4,076 species are affected by litter (1,956 publications)
Species / genera were classified using the World Register of Marine Species and assigned to habitats using e.g. SeaLifeBase and FishBase. Seals and seabirds were assigned to beach and surface, whales to pelagic and surface, turtles to beach, surface and pelagic environments. Organisms from flotsam were classified as benthic; bacteria and lower taxa were not assigned to any habitat. Values are shown by clicking on pie charts.