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Editors: Carlos Scarnati and Eduardo Popeo
Book Description:
On April 20th, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig was destroyed by an explosion and fire, and the oil well began releasing oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The oil spill caused significant economic harm to the Gulf fishing industry because of fishery closures and consumer concerns related to the safety of Gulf seafood. Intermediate and long-term concerns are related to impacts on marine populations and degradation of fisheries habitat necessary for spawning, development of early life stages and growth. This book presents information related to damages caused by the oil spill to Gulf fisheries and wildlife and efforts to mitigate these damages. Many uncertainties exist because of the complexity and scale of Gulf fisheries and ecosystems that have been affected by the oil spill. Direct and indirect damages to fisheries and the Gulf environment are still being assessed and these efforts are likely to continue for years to come. (Imprint: Nova)

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Table of Contents:
Preface

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the Gulf of Mexico Fishing Industry, pp. 1-21
(Harold F. Upton)

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Coastal Wetland and Wildlife Impacts and Response, pp. 23-59
(M. Lynne Corn, Claudia Copeland)

Rebuilding an Appetite for Gulf Seafood after Deepwater Horizon, pp. 61-104
(National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling)

Commercial Fishery Disaster Assistance, pp. 105-129
(Harold F. Upton)

Effects of Oil on Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles, pp. 131-134
(NOAA)

Sea Turtle Strandings and the Deepwater Oil Spill, pp. 135-138
(NOAA)

Oil Spills and Coral Reefs, pp. 139-142
(NOAA)

Index

   Series:
      Wildlife Protection, Destruction and Extinction
      Fish, Fishing and Fisheries
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 4th quarter
   Pages: 6 x 9 (NBC - G) 153pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61470-971-8
   Status: AV
  
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