Survival of Ocean Life: The Critical Balance

by Russell S. Donnelly, Univ of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85


Several major problem areas in ocean management are in need of immediate and stringent address. Excessive erosion and sedimentation, stems from man's inadequacies in land development, which results in impacts on coastal regions of the marine ecosystem. Agricultural runoff, severely affects the normal biochemical processes and marine life cycle resulting in negatively abnormal trends. Industrial pollution (including toxic chemicals, crude petroleum, heavy metals, and radioactive waste), is the main cause for concern.

Subject Headings: Ocean engineering | Lifeline systems | Radioactive wastes | Chemical wastes | Aquatic habitats | Pollution | Water pollution | Sediment

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