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Endangered oceans
Schier, Helga, editor.
Publication Information:
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
Physical Description:
228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
This volume examines what threatens the world's oceans, what ocean policies are best, what strategies would best promote sustainable fishing, and what impact do human activities have on marine mammals.
What threatens the world's oceans? Overfishing is hazardous to oceans / Overfishing is no longer a danger to oceans / Carbon emissions cause dangerous ocean acidification / Claims about ocean acidification are overblown and scientifically baseless / Offshore oil drilling endangers oceans / Offshore oil drilling poses no danger to oceans / Extent of the great Pacific garbage patch has been grossly exaggerated / What ocean policies are best? National Ocean Policy benefits businesses / National Ocean Policy endangers businesses / Marine protected areas are essential for ensuring ocean biodiversity / Marine protected areas unfairly hamper fishing interests and offer limited environmental benefits / Clean Water Act can help fight ocean acidification / Three reasons for creating a single ocean health index / What strategies would best promote sustainable fishing? Maximum sustainable yield policies can save fish stock / Maximum sustainable yield policies are problematic / Catch share can help avert fishery collapse / Reports of fishery collapse are exaggerated / Offshore fish farming poses grave risks to the environment / Offshore fish farming offers both environmental risks and benefits / Catch shares do not protect fish or the environment / What impact do human activities have on marine mammals? Deepwater exploratory sonar kills dolphins and whales / Proper guidelines can protect marine mammals from the effects of sonar / Oil spills cause long-term health issues for marine mammals / Salmon from countries that allow fish farmers to kill marine mammals should be boycotted / Hunting of marine mammals needs to be regulated

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GC1018 .E53 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The incredible natural world around us is amazing. An equally amazing world exists beneath the sea. As we can see changes in our world due to our carbon footprint and other reasons, the same impact is felt in the oceanic world. This must-have collection of essays discusses the topic of Earth's endangered oceans. Through the use of carefully selected articles, pulled from a variety of sources, this text addresses what threatens the world's oceans, what ocean policies are best, and what strategies would best promote sustainable fishing. Readers will also evaluate what impact human activities have on marine life. Highly respected sources include the Natural Resources Defense Council, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Food and Water Watch, Ocean Conservancy, CompassOnline, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.