noaa-fisheries-afsc-data-socrata/afscabl-marine-debris-surveys-in-alaska-19722015-rpfx-nzqh

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  • alaska
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  • chum salmon
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AFSC/ABL: Marine Debris Surveys in Alaska, 1972-2015

AFSC/ABL: Marine Debris Surveys in Alaska, 1972-2015

Scientists at the Auke Bay Laboratory have conducted marine debris surveys on select beaches in Alaska periodically since 1972. Some of the beaches previously sampled have been identified as marine debris hot spots due to their increased debris accumulation. At each location, multiple 1 km beach segments were sampled by people walking the beach and enumerating all anthropogenic marine debris found. The beach area surveyed was from the waters edge up to the base of the storm berm or log piles. Individual beach segments have been walked multiple times in the since 1972 allowing for a direct comparison with prior years. Sampling occurred in late spring and summer to test the hypothesis of change in marine debris sources due to increased summer boat traffic and the diminished occurrence and severity of storms.

Columns

NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
Large Styrofoam with netlarge_styrofoam_with_netlarge_styrofoam_with_netNumber
Hunting itemshunting_itemshunting_itemsNumber
Spray bottlesspray_bottlesspray_bottlesNumber
Household itemshousehold_itemshousehold_itemsNumber
other light bulbsother_light_bulbsother_light_bulbsNumber
Squid bulbssquid_bulbssquid_bulbsNumber
medical (pill bottles, syringes, etc.)medical_pill_bottles_syringes_etcmedical_pill_bottles_syringes_etcNumber
misc fishing (Fish traps. Crab pots, etc.)misc_fishing_fish_traps_crab_pots_etcmisc_fishing_fish_traps_crab_pots_etcNumber
Misc boat stuff (life vests, glow sticks, epirbs, etc.)misc_boat_stuff_life_vests_glow_sticks_epirbs_etcmisc_boat_stuff_life_vests_glow_sticks_epirbs_etcNumber
Totes, coolers, refrigerators, etc.totes_coolers_refrigerators_etctotes_coolers_refrigerators_etcNumber
Plastic piping (ABS, poly, foam, etc)plastic_piping_abs_poly_foam_etcplastic_piping_abs_poly_foam_etcNumber
Japanese gas canjapanese_gas_canjapanese_gas_canNumber
5 gal bucket_5_gal_bucket_5_gal_bucketNumber
Al. Drink Bottleal_drink_bottleal_drink_bottleNumber
Other Metal:other_metalother_metalNumber
Aerosol cansaerosol_cansaerosol_cansNumber
Aluminum/tin cansaluminum_tin_cansaluminum_tin_cansNumber
METALmetalmetalNumber
Clothing & shoesclothing_shoesclothing_shoesNumber
CLOTH/FABRICcloth_fabriccloth_fabricNumber
Other Wood/Paperother_wood_paperother_wood_paperNumber
Lumber/bldg materiallumber_bldg_materiallumber_bldg_materialNumber
Paper bagspaper_bagspaper_bagsNumber
Paper and cardboardpaper_and_cardboardpaper_and_cardboardNumber
PROCESSED LUMBERprocessed_lumberprocessed_lumberNumber
Other Rubber:other_rubberother_rubberNumber
Rubber fragmentsrubber_fragmentsrubber_fragmentsNumber
Trawl Floats-color (cm):trawl_floats_color_cmtrawl_floats_color_cmNumber
< 1m rope fragments_1m_rope_fragments_1m_rope_fragmentsNumber
Outboard/oil containersoutboard_oil_containersoutboard_oil_containersNumber
Personal care productspersonal_care_productspersonal_care_productsNumber
Cigarettes/chewing canscigarettes_chewing_canscigarettes_chewing_cansNumber
StrawsstrawsstrawsNumber
Plastic utensilsplastic_utensilsplastic_utensilsNumber
CupscupscupsNumber
Other jugs or containersother_jugs_or_containersother_jugs_or_containersNumber
Beverage bottles1beverage_bottles1beverage_bottles1Number
Food wrappersfood_wrappersfood_wrappersNumber
Plastic filmplastic_filmplastic_filmNumber
Plastic foamedplastic_foamedplastic_foamedNumber
Plastic hardplastic_hardplastic_hardNumber
Date:datedateCalendar date
UnknownunknownunknownText
Note the calculated length is a straight line GPS distance, which in most cases is going to be shorter than the actual shore distance - to be calculated at a later date.note_the_calculated_length_is_a_straight_line_gps_distance_which_in_most_cases_is_going_to_be_shorter_than_the_actual_shore_distance_to_be_calculated_at_a_later_datenote_the_calculated_length_is_a_straight_line_gps_distance_whicText
Calc Length (m)calc_length_mcalc_length_mNumber
End Longend_longend_longNumber
End Latend_latend_latNumber
Start Latstart_latstart_latNumber
SitesitesiteText
LocationlocationlocationText
Garbage cansgarbage_cansgarbage_cansNumber
Large lids (totes, etc)large_lids_totes_etclarge_lids_totes_etcNumber
Balls (basketball, tennis, golf, soccer,etc.)balls_basketball_tennis_golf_soccer_etcballs_basketball_tennis_golf_soccer_etcNumber
ToystoystoysNumber
Fly Swatterfly_swatterfly_swatterNumber
NERF toynerf_toynerf_toyNumber
Other Fabric:other_fabricother_fabricNumber
Fabric piecesfabric_piecesfabric_piecesNumber
Towels/ragstowels_ragstowels_ragsNumber
Gloves (non-rubber)gloves_non_rubbergloves_non_rubberNumber
Cardboard cartonscardboard_cartonscardboard_cartonsNumber
RUBBERrubberrubberNumber
Other Glass:other_glassother_glassNumber
Beverage bottles2beverage_bottles2beverage_bottles2Number
Synthetic Linesynthetic_linesynthetic_lineNumber
Oval Oysteroval_oysteroval_oysterNumber
Gillnet Floatsgillnet_floatsgillnet_floatsNumber
Bait containersbait_containersbait_containersNumber
Bulk Liquid containerbulk_liquid_containerbulk_liquid_containerNumber
Shotgun shells/wadsshotgun_shells_wadsshotgun_shells_wadsNumber
Cigarette lighterscigarette_lighterscigarette_lightersNumber
Cigar tipscigar_tipscigar_tipsNumber
BagsbagsbagsNumber
Caps and Lidscaps_and_lidscaps_and_lidsNumber
Beach whistlesbeach_whistlesbeach_whistlesNumber
Writing Utensilswriting_utensilswriting_utensilsNumber
Start Longstart_longstart_longNumber
Metal fragmentsmetal_fragmentsmetal_fragmentsNumber
hard hatshard_hatshard_hatsNumber
Glass fragmentsglass_fragmentsglass_fragmentsNumber
6-pack rings_6_pack_rings_6_pack_ringsNumber
GLASSglassglassNumber
TirestirestiresNumber
GlovesglovesglovesNumber
Flip-flopsflip_flopsflip_flopsNumber
JarsjarsjarsNumber
Rope Wadsrope_wadsrope_wadsNumber
Packing Strapspacking_strapspacking_strapsNumber
Trawl Web/Gillnettrawl_web_gillnettrawl_web_gillnetNumber
ENTANGLEMENTSentanglementsentanglementsNumber
Crab pot buoycrab_pot_buoycrab_pot_buoyNumber
Seine/Foamseine_foamseine_foamNumber
Large Styrofoam w/o netlarge_styrofoam_w_o_netlarge_styrofoam_w_o_netNumber
Bullet Buoysbullet_buoysbullet_buoysNumber
Other buoys/floatsother_buoys_floatsother_buoys_floatsNumber

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