A Whirlpool of Plastic Wastes in the Varna Bay

T. Trayanov1 and D. Gerdzikov2
1 Institute of Oceanology, BG - 9000 Varna, Bulgaria
2 Institute of Fish Resources, BG - 9000 Varna, Bulgaria


Trayanov, T. and D. gerdzikov, 2013. A whirlpool of plastic wastes in the Varna Bay. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., Supplement 1: 48-50


This paper reports on the growth of seawater pollution by synthetic plastic wastes during the last decade. Plastics accounted for the major item of marine solid wastes which pollute the sea water, seabed and beaches. The author in the water area of Varna Bay observed a whirlpool of „plastic soup“ in 1998, 2000 and 2008. Part of it was documented by means of an underwater photo-camera Nikonos -II.

Key words: sea ecology, environmental pollution, plastic wastes, the Black Sea, Varna Bay

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