Bioindicators for monitoring marine litter ingestion and its impacts on Mediterranean biodiversity
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AuthorsFossi, M.C. (Maria Cristina); Ped, C. (Cristina); Compa, M. (Montserrat); Tsangaris, C. (Catherine); Alomar, C. (Carme); Claro, F. (Francoise); Ioakeimidis, C. (Christos); Galgani, F. (Francois); Hema, T. (Tatjana); Deudero, S. (Salud); Romeo, T. (Teresa); Battaglia, P. (Pietro); Andaloro, F. (Franco); Caliani, I. (Ilaria); Casini, S. (Silvia); Panti, C. (Cristina); Baini, M. (Matteo)
The Mediterranean Sea has been described as one of the most affected areas by marine litter in the world. Although effects on organisms from marine plastic litter ingestion have been investigated in several oceanic areas, there is still a lack of information from the Mediterranean Sea. The main objectives of this paper are to review current knowledge on the impact of marine litter on Mediterranean biodiversity, to define selection criteria for choosing marine organisms suitable for use as bioindicator species, and to propose a methodological approach to assessing the harm related to marine litter ingestion in several Mediterranean habitats and sub-regions. A new integrated monitoring tool that would provide the information necessary to design and implement future mitigation actions in the Mediterranean basin is proposed. According to bibliographic research and statistical analysis on current knowledge of marine litter ingestion, the area of the Mediterranean most studied, in terms of ...
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