Impact of marine pollution on society

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  • Marine pollution -- Social aspects -- Congresses.

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StatementCenter for Ocean Management Studies, University of Rhode Island.
ContributionsUniversity of Rhode Island. Center for Ocean Management Studies.
LC ClassificationsGC1081
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Paginationp. cm
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Open LibraryOL20560764M
ISBN 100897890191

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