Marine debris in central California: quantifying type and abundance of beach litter in Monterey Bay, CA.

@article{Rosevelt2013MarineDI,
  title={Marine debris in central California: quantifying type and abundance of beach litter in Monterey Bay, CA.},
  author={Carolyn Rosevelt and Marc Los Huertos and Christopher Garza and Hannahrose M. Nevins},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2013},
  volume={71 1-2},
  pages={
          299-306
        }
}
Monitoring beach litter is essential for reducing ecological threats towards humans and wildlife. In Monterey Bay, CA information on seasonal and spatial patterns is understudied. Central California's coastal managers require reliable information on debris abundance, distribution, and type, to support policy aimed at reducing litter. We developed a survey method that allowed for trained citizen scientists to quantify the types and abundance of beach litter. Sampling occurred from July 2009-June… CONTINUE READING
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