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Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota
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This landmark scientific reference for scientists, researchers, and students of marine biology tackles the monumental task of taking a complete biodiversity inventory of the Gulf of Mexico with full biotic and biogeographic information. Presenting a comprehensive summary of knowledge of Gulf biota through 2004, the book includes seventy-seven chapters, which list more than fifteen thousand species in thirty-eight phyla or divisions and were written by 138 authors from seventy-one institutions in fourteen countries.This first volume of Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota, a multivolumed set edited by John W. Tunnell Jr., Darryl L. Felder, and Sylvia A. Earle, provides information on each species' habitat, biology, and geographic range, along with full references and a narrative introduction to the group, which opens each chapter.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
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  1. Foreword: Fifty-Year Update of Bulletin 89
  2. p. vii
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  1. Preface
  2. p. xiii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xvii-xviii
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  1. 1. The Gulf of Mexico Region as a Transnational Community
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. 2. The Productive Value of the Gulf of Mexico
  2. pp. 21-27
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  1. 3. An Economic Overview of Selected Industries Dependent upon the Gulf of Mexico
  2. pp. 28-46
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  1. 4. The Changing Coastal and Ocean Economies of the United States Gulf of Mexico
  2. pp. 47-81
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  1. 5. Environmental Sustainability of Economic Trends in the Gulf of Mexico: What Is the Limit for Mexican Coastal Development?
  2. pp. 82-104
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  1. Contributors
  2. p. 105
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 107-110
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