Year 2017, Volume 4, Issue 3, Pages 173 - 181 2017-11-01

Seafloor Litter in the Sinop İnceburun Coast in the Southern Black Sea

Ayşah Öztekin [1] , Levent Bat [2]

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In this study, abundance, distribution and type of seafloor litter were determined in the Sinop Inceburun coast which is the northeast point of Turkey. Study was carried out in October 2014 and proposed methods by Guidance on Monitoring of Marine Litter in European Seas’ published by European Marine Strategy Framework Directive Technical Subgroup on Marine Litter section of seafloor litter adopted the region. Seafloor litter density was found mean 808.74±215.02 pieces per km-2. The amount of litter was found maximum in 34 m depth. When results were evaluated in terms of the type of material plastic was found 95.35% and encountered litter items were mainly composed of plastic bags. The size groups were found generally small than 50 cm x 50 cm in the classification according to the size groups. The data obtained from the study demonstrate that the seafloor in the region have highly littered compared to the other studies in the Black Sea. Marine litter pollution is a growing problem in the world all of the world’s oceans and also the Black Sea. Necessary measurements must be taken to solve this problem.

Black Sea, İnceburun, Marine litter
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Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Author: Ayşah Öztekin
Institution: Sinop University, Fisheries Faculty, Department of Hydrobiology
Country: Turkey


Author: Levent Bat
Institution: Sinop University, Fisheries Faculty, Department of Hydrobiology
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date: November 1, 2017

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APA Öztekin, A , Bat, L . (2017). Seafloor Litter in the Sinop İnceburun Coast in the Southern Black Sea. International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics, 4 (3), 173-181. DOI: 10.30897/ijegeo.348763
MLA Öztekin, A , Bat, L . "Seafloor Litter in the Sinop İnceburun Coast in the Southern Black Sea". International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics 4 (2017): 173-181 <http://dergipark.org.tr/ijegeo/issue/31803/348763>
Chicago Öztekin, A , Bat, L . "Seafloor Litter in the Sinop İnceburun Coast in the Southern Black Sea". International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics 4 (2017): 173-181
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ISNAD Öztekin, Ayşah , Bat, Levent . "Seafloor Litter in the Sinop İnceburun Coast in the Southern Black Sea". International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics 4 / 3 (November 2017): 173-181. https://doi.org/10.30897/ijegeo.348763
AMA Öztekin A , Bat L . Seafloor Litter in the Sinop İnceburun Coast in the Southern Black Sea. International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics. 2017; 4(3): 173-181.
Vancouver Öztekin A , Bat L . Seafloor Litter in the Sinop İnceburun Coast in the Southern Black Sea. International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics. 2017; 4(3): 181-173.