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Plastic pellet (nurdle) abundance collected by citizen scientists on shorelines across several countries from 2018-11-07 to 2022-05-30 (NCEI Accession 0259486)

Metadata Updated: November 1, 2023

This dataset contains counts of plastic pellet (nurdle) abundance (reported in units of counts) that were collected by citizen scientists on shorelines across several countries from 2018-11-07 to 2022-05-30, in a spreadsheet format. Citizen scientists watch a four-minute training video on how, when, and where to collect, as well as where to submit the data. The survey consists of hand picking nurdles for a 10 minute period that starts once the first nurdle has been collected.

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Metadata Date 2023-08-30T13:25:26Z
Metadata Created Date March 17, 2023
Metadata Updated Date November 1, 2023
Reference Date(s) September 28, 2022 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOAA/NESDIS/ncei/accessions

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Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2023-08-30T13:25:26Z
Metadata Created Date March 17, 2023
Metadata Updated Date November 1, 2023
Reference Date(s) September 28, 2022 (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nodc:0259486
Access Constraints Cite as: Tunnell, Jace W.; Dunning, Kelly H.; Scheef, Lindsay P.; Swanson, Kathleen M. (2022). Plastic pellet (nurdle) abundance collected by citizen scientists on shorelines across several countries from 2018-11-07 to 2022-05-30 (NCEI Accession 0259486). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/ccz7-mq57. Accessed [date]., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Bbox North Lat 56.3388
Bbox South Lat -40.7381
Bbox West Long -159.6699
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
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Harvest Source Id c084a438-6f6b-470d-93e0-16aeddb9f513
Harvest Source Title NOAA/NESDIS/ncei/accessions
Licence accessLevel: Public
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2018-11-07
Temporal Extent End 2022-05-30

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