The Coral Reef Era From Discovery To Decline

Author: James Bowen
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319074792
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On 4 June 1629, the Batavia, pride of the Dutch East India Company Fleet, was wrecked on her maiden voyage in a seemingly empty expanse of the Indian Ocean. The question “how did this happen?” led to 300 years of investigation by those curious to solve the enigma: what are corals and how are coral reefs formed?. Relying heavily on primary source material Part 1 traces the sequential evolution of scientific thought and practice as the author explores the way this evolution is reflected in the search for understanding corals. At each stage, answers lead to fresh questions that challenge investigators to solve the riddle and new branches of science emerge. Then, with the first enigma finally understood, a new enigma arose. Why are Reefs dying? Part 2 traces the range of problems that have emerged in the past 50 years as marine, ecological, reef and climate scientists attempt to put the pieces of the jigsaw together. Is there a new “canary in the coal mine” warning of the fate of the world as we know it if man’s impact on his environment continues unchecked?.
Coral Reef Coloring Book
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Ruth Soffer
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-07-01 - Publisher: Courier Corporation

Depicts " ... a host of marine creatures for whom the coral reef is home: seahorse, butterflyfish, hawksbill turtle, parrotfish, octopus, damselfish, moray eel, sea cucumber, dolphin, hydromedusa jellyfish, sea dragon, royal empress angelfish, triggerfish, moorish idol and many more. Detailed captions provide a fascinating overview of the great diversity
The Coral Reef Era: From Discovery to Decline
Language: en
Pages: 195
Authors: James Bowen
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-06 - Publisher: Springer

On 4 June 1629, the Batavia, pride of the Dutch East India Company Fleet, was wrecked on her maiden voyage in a seemingly empty expanse of the Indian Ocean. The question “how did this happen?” led to 300 years of investigation by those curious to solve the enigma: what are
Coral Reef Fishes
Language: en
Pages: 549
Authors: Peter F. Sale
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-08-03 - Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

Coral Reef Fishes is the successor of The Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs. This new edition includes provocative reviews covering the major areas of reef fish ecology. Concerns about the future health of coral reefs, and recognition that reefs and their fishes are economically important components of the coastal
Coral Reef Conservation and Restoration Partnership Act of 2000
Language: en
Pages: 25
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Resources
Categories: Coral reef conservation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher:

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Coral Reef Remote Sensing
Language: en
Pages: 436
Authors: James A. Goodman, Samuel J. Purkis, Stuart R. Phinn
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-18 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Remote sensing stands as the defining technology in our ability to monitor coral reefs, as well as their biophysical properties and associated processes, at regional to global scales. With overwhelming evidence that much of Earth’s reefs are in decline, our need for large-scale, repeatable assessments of reefs has never been