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  • The Effect of Mechanical Beach Cleaning on Wildlife

    The University of Rostock has been researching the impact that mechanical beach cleaning has on local wildlife, particularly coastal birds. Four different managed beaches along the German Baltic Sea coast (Zingst peninsula, Warnemünde, Poel Island and Scharbeutz) were compared with unmanaged areas and a reference area, the nature reserve Langenwerder Island. A general quantification of […]

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  • CONTRA research activities on German television

    As reported earlier, students of the University of Rostock has been researching the impact that mechanical beach cleaning has on local wildlife, particularly coastal birds along the German Baltic Sea coast. Activities were filmed and are now shown on German television as part of the NDR programme “Landpartie” (German language, min. 37:30).

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    CONTRA and beach wrack in the media

    CONTRA project partners Linnaeus University in Sweden as well as University of Rostock and Hanseatic Environment CAM GmbH in Germany actively promotes CONTRA and the topic of turning beach wrack to a resource and asset in the national, regional and local media. Read the local newspaper article here: https://www.kalmarposten.se/kalmar/lnu-forskare-kommunicerar-med-hela-varlden-c5e29700 (in Swedish). The national newspaper article […]

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    Beach wrack residence time successfully monitored by the Institute of Oceanology Russian Academy of Sciences

    Knowledge of the beach wrack residence time on the seashore is an important aspect when it comes to understanding its role in coastal ecosystems and the potential of its prosperous utilization. The research team of the Institute of Oceanology RAS carry out the periodical expeditions at the seashore of Kaliningrad Oblast (Russia). In doing so, […]

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