Center for Marine Debris Research

1. Brignac K.C., Jung M.R., King C., Royer S.-J., Blickley L., Lamson M., Potemra J., Lynch J.M. in prep. Plastic Marine Debris Polymers in the Hawaiian Islands: Beach, Sea Surface, and Seafloor. To Be Submitted to Environmental Science and Technology.


2. Hyrenbach, K. D., McGinnis, Z., Page, K., Horgen, F. D., Lynch, J. M. in prep. Are you what you eat?   An ecological exploration of plastic ingestion by island-associated predatory fish in Oahu, Hawaii. To Be Submitted to Marine Pollution Bulletin.


3. Gove, J.M., Whitney, J., McManus, M., Lecky, J., Carvalho, F., Lynch, J.M., Phillip, J.L., Neubauer, P., Smith, K., Phipps, J., Kobayashi, D., Manuel, M., Balagso, K., Merrifield, M., Polovina, J., Asner, G.P., Maynard, J., Williams, G.J. in review. Prey-sized plastics are invading larval fish nurseries.   Submitted to Nature.

4. Lynch, J.M., Work, T.M., Jung, M.R., Flint, M., Balazs, G.H. in review. Study on the lethality of sea turtles by ingested plastics is hard to swallow. Submitted to Scientific Reports.


5. Currie J., Stack S., Brignac K.C., Lynch J.M. 2019. Nearshore sea surface macro marine debris in Maui County, Hawaii: distribution, drivers, and polymer composition.   Marine Pollution Bulletin. 138:70-83. DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.11.026


6. Clukey K.E., Lepczyk C.A., Balazs G.H., Work T.M., Li Q.X., Bachman M.J., Lynch J.M. 2018. Persistent Organic Pollutants in Fat of Three Species of Pacific Pelagic Longline Caught Sea Turtles: Accumulation in Relation to Ingested Plastic Marine Debris. Science of the Total Environment. 610-611:402-411. DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.07.242.


7. Donnelly-Greenan, E., Hyrenbach, D., Beck, J., Fitzgerald, S., Nevins, H., Hester, M. 2018. First Quantification of Plastic Ingestion by Short-Tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus. Mar Ornithol. 46:79-84.


8. Youngren, S.M., Rapp, D.C., Hyrenbach, K.D. 2018.   Plastic ingestion by Tristram's Storm-petrel (Oceanodroma tristrami) chicks from French Frigate Shoals, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Mar. Pollut. Bull. 128: 369–378.   DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.01.053


9. Jung M.R., Balazs G.H., Work T.M., Jones T.T., Orski S.V., Rodriguez C. V., Beers K.L., Brignac K.C., Hyrenbach K.D., Jensen B.A., Lynch J.M. 2018. Polymer Identification of Plastic Debris Ingested by Pelagic-phase Sea Turtles in the Central Pacific.   Environmental Science and Technology. 52:11535-11544. DOI 10.1021/acs.est.8b03118.


10. Jung M.R., Horgen F.D., Orski S.V., Rodriguez C. V., Beers K.L., Balazs G.H., Jones T.T., Work T.M., Brignac K.C., Royer S-J., Hyrenbach K.D., Jensen B.A., Lynch J.M. 2018. Validation of ATR FT-IR to identify polymers of plastic marine debris, including those ingested by marine organisms.   Marine Pollut Bull. 127:704-716.   DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.12.061.


11. Lynch J.M. 2018. Quantities of marine debris ingested by sea turtles: Global meta-analysis highlights need for standardized data reporting methods and reveals relative risk.   Environmental Science and Technology. 52:12026-12038. DOI 10.1021/acs.est.8b02848.


12. Clukey K.E., Lepczyk C.A., Balazs G., Work T., Lynch J.M. 2017. Investigation of Plastic Debris Ingestion by Four Species of Sea Turtles Collected as Bycatch in Pelagic Pacific Longline Fisheries. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 120(1-2):117-125. DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.04.064.


13. Hyrenbach, K. D., Hester, M. M., Adams, J., Titmus, A. J., Michael, P., Wahl, T., Chang, C. W., Marie, A., Vanderlip, C. 2017. Plastic Ingestion by Black-Footed Albatross Phoebastria nigripes from Kure Atoll, Hawai'i: Linking Chick Diet Remains and Parental at-Sea Foraging Distributions. Mar Ornithol. 45:225-236.


14. Rapp, D. C., Youngren, S. M., Hartzell, P., Hyrenbach, K. D. 2017. Community-wide patterns of plastic ingestion in seabirds breeding at French Frigate Shoals, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Mar Pollut Bull. 123:269-278.   DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.08.047


15. Nilsen, F., Hyrenbach, K. D., Fang, J. S., Jensen, B. 2014. Use of indicator chemicals to characterize the plastic fragments ingested by Laysan albatross. Mar Pollut Bull. 87:230-236.   DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.07.055


16. Hyrenbach, K.D., Hester, M.M., Johnson, J., Lyday, S., Bingham, S., Pawloski, J. 2013.

First evidence of plastic ingestion by white-tailed tropicbirds from O'ahu.

Marine Ornithol., 41: 167-169.


17. Marrero, M., Hester, M., Hyrenbach, D., Michael, P., Adams, J., Vanderlip, C., Keiper, C., Stock, J., Collins, A., Alvarez. T. 2012. Winged Ambassadors: Ocean Literacy Through the Eyes of Albatross. Current Journal of Marine Education, 28(2): 26-30.


18. Titmus,A. J., Hyrenbach, K. D. 2011.   Habitat associations of floating debris and marine birds in the North East Pacific Ocean at coarse and meso spatial scales.

Mar Pollut Bull. 62: 2496-2506. DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2011.08.007


19. Hyrenbach, D., Kennish, J. 2009. Question 6: How does marine debris affect wildlife and the environment?   In: Proceedings of Marine Debris in Alaska Workshop. Alaska SeaGrant, Anchorage, Alaska. pp. 109 - 119.


20. Hyrenbach, D., Nevins, H., Hester, M., Keiper, C., Webb, S., Harvey, J. 2009. Seabirds indicate plastic pollution in the marine environment. In: Proceedings of Marine Debris in Alaska Workshop. Alaska SeaGrant, Anchorage, Alaska. pp. 57-61.