Litter NSV; marine litter monitoring by northern fulmars (a pilot study)

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Abstract

The northern fulmar is a seabird known to consume litter such as plastic. The Dutch government has asked for an investigation of the possibility to use stomach contents of beach-washed fulmars as a monitoring tool for the abundance of marine litter inthe North Sea. Such monitoring is of importance in view of the implementation of the EU directive on port reception facilities and the development of ecological quality objectives by ICES and OSPAR.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherAlterra
Number of pages72
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Publication series

NameAlterra-rapport
No.401

Keywords

  • fulmarus
  • sea birds
  • pollution
  • wastes
  • plastics
  • ingestion
  • monitoring
  • directives
  • biological indicators
  • netherlands
  • north sea
  • ecotoxicology
  • fauna

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