Marine Pollution

Diagnosis and Therapy

  • Sebastian A. Gerlach

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
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  12. Back Matter
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About this book


When, in 1966, the Gennan Research Society directed the attention of oceanographers in the Federal Republic of Ger­ many to problems of marine pollution, I was not enthusiastic. Emphasis on this problem area meant that other important research plans had to be postponed. But the lectures at the Third International Oceanographic Congress, September 1970, in Tokyo, and at the FAO Conference on Marine Pollution and its Effects on Living Resources and Fishing, December 1970, in Rome, convinced me that research on problems of marine pollution is a social obligation, and that the oceanographer has to take a stand. I issued public warnings about the continuing use of pesticides and had to defend myself against protests by the fishing industry and many colleagues who were, in Novem­ ber 1970, unaware of the extent of the threat. Thus, I was required by my profession to acquire an overview of the prob­ lems of ocean pollution. In 1971 I only needed to familiarize myself with some one hundred bibliographical items. In the interim, the flood of data has risen dramatically, and in the year 1975, no fewer than 868 publications under the heading of "Marine Pollution" were reported (Table 1). It is, therefore, more and more diffi­ cult to distinguish new results of scientific research from the many repetitions and variations, and I fear that from year to year my efforts to illustrate the actual status of the problem at a given moment will be subject to more gaps.


Meeresverschmutzung Ocean industry marine pesticides pollution

Authors and affiliations

  • Sebastian A. Gerlach
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für MeereskundeKielGermany

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-68184-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-68182-0
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