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The Contribution of Citizen Scientists to the Monitoring of Marine Litter.
(Springer Open, Heidelberg, Germany, 2015)
Citizen science projects are based on volunteer participation of untrained citizens who contribute information, data and samples to scientific studies. Herein we provide an overview of marine litter studies that have ...
Guidance to Manage the Risk to Marine Mammals from Man-made Sound Sources in Irish Waters.
(Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dublin, Ireland, 2014)
There has been increasing concern internationally about the potentially harmful effect of man-made sound on the marine environment and species therein that could be sensitive to it. Sound that is derived from human ...
Marine Monitoring of Australia's Indigenous Sea Country using Remote Technologies.
Joint development of marine monitoring SOPs by AIMS and Indigenous Marine Ranger groups is intentionally focused on new technological advances to provide enhanced and rapid resolution of ecological patterns. These monitoring ...
Guidelines for the monitoring and assessment of plastic litter and microplastics in the ocean.
(GESAMP Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection, London, UK, 2019)
The Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP) has been involved in the issue of marine plastic litter and microplastics for over a decade. Initially interest was ...
A General Methodology for Beached Oil Spill Hazard Mapping.
The current lack of a standardized approach to compute the coastal oil spill hazard due to maritime traffic accidental releases has hindered an accurate estimate of its global impact, which is paramount to manage and ...
Marine litter within the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive.
There have been numerous anthropogenic-driven changes to our planet in the last half-century. One of the most evident changes is the ubiquity and abundance of litter in the marine environment. The EU Marine Strategy ...
A rapid method for assessing the accumulation of microplastics in the sea surface microlayer (SML) of estuarine systems.
Microplastics are an increasingly important contaminant in the marine environment. Depending on their composition and degree of biofouling, many common microplastics are less dense than seawater and so tend to float at ...
Microplastics in a Marine Environment: Review of Methods for Sampling, Processing, and Analyzing Microplastics in Water, Bottom Sediments, and Coastal Deposits.
The basic approaches, methods, and procedures for collecting and analyzing samples of microplastics in a marine environment are briefly described.
The use of potassium hydroxide (KOH) solution as a suitable approach to isolate plastics ingested by marine organisms.
In studies of plastic ingestion by marine wildlife, visual separation of plastic particles from gastrointestinal tracts or their dietary content can be challenging. Earlier studies have used solutions to dissolve organic ...
Patterns of suspended and salp-ingested microplastic debris in the North Pacific investigated with epifluorescence microscopy.
Microplastics (< 5 mm) have long been a concern in marine debris research, but quantifying the smallest microplastics (< 333 μm) has been hampered by appropriate collection methods, like net tows. We modified standard ...