Mangrove forests as traps for marine litter

Cecilia Martin*, Hanan Almahasheer, Carlos M. Duarte

*Corresponding author for this work

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Mangrove forests, through pneumatophores, are filters that retain large floating plastic objects and therefore constitute a sink of marine plastic pollution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)499-508
Number of pages10
JournalEnvironmental Pollution
StatePublished - Apr 2019


  • Coastal ecosystem
  • Mangroves
  • Marine litter
  • Plastic
  • Saudi Arabia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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