Marine Debris in BC Coastal Waters

Researchers from the University of St Andrews, Raincoast Conservation  Foundation, Oceans Initiative and Environment Canada teamed up to assess the presence and potential threats from floating plastics and other debris to BC’s marine animals.   The study is being published in the Marine Pollution Bulletin, April 2011.

Citation: Williams, R.W., Erin Ashe  and Patrick D. O’Hara. 2011. Marine Mammals and Debris in Coastal Waters of British Columbia, Canada. Marine Pollution Bulletin.  In press.

Download the press release Marine Debris Press Release

Download the paper Williams-etal-2011 Marine-Debris

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