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The silent deep; the discovery, ecology and conservation of the deep sea.


The silent deep; the discovery, ecology and conservation of the deep sea.

Koslow, Tony.

U. of New South Wales Press


270 pages




Ecologist Koslow describes the discovery and ecology of deep sea environments, including the fauna of the deep sea floor, the bizarre populace of the mid-ocean depths, coldwater corals, fisheries, and other elements of an almost unexplored world. He also discusses the human impact on those environments from dumping and pollution to mining, deepwater fisheries, and the threat from climate change. Written for a general audience, the book is intended for anyone interested in ocean science and conservation and scientific discovery. Drawings and color and black-and-white photographs illustrate the strange collection of oceanic environments and their unusual inhabitants. A very helpful glossary is included.

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Date:Mar 1, 2008
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