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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.date.accessioned2020-09-23T15:26:49Z
dc.date.available2020-09-23T15:26:49Z
dc.date.issued2020-08
dc.identifier.issn0025-326X
dc.identifier.issn1879-3363
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11323/7120
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 activities.spa
dc.language.isoengspa
dc.publisherCorporación Universidad de la Costaspa
dc.rightsCC0 1.0 Universal*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/*
dc.sourceMarine Pollution Bulletinspa
dc.subjectWood fragmentsspa
dc.subjectPlastic itemsspa
dc.subjectFoamspa
dc.subjectRaman spectroscopyspa
dc.titleBeach litter distribution in Admiralty Bay, King George Island, Antarcticaspa
dc.typePreprintspa
dc.rights.accessrightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessspa
dc.type.hasversioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/draftspa


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