[MARMAM] New publication on cetaceans and marine litter in the Black Sea

Arda M. Tonay atonay at istanbul.edu.tr
Mon Nov 2 04:54:43 PST 2020

Dear All,

Apologies for cross posting. 


We would like to inform you that the new online book on marine litter in the Black Sea  has been published by Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV). In the book, there is a review paper on cetaceans and marine litter in the Black Sea.


Tonay, A.M., Gül, B., Dede, A., Öztürk A.A. 2020. Cetaceans and marine litter in the Black Sea. In: (Aytan, Ü., Pogojeva, M., Simeonova, A. Eds.) Marine Litter in the Black Sea. Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV) Publication No: 56, Istanbul, Turkey. 236-246pp.



Marine litter, especially plastics, is an essential source of danger for cetaceans. Since the Black Sea is a semi-enclosed sea with numerous rivers flowing in, marine litter accumulated here pose a serious threat to the three cetacean species inhabiting the basin vulnerable. This paper reviews the studies in the Black Sea since 1956 on the relationship between marine litter and cetaceans. Impacts of marine litter on cetaceans, especially entanglement and ingestion, have been compared with similar cases elsewhere in the world. Since there are very few studies on the relationship of marine litter and cetaceans in the Black Sea, we cannot elucidate the effect of the increase in marine litter on cetaceans in recent years, thus further and continuous studies are needed.


Pdf requests can be sent to  <mailto:atonay at istanbul.edu.tr> atonay at istanbul.edu.tr or you can download directly from the link: http://tudav.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/MarineLitterintheBlackSea_tudav.pdf





Arda M. TONAY Ph.D

Faculty of Aquatic Sciences, İstanbul University

Marine Biology Dep.

Ordu Cad. No:8 Laleli, 34134 İstanbul, Turkey

Tel: ¬+90 212 455 5700/16459   Fax: +90 212 514 0379

atonay at istanbul.edu.tr <mailto:atonay at istanbul.edu.tr>    http://subilimleri.istanbul.edu.tr/


Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV)

P.O. Box 10 Beykoz, 34820 İstanbul, Turkey

Tel: +90 216 424 0772   Fax: +90 216 424 0771


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