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Economic Uses of the Oceans and the Impacts on Marine Environments:

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This chapter considers some prominent dimensions of the transformative changes in economic uses and environmental impacts that have occurred in oceans. In every sector of marine economy, human genius and enterprise have brought to bear the firepower of evolving technologies of high complexity and efficacy. A major challenge to international regulation of ocean resources is associated with bioprospecting and the expanding number and range of enterprises seeking to develop marketable pharmaceutical and varied consumer and industrial products from marine biological materials. The chapter also briefly discusses some important changes in structure and technology of maritime shipping. It also examines the rising scale of vessel size that has been characteristic of all the segments of ocean transport. The costs of constructing new passenger terminal facilities for super-cruise ships will represent huge new investments for the principal embarkation ports serving that trade, as has already occurred in Florida and California.

Keywords:cruise ships; marine biological materials; marine ecosystems; marine environments; maritime shipping; ocean uses



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