Plastic Debris Occurrence, Convergence Areas and Fin Whales Feeding Ground in the Mediterranean Marine Protected Area Pelagos Sanctuary: A Modeling Approach

@article{Fossi2017PlasticDO,
  title={Plastic Debris Occurrence, Convergence Areas and Fin Whales Feeding Ground in the Mediterranean Marine Protected Area Pelagos Sanctuary: A Modeling Approach},
  author={M. Fossi and T. Romeo and M. Baini and C. Panti and L. Marsili and Tommaso Campani and S. Canese and F. Galgani and J. Druon and S. Airoldi and Stefano Taddei and Maria Fattorini and C. Brandini and C. Lapucci},
  journal={Frontiers in Marine Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={4},
  pages={167}
}
The Mediterranean Sea is greatly affected by marine litter. In this area, research on the impact of plastic debris (including microplastics) on biota, particularly large filter-feeding species such as the fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus), is still in its infancy. We investigated the possible overlap between microplastic, mesoplastic and macrolitter accumulation areas and the fin whale feeding grounds in in a pelagic Specially Protected Area of Mediterranean Importance (SPAMI): the Pelagos… Expand

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