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Títulos: Plastic pollution on eight beaches of Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain): An annual study
Autores/as: Reinold, Stefanie
Herrera, Alicia 
Hernández-González, Carlos
Gómez, May 
Clasificación UNESCO: 330811 Control de la contaminación del agua
Palabras clave: Plastic
Microplastic
Marine pollution
Marine debris
Beach pollution
Canary Islands
Fecha de publicación: 2020
Proyectos: ULPGC2015-04 
Revistas: Marine Pollution Bulletin 
Resumen: Stranded marine debris from eight beaches of Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain) was analyzed. Sampling was conducted along the high tide line every 35 m over the whole lengths in periods of 5 weeks for one year. Evaluated particles included all materials bigger than 2 mm, which were subdivided in Mesoparticles (2–10 mm) and Macroparticles (>10 mm). There was a great variability of plastic abundance regarding the locations and the sampling dates. In contrast, the occurrence of debris along the beaches showed consistency and even zones of high and low accumulation. The most polluted beach was Poris, which is indeed infrequently visited, but highly affected by the main current. Plastic particles were principally mesoparticles and white/transparent color. This study not only confirms, that the Canary Islands are highly affected by the marine plastic pollution, but also for the first time shows, that stranded plastic accumulates in restricted areas of sandy coastlines.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/60285
ISSN: 0025-326X
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.110847
Fuente: Marine Pollution Bulletin [ISSN 0025-326X],v. 151 (110847)
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