Coral Reefs of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories

The tropical UK Territories have extensive coral reefs.  Huge parts of these areas are exceptionally rich, productive and diverse.  Their marine biodiversity exceeds that of the UK itself, and several are already, or are planned to be, strictly protected.  Some of these areas serve as reference site...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Sheppard, Charles (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2013, 2013
Edition:1st ed. 2013
Series:Coral Reefs of the World
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The tropical UK Territories have extensive coral reefs.  Huge parts of these areas are exceptionally rich, productive and diverse.  Their marine biodiversity exceeds that of the UK itself, and several are already, or are planned to be, strictly protected.  Some of these areas serve as reference sites for many other countries with damaged reefs and they are oases of tropical marine biodiversity in a fast-degrading world.  This book reviews all of the UK reefs, from those scarcely known to those where substantial research has already been performed
Physical Description:XVI, 323 p. 235 illus., 168 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9789400759657