Quantities, composition, and sources of beach debris in Korea from the results of nationwide monitoring SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Quantities, composition, and sources of beach debris in Korea from the results of nationwide monitoring
Author(s)
Hon, Sunwook; Lee, Jongmyoung; Kang, Daeseok; Choi, Hyun-Woo; Ko, Sun-Hwa
KIOST Author(s)
Choi, Hyun Woo(최현우)
Publication Year
2014-07-15
Abstract
This study assessed the levels of marine debris pollution and identified its main sources in Korea. The surveys were bimonthly conducted by NGO leaders and volunteers on 20 beaches from March 2008 to November 2009. The quantities of marine debris were estimated at 480.9 (+/- 267.7) count . 100 m(-1) for number, 86.5 (+/- 78.6) kg . 100 m(-1) for weight, and 0.48 (+/- 0.38) m(3) . 100 m(-1) for volume. The level of marine debris pollution on the Korean beaches was comparable to that in the coastal areas of the North Atlantic ocean and South Africa. Plastics and styrofoam occupied the majority of debris composition in terms of number (66.7%) and volume (62.3%). The main sources of debris were fishing activities including commercial fisheries and marine aquaculture (51.3%). Especially styrofoam buoy from aquaculture was the biggest contributor to marine debris pollution on these beaches. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0025-326X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/2771
DOI
10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.05.051
Bibliographic Citation
MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN, v.84, no.1-2, pp.27 - 34, 2014
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Subject
MARINE DEBRIS; PLASTIC DEBRIS; SOUTH-KOREA; LITTER; ACCUMULATION; ISLAND; AUSTRALIA; SCOTIA
Keywords
Marine debris; Beach monitoring; Quantity; Composition; Source; Korea
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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Research Interests

Spatial information,Marine bigdata,Marine index,해양공간정보,해양빅데이터,해양지수개발

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