Marine Debris Database

Shoreline Debris

Protocol Description
Year Started
Created By
Northwest Straits


Label Unit Description Internal Field
6-pack rings Count Plastic_6_pack_rings
Aerosol cans Count Metal aerosol cans
Aluminum/tin cans Count Metal_beverage_cans
Bags Count Plastic_bags
Bait containers/lids Count General_fishing_bait_containers
balloons Count Number of balloons Balloon
Bev. Bottle fragments Count Number of beverage bottle fragments Beverage bottle fragments
Beverage bottle Count Plastic_bottles
Beverage bottles Count Number of glass bottles found Glass_bottles
Black rubber straps (about 1 in wide, 6-18 in long) Count Number of pieces of strapping or bands General_strapping_bands
Bottle/container caps Count Plastic_bottle_caps_rings
Buoys and floats Count General_bouys_floats
Cardboard cartons Count Paper Cardboard Cartons
Cigarette lighters Count Number of cigarette lighters Cigarette_lighters
Cigarettes/filters Count Number of cigarette butts Cigarette_butts
Cigar tips Count Number of cigar tips Cigar_tips
Clothing and shoes Count Clothing and shoes
County Text REQUIRED for site - County where event took place County
Creosote-treated logs Count Creosote-treated wood
Cups (hard & foamed) Count Plastic_cups_utensils
End Date Date The end date of the cleanup Cleanup_date_end
Fabric fragments Count Natural_fabric
Firework pieces Count Fireworks
Fishing lures and line Count Fishing lures and line
Fishing net Count Number of fishing nets found General_fishing_nets
Flip-flops/sandals Count Sandals
Food wrappers Count Plastic_food_wrappers
Glass fragments Count Glass_pieces
Gloves (all rubber) Count Rubber gloves
Gloves (not all rubber) Count Gloves - not rubber
Hagfish trap funnel Count Hagfish trap funnel
Island Text Island
Jars Count jars Glass jars
Light bulbs Count Number of light bulb tubes Light_bulbs_tubes
Light sticks Count Light sticks
Metal fragments Count Metal_pieces
Mussel/shellfish discs Count Shellfish disc
Other containers Count Plastic_jugs_containers
Oyster spacer tubes Count Oyster spacer tube
Paper and cardboard Count Paper_cardboard_newspaper_magazine
Personal care products Count Sanitary_items
Pipe thread protectors Count Pipe thread protectors
Plastic fragments (film/sheet) Count Plastic_soft_pieces
Plastic fragments (foamed) Count Number of foamed plastic pieces Plastic pieces - foamed
Plastic fragments (hard) Count Plastic_hard_pieces
Plastic straps Count Plastic_strapping_bands
Plastic utensils Count Plastic_eating_items
Preservative-treated lumber (other than creosote treated) Count processed lumber Wood_debris
Propane canisters Count Propane canisters
Rope (not synthetic) Count Rope - natural
Rope pieces Count Number of pieces of rope General_rope
Rubber fragments Count Rubber Fragments
Shot gun shell cases Count Shotgun shell cases
Shot gun shell wads Count Shotgun shell wads
Site Text REQUIRED for sites - Name of event site. Cleanup_site_name
Start Date Date REQUIRED for sites, date of event Cleanup_date_start
State Text REQUIRED for site - State where event took place State
Straws Count Number of plastic straws or stirrers Plastic_straws_stirrers
Styrofoam block (large, more than 2ft3) Count Styrofoam block more than 2 cubic feet Styrofoam block - large
Styrofoam block (small, less than 2ft3) Count Styrofoam block less than 2 cubic feet Styrofoam block - small
Tires Count Number of tires Number_Tires
Towels/rags Count Natural_fabric
Toys Count Number of toys Toys