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Distribution, Type, Accumulation, and Source of Marine Debris in the United States, 1989–1993

  • Christine A. Ribic
  • Scott W. Johnson
  • C. Andrew Cole
Part of the Springer Series on Environmental Management book series (SSEM)

Abstract

Marine debris as a “new” pollution problem was first identified in the United States in the 1980s during public education and awareness campaigns that addressed the condition of coastal beaches (Wallace 1985; Pruter 1987a; O’Hara 1990). Because coastal beaches collect debris from all sources, most studies evaluating marine debris have focused on beaches (O’Hara 1990; Ribic 1991; Cole et al. 1995).

Keywords

Total Plastic Marine Debris National Marine Fishery Service Coastal Beach Plastic Debris 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christine A. Ribic
  • Scott W. Johnson
  • C. Andrew Cole

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