publication . Book . 2015

Marine Anthropogenic Litter

Melanie Bergmann; Lars Gutow; Michael Klages;
Open Access English
  • Published: 02 Jun 2015
  • Publisher: Springer
  • 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...
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free text keywords: Freshwater & Marine Ecology, KCN, KND, PSAF, Habitat, Garbage, Litter, Knowledge base, business.industry, business, Environmental issue, Marine debris, Environmental resource management, Legislature, Environmental science, Wildlife, Ecology
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