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Marine debris collects within the North Pacific Subtropical Convergence Zone.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17568624     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Floating marine debris, particularly derelict fishing gear, is a hazard to fish, marine mammals, turtles, sea birds, coral reefs, and even human activities. To ameliorate the economic and environmental impact of marine debris, we need to efficiently locate and retrieve dangerous debris at sea. Guided by satellite-derived information, we made four flights north of Hawaii in March and April 2005. During these aerial surveys, we observed over 1800 individual pieces of debris, including 122 derelict fishing nets. The largest debris concentrations were found just north of the North Pacific Transition Zone Chlorophyll Front (TZCF) within the North Pacific Subtropical Convergence Zone (STCZ). Debris densities were significantly correlated with sea-surface temperature (SST), chlorophyll-a concentration (Chla), and the gradient of Chla. A Debris Estimated Likelihood Index (DELI) was developed to predict where high concentrations of debris would be most likely in the North Pacific during spring and early summer.
William G Pichel; James H Churnside; Timothy S Veenstra; David G Foley; Karen S Friedman; Russell E Brainard; Jeremy B Nicoll; Quanan Zheng; Pablo Clemente-Colón
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-06-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Marine pollution bulletin     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0025-326X     ISO Abbreviation:  Mar. Pollut. Bull.     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-30     Completed Date:  2008-09-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0260231     Medline TA:  Mar Pollut Bull     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1207-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, Room 102 WWB, 5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chlorophyll / analysis
Environmental Monitoring*
Environmental Pollution / economics,  statistics & numerical data*
Pacific Ocean
Seawater / analysis
Water Pollutants*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Water Pollutants; 1406-65-1/Chlorophyll; 479-61-8/chlorophyll a

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