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Threat of plastic pollution to seabirds is global, pervasive, and increasing [Environmental Sciences]

Plastic pollution in the ocean is a global concern; concentrations reach 580,000 pieces per km2 and production is increasing exponentially. Although a large number of empirical studies provide emerging evidence of impacts to wildlife, there has been little systematic assessment of risk. We performed a spatial risk analysis using predicted...

Authors:   Chris Wilcox; Erik Van Sebille; Britta Denise Hardesty
Journal:   Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issue
Volume:   112
edition:   38
Year:   2015
Pages:   11899
DOI:   10.1073/pnas.1502108112
Publication date:   22-Sep-2015
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