Empty Ocean

ISBN-10: 1559636378
ISBN-13: 9781559636377
Edition: 4th 2003
Authors: Richard Ellis
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Book details

List price: $37.50
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 8/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

In this title, Richard Ellis tells the story of our continued plunder of life in the sea and weighs the chances for its recovery. Through portraits of a wide array of creatures, he introduces us to the many forms of sea life that humans have fished, hunted and collected over the centuries.

Richard Ellis is one of America's most celebrated marine artists & writers. The author of ten books, including "The Search for the Giant Squid" & "Men & Whales". Ellis makes his home in New York City.

Preface
Introduction
Gray Whales in the Atlantic
Emptying the Ocean
Decline of the Fisheries
The Lowly Menhaden
The Great and Wonderful Tuna
The Mighty Swordfish
Shark-Eating Men
The Codfish
The Patagonian Toothfish
The Orange Roughy
Sea Horses
The Atlantic Salmon
The Plight of the Sea Turtles
Leatherback
Green Turtle
Kemp's Ridley
Olive Ridley
Hawksbill
Loggerhead
Flatback
Missing Marine Birds
The Labrador Duck
The Great Auk
Killing the Marine Mammals
Steller's Legacy
The Last of the Sea Cows
The Sea Otter
The Northern Fur Seal
Slaughter of the Southern Seals
Lions and Elephants
Hooker's Sea Lion
Australian Sea Lion
California Sea Lion
South American (Southern) Sea Lion
Steller's Sea Lion
Elephant Seals
Seals
Harps and Hoods
The Grey Seal
Caribbean Monk Seal
Little Cetaceans in Peril
The Tuna-Porpoise "Problem"
The Hunting of Whales
Ecology in Trouble
What Is Killing the Coral Reefs?
Deepwater Corals
Biological Invaders
Is This the End?
Bibliography
Index

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