Characteristics of meso-sized plastic marine debris on 20 beaches in Korea SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Characteristics of meso-sized plastic marine debris on 20 beaches in Korea
Author(s)
Lee, Jongsu; Lee, Jongmyoung; Hong, Sunwook; Hong, Sang Hee; Shim, Won Joon; Eo, Soeun
KIOST Author(s)
Hong, Sang Hee(홍상희)Shim, Won Joon(심원준)Eo, Soeun(어소은)
Publication Year
2017-10-15
Abstract
We surveyed the abundance and accumulation patterns of mesoplastic marine debris (5-25 mm) on 20 beaches in Korea. The mean abundance of it was 13.2 items/m(2), and the mean weight was 1.5 g/m(2). Hard plastic and Styrofoam were the dominant types. The proportions of hard plastic and Styrofoam were highly variable among the beaches, each accounting for 0-100% of the total debris on a given beach with 32% and 48.5% (by number) on average, respectively. Relatively lower abundances of mesoplastic marine debris compared with our previous studies were likely due by differences of the sampling areas within the beach. The samples of this research were selected from backshore, middle line, and water edge whereas they were selected from high strandline and backshore in our previous studies. It should be considered when discussing the level of mesoplastic marine debris.
ISSN
0025-326X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/1133
DOI
10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.09.020
Bibliographic Citation
MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN, v.123, no.1-2, pp.92 - 96, 2017
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Subject
SOUTH-KOREA; MICROPLASTICS; ENVIRONMENT; LITTER; PELLETS; ACCUMULATION; METALS; QUANTIFICATION; SEDIMENTS; POLLUTION
Keywords
Marine debris; Accumulation on beach; Mesoplastic; Microplastic; Pollution; Sampling area
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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Research Interests

Microplastic pollution,Persistent Organic Pollutants,Oil Pollution,미세플라스틱 오염,잔류성 유기오염물질,유류오염

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