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Litter surveys of beaches in the Ross Sea Region
Entry ID: K013_1981_1982_NZ_2

Abstract: Beach landings were made at several sites in the Ross Sea Region to establish the nature and quantity of seaborne and other litter on beaches and to determine if pelagic tar strands are onshore. The beaches were surveyed by checking for litter and samples of rocks specimens were collected for analysis. The beaches surveyed include Scott Island, Cape Adare, Possession Island, Foyn Island, Cape Hallett, Edisto Inlet, Gerlache Inlet, Markham Island, Inexpressible Island, Franklin Island, Depot Island, Cape Ross, Granite Harbour, Cape Roberts, Dunlop Island, Spike Cape, Beaufort Island, Cape Crozier, Cape Bird, Cape Royds, Cape Evans, New Harbour, Marble Point and McMurdo Station. For each site, the length of the beach examined and types of litter and comments were recorded.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -68.0   S: -78.0   E: 175.0   W: 160.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1982-01-07
Stop Date: 1982-02-12
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Quality The Antarctica New Zealand Logistics reports contain the following:

Table 2: Beach sampling localities, length of coast examined and types of litter seen

Table 2: Coastal (beach) sampling localities, length of coast examined, types and quantities of litter seen (January - February 1983)
Figure 4: Likely source regions and distribution paths of litter stranding on Ross Dependecy beaches. Note that quantities decrease rapidly away from these sources.
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Gregory, M.R. Environmental and pollution aspects. in: Antarctic sector of the Pacific.Glasby G.P. (ed) Amsterdam: Elsevier. 1990. pp.291-324 [Elsevier oceanography series: 51] ISBN 0444885102

Gregory, M.R. Kirk, R.M. The shores of the Ross Sea. in: Antarctica: the Ross Sea region.Hatherton T. (ed) Wellington: DSIR Publishing. 1990. pp.85-95 [DSIR information series: 165] ISBN ... View entire text
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