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FEATURED TITLE: Coral Reefs: A Very Short Introduction
Coral Reefs: A Very Short Introduction provides an account of what coral reefs are, how they are formed, how they have evolved, and the biological lessons we can learn from them. Today, these fascinating ecosystems are under threat from over-exploitation and climate change; some are dead and others are dying. They could face extinction, unless our conservation efforts are stepped up in order to save them.
Read Chapter 7. Pressures on reef ecosystems, showing that changes in any of these components can transform the reef ecosystem. Local pressures such as sewage and runoff; landfill, dredging, and sediments; and the impact of chemicals, metals, and oil are discussed.