OALibJ  Vol.1 No.3 , June 2014
Marine Litter: Composition in Eastern Aegean Coasts
Abstract: In this study, 28 trawl operations were carried out from four different bays (Gulf of Kusadas1, Gulf of Güllük, Gulf of Gökova and Marmaris) in eastern Aegean Sea between December 2008 and March 2011. Sampled litters were separated by materials: glass, plastic, metal, wooden and others. Totally, as percentage, plastic material comprises the biggest group (48%) and it is followed by metal (25%), glass (12%), others (12%) and wooden (3%). Also regional litter densities were calculated for regions as 1692.0 item/km2 for Marmaris, 796.0 item/km2 for Gulf of Güllük, 175.0 item/km2 for Gulf of Kusadas1, and 58.0 item/km2 for Gulf of Gökova.
Cite this paper: Cerim, H. , Gülşahin, A. , Erdem, M. and Filiz, H. (2014) Marine Litter: Composition in Eastern Aegean Coasts. Open Access Library Journal, 1, 1-7. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1100573.

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