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Marine Tourism, Climate Change, and Resilience in the Caribbean, Volume II by Samantha Hogenson, Martha Honey, Kreg Ettenger

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CHAPTER 2

Marine Recreation

Overview—Major Types of Marine Recreation: Climate Change Impacts and Responses

Mark J. Spalding and Luke Elder

Marine Tourism and Climate Change

The marine environment has long been considered one of the most appealing settings for tourism and recreation. Generally, marine tourism includes “those recreational activities that involve travel away from one’s place of residence and which have as their host or focus the marine environment.”1 Marine tourism and recreation include a variety of activities from swimming, scenic boat trips, cruise ships and ferries, sailing, fishing, and wildlife watching, to jet skiing, ocean kayaking, surfing, rowing, and snorkeling. This list is by no means exhaustive, and only catalogues ...

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