Plastic marine debris on the Portuguese coastline: a matter of size?

@article{Martins2011PlasticMD,
  title={Plastic marine debris on the Portuguese coastline: a matter of size?},
  author={Jos{\'e} Carlos Martins and Paula Jacomini Sobral},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2011},
  volume={62 12},
  pages={2649-53}
}
Plastic debris is a worldwide threat to marine environments and Portugal is not immune to it. Though never quantified, items of all sizes can be found in the Portuguese coastline; therefore the objective of this work is the identification of main size classes in stranded plastic debris. Beaches sediment was sampled and in the laboratory plastic items were sorted in 11 classes from <1 to >10mm, counted and weighted. Plastic size ranged from 50 μm to 20 cm and microplastics (<5mm) were the… CONTINUE READING
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