Marine debris in the nests of tākapu (Australasian gannets,Morus serrator) in the inner Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand

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Adams, Nigel
Gaskin, C.
Whitehead, E.
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2020
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Hauraki Gulf (Auckland, N.Z.)
Auckland (N.Z.)
New Zealand
Morus serrator (Australasian gannets)
gannets
tākapu
plastic waste
marine pollution
seabirds
pollution
threat assessments
Australasian gannets
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Adams, N., Gaskin, C., & Whitehead, E. (2020). Marine debris in the nests of tākapu (Australasian gannets, Morus serrator) in the inner Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. Notornis, 67, 558-563.
Abstract
Marine debris, principally plastics, are a persistent pollutant in marine systems (Law 2017). The recovery of plastics from the digestive tracts of both coastal and pelagic seabirds or from around their nests has demonstrated that plastics are ubiquitous across all oceans (Wilcox et al. 2015; Jagielle et al. 2019) and has led to the use of these birds as indicators for the distribution and relative amount of marine plastic debris (Hartwig et al. 2007; Ryan et al. 2009; van Franeker et al. 2011; van Franeker & Law 2015; Acampora et al. 2016).
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Ornithological Society of New Zealand Inc.
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