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    Marine protected areas : tools for sustaining ocean ecosystems / Committee on the Evaluation, Design, and Monitoring of Marine Reserves and Protected Areas in the United States Ocean Studies Board Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources National Research Council.

    p. cm.

    Includes bibliographical references (p. ).

    ISBN 0-309-07286-7 (hard)

    1. Marine parks and reserves. I. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Evaluation, Design, and Monitoring Marine Reserves and Protected Areas in the United States. II. Title.

    QH91.75.A1 M28 2001

    333.78'4—dc21

    2001000995

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