This is a current list of published papers Captain Moore has authored or co-authored, together with books, edited volumes and contributing editorials. Some abstracts and full articles can be accessed through the attendant links. Others may be available online by searching the full article/paper name.
PEER REVIEWED RESEARCH PAPERS
C.J. Moore, S.L. Moore, M.K. Leecaster, S.B. Weisberg 2001. A Comparison of Plastic and Plankton in the North Pacific Central Gyre. Marine Pollution Bulletin 42.12 (2001) 1297-1300 (Access Article)
G.L. Lattin, C.J. Moore, A.F. Zellers, S.L. Moore S.B. Weisberg 2002. A comparison of neustonic plastic and zooplankton abundance in southern California’s coastal waters. Marine Pollution Bulletin 44, (2002) 1035-1038
G.L. Lattin, C.J. Moore, A.F. Zellers, S.L. Moore, S.B. Weisberg. 2004. A comparison of neustonic plastic and zooplankton in different depths near the southern California shore. Marine Pollution Bulletin 49, Issue 4, pp. 291-294 (Access Article)
R.Thompson, C.J. Moore, A. Andrady, M. Gregory, H. Takada, S. Weisberg. 2005. New Directions in Plastic Debris. Science 18 Nov 2005 Vol.310, Issue 5751, pp. 1117, DOI: 19:1126/Science.310.5751.117b
L.M. Rios, C.J. Moore, P.R. Jones. 2007. Persistent organic pollutants carried by synthetic polymers in the ocean environment-. Marine Pollution Bulletin 52 (2007) 1230-1237
C.J. Moore. 2008. Synthetic Polymers in the marine environment: A rapidly increasing, long-term threat. Environmental Research 108 (2008) 131-139
P.G. Ryan, C.J. Moore, J.Van Franeker, C.L. Moloney. 2009. Monitoring the abundance of plastic debris in the marine environment. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B( 2009)364, 1999-2012 doi:10 1098/rsth.2008.0207 (Access Article)
R.C. Thompson, C.J. Moore, F.S. vom Saal, S.H. Swan. 2009. Special issue: Plastics, the environment and human health. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-2009
C.M. Boerger, G.L. Lattin, S.L. Moore, C.J. Moore. 2010. Plastic ingestion by planktivorous fishes in the North Pacific Central Gyre. Marine Pollution Bulletin 60 pp. 2275-2278
L.M. Rios, P.R. Jones, C.J. Moore, U.V. Narayan. 2010. Quantitation of persistent organic pollutants adsorbed on plastic debris from the Northern Pacific gyre’s “eastern garbage patch’ – May 2010. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, Issue 12 2010
C.J. Moore, G.L. Lattin, A.J. Zellers. 2011. Quantity and type of plastic debris flowing from two urban rivers to coastal waters and beaches of Southern California. Journal of Integrated Coastal Zone Management 11(1) 65-73 (2011) (Access Article)
H. Hirai, H. Takada, U. Ogata, R. Yamashita, K. Mizukawa, M. Saha, C. Kwan, C.J. Moore, H. Gray. D. Laursen, E. Zettler, J.W. Farrington, C.M. Reddy, E.E. Peacock, M.W. Ward. 2011. Organic micropollutants in marine plastics debris from the open ocean and remote and urban beaches. Marine Pollution Bulletin 62 (2011) 1683-1692
H. Gray G.L.Lattin, C.J.Moore, 2012. Incidence, mass and variety of plastics ingested by Laysan (Phoebastria immutabilis) and Black-footed Albatrosses (P. nigripes) recovered as by-catch in the North Pacific Ocean. Marine Pollution Bulletin 64 pp. 2190-2192
P. Corcoran, C.J. Moore, K. Jazvac. 2013. An Anthropogenic marker horizon in the future rock record. GSA Today, v. 24, no. 6, doi:11:30/GSAT-G198 A.1. (Access Article)
C.J. Moore. 2014. How much Plastic is in the Ocean? You tell Me. Marine Pollution Bulletin 92 (2015) 1-3 (Access Article)
M. Eriksen, L.C.M Lebreton, H.S. Carson, M. Thiel, C.J. Moore, J.C. Borerro, F. Galgani, P.G. Ryan, J. Reisser. 2014. Plastic Pollution in the World’s Oceans: More than 5 Trillion Plastic Pieces Weighing over 250,000 Tons Afloat at Sea. PLOS/ONE DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0111913 (Access Article)
C.J Moore. 2014. Rapidly Increasing Plastic Pollution From Aquaculture Threatens Marine Life. Tulane Environmental Law Journal Vol.27, No. 2, PLASTIC POLLUTION (SUMMER 2014) pp.205-217
OTHER PAPERS AND MEDIA
C.J. Moore. 2006. Synthetic Polymers in the marine environment: what we know, what we need to know, what can be done? Prepared for Erice International Seminars on Planetary Emergencies – 36th Session, pp. 197 – 211 (Access Article)
C.J. Moore, G.L. Lattin, A.F. Zellers 2005. Working Our Way Upstream: A Snapshot of Land-based Contributions of Plastic and other Trash to Coastal Waters and Beaches of Southern California. White paper for Plastic Debris, Rivers to Sea Conference, Redondo Beach, CA Sept 2005
C.J. Moore,G.L. Lattin, A.F Zellers 2005. Density of Plastic Particles Found in Zooplankton Trawls from Coastal Waters of California to the North Pacific Central Gyre. White paper for Plastic Debris, Rivers to Sea Conference, Redondo Beach, CA Sept. 2005
C.J. Moore. 2003. Trashed Across the Pacific Ocean, Plastics, Plastics Everywhere… Natural History v. 112, n...9 Nov. 2003
C. Ebbesmeyer, C.J. Moore. 2002-2003. Plastic in the Plankton 2002. The Osgood Files CBS 7/2003 and 12/2002
C.J. Moore, G.L. Lattin, A.F. Zellers 2005. A Brief Analysis of Organic Pollutants Sorbed to Pre and Post-Consumer Plastic Particles from the Los Angeles and San Gabriel River Watersheds. White paper for Plastic Debris, Rivers to Sea Conference, Redondo Beach, CA Sept 2005
C.J. Moore, G.L. Lattin, A.F. Zellers. 2005 Measuring the Effectiveness of Voluntary Plastic Industry efforts: AMRI’s Analysis of Operation Clean Sweep. White paper for Plastic Debris, Rivers to Sea Conference, Redondo Beach, CA Sept. 2005
C.J.Moore.. 2011. PLASTIC OCEAN.. In the late 1950s, the winds of change blew into our kitchens via the invention of throwaway living” In this fascinating chronicle, Captain Moore tells us about encountering the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” (The North Pacific Subtropical Gyre) in 1997 and returning in 1999 to collect samples for analysis on his custom built research vessel, ORV Alguita. The results of the first study in 1999 were shocking...plastic debris trawled in his nets outweighed zooplankton, the ocean's food base, by a factor of six to one.
We visit his initial voyage to the Gyre, his subsequent research expeditions prior to the 2014 Summer Expedition, and his fierce game-changing work to engage the world in recognizing and taking action on the plastic invasiveness crisis in our oceans. This research prompted a massive global reassessment of plastic's pervasive presence in the Gyre, raising profound questions regarding the implications of this new remote ‘habitat'. His hard-won credibility and dogged, game-changing efforts to get the world to pay attention to a looming ocean crisis have earned him world-wide respect, igniting participation in The Plastic Pollution Conversation.
As one of the main drivers of plastic pollution awareness, Captain Moore and Plastic Ocean remind us that an ocean free of plastic waste is of utmost importance to the survival of all species. Co-Author Cassandra Phillips, has worked as a newspaper reporter, a story editor for an independent film producer and as co-owner/operator of Orchid Nurseries in California and Hawaii. She co-authored The Passion Paradox: Patterns of Love and Power in Intimate Relationships. In 2006, she won grant funding from the USDA Small Business Innovation and Research Program to investigate recycled plastics as an orchid growth medium. She has a B.A. in English from Pomona College and a Masters in Journalism from U.C. Berkeley. The book has been translated into Japanese, Korean and Italian and is available for purchase through Algalita Marine Research and Education . Personally autographed copies may also be purchased by contacting Captain Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org
F.S. vom Saal, A. Cohen.Contributors, C.J. Moore, S. Mosko.2017. Integrative Environmental Medicine.Chapter entitled “The Plastic Age, Worldwide Contamination, Sources of Exposure and Human Health Consequences. This new book by Frederick Vom Saal, Phd., contains an article on Plastic co-authored by Captain Moore and Sarah S. Mosko, PhD. "The Plastic Age, Worldwide Contamination, Sources of Exposure and Human Health Consequences". It can be purchased through Oxford University Press for $69.95 and is on their "Back to School" sale at 40% off.