appendixThe following list includes the seventy-four Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) identified by a panel of leading marine scientists for
Conservation International, a Washington, D.C.-based environmental organization. An LME comprises a distinct, functional
ecosystem and therefore represents the most effective unit for the
conservation and management of the oceans.Several LMEs fall entirely within the jurisdiction of a single country. Others are controlled by only two countries. In these cases I
have included the country's or countries' names in parentheses.
Large Marine Ecosystems
|1. || East Bering Sea ( United States)|
|2. || Gulf of Alaska ( United States/ Canada)|
|3. ||Californian ( United States/ Mexico)|
|4. || Sea of Cortes ( Mexico)|
|5. || Gulf of Mexico ( United States/ Mexico)|
|6. ||Southeastern U.S. ( United States)|
|7. ||Northeastern U.S. ( United States/ Canada)|
|8. ||Scotian Shelf ( Canada)|
|9. ||Newfoundland Shelf ( Canada)|
|10. ||West Greenland Shelf ( Denmark)|
|11. ||Hawaiian ( United States)|
|12. || Central Caribbean|
|13. ||Humboldt Current|
|14. ||Patagonian ( Argentina)|
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Book title: Ocean's End:Travels through Endangered Seas.
Contributors: Colin Woodard - Author.
Publisher: Basic Books.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 2000.
Page number: 251.
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