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Sources of marine debris for Seychelles and other remote islands in the western Indian Ocean

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Vast quantities of debris are beaching at remote islands in the western Indian Ocean. We carry out marine dispersal simulations incorporating currents, waves, winds, beaching, and sinking, for both terrestrial and marine sources of debris, to predict where this debris comes from. Our results show that most terrestrial debris beaching at these remote western Indian Ocean islands drifts from Indonesia, India, and Sri Lanka. Debris associated with fisheries and shipping also poses a major risk. ...

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10.1016/j.marpolbul.2022.114497

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
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Natural Environment Research Council
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Marine Pollution Bulletin More from this journal
Volume:
187
Article number:
114497
Publication date:
2023-01-14
Acceptance date:
2022-12-13
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EISSN:
1879-3363
ISSN:
0025-326X
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English
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Pubs id:
1315024
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pubs:1315024
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2022-12-13

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