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dc.contributor.authorBenjaminsen, Stine Charlotte
dc.contributor.authorDehnhard, Nina
dc.contributor.authorHerzke, Dorte
dc.contributor.authorJohnsen, Arild
dc.contributor.authorAnker-Nilssen, Tycho
dc.contributor.authorBourgeon, Sophie
dc.contributor.authorCollard, France
dc.contributor.authorLangset, Magdalene
dc.contributor.authorChristensen-Dalsgaard, Signe
dc.contributor.authorGabrielsen, Geir W.
dc.description.abstractThere is a need for baseline information about how much plastics are ingested by wildlife and potential negative consequences thereof. We analysed the frequency of occurrence (FO) of plastics >1 mm in the stomachs of five pursuit-diving seabird species collected opportunistically. Atlantic puffins (Fratercula arctica) found emaciated on beaches in SW Norway had the highest FO of plastics (58.8 %), followed by emaciated common guillemots (Uria aalge; 9.1 %) also found beached in either SW or SE Norway. No plastics were detected in razorbills (Alca torda), great cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo), and European shags (Gulosus aristotelis) taken as bycatch in northern Norway. This is the first study to report on plastic ingestion of these five species in northern Europe, and it highlights both the usefulness and limitations of opportunistic sampling. Small sample sizes, as well as an unbalanced sample design, complicated the interpretation of the results.en_US
dc.identifier.citationBenjaminsen SC, Dehnhard N, Herzke D, Johnsen AJ, Anker-Nilssen T, Bourgeon S, Collard F, Langset M, Christensen-Dalsgaard S, Gabrielsen GW. The challenges of opportunistic sampling when comparing prevalence of plastics in diving seabirds: A multi-species example from Norway. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 2024;199en_US
dc.identifier.cristinIDFRIDAID 2229970
dc.relation.journalMarine Pollution Bulletin
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2024 The Author(s)en_US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Matematikk og naturvitenskap: 400::Zoologiske og botaniske fag: 480en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Mathematics and natural scienses: 400::Zoology and botany: 480en_US
dc.titleThe challenges of opportunistic sampling when comparing prevalence of plastics in diving seabirds: A multi-species example from Norwayen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US

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