Go with the flow: the role of gateway and straits on plastic distribution

Domenico Chiarella, Francisco J. Hernández-Molina

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Plastic pollution is widespread throughout the marine environment representing a risk for ecosystems and human health when plastic enters the food chain. Understanding factors and processes controlling plastic distribution and accumulation is crucial to identify plastic hotspots. Gateways and straits can play an important role on transferring plastic debris at superficial and sea bottom level depending on the local water masses stratification.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-69
Number of pages4
JournalGeology Today
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2021

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