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Artificial Reef Evaluation: With Application to Natural by William Seaman

By William Seaman

underneath the coastal waters of the area lie hundreds of thousands of man-made reefs. a few are outdated and retired freighters and ships that after plied the oceans of the realm yet now function habitats for marine lifestyles. Others are more recent reefs which were designed and equipped for particular purposes. With the sphere of aquatic habitat expertise consistently starting to be, this e-book responds to the worldwide desire for a compendium of constant and trustworthy practices with which to judge how good man made reefs meet their pursuits.

Artificial Reef assessment With software to traditional Marine Habitats is a entire advisor to the tools used to rfile the functionality of synthetic reefs in coastal and oceanic waters. it's the first quantity to mix the fundamental disciplines required for correct review, together with engineering, economics, biology, and information.

This paintings covers the layout of reef reviews, multi-disciplinary equipment of research, info research, and examples of using the how you can reefs equipped for various reasons. additional, the equipment tested during this e-book follow to different benthic marine habitats, akin to coral reefs or “live bottoms”, therefore increasing the book’s relevance to a much broader viewers and adorning examine efforts within the box of man-made habitat technology.

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