Mangrove forests, through pneumatophores, are filters that retain large floating plastic objects and therefore constitute a sink of marine plastic pollution.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported and funded by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) through the baseline funding to CMD. We thank the Coastal and Marine Resources Core Lab and Red Sea Research Center colleagues for field assistance. We particularly thank Núria Marbà, Katherine Rowe and Amr Gusti for support during fieldwork and Marco Fusi for help during data analysis.
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- Coastal ecosystem
- Marine litter
- Saudi Arabia
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis