Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorReed, S
dc.contributor.authorClark, M
dc.contributor.authorThompson, R
dc.contributor.authorHughes, KA
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-21T14:41:46Z
dc.date.issued2018-08
dc.identifier.issn0025-326X
dc.identifier.issn1879-3363
dc.identifier.otherC
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/11865
dc.descriptionpublisher: Elsevier articletitle: Microplastics in marine sediments near Rothera Research Station, Antarctica journaltitle: Marine Pollution Bulletin articlelink: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.05.068 content_type: article copyright: © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.description.abstract

Antarctica and surrounding waters are often considered pristine, but may be subject to local pollution from tourism, fishing and governmental research programme activities. In particular, the quantification of microplastic pollution within the Antarctic Treaty area (south of latitude 60°S) has received little attention. We examined microplastic particle concentrations in sediment samples from 20 locations up to 7 km from Rothera Research Station. The highest concentrations of microplastic (<5 particles 10 ml-1) were recorded in sediment collected near the station sewage treatment plant outfall. The concentrations were similar to levels recorded in shallow and deep sea marine sediments outside Antarctica. The detected microplastics had characteristics similar to those commonly produced by clothes washing. We recommend further research on microplastics around Antarctic stations to inform policy discussions and the development of appropriate management responses.

dc.format.extent460-463
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronic
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.subjectMicroplastics
dc.subjectSediment
dc.subjectAntarctic
dc.subjectPeninsula
dc.subjectPollution Protocol on Environmental Protection to the
dc.subjectAntarctic Treaty
dc.subjectHuman impact
dc.titleMicroplastics in marine sediments near Rothera Research Station, Antarctica
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeArticle
plymouth.author-urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30041337
plymouth.volume133
plymouth.publisher-urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.05.068
plymouth.publication-statusPublished
plymouth.journalMarine Pollution Bulletin
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.05.068
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering/School of Biological and Marine Sciences
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA/UoA07 Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups/Marine Institute
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role/Academics
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role/Researchers in ResearchFish submission
dc.publisher.placeEngland
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-05-30
dc.rights.embargodate2019-6-19
dc.identifier.eissn1879-3363
dc.rights.embargoperiod12 months
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.05.068
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/under-embargo-all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-08
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record


All items in PEARL are protected by copyright law.
Author manuscripts deposited to comply with open access mandates are made available in accordance with publisher policies. Please cite only the published version using the details provided on the item record or document. In the absence of an open licence (e.g. Creative Commons), permissions for further reuse of content should be sought from the publisher or author.
Theme by 
Atmire NV