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Impacts of marine debris


Provencher, J and Bond, A and Lavers, J and Nevins, H, Impacts of marine debris, World Seabird Conference, 26-30 October 2015, Cape Town, South Africa (2016) [Chair International Conference]


This session will review and explore how seabirds interact with marine pollution, including ingestion, nest incorporation, chemical interactions and entanglement. In part this will be a follow-up from the Marine Debris session at the First World Seabird Conference in 2010. This session will also include more recent work examining the implications of seabirds ingesting plastics, i.e. transfer of chemicals, and how seabirds are being used worldwide as sentinels of marine pollution. This area of study is an emerging field with legislation already in place in the North Sea to monitor marine pollution through the use of seabirds, with other regions looking to establish similar models.

Item Details

Item Type:Chair International Conference
Keywords:seabird ecology, marine debris, plastic pollution
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Conservation and biodiversity
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Marine biodiversity
UTAS Author:Lavers, J (Dr Jennifer Lavers)
ID Code:112232
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2016-10-31
Last Modified:2016-11-01

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