Within the network that monitors, in the Mediterranean sea, cetaceans and their associated threats, a protocol was developed to compute marine macrolitter according to the needs of the EU Marine Strategy (MSFD) and Barcelona Convenction Ecosystem Approach (EcAp). Floating macrolitter is a pertinent indicator to assess if measures are successful in reducing waste ending in the sea.
The photos were shot during the surveys in the Adriatic sea and hopefully a traveling exhibition will come soon
Distribution, abundance & composition in winter
in the investigated area the number of floating items per square Km is
3.8 in the Adriatic Sea and 2.5 in the Ionian Sea