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Teams of academics and other partners are leading marine debris research that answers questions about marine debris types, impacts, and solutions in the Mid-Atlantic. Research papers, reports, and other technical publications are available below.

Marine Debris Content Portlet

Materevovle California Microfiber Update: Textile Perspective
The Economic Impacts of Marine Debris on Tourism-Dependent Communities Infographic
Microplastic transfer from the American horseshoe crab to shorebirds through consumption of horseshoe crab eggs in Jamaica Bay, NY
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Curbside Disposal Education Campaign Pilot - Case Study
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Litter Assessment Along the Delaware River: Citizen Science Progress Report
Microplastics exacerbate virus-mediated mortality in fish
Monitoring Marine Debris in Virginia’s Coastal Zone Project Report: April 2014 through June 2018
Preferences for derelict gear mitigation strategies by commercial fishers
Virginia Abandoned and Derelict Workgroup Report - 2022
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Ecological and Economic Effects of Derelict Fishing Gear in the Chesapeake Bay
The Effects of Marine Debris on Beach Recreation and Regional Economies in Four Coastal Communities: A Regional Pilot Study Final Report
Abandoned and Derelict Vessels in the Commonwealth - How to Improve Virginia's ADV Program
Cover Image of William and Mary Law School Report on ADVs in Virginia
Isolating Microplastics from Biofilm Communities: Connecting Project-Based Learning & Research
Microplastics affect sedimentary microbial communities and nitrogen cycling
Microplastics in the Chesapeake Bay and its Watershed: State of the Knowledge, Data Gaps, and Relationship to Management Goals
Plastic Pollution and the Chesapeake Bay: The Food System and Beyond
Protecting Terrapins with TEDs in Virginia - Lessons From Other States
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