Handbook of Endangered Marine Life

By: Ramasamy Santhanam

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‘... 40% of the marine species are under severe threats, including climatic events and human activities. It is reported that presently 27% of coral species, 17% of shark and ray species, 12.4% of grouper species and 25% of mammal species are under endangerment categories.’ The threat that is faced by the marine ecosystem due to human intervention and the subsequent climate change is not unheard of. Global warming and overfishing, leading to disruption in the marine ecosystem, has caused imbalances that might soon be too late to replenish. The author of Handbook of Endangered Marine Lifeaddresses these issues and the possible methods for conservation. Each chapter of this text covers specific species in detail - its scientific name, classification, habitat, global distribution, diagnostic characteristics and threats. A separate chapter has been dedicated entirely to conservation methods along with an introduction summarizing the dangers posed to marine life and their reasons. An informative and interesting read, this book promises to make the readers aware of the importance of the marine ecosystems and how we disrupt them in our naivety. In this book: Marine Plants Corals Crustacean Molluscs Echinoderms Fishes Turtles Ocean and Shore Birds Marine Mammals Conservation Measures Contents: Preface Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Marine plants • Seaweeds • Seagrass • Mangrove plants Chapter 3: Corals Chapter 4: Crustacean Chapter 5: Molluscs Chapter 6: Echinoderms Chapter 7: Fishes Chapter 8: Turtles Chapter 9: Ocean and shore birds Chapter 10: Marine mammals Chapter 11: Conservation measures Literature cited Species Index About the Author: The author, Ramasamy Santhanam, is the former Dean of the prestigious Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Thoothu kudi. Apart from several journals, the author has penned and published a series of books and manuals on marine life. Some of them include: A Handbook of Harmful Marine Life, Biology and Ecology of Toxic Pufferfish, Biology and Ecology of Venomous Marine Snails and so on. In addition, he has been a member of several prestigious organizations like the American Fisheries Society and the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Commission on Ecosystem Management, Switzerland. He has also worked for the Environment Management Capacity Building, a World Bank-aided project of the Department of Ocean Development, India. Printed Pages: 252.

Title: Handbook of Endangered Marine Life

Author Name: Ramasamy Santhanam

Categories: India, Directories, Glossaries, Lexicons, and Handbooks,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Viva Books Private Limited: 2017

ISBN: 9789386243881

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 153 x 229 Mm

Seller ID: 039941

Keywords: Handbook of Endangered Marine Life