Marine Debris Survey Manual

Ribic, Christine A. and Dixon, Trevor R. and Vining, Ivan (1992) Marine Debris Survey Manual. NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service, (NOAA Technical Report NMFS, 108)

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Over the last several years, concern has increased about the amount of man-made materials lost or discarded at sea and the potential impacts to the environment. The scope of the problem depends on the amounts and types of debris. One problem in making a regional comparison of debris is the lack of a standard methodology. The objective of this manual is to discuss designs and methodologies for assessment studies of marine debris. This manual has been written for managers, researchers, and others who are just entering this area of study and who seek guidance in designing marine debris surveys. Active researchers will be able to use this manual along with applicable references herein as a source for design improvement. To this end, the authors have synthesized their work and reviewed survey techniques that have been used in the past for assessing marine debris, such as sighting surveys, beach surveys, and trawl surveys, and have considered new methods (e.g., aerial photography). All techniques have been put into a general survey planning framework to assist in developing different marine debris surveys. (PDF file contains 100 pages.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Marine Debris Survey Manual
Personal Creator/Author:
Ribic, Christine A.
Dixon, Trevor R.
Vining, Ivan
Series Name: NOAA Technical Report NMFS
Number: 108
Date: 1992
Publisher: NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Pollution
Item ID: 2707
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2009 02:17
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 18:30

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