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Anthropogenic marine debris in the coastal environment: A multi-year comparison between coastal waters and local shores

Citation

Thiel, M and Hinojosa Toledo, IA and Miranda, L and Pantoja, JF and Rivadeneira, MM and Vasquez, N, Anthropogenic marine debris in the coastal environment: A multi-year comparison between coastal waters and local shores, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 71, (1-2) pp. 307-316. ISSN 0025-326X (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 Elsevier

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.01.005

Abstract

Anthropogenic marine debris (AMD) is frequently studied on sandy beaches and occasionally in coastal waters, but links between these two environments have rarely been studied. High densities of AMD were found in coastal waters and on local shores of a large bay system in northern-central Chile. No seasonal pattern in AMD densities was found, but there was a trend of increasing densities over the entire study period. While plastics and Styrofoam were the most common types of AMD both on shores and in coastal waters, AMD composition differed slightly between the two environments. The results suggest that AMD from coastal waters are deposited on local shores, which over time accumulate all types of AMD. The types and the very low percentages of AMD with epibionts point to mostly local sources. Based on these results, it can be concluded that a reduction of AMD will require local solutions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Anthropogenic marine debris,Local shores,Coastal waters,Plastics,SE Pacific
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Fisheries Sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Author:Hinojosa Toledo, IA (Mr Ivan Hinojosa)
ID Code:88649
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:60
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2014-02-12
Last Modified:2014-05-19
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