Ocean Outbreak: Confronting the Rising Tide of Marine Disease Drew Harvell

Ocean Outbreak: Confronting the Rising Tide of Marine Disease

Author: Drew Harvell
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Book Title
Ocean Outbreak: Confronting the Rising Tide of Marine Disease
Author
Drew Harvell
ISBN
9780520296978
There is a growing crisis in our oceans as rates of infectious disease outbreaks are on the rise. Marine epidemics have the potential to cause a mass die-off of wildlife from the bottom to the top of the food chain, impacting the health of ocean ecosystems as well as lives on land. Fueled by sewage dumping, unregulated aquaculture, and drifting plastic in warming seas, ocean outbreaks are sentinels of impending global environmental disaster. Ocean Outbreak follows renowned scientist Drew Harvell and her colleagues as they investigate how four iconic marine animals--corals, abalone, salmon, and starfish--have been devastated by disease. Based on over twenty years of research, this firsthand account of the sometimes creeping, sometimes exploding impact of disease on our ocean's biodiversity ends with a hopeful message. Through policy changes and the implementation of innovative solutions from nature, we can reduce major outbreaks, save some ocean ecosystems, and protect our fragile environment. Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Drew HarvellPublisher: University of California PressPublished: 04/16/2019ISBN: 9780520296978Pages: 232Weight: 1.10lbsSize: 8.40h x 5.80w x 1.00dReview Citations: Foreword 04/26/2019Choice 08/01/2019
There is a growing crisis in our oceans as rates of infectious disease outbreaks are on the rise. Marine epidemics have the potential to cause a mass die-off of wildlife from the bottom to the top of the food chain, impacting the health of ocean ecosystems as well as lives on land. Fueled by sewage dumping, unregulated aquaculture, and drifting plastic in warming seas, ocean outbreaks are sentinels of impending global environmental disaster.

Ocean Outbreak follows renowned scientist Drew Harvell and her colleagues as they investigate how four iconic marine animals--corals, abalone, salmon, and starfish--have been devastated by disease. Based on over twenty years of research, this firsthand account of the sometimes creeping, sometimes exploding impact of disease on our ocean's biodiversity ends with a hopeful message. Through policy changes and the implementation of innovative solutions from nature, we can reduce major outbreaks, save some ocean ecosystems, and protect our fragile environment.




Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Drew Harvell
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 04/16/2019
ISBN: 9780520296978
Pages: 232
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.80w x 1.00d

Review Citations: Foreword 04/26/2019
Choice 08/01/2019
There is a growing crisis in our oceans as rates of infectious disease outbreaks are on the rise. Marine epidemics have the potential to cause a mass die-off of wildlife from the bottom to the top of the food chain, impacting the health of ocean ecosystems as well as lives on land. Fueled by sewage dumping, unregulated aquaculture, and drifting plastic in warming seas, ocean outbreaks are sentinels of impending global environmental disaster.

Ocean Outbreak follows renowned scientist Drew Harvell and her colleagues as they investigate how four iconic marine animals--corals, abalone, salmon, and starfish--have been devastated by disease. Based on over twenty years of research, this firsthand account of the sometimes creeping, sometimes exploding impact of disease on our ocean's biodiversity ends with a hopeful message. Through policy changes and the implementation of innovative solutions from nature, we can reduce major outbreaks, save some ocean ecosystems, and protect our fragile environment.




Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Drew Harvell
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 04/16/2019
ISBN: 9780520296978
Pages: 232
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.80w x 1.00d

Review Citations: Foreword 04/26/2019
Choice 08/01/2019