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Determinants of the severity of cruise vessel accidents
This study investigates determinants of the property damage and injury severities of cruise vessel accidents. Detailed data of individual cruise vessel accidents for the 11-year time period 1991-2001 that were investigated ...
Optimal multiproxy reconstruction of sea surface temperature from corals
(American Geophysical Union, 2004-10-08)
Past sea surface temperatures have been reconstructed using coral measurements of single geochemical proxies. There is some interest in improving reconstruction by combining results from different proxies. The construction ...
Accounting for marine economic activities in large marine ecosystems
We develop an index that is a measure of the intensity of marine activities in large marine ecosystems (LMEs). We compare this marine activity index with an index of socioeconomic development across ocean regions. This ...
Marine reserve effects on fishery profits : a comment on White et al. (2008)
(John Wiley & Sons, 2008-12-22)
A recent study (White et al. 2008) claimed that fishery profits will often be higher with management that employs no-take marine reserves than conventional fisheries management alone. However, this conclusion was based on ...
Linking the oceans to public health : current efforts and future directions
(BioMed Central, 2008-11-07)
We review the major linkages between the oceans and public health, focusing on exposures and potential health effects due to anthropogenic and natural factors including: harmful algal blooms, microbes, and chemical pollutants ...
Economic impact of the 2005 red tide event on commercial shellfish fisheries in New England
Over the last several decades, harmful algal bloom (HAB) events have been observed in more locations than ever before throughout the United States. The 2005 bloom of Alexandrium fundyense was the most widespread and intense ...
Why compare marine ecosystems?
(Oxford University Press, 2009-08-30)
Effective marine ecosystem-based management (EBM) requires understanding the key processes and relationships controlling the aspects of biodiversity, productivity, and resilience to perturbations. Unfortunately, the scales, ...
On estimating the number of species from the discovery record
(Royal Society, 2005-02-04)
A common approach to estimating the number of species in a taxonomic or other group is to extrapolate the temporal pattern of historical species discoveries or descriptions. A formal statistical approach to this problem ...
On non-stationarity of ENSO
(American Geophysical Union, 2003-09-13)
Evolutionary spectral analysis has been used to study changes through time in the variability of ENSO-related time series. However, the significance of estimated evolutionary spectra has not been formally assessed. This ...
Deep-sea mining of seafloor massive sulfides
The potential emergence of an ocean mining industry to exploit seafloor massive sulfides could present opportunities for oceanographic science to facilitate seafloor mineral development in ways that lessen environmental harms.