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Marine Debris Effect on Marine Life and Their Habitat

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dc.contributor.author Robinson, Tamichael
dc.contributor.author Englemann, Kathleen
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-07T18:36:26Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-07T18:36:26Z
dc.date.issued 2021-04-09
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.bridgeport.edu/xmlui/handle/123456789/4470
dc.description.abstract Marine debris originates from a large range of causes. Materials that are illegally disposed of and that are incorrectly transferred or deposited may become aquatic waste. Plastics, glass, metal, paper, fabric, rubber and wood are the most widespread marine debris. Plastic is what comes to mind when one speaks about sea pollution. Plastic bags are able to enclose and suffocate marine mammals, whales, seabirds and sea turtles. Marine debris is a rising global concern that is wreaking havoc on the atmosphere and the economy. It obstructs navigation, entangles birds, pollutes beaches, and much more. Of the two beaches surveyed Orchard Beach in Bronx Ny and Long Beach in Stratford CT, the most common found marine debris was cigarette butts, food wrappers and plastic bottle/caps. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Marine life en_US
dc.subject Garbage en_US
dc.title Marine Debris Effect on Marine Life and Their Habitat en_US
dc.type Other en_US
dc.institute.department School of Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.institute.name University of Bridgeport en_US
dc.event.location Bridgeport, CT en_US
dc.event.name Faculty Research Day en_US


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