Show simple item record Sul, Juliana Assunção Ivar do Santos, Isaac Rodrigues dos Friedrich, Ana Cláudia Matthiensen, Alexandre Fillmann, Gilberto 2013-09-26T18:36:14Z 2013-09-26T18:36:14Z 2011
dc.identifier.citation IVAR DO SUL, Juliana Assunção et al. Plastic Pollution at a Sea Turtle Conservation Area in NE Brazil: Contrasting Developed and Undeveloped Beaches. Estuaries and Coasts, v. 34, p. 814-823, 2011. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 20 jul. 2012. pt_BR
dc.description.abstract Sea turtles are highly susceptible to plastic ingestion and entanglement. Beach debris were surveyed along the most important sea turtle nesting beaches in Brazil (Costa dos Coqueiros, Bahia State). No significant differences among developed and undeveloped beaches were observed in terms of total number of items. Local sources (tourism activities) represented 70% of debris on developed beaches, where cigarette butts, straws, paper fragments, soft plastic fragments, and food packaging were the most abundant items. Non-local sources (domestic and fishing activities) accounted for about 70% of debris on undeveloped beaches, where the most abundant items were rigid plastic fragments, ropes, soft plastic fragments, caps,and polystyrene. The projected surface area of beach debris did not vary among developed and undeveloped beaches.Overseas containers accounted for about 25% of regional plastic pollution, implying that international pollutionprevention agreements are not being respected off the Brazilian coast. pt_BR
dc.language.iso eng pt_BR
dc.rights open access pt_BR
dc.subject Marine litter pt_BR
dc.subject Microplastics pt_BR
dc.subject Marine debris pt_BR
dc.subject Garbage pt_BR
dc.subject Overseas debris pt_BR
dc.subject Lightsticks pt_BR
dc.title Plastic Pollution at a Sea Turtle Conservation Area in NE Brazil: Contrasting Developed and Undeveloped Beaches pt_BR
dc.type article pt_BR
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s12237-011-9392-8 pt_BR

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