From Coral Triangle to Trash Triangle—How the Hot spot of Global Marine Biodiversity Is Threatened by Plastic Waste

  • Markus T. LasutEmail author
  • Miriam Weber
  • Fransisco Pangalila
  • Natalie D. C. Rumampuk
  • Joice R. T. S. L. Rimper
  • Veibe Warouw
  • Stella T. Kaunang
  • Christian Lott
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Water book series (SPWA)


Southeast Asia harbours the highest marine diversity of our planet. At the same time, the countries in the so-called Coral Triangle (CT; Fig. 1) have the highest potential/risk of plastic pollution to the marine environment. Biodiversity research is still struggling with the sheer inventory of biota, as many marine organisms already are under risk of becoming extinct by human influence.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus T. Lasut
    • 1
    Email author
  • Miriam Weber
    • 2
  • Fransisco Pangalila
    • 1
  • Natalie D. C. Rumampuk
    • 1
  • Joice R. T. S. L. Rimper
    • 1
  • Veibe Warouw
    • 1
  • Stella T. Kaunang
    • 3
  • Christian Lott
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Fisheries and Marine SciencesSam Ratulangi UniversityManadoIndonesia
  2. 2.HYDRA Institute for Marine SciencesCampo nell’ElbaItaly
  3. 3.De La Salle Catholic UniversityManadoIndonesia

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