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Mercury in the Marine Environment

Frank J. Black, Christopher H. Conaway, and A. Russell Flegal

in Mercury in the Environment: Pattern and Process

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271630
eISBN:
9780520951396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271630.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The study of mercury in marine ecosystems is necessary to understand and minimize the chronic, sublethal toxicity due to exposure to organomercury in the marine environment and resources. The ... More


The Law of the Sea Convention and Agenda 21: Marine Environmental Implications

Alexander Yankov

in International Law and Sustainable Development: Past Achievements and Future Challenges

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298076
eISBN:
9780191685378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298076.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and Agenda 21, adopted by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in June 1992, are two instruments quite ... More


From Permission to Prohibition: The 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea and Protection of the Marine Environment

Catherine Redgwell

in The Law of the Sea: Progress and Prospects

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199299614
eISBN:
9780191714887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299614.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter traces the evolution of marine environmental protection, with particular reference to the regulation of dumping activities. It poses the fundamental question: in the light of significant ... More


The EC Common Fisheries Policy

Robin Churchill and Daniel Owen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199275847
eISBN:
9780191706080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275847.001.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is one of the longest established and more controversial of the common policies of the EC. It deals principally with the management of fishery resources, relations ... More


The Law of the Sea: Progress and Prospects

Richard Barnes, David Freestone, and David M Ong

in The Law of the Sea: Progress and Prospects

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199299614
eISBN:
9780191714887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299614.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOSC) came into effect on November 16, 1994, more than ten years after it was concluded in December 1982, and after more than nine years of ... More


International Fisheries Law since Rio: The Continued Rise of the Precautionary Principle

David Freestone

in International Law and Sustainable Development: Past Achievements and Future Challenges

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298076
eISBN:
9780191685378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298076.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The emergence of the precautionary principle in international environmental policy has been one of the most remarkable developments of the last decade, and arguably one of the most significant in the ... More


Liability for Damage to the Marine Environment

Magnus Göransson

in International Law and Sustainable Development: Past Achievements and Future Challenges

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298076
eISBN:
9780191685378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298076.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter illustrates how the international maritime community through the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has covered the field of chemicals or other cargo or material capable of ... More


Habitats

Judith S. Weis

in Walking Sideways: The Remarkable World of Crabs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450501
eISBN:
9780801466045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450501.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter explores the various habitats of crabs, noting that they can be found in all kinds of habitats from the shoreline to the deep sea, in marine, estuarine, and freshwater environments, and ... More


Sperm Whales in Ocean Ecosystems

HAL WHITEHEAD

in Whales, Whaling, and Ocean Ecosystems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520248847
eISBN:
9780520933200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248847.003.0025
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter describes the ecology of the sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus. It describes the trophic web surrounding the sperm whale with the goal of addressing three questions: How are sperm ... More


Macroecological Patterns Among Marine Fishes

Enrique Macpherson, Philip A. Hastings, and D. Ross Robertson

in Marine Macroecology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226904115
eISBN:
9780226904146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226904146.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter reviews current knowledge about patterns in the distribution and diversity of marine fish species in the context of the enormous spatial and temporal variation that results from ... More


Stressors in the Marine Environment: Physiological and ecological responses; societal implications

Martin Solan and Nia Whiteley (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198718826
eISBN:
9780191788352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718826.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

Anthropogenic changes to the marine environment are causing some considerable concern and yet there is very little information on the overall effects of either single or multiple human influences on ... More


Conceptions of Risk in an Institutional Context: Deep Seabed Mining and the International Seabed Authority

Aline Jaeckel and Rosemary Rayfuse

in Risk and the Regulation of Uncertainty in International Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198795896
eISBN:
9780191837074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795896.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Advances in scientific knowledge have led to competing imageries of the environmental risks and uncertainties associated with deep seabed mining. As the central institution charged with managing deep ... More


Sustainable Development and Marine Environment: A Preview of Legal Issues in India

Bimal N. Patel

in Sustainable Development and India: Convergence of Law, Economics, Science, and Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199474622
eISBN:
9780199090990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474622.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The principle of sustainable development is closely connected to the marine environment. It is accepted as a fundamental principle which has to be taken into consideration while carrying out the ... More


Geoarchaeology Underwater and Its Challenges: An Example from Florida

Ervan G. Garrison

in New Directions in the Search for the First Floridians

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781683400738
eISBN:
9781683400875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400738.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines, in detail, the Geoarchaeological methods for both predicting and interpreting sites subjected to anthropogenic activities and taphonomic processes specific to inundated ... More


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