Additional Marine Debris Resources

Related Links:

  1. Oikonos
  2. Inside the Plastic Vortex
  3. Litter in the Ocean
  4. Marine Debris Found in Fish
  5. Midway Journey
  6. NOAA Marine Debris Program
  7. The Problem With Marine Debris, CA.gov
  8. The Plastic Debris, Rivers to Sea Project
  9. The "plastic plague" chapter of Nat’l Geographic’s Strange Days on Planet Earth
  10. SCRIPPS Institution of Oceanography- SEAPLEX: Seeking the Science of the Garbage Patch
  11. Wake Forest University Albatross Project

Selected Scientific References

  1. Lindsay C. Young, Cynthia Vanderlip, David C. Duffy, Vsevolod Afanasyev, & Scott A. Shaffer. 2009. Bringing Home the Trash: Do Colony-Based Differences in Foraging Distribution Lead to Increased Plastic Ingestion in Laysan Albatrosses? PLoS ONE (www.plosone.org) 4 (10), e7623, 1-9.
  2. Marie Y. Azzarello & Edward S. Van Vleet. 1987. Marine birds and plastic pollution. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 37, 295-303.
  3. David K. A. Barnes. 2005. Remote islands reveal rapid rise of southern hemisphere, sea debris. The Scientific World Journal 5, 915–921.
  4. Fernanda I. Colabuono, Viviane Barquete, Beatriz S. Domingues, & Rosalinda C. Montone. 2009. Plastic ingestion by Procellariiformes in Southern Brazil. Marine Pollution Bulletin 58, 93–96.
  5. Patricia L. Corcoran , Mark C. Biesinger, & Meriem Grifi. 2009. Plastics and beaches: a degrading relationship. Marine Pollution Bulletin 58, 80–84.
  6. Ana Carolina Oliveira de Meirelles & Helen Maria Duarte do Rego Barros. 2007. Plastic debris ingested by a rough-toothed dolphin, Steno bredanensis, stranded alive in northeastern Brazil. Biotemas 20 (1), 127-131.
  7. Heidi J. Auman, James P. Ludwig, John P. Giesy & Theo Colborn. 1997. Plastic ingestion by Laysan Albatross chicks on Sand Island, Midway Atoll, in 1994 and 1995. In Albatross Biology and Conservation, 239-44.
  8. Paul R. Sievert & Louis Sileo. 1993. The effects of ingested plastic on growth and survival of albatross chicks. In Vermeer, K.; Briggs, K.T.; Morgan, K.H.; Siegel-Causey, D. (eds.). The Status, Ecology, and Conservation of Marine Birds of the North Pacific. Can. Wildl. Serv. Spec. Publ., Ottawa.
  9. Edward J. Carpenter & K. L. Smith, Jr. 1972.Plastics on the Sargasso Sea surface. Science, New Series 175 (4027), 1240-1241.
  10. Arda M. Tonay, Ayhan Dede, Ayaka A. Öztürk & Bayram Öztürk. 2007. Stomach content of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from western Black Sea in spring and early summer. Rapp. Comm. int. Mer Médit. 38, 616.
  11. Shelly L. Moore, Dominic Gregorio, Michael Carreon, Stephen B. Weisberg, & Molly K. Leecaster. 2001. Composition and distribution of beach debris in Orange County, California. Marine Pollution Bulletin 42 (3), 241-245.
  12. D. W. Laist. 1997. Impacts of marine debris: entanglement of marine life in marine debris including a comprehensive list of species with entanglement and ingestion records. In J.M. Coe and D.B. Rogers (eds.), Marine Debris: Sources, Impacts, and Solutions. Springer-Verlag. New York, NY.
  13. Shelly L. Moore & M. James Allen. 2000. Distribution of anthropogenic and natural debris on the mainland shelf of the Southern California Bight. Marine Pollution Bulletin 40(1), 83-88.
  14. Charles J. Moore, Shelly L. Moore, Molly K. Leecaster, & Stephen B. Weisberg. 2001. A comparison of plastic and plankton in the North Pacific central gyre. Marine Pollution Bulletin 42, 1297-1300.