Marine litter in the coastal environment of Mangalore

Sulochanan, Bindu and Bhat, G S and Lavanya, S (2011) Marine litter in the coastal environment of Mangalore. Marine Fisheries Information Service (208). pp. 18-19.



The continuous flow of large quantities of plastics and waste from land and sea based sources result in a gradual build up of litter in the marine and coastal environment. Plastics and other man-made objects cause serious impacts on environment, economics, safety and health. Worldwide, millions of marine mammals, birds, turtle and fish perish as a result of entanglement or ingestion of discarded debris. Marine litter spoils beaches, floats on the sea surface, drifts in the water column due to the current and is also found on the deep sea bed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Marine litter in the coastal environment of Mangalore
Subjects:Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs > Conservation
Marine Environment > Marine Pollution
Oceanography > Coastal Zone Management
ID Code:8891
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:17 Mar 2012 16:20
Last Modified:17 Mar 2012 16:20

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