And Corners Of The Global, And Pollution Has Become A Major Threat To The Very Existence Of Mankind On This Earth. It Is The Major Challenge Of Our Times. The Pollution Of Various Resources Has Gone To Such An Extent That We Are Unable To Breathe Fresh Air And Drink Fresh Water. On One Hand, The Advancement Of Science And Technology Have Added To The Human Comforts By Giving Us Automobiles, Electrical Appliances, Supersonic Jets, Space Crafts, Better Medicines, Better Chemicals To Control Harmful Insects And Pests, Etc., But On The Problem To Face Pollution. This Book Is Expected To Meet The Requirements Of A Wide Range Of Readers Who Are Involved Directly Or Indirectly With Marine Ecology And Pollution.
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Prevention and Compensation of Marine Pollution Damage

This is the first book to present a comparative analysis of the law with respect to marine oil pollution, with expert contributions emphasising particular solutions in Europe, the US, and China.

Author: Michael Faure

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9789041123381

Category: Law

Page: 358

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Marine oil pollution is one of the most damaging environmental liabilities of our time, and is taken very seriously by governments. Although international conventions take the lead in the legal regime underpinning prevention and compensation of marine oil pollution damage, national legal systems differ considerably in how they interpret and apply their monitoring and enforcement responsibilities. This is the first book to present a comparative analysis of the law with respect to marine oil pollution, with expert contributions emphasising particular solutions in Europe, the US, and China. The authors draw on the full range of legal sources, from theory and legislation to procedure and actual case studies. Written by both academics and practitioners?senior academics with a wide experience in the field, and practitioners who have extensively dealt with marine pollution issues?the work is not confined to a mere legal analysis, but offers a more inclusive law and economics perspective, solidly built on a substantial analysis (in English) of the law in the European, US, Chinese, and international contexts. Individual contributors focus on countries with which they have particular expertise or experience. This book will be of interest to corporate counsel, international lawyers, academics, and policy makers, as well as to students of (international) environmental and maritime law. In addition, the book is especially valuable to non-Chinese lawyers for its clear insight into the complex Chinese environmental legal system.
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Marine Pollution

An overview of the issues surrounding marine pollution, including topics like how it originates, marine debris, oil, and climate change.

Author: Judith S. Weis

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199996681

Category: Nature

Page: 273

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Marine pollution occurs today in varied forms - chemical, industrial, and agricultural - and the sources of pollution are endless. In recent history, we've seen oil spills, untreated sewage, eutrophication, invasive species, heavy metals, acidification, radioactive substances, marine litter, and overfishing, among other significant problems. Though marine pollution has long been a topic of concern, it has very recently exploded in environmental, economic, and political debate circles; scientists and non-scientists alike continue to be shocked and dismayed at the sheer diversity of water pollutants and the many ways they can come to harm our environment and our bodies. In Marine Pollution: What Everyone Needs to Know, Judith Weis covers marine pollution from many different angles, each fascinating in its own right. Beginning with its sources and history, the book describes in detail each common pollutant, why exactly it is harmful, why it may draw controversy, and how we can prevent it from destroying our aquatic ecosystems. Weis discusses topics like what actually happened with the Exxon Valdez, and why Harmful Algal Blooms are a serious concern. Later chapters will discuss pollutants that are only now surfacing as major threats, such as pharmaceuticals, personal care products, and metal nanoparticles, and explain how these can begin in the water and progress up the food chain and emerge in human bodies. The book's final section will discuss the effects of climate change and acidification on marine pollution levels, and how we can reduce pollution at the local and global levels.
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Marine Pollution and International Law

Using the Barents Sea as an example to illustrate the points (although the legal argument and ... Liability for Damage Arising from Marine Pollution 7.

Author: Douglas Brubaker

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:35007000096432

Category: Environmental law, International

Page: 485

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Marine Pollution 90

Action Programme Sweden. Statens naturvårdsverk. -Q SUMMARY Introduction How Healthy is the Sea? Varying Conditions.

Author: Sweden. Statens naturvårdsverk

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000126620743

Category: Marine pollution

Page: 165

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Marine Pollution

When, in 1966, the Gennan Research Society directed the attention of oceanographers in the Federal Republic of Ger many to problems of marine pollution, I was not enthusiastic.

Author: Sebastian A. Gerlach

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642681820

Category: Science

Page: 220

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When, in 1966, the Gennan Research Society directed the attention of oceanographers in the Federal Republic of Ger many to problems of marine pollution, I was not enthusiastic. Emphasis on this problem area meant that other important research plans had to be postponed. But the lectures at the Third International Oceanographic Congress, September 1970, in Tokyo, and at the FAO Conference on Marine Pollution and its Effects on Living Resources and Fishing, December 1970, in Rome, convinced me that research on problems of marine pollution is a social obligation, and that the oceanographer has to take a stand. I issued public warnings about the continuing use of pesticides and had to defend myself against protests by the fishing industry and many colleagues who were, in Novem ber 1970, unaware of the extent of the threat. Thus, I was required by my profession to acquire an overview of the prob lems of ocean pollution. In 1971 I only needed to familiarize myself with some one hundred bibliographical items. In the interim, the flood of data has risen dramatically, and in the year 1975, no fewer than 868 publications under the heading of "Marine Pollution" were reported (Table 1). It is, therefore, more and more diffi cult to distinguish new results of scientific research from the many repetitions and variations, and I fear that from year to year my efforts to illustrate the actual status of the problem at a given moment will be subject to more gaps.
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Handbook on Marine Pollution

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Author: Edgar Gold

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:35007000958045

Category: Marine pollution

Page: 247

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Tropical Marine Pollution

Tropical Marine Pollution

Author: E.J. Ferguson Wood

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080870481

Category: Science

Page: 191

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Tropical Marine Pollution
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Oceanography and Marine Pollution

An ASEAN-EC Perspective, Proccedings of the ASEAN-EC Seminar/Workshop on Marine Sciences, Manila, Philippines, 12-16 April, 1987 Helen T. Yap, ...

Author: Helen T. Yap

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822016280794

Category: Marine pollution

Page: 384

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