Proceedings of the International Research Workshop on Microplastic Marine Debris

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These are the proceedings of the first International Research Workshop on the Occurrence, Effects and Fate of Microplastic Marine Debris held September 9-11, 2008 on the University of Washington Tacoma campus in Tacoma, Washington, USA. This document includes an overall summary of the workshop sessions, the participant points of agreement, and suggested research initiatives to move the science of understanding the impacts of microplastics on the marine environment forward. Citation: Arthur, C., J. Baker and H. Bamford (eds). 2009. Proceedings of the International Research Workshop on the Occurrence, Effects and Fate of Microplastic Marine Debris. Sept 9-11, 2008. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS-OR&R-30.

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