publication . Book . 2015

Marine Anthropogenic Litter

Michael Klages; Melanie Bergmann; Lars Gutow;
Open Access
  • Published: 02 Jun 2015
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
This book describes how manmade litter, primarily plastic, has spread into the remotest parts of the oceans and covers all aspects of this pollution problem from the impacts on wildlife and human health to socio-economic and political issues. Marine litter is a prime threat to marine wildlife, habitats and food webs worldwide. The book illustrates how advanced technologies from deep-sea research, microbiology and mathematic modelling as well as classic beach litter counts by volunteers contributed to the broad awareness of marine litter as a problem of global significance. The authors summarise more than five decades of marine litter research, which receives gro...
Subjects
free text keywords: Freshwater & Marine Ecology, KCN, KND, PSAF, Environmental science, Marine debris, Litter, Legislature, Environmental issue, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Knowledge base, Ecology, Wildlife, Garbage, Habitat
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