Low densities of drifting litter in the African sector of the Southern Ocean.

@article{Ryan2014LowDO,
  title={Low densities of drifting litter in the African sector of the Southern Ocean.},
  author={Peter G. Ryan and Seth Musker and Ariella N. Rink},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2014},
  volume={89 1-2},
  pages={
          16-19
        }
}
Only 52 litter items (>1cm diameter) were observed in 10,467 km of at-sea transects in the African sector of the Southern Ocean. Litter density north of the Subtropical Front (0.58 items km(-2)) was less than in the adjacent South Atlantic Ocean (1-6 items km(-2)), but has increased compared to the mid-1980s. Litter density south of the Subtropical Front was an order of magnitude less than in temperate waters (0.032 items km(-2)). There was no difference in litter density between sub-Antarctic… CONTINUE READING
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