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Author Harvell, C. Drew, 1954- author

Title Ocean outbreak : confronting the rising tide of marine disease / Drew Harvell
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 216 pages)
Contents What rises with the tide? -- Coral outbreaks : a global threat to marine biodiversity -- Abalone outbreaks: a steady path to extinction? -- Salmon outbreaks: food from the ocean imperiled -- Starfish outbreaks: an ecological domino effect -- Nature's services to the rescue
Summary "There is a growing crisis in our oceans as rates of infectious disease outbreaks are on the rise. Marine epidemics have the potential to cause a mass die-off of wildlife from the bottom to the top of the food chain, impacting the health of ocean ecosystems as well as lives on land. Ocean outbreaks are a sentinel of an impending global environmental disaster, fueled by sewage dumping, unregulated aquaculture, and drifting plastic in a warming ocean. Ocean Outbreak follows renowned scientist Drew Harvell and her colleagues as they investigate how four iconic marine animals--corals, abalone, salmon, and starfish--have been devastated by disease. Based on over twenty years of research, this firsthand account of the sometimes creeping, sometimes exploding impact of disease outbreaks on our ocean's biodiversity ends with a hopeful message. Through policy changes and the implementation of innovative solutions from nature, we can reduce major outbreaks, save some ocean ecosystems, and protect our fragile environment"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 08, 2019)
Subject Abalones -- Diseases
Corals -- Diseases
Marine ecosystem health
Salmon -- Diseases
Starfishes -- Diseases
Marine ecosystem health.
NATURE / Ecology
NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Wilderness
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Ecology
Salmon -- Diseases.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018051515
ISBN 0520969502 (electronic book)
9780520969506 (electronic book)
(hardcover alkaline paper)
(hardcover alkaline paper)