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dc.contributor.advisorYoung, Alanen_US
dc.contributor.authorRodrigue, Brooke
dc.creatorRodrigue, Brookeen_US
dc.date2021-11-24T14:05:37.000en_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-29T11:29:44Z
dc.date.available2021-11-29T11:29:44Z
dc.date.issued2017-03-01en_US
dc.date.submitted2017-09-20T12:36:06-07:00en_US
dc.identifierhonors_theses/149en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13013/624en_US
dc.description.abstractPlastic pollution causes mortality of marine vertebrates, endangers populations, and affects entire ecosystems. This literature review examines the effects of macroplastic on marine animals. Through scholarly databases, the author researched how plastic negatively impacts ecosystems and marine vertebrates. The major themes (e.g. toxicity, hazardous ingestion or entanglement) of forty-eight sources were analyzed or evaluated in this paper. Plastic pollution is a major phenomenon that is affecting the health of the marine environment. Anthropogenic debris makes its way around the world via ocean currents and can affect coastal and oceanic animals. Macroplastics are plastics larger than 0.5 mm and are visible to the naked eye. Organisms such as marine mammals, seabirds, and fish are affected by macroplastics through ingestion, entanglement, or direct contact generally because plastics can contain many toxic additives. Solutions to plastic pollution effects on marine vertebrates include sustainable fishing practices and reduction/management of waste.en_US
dc.titleThe Effect Of Macroplastic Debris On Marine Vertebratesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.legacy.pubstatuspublisheden_US
dc.description.departmentBiologyen_US
dc.date.displayMar-17en_US
dc.type.degreeBachelor of Science (BS)en_US
dc.legacy.pubtitleHonors Thesesen_US
dc.legacy.identifierhttps://digitalcommons.salemstate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1149&context=honors_theses&unstamped=1en_US
dc.legacy.identifieritemhttps://digitalcommons.salemstate.edu/honors_theses/149en_US
dc.legacy.identifierfilehttps://digitalcommons.salemstate.edu/context/honors_theses/article/1149/type/native/viewcontenten_US
dc.subject.keywordentanglementen_US
dc.subject.keywordingestionen_US
dc.subject.keywordmacroplasticsen_US
dc.subject.keywordmarine debrisen_US
dc.subject.keywordmarine vertebrateen_US
dc.subject.keywordplastic pollutionen_US


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