Marine Environment

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Commercial Ships Could Be Quieter, but They Aren't: Shipbuilding economics and lack of regulations are getting in the way of a quieter ocean
Lubofsky, Evan
Article
2016
As the ocean drowns in sound, the number of studies showing the harmful effects of noise on marine life has surged. And so, too, have the projections for how loud things might soon become.
Connexions Library: Environment Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on environment, ecology, climate change, pollution, and land use.
Connexions Library: Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, Water Focus
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on water, rivers, streams, wetlands, lakes, rivers, oceans, marine life.
Coral Reefs
Shah, Anup
Article
2009
All around the world, much of the world's marine biodiversity face threats from human and activities as well as natural. It is feared that very soon, many reefs could die off.
Dwindling Fish Catch Could Leave a Billion Hungry
Leahy, Stephen
Article
2009
Fish catches are expected to decline dramatically in the world's tropical regions because of climate change, but may increase in the north, said a new study published Thursday. This mega-shift in ocea...
The End of the Line: How Overfishing is Changing the World and What We Eat
Clover, Charles
Book
2006
Decades and even centuries of habitat destruction, pollution, and overfishing have transformed and degraded the oceans.
Muddying the waters
Landrevie, Barbara
Article
2015
The by-products of aluminium extraction have been poisoning the Mediterranean for almost 20 years. But the closure of the plant that produces them would cost jobs in an underemployed region.
Ocean 'dead zones' are spreading - and that spells disaster for fish
Bryant, Lee
Article
2015
Oxygen levels in our oceans are falling, producing growing 'dead zones' where only the hardiest organisms can survive. The causes are simple: pollution with nutrient-rich wastes, and global warming. B...
Paradise Lost at Sea: Rethinking Cruise Vacations
Klein, Ross
Book
2008
Klein's book looks at the hidden realities of cruise ships. The cruise lines prefers to keep some of the ugly truths from media scrutiny: cruise ship safety, sexual assaults, onboard crime and injury ...
The Rising Seas
Ince, Martin
Book
1990
Saving the Oceans
MacInnis, Joseph (ed.)
Book
1992
This collection of writings from experts from around the world examines how the oceans are necessary to life on Eath, and what is being done by scientists and environmentalists to save them.
Sea of Slaughter
Mowat, Farley
Book
1986
Documents the white European's onslaught on the North American continent, and its devastating results for other life. Mowat writes of the slaughter of buffalo and walrus, wolves and whales, of the vi...
State of the World's Oceans: New Internationalist January/February 2007
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2007
A look at the how the world's ocean is being destroyed and its effects on the earth.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Canadian Marine Environment Protection Society
The Canadian Marine Environment Protection Society (C-MEPS) is a volunteer-run, Canadian registered charitable society founded in 1993 and based in Vancouver, British Columbia. So many years later, mo...
David Suzuki Foundation
Since 1990, the David Suzuki Foundation has worked to find ways for society to live in balance with the natural world that sustains us. Focussing on four program areas -- oceans and sustainable fishin...
West Coast Environmental Law Association
To provide legal advice, representation, education and research which seeks to ensure enviromental protection and effective public involvement in environmental decision-making.

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Canadian Wildlife Federation
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, carrying out research, developing and delivering education programs, promoting the...
International Hydrographic Organization
The International Hydrographic Organization is an intergovernmental consultative and technical organization that was established in 1921 to support the safety in navigation and the protection of the marine environment. The object...
International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea is an independent judicial body established by the Convention to adjudicate disputes arising out of the interpretation and application of the Convention. The Tribunal is composed o...
World Meterological Organization
The WMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is the UN system's authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting dist...

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea
Dear, I.C.B., Kemp, Peter
1976
This book covers aspects of life on and under the sea: terms, oceanography, shipwrecks, shanties, sailors, explorers, maritime inventors, steam, tidal power, marine wildlife, piracy, the East India Co...
War on the seabed: the shellfishing battle
Renton, Alex
2013
In the fertile inshore waters of the west coast of Scotland, a battle is brewing between small-boat fisherman and industrial trawlers.