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Incidence of entanglements with marine debris by northern gannets (Morus bassanus) in the non-breeding grounds

Overview of attention for article published in Marine Pollution Bulletin, October 2013
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Title
Incidence of entanglements with marine debris by northern gannets (Morus bassanus) in the non-breeding grounds
Published in
Marine Pollution Bulletin, October 2013
DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.07.003
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Beneharo Rodríguez, Juan Bécares, Airam Rodríguez, José Manuel Arcos

Abstract

The quantification of entanglements of megafauna with plastic debris at sea is difficult to assess for several reasons, such as detection and reporting biases. We used standardized vessel based counts to describe and quantify the occurrence of marine debris entanglements in northern gannets Morus bassanus at five of its main wintering areas. We observed 34 entangled birds in total, representing 0.93% of all gannets counted (n=3672 individuals). The incidence of entanglements largely varied geographically, being exceptionally high off Mauritania (20.2% of the birds in late spring). Most birds affected were immature (1.88% compared to 0.06% in adults), which in turn represented 52.4% of all the birds. Entanglements in the lower bill mandible were the most frequent, mainly with red-colored plastic objects. Further research is urgently needed to evaluate the impact of entanglements at the population level and its occurrence in other marine species, and to seek potential solutions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 2 2%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 127 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 19%
Researcher 25 19%
Student > Master 24 18%
Student > Bachelor 20 15%
Other 9 7%
Other 19 14%
Unknown 11 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 57 43%
Environmental Science 39 29%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 9 7%
Social Sciences 4 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 2%
Other 5 4%
Unknown 16 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 34. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 April 2019.
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#613,056
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#211
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#7,075
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Outputs of similar age from Marine Pollution Bulletin
#7
of 129 outputs
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