Discovery Metadata System

Marine debris from nests and diet samples at Bird Island, from 1989 onwards


The presence of marine debris and other material from human activity within bird colonies on Bird Island has been recorded since 1992. Bird colonies on the Island are regulary monitored for the presence of debris as part of CCAMLR's Marine Debris Program. Debris can be found within the colonies, entangling the birds, or within diet samples. Where possible, all debris are removed. The date of survey, debris type and debris dimensions are recorded.

This data is submitted to the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) as part of their Marine Debris Programme.

Marine debris, Seabird Colonies

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