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Sea Education Association Research

"Tar pollution" Papers and Publications


Green, H., S. Fuller*, A. Meyer*, P. Joyce*, C. Aeppli, R. Nelson, R. Swarthout, D. Valentine, H. White and C. Reddy, 2018. Pelagic tar balls collected in the North Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea from 1988 to 2016 have natural and anthropogenic origins. Mar. Poll. Bull. 137, 352-259. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.10.030

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Tar pollution, Peer-reviewed publications


Green, H., S. Fuller*, A. Meyer*, P. Joyce*, C. Aeppli, R. Nelson, K. Gosselin, R. Swarthout, H. White, D. Valentine, and C. Reddy, 2016. Tar balls collected in the North Atlantic over the past two decades vary substantially. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Tar pollution, Presentations


Peters, A. and A. Siuda*, 2014. A review of observations of floating tar in the Sargasso Sea. Oceanography 27, 217-221. doi: 10.5670/oceanog.2014.25

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Tar pollution, Peer-reviewed publications


Trainor, M., 2009. The distribution of tar balls in the wider Caribbean region. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-222, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Tar pollution, Selected student research


Gotfredson, T., 2007. The distribution of pelagic tar along an east-west transect of the Caribbean Sea. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-214, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Tar pollution, Selected student research


Joyce, P.*, 1998. Floating tar in the western North Atlantic and Caribbean Sea, 1982-1996. Mar. Poll. Bull. 36, 167-171. doi: 10.1016/S0025-326X(97)87422-X

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Tar pollution, Peer-reviewed publications


* SEA faculty and staff
^ SEA Semester alumnus