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Microplastics in seawater and zooplankton from the Yellow Sea
Sun, Xiaoxia1,2,3,4; Liang, Junhua1,2; Zhu, Mingliang1,2; Zhao, Yongfang1,2; Zhang, Bo2
2018-11-01
Source PublicationENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION
ISSN0269-7491
Volume242Pages:585-595
Corresponding AuthorSun, Xiaoxia(xsun@qdio.ac.cn)
AbstractMarine plastic pollution is a worldwide problem. Microplastics (MPs) are the predominant form of marine plastic debris, a form small enough to be ingested by and potentially harm marine organisms. It is urgent to develop ecologically relevant metrics for the risk assessment of MPs based on in situ data, especially for coastal areas. For the first time, we performed a comprehensive study of the characteristics of MPs in seawater and zooplankton in the Yellow Sea. For MPs in seawater, the average concentration is 0.13 +/- 0.20 pieces/m(3), dominated by fragments (42%). The average size is 3.72 +/- 4.70 mm, with the most frequent size appearing at 1200 mu m. The major polymer types are polypropylene and polyethylene, accounting for 88.13% in total. The distribution of MPs in seawater is patchy, with high MP concentrations close to the coastal cities. The average concentration of MPs in 11 total zooplankton groups is 12.24 +/- 25.70 pieces/m(3). The average size is 154.62 +/- 152.90 mu m, with 90% being <500 mu m. Fiber is the dominant shape of MPs found in zooplankton, accounting for 46%, but the composition of the polymer type is diverse. The retention of MPs in zooplankton depends on the taxa and their abundance in the Yellow Sea. Siphonophorea, Copepoda, Euphausiacea and Amphipoda are the main repositories compared to other groups, achieving 3.57, 2.44, 1.41 and 1.36 pieces/m(3), respectively. The high concentration area of MPs in zooplankton appeared near the adjacent waters of the Yangtze estuary. These results prove that zooplankton act as a repository for MPs in coastal waters. The retention of MPs in zooplankton is recommended as a key index for further ecological risk assessment of MPs. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
KeywordMicroplastics Zooplankton The Yellow Sea Ecologically relevant metrics Repository
DOI10.1016/j.envpol.2018.07.014
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectKey Program for International S&T Cooperation Projects: Sino-Australian Center for Healthy Coasts[2016YFE0101500] ; Aoshan Science and Technology Innovation Program[2016ASKJ02-4] ; Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences[XDA19060204] ; Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences[XDA11030204]
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000446150300063
PublisherELSEVIER SCI LTD
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.qdio.ac.cn/handle/337002/160415
Collection胶州湾海洋生态系统国家野外研究站
Corresponding AuthorSun, Xiaoxia
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Oceanol, Jiaozhou Bay Natl Marine Ecosyst Res Stn, 7 Nanhai Rd, Qingdao 266071, Peoples R China
2.Qingdao Natl Lab Marine Sci & Technol, Lab Marine Ecol & Environm Sci, Qingdao 266071, Peoples R China
3.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
4.Chinese Acad Sci, Ctr Ocean Mega Sci, Qingdao 266071, Peoples R China
First Author AffilicationInstitute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Corresponding Author AffilicationInstitute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Sun, Xiaoxia,Liang, Junhua,Zhu, Mingliang,et al. Microplastics in seawater and zooplankton from the Yellow Sea[J]. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION,2018,242:585-595.
APA Sun, Xiaoxia,Liang, Junhua,Zhu, Mingliang,Zhao, Yongfang,&Zhang, Bo.(2018).Microplastics in seawater and zooplankton from the Yellow Sea.ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION,242,585-595.
MLA Sun, Xiaoxia,et al."Microplastics in seawater and zooplankton from the Yellow Sea".ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION 242(2018):585-595.
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