Population density: Inhabitants per km 2, 2015 Under 1 1 to 5 5 to 25 25 to 250 250 to 1,000 More than 1,000
Percentage of Northern Fulmars with more than 0.1 grams of plastic in their stomach
North Atlantic circulation North Pacific circulation Beaufort Gyre and Transpolar Drift
Arctic watershed Major river basins
River discharge: the width is proportional to the volume of discharge, in km 3 per year for the period 2003-2018
High fishing intensity
Other cold current Other warm current
Sea ice extent: summer minimum in 2018
plastic ingestion by seabirds like northern fulmars compared to other Arctic locations at a similar latitude (Provencher at al., 2017).
the current state of knowledge and how to monitor trends and impacts on ecosystems. An action plan for the protection of the Arctic Ocean from marine litter and microplastics is also being discussed and CAFF is undertaking work to address the impacts of plastics on seabirds.
The Arctic Council has recognized the potential effects of marine plastic litter on the Arctic environment and is assessing