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Tytuł artykułu

Trash on Arctic beach: Coastal pollution along Calypsostranda, Bellsund, Svalbard

Tytuł czasopisma

Polish Polar Research

Rocznik

2018

Wolumin

vol. 39

Numer

No 2

Autorzy publikacji

Słowa kluczowe

Arctic ; Spitsbergen ; beach pollution ; plastic trash ; human impact

Wydział PAN

Nauki o Ziemi

Abstrakt

Beach pollution is one of the most common hazards in present-day anthropogenic environments. Even in the remote Svalbard Archipelago, pollution impacts the beach system and can pose environmental threats. The significant increase in human activity observed in Svalbard over the last 20–30 years has resulted in a visible change in the amount of coastal pollution. A 5 km long transect of modern beach developed along Calypsostranda (Recherchefjorden, Bellsund) was surveyed in the summer of 2015 in order to characterize the beach pollution. During the survey 296 pieces of trash were found on beach surface. 82% of found trash was plastic, followed by glass (8%), and metal (5%). The comparison with previous pollution survey showed the significant increase of plastic waste in local beach environment. Similar problem has been recently recorded in other parts of Svalbard suggesting an urgent need for coastal pollution monitoring.

Wydawca

Polish Academy of Sciences ; Committee on Polar Research

Data

2018.06.15

Typ

Artykuły / Articles

Identyfikator

ISSN 0138-0338 ; eISSN 2081-8262

DOI

10.24425/118746

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