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Survey of plastic marine surface litter in the Puget Sound

Phil Crane

Survey of plastic marine surface litter in the Puget Sound

by Phil Crane

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Published by Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Western Washington State College in Bellingham, Wash .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Litter (Trash) -- Washington (State) -- Puget Sound.,
  • Plastic scrap -- Environmental aspects -- Washington (State) -- Puget Sound.,
  • Marine pollution -- Washington (State) -- Puget Sound.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: leaf 25.

    Statementby Phil Crane.
    SeriesProblem series - Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Western Washington State College, Problem series (Huxley College of Environmental Studies)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination25 leaves :
    Number of Pages25
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13587973M

    monitor marine litter and implement programmes of measures to reduce its occurrence. A crucial step in monitoring and effectively addressing marine litter is the identification of the origin and the pathways that lead to litter entering the marine environment. A given site or region can be subject to litter pollution from a number of sources, whichFile Size: 1MB. The Puget Sound Basin encompasses square-mile area that drains to Puget Sound and adjacent marine waters. Included are all or part of 13 counties in western Washington, as well as the headwaters of the Skagit River and part of the Nooksack River in British Columbia, Canada.

    Preventing Derelict Nets and Crab Pots in the Puget Sound through Targeted Outreach Programs Pride in Our Seas, Pride in Ourselves: Preventing Land-Based Sources of Marine . Copper Bottom Paint and the Puget Sound On 1 January you will no longer be able to find anti-fouling bottom paint which contains significant amounts of copper at your local marine store. Copper bottom paints have been the standard for marine bottom coatings for decades but new research suggests that copper levels are rising.

    Plastic bags litter our roadways, lakes and creeks, contaminate Puget Sound, and harm Washington’s wildlife. Animals can ingest these bags, choke on them, or be exposed to toxic chemicals carried on the plastic. Voluntary efforts, including recycling programs, have proved insufficient to prevent plastic . Plastic was the most abundant submerged marine debris observed. Our results indicated that marine debris, particularly fishery-related debris (46% of marine litter) was most commonly.


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Survey of plastic marine surface litter in the Puget Sound by Phil Crane Download PDF EPUB FB2

Results show that the most numerous plastic fragments on Puget Sound beaches were microfibers (orange), most likely from washing machine effluent or breakdown of fishing gear.

Plastic flakes (light blue) were most common on Howarth Park in Everett, likely from flaking of marine paint in the nearby port and naval station. (College of the Environment, June ) As the infamous floating “garbage patch” churns up bits of plastic in the tropical Pacific Ocean, a University of Washington undergraduate has discovered a related problem much closer to home: nearly invisible bits of plastic on Puget Sound beaches.

As a year-long project toward a UW bachelor’s degree, the oceanography major visited 12 beaches. Anthropogenic litter is found in marine environments from the beach, beach sediment and surface water to the seafloor. Plastic can persist and accumulate in the marine environment for a long period because of its light weight and degradation-resistant properties.

The global production of plastic increased from million tonnes in to Author: Li Wai Chin, Tse Hin Fung. 8 Keeping Plastic out of Puget Sound Plastic Bags Pollute Puget Sound P lastic trash contaminates Puget Sound and litters its shoreline.

This litter, including plastic bags, poses a serious threat to wildlife in the Sound. Many marine species may mistake plastic for food. When they ingest plastic. Introduction. During the last years marine litter has received more attention as an important threat to animal life and ecosystem health.

Marine litter is defined as any persistent, manufactured, or processed solid material discarded, disposed of, or abandoned in the marine environment ().Inmillion tons of plastic were produced globally, in addition to 61 million metric tons Cited by: 7.

“Plastics, specifically microplastics, have been found in over 90 percent of the surface samples collected in Puget Sound since ,” said Masura, who was not involved in this course. “We have yet to correlate the presence of plastic and other environmental factors.”. Introduction. Marine litter has become a global concern.

It has been estimated that at least 8 million tonnes of plastics enter the oceans every year (Jambeck et al., ) and plastics comprise >90% of marine litter (Galgani et al., ).Gall and Thompson () list marine species directly affected by marine litter through documented ingestion or by: reports and studies 99 guidelines for the monitoring and assessment of plastic litter in the ocean imo fao unesco ioc wmo unido iaea un un environment undp isa.

Litter Survey The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Beachwatch Big Weekend litter survey and beach clean up took place over the weekend of 18th and 19th September The survey was restricted to this timeframe to reduce the effect of environmental variables such as.

“Plastics, specifically microplastics, have been found in over 90 percent of the surface samples collected in Puget Sound since ,” said Masura, who was not involved in this course. Collect seabed litter in the survey area of the monitoring site (Figure 2).

Guidelines for Monitoring Marine Litter on the Seabed in the Northwest Pacific Region - Trawling is carried out with appropriate grapnel (hook) or nets to collect marine litter depending on bottom sediment and seabed litter types.

A survey of student littering behaviors will allow teachers to discover why students litter. At the same time, it will allow students to examine their own habits and attitudes about littering.

While teaching this unit, teachers can use the "before survey" answers to draw students into discussions of marine debris by emphasizing their direct.

Marine Litter Research Programme, Stage 6, The Tidy Britain Group, The Pier, Wigan, UK. Dixon, T. & Hawksley, C.

Litter on the Beaches of the British Isles. Report of the First National Shoreline Litter Survey Sponsored by The Sunday Times. Marine Litter Research Programme, Stage 3, The Tidy Britain Group, The Pier, Wigan, by: Marine litter isn't just a local problem. Plastic bottles and other buoyant litter can be pushed by wind and tides far from where it enters the sea, which in turn could be far from where it was dropped by an inconsiderate person.

There are many ways marine litter enters the sea, and there are many ways it impacts the life in the sea, or impacts. The Cape Metropolitan Council's State of the Environment Report for estimates that about 87 tons of litter enters the stormwater system per year and that up to kg of plastic bags enters.

OSPAR indicators are under development for litter on the coast, on the seabed, on the water surface, litter ingested by organisms and for microplastics (i.e., plastic items marine litter problem.

Marine Litter levels on beaches in the Bay of Biscay and Iberian Coast were much lower with only items per m.

In France anecdotal evidence from local authorities suggests that on average around 30 tonnes of marine litter are collected per km per. Creosote Assessment at Puget Sound, WA Beaches – Collect and test sediment samples at two nearshore sites in Puget Sound where creosote debris is present to assess the extent to which toxic compounds are present and to remove creosote and treated wood from a 4, ft.

stretch of shoreline. The GloLitter Partnerships Project aims to help shipping and fisheries move to a low-plastics future. GloLitter will assist developing countries identify opportunities to prevent and reduce marine litter, including plastic litter, from within the maritime transport and fisheries sectors, and to decrease the use of plastics in these industries, including identifying opportunities to re-use and.

Microplastics: Harmful Marine Trash You Can't See - KUOW Radio, June ; A little plastic in every scoop of Puget Sound - KING 5 TV, November Project Overview. Microplastics are defined as any solid material.

Browse Marine plastic litter news, research and analysis from The Conversation Marine plastic litter – News, Research and Analysis – The Conversation – page 1 Editions.

Plastic waste finds its way into the ocean, and from there to the farthest reaches of the planet - even as far as the Arctic. This was confirmed in one of the first litter surveys conducted north.Marine Litter ()”.

2. Site selection The monitoring of floating marine litter by human observers is a methodology indicated for short transects in selected areas. In the Adriatic Sea, a region with very little information about floating marine litterFile Size: KB.