Marine litter impacts on the marine habitats and biota

Kripa, V (2012) Marine litter impacts on the marine habitats and biota. [Teaching Resource]

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    Abstract

    Marine litter can affect im portant fish habitats such as the nursery and breeding grounds. The two main problems which marine litter pose to marine life are entanglement and ingestion Entanglement results when an animal becomes encircled or ensnared by litter. Entanglement can occur accidentally, or when the animal is attracted to the litter as part of its normal behavior or out of curiosity. Derelict fishing gear can entangle nektor. This problem is increasingly affecting turtles, sea birds and other large biota. This is called ghost fishing.

    Item Type: Teaching Resource
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Marine utter impacts; marine habitats; biota
    Subjects: Marine Ecosystems
    Marine Environment > Marine Pollution
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2014 06:11
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:57
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/9779

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