Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries (2005) 15: 159–161 Springer 2005 DOI 10.1007/s11160-005-5205-0 Book review Jack Sobel and Craig Dahlgren (eds.), Marine Chapter 2, ‘‘The State of Marine Ecosystems Reserves: A Guide to Science, Design, and Use. and Fisheries’’, paints a depressing picture of the Island Press, Washington, D.C., 2004. 383 pp. state of several ecosystems including oyster and coral reefs, sea grass meadows and salt marshes, The book Marine Reserves: A Guide to Science, kelp forests, rocky coastlines, and the deep sea. Design, and Use, grew out of the presentations and In each case, they point out that extraction has discussions at an international conference on the damaged these ecosystems. In some cases this subject in 1995 at the Caribbean Marine Research has been exacerbated by pollution; in others, by Center’s Lee Stocking Island Field Station in the takeover by invasive or native species. For Bahamas. Since 1995, the number and extent of, example, it is well known that declines in kelp and the amount of research on, marine reserves populations can be attributed to explosions in has grown rapidly. This book seeks to compile the urchin populations. This has often been blamed current state of knowledge
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