Marine litter in the Croatian part of the middle Adriatic Sea: Simultaneous assessment of floating and seabed macro and micro litter abundance and composition

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dc.contributor.author Palatinus, A.
dc.contributor.author Kovac Virsek, M.
dc.contributor.author Robic, U.
dc.contributor.author Grego, M.
dc.contributor.author Bajt, O.
dc.contributor.author Siljic, J.
dc.contributor.author Suaria, G.
dc.contributor.author Liubartseva, S.
dc.contributor.author Coppini, G.
dc.contributor.author Peterlin, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-30T09:52:33Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11201/150738
dc.description.abstract [eng] In this study, abundance, distribution and composition of floating and seabed macro and micro litter in the Central Adriatic Sea were assessed. Floating macro litter observations were made. Floating and seabed micro litter were sampled with manta net and Van Veen grab, respectively. Micro litter particles visually found under the microscope were chemically analyzed with Fourier Transform Infrared microscope. Average calculated concentrations of floating macro (175 items/km2), floating micro (127 thousand particles/km2) and seabed micro litter (36 particles/100 g dry weight) show similar values as other published studies from the Mediterranean Sea. A statistically significant (p < 0.01) correlation between the floating micro and macro litter concentrations was found for the sites located in the channel waters. Disagreement between model and observations revealed gaps in our knowledge concerning the sea circulation and litter sources. Simultaneous samplings and observations of marine litter in different marine compartments proved possible, efficient and informative.
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dc.relation.isformatof Versió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.12.038
dc.relation.ispartof Marine Pollution Bulletin, 2019, vol. 139, p. 427-439
dc.subject.classification Medi ambient
dc.subject.classification 5 - Ciències pures i naturals
dc.subject.other Environment
dc.subject.other 5 - Mathematical and Natural Sciences
dc.title Marine litter in the Croatian part of the middle Adriatic Sea: Simultaneous assessment of floating and seabed macro and micro litter abundance and composition
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dc.date.updated 2020-01-30T09:52:34Z
dc.date.embargoEndDate info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2026-12-31
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dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.12.038


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