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dc.creatorTorres Bejarano, Franklin Manuel
dc.creatorGonzalez Marquez, Luis Carlos
dc.creatorDiaz Solano, Beatriz Helena
dc.creatorTorregroza Espinosa, Ana Carolina
dc.creatorCantero Rodelo, Ruben Dario
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-21T22:55:24Z
dc.date.available2018-11-21T22:55:24Z
dc.date.issued2018-02-01
dc.identifier.issn1387585X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11323/1684
dc.description.abstractFragile coastal areas suffer from human activities. Environmental quality is one of the most important aspects in a tourist destination of sun and sand. The quality of bathing water and sand became indicators in the worldwide competition of beach destinations. We studied the water and sand quality along the beach of Puerto Velero, in northern Colombia. Water and sand beach quality were monitored during thirteen months. This allowed identifying the most significant sources of pollution along the beach, and understanding the interrelationship between tourism and the effects on the environment. Linear correlations allow assessing the association between the number of visitors and the physicochemical and microbiological parameters. The number of visitors was directly correlated with the presence of grease and oils, both in water and sand, as well as with fecal coliforms in water. A relation between the suspended solids and the presence of fecal coliforms in water and sand was observed. This statistical approach allows understanding the origin of beach sand and swimming water pollution at tourist beaches.spa
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherEnvironment, Development And Sustainabilityeng
dc.rightsAtribución – No comercial – Compartir igualeng
dc.subjectCorrelation analysiseng
dc.subjectPuerto velero beacheng
dc.subjectTouristic beacheseng
dc.subjectWater qualityeng
dc.titleEffects of beach tourists on bathing water and sand quality at Puerto Velero, Colombiaeng
dc.typeArticleeng
dc.rights.accessrightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessspa
dc.identifier.doiDOI: 10.1007/s10668-016-9880-x
dc.type.hasversioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionspa


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