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RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS
Teams of academics and other partners are leading marine debris research that answers questions about marine debris types, impacts, and solutions in the Southeast. Research papers, reports, and other technical publications are available below.
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Entanglement of Marine Species in Marine Debris with an Emphasis on Species in the United States
This 2014 review of the literature focused primarily on marine debris entanglement specific to the U.S., incorporating over 170 reports dating as far back as 1928.
Ingestion Occurrence and Health Effects of Anthropogenic Debris Ingested by Marine Organisms
This 2014 report reviews the state of the science regarding the occurrence and known health effects of marine debris ingestion.
Marine Debris Impacts on Coastal and Benthic Habitats
This 2016 report explores the impacts of marine debris as they affect coastal and ocean habitats, including sandy beaches, salt marshes, mangrove forests, coral reefs and hard bottom, seagrass, benthic sediments, and oyster reefs.
Impact of “Ghost Fishing“ via Derelict Fishing Gear
This 2015 report is a summary of the current scientific knowledge of ghost fishing, the derelict fishing gear that contribute to it, the species mortalities, and the economic losses to certain fisheries due to ghost fishing mortalities.
Marine Debris as a Potential Pathway for Invasive Species
The purpose of this 2017 paper is to consider the potential role that marine debris may play in introducing non-native species that may become invasive.
Modeling Oceanic Transport of Floating Marine Debris
This 2016 report reviews the scientific literature that exists on modeling the movement of marine debris and outlines the methods that are available to gain this sort of insight.