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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Distribution, Type, Accumulation, and Source of Marine Debris in the United States, 1989-93.
Author Ribic, C. A. ; Johnson, S. W. ; Cole, C. A. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;National Marine Fisheries Service, Auke Bay, AK. Auke Bay Lab. ;Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Forest Resources Lab.
Publisher May 94
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600/A-94/137;
Stock Number PB94-190576
Additional Subjects United States ; Beaches ; Marine pollution ; Water pollution ; Land pollution ; Harbors ; Coastal regions ; Pollution sources ; Ocean waste disposal ; Marine disposal ; Litter ; Plastics ; Accumulations ; Environmental transport ; Environmental effects ; Environmental surveys ; National parks ; Reprints ; Marine debris
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-190576 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/11/1994
Collation 49p
Distribution, type, accumulation, and source of marine debris on coastal beaches and in harbors of the United States were examined from 1989 to 1993. Information was compiled from annual beach cleanups coordinated by the Center for Marine Conservation, quarterly beach surveys at eight national parks, studies in Alaska that examined the deposition rate of select debris items, and surveys of floating debris in 10 harbors. Beach surveys provide important information on the distribution, type, accumulation, and source of marine debris. Continued monitoring will help determine whether present legislation is effective in reducing debris in U.S. marine waters.