TY - CHAP A1 - Daniel Torruco A2 - M. Alicia González-Solis A3 - Ángel Daniel Torruco González ED1 - Andrew J. Manning Y1 - 2020-03-11 PY - 2020 T1 - Lagoons Reefs of Alacranes Reef and Chinchorro Bank: Ocean Reef of Mexican Atlantic N2 - Lagoon Environments Around the World - A Scientific Perspective covers a wide range of topics. Typically bordering between land and sea, lagoons are among the most diversely utilized waterways on the planet. Lagoons are extremely important environments socio-economically, and their usage places ever increasing stress on these very sensitive aquatic regions. The effective management of shallow aquatic environments requires a detailed scientific understanding of the various contributary natural processes. This has both environmental and economic implications, especially where there is any anthropogenic involvement. This book draws on international scientific research to examine the following lagoon related issues: classification, circulation hydrodynamics, ecosystems, sedimentation, anthropogenic stresses, and response to extreme events. The research was carried out by researchers who specialize in shallow water processes and related issues. BT - Lagoon Environments Around the World SP - Ch. 9 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.88662 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.88662 SN - 978-1-78985-096-3 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-05-07 ER -