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Marine Pollution

Christopher L. J. Frid and Bryony A. Caswell


We use more than 100 000 chemicals in our daily lives to promote health, treat disease, facilitate transportation, use in industrial processes, grow food and access clean water. While these developments have improved human lives, many of these compounds ultimately end up in our seas and oceans where they represent a threat to marine life, ourselves and our continued use of the oceans to treat our waste, provide us with food and offer us recreation. Many of the pollution problems of previous decades seem to have been resolved, in the developed world, or at least managed to minimise their enviro ... More

Keywords: environmental impacts, clean water, food, toxic, compounds, heat, light, noise, non-native, marine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198726289
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198726289.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher L. J. Frid, author
Professor of Marine Biology and head of Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University

Bryony A. Caswell, author
Research Fellow, Environmental Futures Research Institute, Griffith University