Accession Number : ADA322920

Title :   Results of the Second Joint U.S.-U.S.S.R. Bering Sea Expedition, Summer 1994.

Descriptive Note : Biological rept. 90(13),

Corporate Author : FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA322920

Report Date : DEC 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 331

Abstract : The impact of human development on the World Ocean is one of the primary concerns among the many contemporary problems resulting from human interaction with the environment. The ocean plays a critical role in the functioning of the Earth's ecosystem and thus in the maintenance of this planet for human habitability. Through the ocean's compensatory biogeochemical cycles, much of the earth's oxygen supply is generated; large amounts of pollutant carbon dioxide are removed from the atmosphere; global climate and weather patterns are influenced; and large amounts of food, energy, and mineral resources are provided. The World Ocean, 'the cradle of life on earth,' has been exploited with increasing frequency during this century for its rich resources.

Descriptors :   *ECOSYSTEMS, *MARINE BIOLOGY, *CARBON DIOXIDE, *OCEANOGRAPHY, *OXYGEN EQUIPMENT, *HABITABILITY, GLOBAL, WEATHER, HUMANS, INTERACTIONS, NATURAL RESOURCES, CLIMATE, PATTERNS, POLLUTANTS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, OCEANS, WATER RESOURCES, EARTH(PLANET), FOOD, MINERALS.

Subject Categories : Ecology
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Biological Oceanography
      Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE