February 2008
Oceans (9781405321754);2008, p84
Book Chapter
A chapter from the book "Oceans" is presented. It discusses the destruction of oceanic habitats and the disappearance of marine wildlife because of overfishing, pollution and coastal development. It lists oil, untreated waste and plastic among the materials that poison the ocean. Irreversible damage as indicated by underwater dead zones is also described.


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