Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 19 | Number 2 | June 2006

Special Issue: The Oceans and Human Health

On the Cover: Hurricane Katrina (Terra MODIS, August 18, 2005, 17:00 UTC). Image credit: Earth Scan Laboratory, Coastal Studies Institute, Louisiana State University, and Space and Science Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Volume 19 Issue 02

Hurricane Prediction: A Century of Advances
Walker, N.D., A. Haag, S. Balasubramanian, R. Leben, I. van Heerden, P. Kemp, and H. Mashriqui. 2006. Hurricane prediction: A century of advances. Oceanography 19(2):24–36, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.60.

BOX • Hurricane Katrina and Oil Spills: Impact on Coastal and Ocean Environments
Pine, J.C. 2006. Hurricane Katrina and oil spills: Impact on coastal and ocean environments. Oceanography 19(2):37–39, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.61.

Cyclones, Tsunamis, and Human Health: The Key Role of Preparedness
Keim, M.E. 2006. Cyclones, tsunamis, and human health: The key role of preparedness. Oceanography 19(2):40–49, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.62.

BOX • Resilient Ecosystems, Healthy Communities: Human Health and Sustainable Ecosystems After the December 2004 Tsunami
Miller, F., F. Thomalla, T. Downing, and M. Chadwick. 2006.  Resilient ecosystems, healthy communities: Human health and sustainable ecosystems after the December 2004 tsunami. Oceanography 19(2):50–51, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.63.

Climate Change, Oceans, and Human Health
Patz, J.A., S.H. Olson, and A.L. Gray. 2006. Climate change, oceans, and human health. Oceanography 19(2):52–59, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.64.

BOX • Saharan Dust Impacts and Climate Change
Prospero, J.M. 2006. Saharan dust impacts and climate change. Oceanography 19(2):60–61, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.65.

Human Development and Resource Use in the Coastal Zone: Influences on Human Health
Bowen, R.E., A. Frankic, and M.E. Davis. 2006. Human development and resource use in the coastal zone: Influences on human health. Oceanography 19(2):62–71, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.66.

BOX • Croatia
Bowen, R.E., A. Frankic, and M.E. Davis. 2006. Croatia. Oceanography 19(2):67, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.67.

Microbes, Monitoring, and Human Health
Dufour, A.P., and L.J. Wymer. 2006. Microbes, monitoring, and human health. Oceanography 19(2):72–80, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.68.

BOX • Cholera
Laws, E. 2006. Cholera. Oceanography 19(2):81–83, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.69.

Food from the Oceans and Human Health: Balancing Risks and Benefits
Dewailly, É., and A. Knap. 2006. Food from the oceans and human health: Balancing risks and benefits. Oceanography 19(2):84–93, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.70.

BOX • Canadian Inuit and the Arctic Dilemma
Dewailly, É. 2006. Canadian Inuit and the arctic dilemma. Oceanography 19(2):88–89, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.71.

Harmful Algal Blooms at the Interface Between Coastal Oceanography and Human Health
Backer, L.C., and D.J. McGillicuddy, Jr. 2006. Harmful algal blooms at the interface between coastal oceanography and human health. Oceanography 19(2):94–106, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.72.

BOX • Aerosolized Florida Red Tide Toxins and Human Health Effects
Abraham, W.M., and D.G. Baden. 2006. Aerosolized Florida red tide toxins and human health effects. Oceanography 19(2):107–109, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.73.

Marine Pharmaceuticals: Past, Present, and Future
Fenical, W. 2006. Marine pharmaceuticals: Past, present, and future. Oceanography 19(2):110–119, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.74.

BOX • High Throughput Cultivation for Isolation of Novel Marine Microorganisms
Toledo, G., W. Green, R.A. Gonzalez, L. Christoffersen, M. Podar, H.W. Chang, T. Hemscheidt, H.G. Trapido-Rosenthal, J.M. Short, R.R. Bidigare, and E.J. Mathur. 2006. High throughput cultivation for isolation of novel marine microorganisms. Oceanography 19(2):120–125, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.75.

Benefits from the Sea: Sentinel Species and Animal Models of Human Health
Grosell, M., and P.J. Walsh. 2006. Benefits from the sea: Sentinel species and animal models of human health. Oceanography 19(2):126–133, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.76.

BOX • Marine Mammals as Sentinel Species for Oceans and Human Health
Bossart, G.D. 2006. Marine mammals as sentinel species for oceans and human health. Oceanography 19(2):134–137, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.77.


Disasters, Death, and Destruction— Making Sense of Recent Calamities
Pielke, R.A., Jr. 2006. Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture: Disasters, death, and destruction—Making sense of recent calamities. Oceanography 19(2):138–147, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.83.


QUARTERDECK • Life and Health on the Edge
Rice, D. 2006. Quarterdeck: Life and health on the edge. Oceanography 19(2):5, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.78.

FROM THE PRESIDENT • Do You Remember Where You Were When...?
Clark, L. 2006. From the President: Do you remember where you were when…? Oceanography 19(2):7–8, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.79.

RIPPLE MARKS • Disappearance of the Magical Golden Frog | Lethal Marine Snow | Bluer Than Blue | Smile, You're on VENUS Camera
Dybas, C.L. 2006. Ripple marks—The story behind the story. Oceanography 19(2):10–13, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.80.

COMMENTARY • Grand Challenges for Ocean Sciences Research
Brandt, A. 2006. Commentary: Grand Challenges for ocean sciences research. Oceanography 19(2):14–17, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.81.

FROM THE GUEST EDITORS • Overview of the Oceans and Human Health Special Issue
Fleming, L.E., and E. Laws. 2006. From the Guest Editors: Overview of the oceans and human health special issue. Oceanography 19(2):18–23, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.82.

Tomczak, M. 2006. Education: How good are your data? Oceanography 19(2):148–150, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.84.

HANDS-ON OCEANOGRAPHY • Settling Particles in Aquatic Environments: Low Reynolds Numbers
Boss, E., L. Karp-Boss, and P.A. Jumars. 2006. Hands-on oceanography: Settling particles in aquatic environments—Low Reynolds numbers. Oceanography 19(2):151–154, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.85.

BOOK REVIEW • Aglow in the Dark: The Revolutionary Science of Biofluorescence
Matz, M.V. 2006. Review of Aglow in the Dark: The Revolutionary Science of Biofluorescence, by V. Pieribone and D.F. Gruber. Oceanography 19(2):155–157, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.86.

BOOK REVIEW • Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems: Biological-Physical Interactions in the Oceans (Third Edition)
Pershing, A.J. 2006. Review of Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems: Biological-Physical Interactions in the Oceans (Third Edition), by K.H. Mann and J.R.N. Lazier. Oceanography 19(2):157–159, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.87.

Special Issue Guest Editors

Lora E. Fleming, University of Miami School of Medicine and University of Miami
Edward Laws, Louisiana Stete University and University of Hawaii


We would like to thank the National Science Foundation Division of Ocean Sciences for sponsoring this issue of the magazine.