Contaminants in northern fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) exposed to plastic

A. Ask, T. Anker-Nilssen, D. Herzke, Alice Trevail, J.A. van Franeker, G.W. Gabrielsen

Research output: Book/ReportBookAcademic

Abstract

Northern fulmars are seabirds which feed exclusively at sea, and as such, they are useful indicators of ocean health. Marine plastic pollution is an ever-increasing and global issue that affects the northern fulmar as they are frequently found to have ingested plastic. In this report we investigate whether the amount of ingested plastic affects the concentration of certain plastic-adsorbed toxicants in their tissues. Marine plastic pollution is a field of utmost importance. It is our hope that this continues to be an area which receives increased attention in order to elucidate the potential harmful effects plastics have on the northern fulmar and ocean health, in general.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCopenhagen
PublisherNordic Council of Ministers
Number of pages46
ISBN (Print)9789289347044
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameContaminants in northern fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) exposed to plastic
ISSN (Print)0908-6692

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Contaminants in northern fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) exposed to plastic'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Ask, A., Anker-Nilssen, T., Herzke, D., Trevail, A., van Franeker, J. A., & Gabrielsen, G. W. (2016). Contaminants in northern fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) exposed to plastic. (Contaminants in northern fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) exposed to plastic). Nordic Council of Ministers. https://doi.org/10.6027/TN2016-543