Aqueous desert | Article about aqueous desert by The Free Dictionary
aqueous desert[′āk·wē·əs ′dez·ərt]
A marine bottom environment with little or no macroscopic invertebrate shelled life.
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It insists that stocks have been desperately depleted by previous over-fishing, and that drastic measures, however painful, must be taken now in order to ensure that the oceans don't become aqueous deserts