Remote sensing

Remote sensing

The Marine Pollution Bulletin is published monthly and sets out to cover all aspects of the fight for the life of lakes eseuarles, mm and oceans. It i...

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The Marine Pollution Bulletin is published monthly and sets out to cover all aspects of the fight for the life of lakes eseuarles, mm and oceans. It includes news, comment, reviews and research reports not only on the threats of noxious substances to marine life but also on the management end productivity of the marine environment in general. It publishes accounts of new and proposed research programmes as well as the results of those in progress. Contribtnk~-,i may be in the form of short notes not exceeding 650 words or articles of 1500--2000 words and should be submitted to the editor in double-spaced typescript. They should be given a short one-line title and the text should be broken by short sub-headings. All measurements tin'it be given in metric (S.l.) units. Reprints of articles can be supolied at a reasonable cost and an order form for them will be sent to contributors prior to publication.

make friends for the Petroleum Industry. Certainly, such an occasion is one for heart searching, but are biologists alone in their arrogance? More fatuous, p. 120 contains the suggestion that oil is spilled solely to ke6p armies of biologists employed. Where" are these armies and where are they permanently employed? Such faztx pas should not have survived strict editing. Doubtless, this discussion was useful to the participants; to those less favoured, however, a lucid rdsumd would havre been more helpful. In scientific terms these matters are irrelevant, but an inadequate and inaccurate index, quite out of keeping with the rest of the book, is not; it is, moreover, a taxonomic mess. For example, Pandatus on p. 9, 133 becomes Pandalus adspersus, and Pecten spp. p. 94 becomes Pecten opercularis in the index; for the cod both Gadus calIarias and G. morhua are used without indication of synonymy. Since names, c o m m o n and systematic,and theirsynonymy, may trouble even the professionalbiologist,how then may a layman fare? One cannot do other, than applaud the aims of this book. Can one therefore hope that these matters will be rectified when the inevitable reprint takes place?

Edited by: Professor R. B. Clark, Department of Zoology, The University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England NEt 7RU.


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examination of present practice and concludes with a European view of toxicity testing. On the whole, the book is a thoughtful contn'bution of undoubted value to all interested in the problem of toxicity in the marine environment. Indeed with the contributors drawn from so wide a cross-section of interest, it not only conveys much valuable information, but highlights those difficulties which investigators, and would be interpreters, must face and overcome if this branch of toxicology is to develop its full potential. Indeed, it must be regarded as essential reading for politician, administrator and scientist alike. In such circumstances, a high standard of editing is ma, datory, but here three major faults are evident. Firstly, there is no indication of when the workshop took place so how dated is the information? Secondly, the inclusion of so much unedited discussion (some 23% of the total) is surely not a wise use of print. Evidently, most protracted discussions will probably contain the odd gaffe, but its inclusion after mature consideration is injudicious and, here, I suspect, will not

Re-using Water The second (US) National Conference on Water Re-use will deal with water's interface with energy, air and solids, and will be held at Palmer House, Chicago on 4--8 May, 1975. Among topics to be diso_:=_~edare heavy metals and heavy metal removal, power generation, deepwater ports and sediments. The meeting is sponsored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency. Further information can be obtained from the AICE in New York.

Remote Sensing The tenth International Symposium on Remote SensIng of the Environment will be held on 6 - 1 0 October, 1975 at the Un/versity of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Summaries of submitted papers will be accepted up to 1 May. Further information can be obtained from Dr J. J. Cook, Environmental Research Institute, P.O. Box 618, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48107.

Looking Ahead The eighth Conference of the International Association on Water Pollution Research meets in Sydney on 17-22 October, 1976, but already papers are being solicited. An advance programme will be available In January and pre-prints will be circulated to those registered for the conference two weeks before it starts. The Chairman of the Programme Committee'is Dr S. H. Jenkins, Headington Hill Hall, Oxford, OX3 0BW, England.