Editor: De-Sheng Pei & Muhammad Junaid

Marine Pollution: Current Status, Impacts, and Remedies

Volume 1

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ISSN: 2661-4677
eISSN: 2661-4685 (Online)
ISBN: 9789811412684 (Print)
ISBN: 9789811412691 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2019
DOI: 10.2174/97898114126911190101

Introduction

While oceans are vast, they represent a fragile resource that must be protected if we want to protect our livelihoods and our planet. Marine pollution has been a topic of concern for a long time, and it has recently attracted the attention of scientists, environmentalists, economists, politicians and journalists in mainstream media.

Besides providing food, transportation routes and other resources, the oceans serve as a heat absorbing sink which offsets the extreme heating effects of climate change, but only to a limited degree. Pollution in marine environments such as the oceans, poses a threat to coastal communities by affecting the fauna and flora in the environment and the health of the nearby population. This has a disruptive effect on the health and economy of these communities.

Marine Pollution: Current Status, Impacts and Remedies emphasizes the limitations of marine resources that relevant environments provide. Readers will find chapters on methods to assess pollution as well as important information for identifying, measuring, and remediating various pollutants. The book also covers some known pollutants (heavy metals, organic pollutants, microplastics) and ways to manage these substances. Other issues covered in the book include problems caused by invasive species, and the ecological problems caused by pollutants which affect local fauna and flora.

This book will prove to be a useful resource for students, researchers, and policymakers, who are working in environmental science, marine conservation and allied fields.

Foreword

- Pp. i
Phyllis R. Strauss
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Preface

- Pp. ii-iii (2)
De-Sheng Pei and Muhammad Junaid
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Dedication

- Pp. iv
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Acknowledgements

- Pp. v
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List of Contributors

- Pp. vi-ix (4)
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An Introduction to the Recent Perspectives of Marine Pollution

- Pp. 1-11 (11)
De-Sheng Pei, Muhammad Junaid and Naima Hamid

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Sampling Pelagic Marine Organisms

- Pp. 12-36 (25)
Ricardo Teles Pais and M. Ramiro Pastorinho

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Macroelements and Microelements in Marine Ecosystems: An Overview

- Pp. 37-67 (31)
Madson de Godoi Pereira, Daniel Carneiro Freitas, Lourdes Cardoso de Souza Neta, Arnaud Victor dos Santos, Joselito Nardy Ribeiro and Araceli Verónica Flores Nardy Ribeiro

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Sulfur, Aluminum, Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury, and Nickel in Marine Ecosystems: Accumulation, Distribution, and Environmental Effects.

- Pp. 68-90 (23)
Madson de Godoi Pereira, Daniel Carneiro Freitas, Lourdes Cardoso de Souza Neta, Arnaud Victor dos Santos, Joselito Nardy Ribeiro and Araceli Verónica Flores Nardy Ribeiro

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Pollution Dynamics of Organic Contaminants in Marine Ecosystems

- Pp. 91-113 (23)
Donat-P. Häder

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Monitoring of Organic Pollutants: PCBs in Marine Ecosystem

- Pp. 114-135 (22)
Rabeea Zafar, Muhammad Arshad, Kanza Naseer, Muhammad Arif Ali, Zaheer Ahmed and Deedar Nabi

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An Overview of Pollution Dynamics along the Pakistan Coast with Special Reference of Nutrient Pollution

- Pp. 136-172 (37)
Noor U. Saher, Asmat S. Siddiqui, Nayab Kanwal, Altaf Hussain Narejo, Ayesha Gul, Muhammed A. Gondal and Fakhar I. Abbass

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Ecotoxicology of Heavy Metals in Marine Fish

- Pp. 173-230 (58)
Lizhao Chen, Sen Du, Dongdong Song, Peng Zhang and Li Zhang

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Effects of Microplastics in Marine Ecosystem

- Pp. 231-255 (25)
Fenghua Jiang, Chengjun Sun, Jingxi Li and Wei Cao

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Toxicity Evaluation in Flora and Fauna Exposed to Marine Pollution

- Pp. 256-274 (19)
Mazhar Iqbal Zafar, Mehtabidah Ali, Abida Farooqi, Riffat Naseem Malik, Zahid Iqbal and Shahbaz Ahmad

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Marine Medaka (Oryzias melastigma) as a Model System to Study Marine Toxicology

- Pp. 275-293 (19)
Yan-Ling Chen, Naima Hamid, Muhammad Junaid and De-Sheng Pei

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Problems of Invasive Species: A Case Study from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Sea, India

- Pp. 294-343 (50)
P.M. Mohan and Barbilina Pam

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Problems of Invasive Species

- Pp. 344-365 (22)
Jeyasingh Thelma

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Disturbance and Biodiversity of Marine Protected Areas

- Pp. 366-383 (18)
P.M. Mohan, Barbilina Pam, D.B.K.K. Sabith and Akshai Raj

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Monitoring of Environmental Indicators and Bacterial Pathogens in the Muthupettai Mangrove Ecosystem, Tamil Nadu, India

- Pp. 384-408 (25)
Rajendran Viji and Nirmaladevi D. Shrinithivihahshini

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Marine Microbial Mettle for Heavy Metal Bioremediation: A Perception

- Pp. 409-434 (26)
Haresh Z. Panseriya, Haren B. Gosai, Bhumi K. Sachaniya, Anjana K. Vala and Bharti P. Dave

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Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs): Occurrence and Bioremediation in the Marine Environment

- Pp. 435-466 (32)
Bhumi K. Sachaniya, Haren B. Gosai, Haresh Z. Panseriya, Anjana K. Vala and Bharti P. Dave

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Tackling Marine Pollution: Final Thoughts and Concluding Remarks

- Pp. 467-471 (5)
De-Sheng Pei, Muhammad Junaid and Naima Hamid

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Subject Index

- Pp. 472-477 (6)
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