The Ecology and Etiology of Newly Emerging Marine Diseases is a unique contribution to an entirely new field of scientific investigation. For the first time, material presented in this book identifies patterns and trends in the abundance and distribution of disease phenomena in the marine environment. These patterns have gone unrecognised and undetected in the past because the literature in this field is so widely scattered. The book is both interdisciplinary and synthetic. Studies in this book unequivocally link marine diseases to global climate change. The book changes our perspective on the major controls over the population dynamics of marine organisms. Papers in this volume clearly identify the intimate connection between public health and environmental health for marine-borne diseases such as cholera and human enteroviruses.