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- van Franeker, JanA.; Bravo Rebolledo, ElisaL.; Hesse, Eileen; IJsseldijk, LonnekeL.; Kühn, Susanne; Leopold, Mardik; Mielke, Lara
- Ambio 2018 v.47 no.4 pp. 387-397
- European Union; Phocoena phocoena; animals; foraging; habitats; ingestion; monitoring; neonates; polypropylenes; stomach; Netherlands; North Sea
- ... Stomach contents of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) collected in the Netherlands between 2003 and 2013 were inspected for the presence of plastic and other man-made litter. In 654 stomach samples the frequency of occurrence of plastic litter was 7% with less than 0.5% additional presence of non-synthetic man-made litter. However, we show that when a dedicated standard protocol for the detect ...
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