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DISTRIBUTION OF MARINE DEBRIS STRANDED ON A CITY BEACH: A CASE STUDY OF LAS CANTERAS BEACH, GRAN CANARIA

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CC170021

Volume

170

Pages

12

Page Range

11 - 22

Published

2017

Size

1,367 kb

Author(s)

LYDIA MCKNIGHT, GERMÁN RODRÍGUEZ

Abstract

An approach to the spatial and temporal distribution of marine debris stranded on Las Canteras Beach is developed by means of surveys carried out during one year, along three transects located on the southern, northern, and central parts of the beach. Results evidence that debris stranded on the beach represent an almost permanent type of pollution, but with a large time variability in the number of items observed along the three transects, as well as in the type and origin of the debris collected at the different stretches of the beach.

Keywords

marine debris, beach management, Las Canteras Beach