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The pollution of the oceans, rivers and lakes by (plastic) waste is one of the greatest challenges for the world society and an aspect that is increasingly attracting attention in science today. Connections and effects on humans and animals are barely extensively researched. In order to provide scientists, journalists, environmental protection organizations and NGOs worldwide with the opportunity to quickly and comprehensively find out about the state of research, the environmental organization One Earth – One Ocean e.V. has set up an extensive knowledge database on marine littering on its website. The collection offers free access to several hundred recent scientific studies from around the world.
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Widespread microplastic ingestion by fish assemblages in tropical estuaries subjected to anthropogenic pressures

5. June 2017

A.L. Vendel, F. Bessa, V.E.N. Alves, A.L.A. Amorim, J. Patrício, A.R.T. Palma, Widespread microplastic ingestion… Read more »

Recovery of salt marsh vegetation after removal of storm-deposited anthropogenic debris

Kaitlin M. Ehl, Steve M. Raciti, Jason D. Williams, Recovery of salt marsh vegetation after… Read more »

Marine debris in five national parks in Alaska

L. Polasek, J. Bering, H. Kim, P. Neitlich, B. Pister, M. Terwilliger, K. Nicolato, C…. Read more »

Plastic litter in aquatic environments of Maremma Regional Park (Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy)

Cristiana Guerranti, Susanna Cannas, Costanza Scopetani, Paolo Fastelli, Alessandra Cincinelli, Monia Renzi, Plastic litter in… Read more »

Pollutant content in marine debris and characterization by thermal decomposition

M.E. Iñiguez, J.A. Conesa, A. Fullana, Pollutant content in marine debris and characterization by thermal… Read more »

Assessment of marine debris on the coastal wetland of Martil in the North-East of Morocco

Adel Alshawafi, Mohamed Analla, Ebrahim Alwashali, Mustapha Aksissou, Assessment of marine debris on the coastal… Read more »

The ugly face of tourism: Marine debris pollution linked to visitation in the southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Scott P. Wilson, Krista M. Verlis, The ugly face of tourism: Marine debris pollution linked… Read more »

Ingestion of marine debris by the White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis): Is it increasing over time off southern Brazil?

Maria V. Petry, Victória R.F. Benemann, Ingestion of marine debris by the White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria… Read more »

Light-stick: A problem of marine pollution in Brazil

28. May 2017

  Caio Cesar-Ribeiro, Helena Costi Rosa, Daniele Oliveira Rocha, Camila Galli Baldini dos Reis, Tabata… Read more »

Plastic in Cassin’s Auklets (Ptychoramphus aleuticus) from the 2014 stranding on the Northeast Pacific Coast

5. April 2017

Hannah P. Floren, Gary W. Shugart, Plastic in Cassin’s Auklets (Ptychoramphus aleuticus) from the 2014… Read more »

The RADMED monitoring programme as a tool for MSFD implementation: towards an ecosystem-based approach

11. May 2016

http://www.ocean-sci.net/11/897/2015/ López-Jurado, J. L., Balbín, R., Alemany, F., Amengual, B., Aparicio-González, A., Fernández de Puelles,… Read more »

Passive buoyant tracers in the ocean surface boundary layer: 2. Observations and simulations of microplastic marine debris,

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015JC010840/full http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1002/2015JC010840/abstract Brunner, K., T. Kukulka, G. Proskurowski, and K. L. Law (2015), Passive buoyant… Read more »

Changes in the composition of ichthyoplankton assemblage and plastic debris in mangrove creeks relative to moon phases.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfb.12838/full http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1111/jfb.12838/abstract Lima, A. R. A., Barletta, M., Costa, M. F., Ramos, J. A. A.,… Read more »

The transfer of benzo[a]pyrene from microplastics to Artemia nauplii and further to zebrafish via a trophic food web experiment – CYP1A induction and visual tracking of persistent organic pollutants.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/etc.3361/full http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1002/etc.3361/abstract Batel, A., Linti, F., Scherer, M., Erdinger, L. and Braunbeck, T. (2016), The… Read more »

Sorption of pharmaceuticals and personal care products to polyethylene debris

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11356-016-6121-7 Chenxi Wu, Kai Zhang, Xiaolong Huang, Jiantong Liu Sorption of pharmaceuticals and personal care… Read more »

Removal of derelict fishing gear has major economic impact

http://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/derelict_dilemma.php Removal of derelict fishing gear has major economic impact by David Malmquist | January… Read more »

The Dilemma of Derelict Gear

A. M. Scheld, D. M. Bilkovic & K. J. Havens The Dilemma of Derelict Gear… Read more »

Plastic debris crossing the Pacific can transport more species with the help of barnacles

http://news.ufl.edu/articles/2016/02/plastic-debris-crossing-the-pacific-can-transport-more-species-with-the-help-of-barnacles.php Plastic debris crossing the Pacific can transport more species with the help of barnacles… Read more »

Oceanic barnacles act as foundation species on plastic debris: implications for marine dispersal

http://www.nature.com/articles/srep19987 Michael A. Gil & Joseph B. Pfaller Oceanic barnacles act as foundation species on… Read more »

The Experimental Research of Additional Energy Consumption and Exhaust Gas Emissions from Use of Marine Litter Collecting Nets

Vytautas Smailys, Vygintas Daukšys, Nadežda Zamiatina, The Experimental Research of Additional Energy Consumption and Exhaust… Read more »