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Marine Debris Impacts on Coastal and Benthic Habitats: A New MDP Report

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The NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP) is proud to announce the release of our new report detailing marine debris impacts to various marine habitats. It is important to understand the nature and extent of the impacts caused by marine debris on coastal and benthic (bottom) habitats, as this can directly affect many other parts of the ecosystem. Learning more about the impacts of marine debris helps us to better address this pervasive problem. This report reviews the scientific literature that exists on the subject and identifies areas where more research is needed.

Check out the new habitat report, which joins our reports on entanglement, ingestion, ghost fishing, and modeling on our website.

Cover of the "Marine Debris Impacts on Coastal and Benthic Habitats" document.

 

Author: NOAA Marine Debris Program

The NOAA Marine Debris Program envisions the global ocean and its coasts, users, and inhabitants free from the impacts of marine debris. Our mission is to investigate and solve the problems that stem from marine debris, in order to protect and conserve our nation's marine environment, natural resources, industries, economy, and people.

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