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dc.creatorAnfuso, Giorgio
dc.creatorBolívar-Anillo, Hernando José
dc.creatorAsensio-Montesinos, Francisco
dc.creatorPortantiolo Manzolli, Rogério
dc.creatorPortz, Luana
dc.creatorVillate Daza, Diego Andrés
dc.description.abstractIn the Antarctic Peninsula, most important activities are touristic visits, from the second half of the 20th Century, and scientific investigation linked to 75 research stations. Beach litter content/abundance was investigated at 17 beaches in Admiralty Bay (King George Island, Antarctica) and the type of plastic material was determined by Raman spectroscopy. An average value of 0.16 items m−1 was observed. Wood items consisted of processed wood fragments representing 47.27% of the total. Foam represented 21%, hard plastic pieces 9.68% (consisting of polyvinyl chloride or high density polyethylene), metal 3.37%, rubber fragments 2.81%, foamed plastic pieces 2.66% (composed by polystyrene), the rest of categories representing less than 2% of the total. Wood debris and metal are essentially remnant objects of ancient whaling activities and research expeditions, polyurethane and expanded polystyrene materials have different origins and hard plastic, rubber, paper/cardboard and paint fragments seem mostly linked to present research
dc.publisherCorporación Universidad de la Costaspa
dc.rightsCC0 1.0 Universal*
dc.sourceMarine Pollution Bulletinspa
dc.subjectWood fragmentsspa
dc.subjectPlastic itemsspa
dc.subjectRaman spectroscopyspa
dc.titleBeach litter distribution in Admiralty Bay, King George Island, Antarcticaspa

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