Go with the flow: the role of gateway and straits on plastic distribution

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Authors

Domenico Chiarella , Francisco Javier Hernández-Molina 

Abstract

Plastic pollution is widespread throughout the marine environments representing a risk for ecosystems and human health when plastic enters the food chain. Understanding factors and processes controlling plastic distribution and accumulation is crucial to identify plastic hotspots. Gateways and straits can play an important role on transferring plastic debris at superficial and sea bottom level depending on the local water masses stratification.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31223/X5XG8N

Subjects

Geology, Sedimentology

Keywords

Mediterranean Sea, Plastic pollution, Gateway and straits

Dates

Published: 2021-04-21 00:15

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CC BY Attribution 4.0 International

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