Repositorio Digital Marítimo, Fluvial y Costero

Garay Tinoco, Jesús Antonio. (1993). Monitoreo de residuos sólidos flotantes (basuras) en el Caribe colombiano 1990-1992. Boletín Científico CIOH (13). pp. 75-83. doi


Disponible bajo licencia Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike.

Download (2MB)


Marine Debris and the problem related to them seems to be affecting the whole population. In recent years, the deposition of non-biodegradable plastics together with other debris and waste are representing a serious danger to (he marine life and also to (he navigation, especial near (he coastline. The CIOH of the ARC, within (he activities of the CEPPOL program, promoted by COPPNUMA since 1990, is carrying out the monitoring solid floating debris (garbaje) that arrive to (he Caribbean beaches. This activity is developed in colaboration with Mexico and Puerto Rico, as a pilot study for the Caribbean region. The results show a noticeable increment of the plastic non-biodegradable wastes in (he Colombian Caribbean, representing about 60% of (he total so/id floting waste that reach the beaches.

[error in script]
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Desecho. Vidrio. Madera. Plásticos. Pesca
Geographical coverage : Litoral Caribe colombiano. La Guajira. Cartagena. Castilletes. Playa Blanca
Depositing User: Dirección General Marítima
ISSN: 0120-0542
Official URL:
Identification Number:

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item