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Title: Distribution of marine debris stranded on a city beach: A case study of Las Canteras Beach, Gran Canaria
Authors: McKnight, Lydia
Rodríguez Rodríguez, Germán 
UNESCO Clasification: 251007 Oceanografía física
Keywords: Marine debris
Beach management
Las Canteras Beach
Microplastics
Issue Date: 2017
Journal: WIT Transactions on the Built Environment 
Conference: 2nd International Conference on Coastal Cities and their Sustainable Future
Abstract: An approach to the spatial and temporal distribution of marine debris stranded on Las Canteras Beach is developed by means of surveys carried out during one year, along three transects located on the southern, northern, and central parts of the beach. Results evidence that debris stranded on the beach represent an almost permanent type of pollution, but with a large time variability in the number of items observed along the three transects, as well as in the type and origin of the debris collected at the different stretches of the beach.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/40301
ISSN: 1743-3509
DOI: 10.2495/CC170021
Source: WIT Transactions on the Built Environment [ISSN 1743-3509], v. 170, p. 11-22
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