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First evidence of presence of plastic debris in stomach of large pelagic fish in the Mediterranean Sea.
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Preliminary results represent an important initial phase in exploring two main ecotoxicological aspects: the assessment of the presence and impact of plastic debris on these large pelagic fish, and the potential effects related to the transfer of contaminants on human health. Expand
Intestinal alterations in European sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax (Linnaeus, 1758) exposed to microplastics: Preliminary results.
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The histological picture that characterizes both groups especially after 90 days of exposure, suggests that the intestinal functions can be in some cases totally compromised, and the impact of increasing microplastics pollution on the marine trophic web is underline. Expand
Bioindicators for monitoring marine litter ingestion and its impacts on Mediterranean biodiversity.
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Current knowledge on the impact of marine litter on Mediterranean biodiversity is reviewed, selection criteria for choosing marine organisms suitable for use as bioindicator species are defined, and a methodological approach to assessing the harm related to marine litter ingestion in several Mediterranean habitats and sub-regions is proposed. Expand
Trophic relationships among scorpaeniform fishes associated with gas platforms
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Overall, predators like scorpaenids seem to rely on soft bottom prey items rather than exploiting resources from the platforms, thus competing with soft-bottom predators (i.e. triglids) for the same resources. Expand
Diet and first documented data on plastic ingestion of Trachinotus ovatus L. 1758 (Pisces: Carangidae) from the Strait of Messina (central Mediterranean Sea)
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The diet and the food composition of Trachinotus ovatus in the central Mediterranean Sea (Strait of Messina) is investigated, and the first documented data on plastic ingestion by T. ovatus are reported. Expand
First record of plastic debris in the stomach of Mediterranean lanternfishes
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The presence of plastic debris in the stomachs of Mediterranean lanternfishes (Myctophidae): Electrona risso, Diaphus metopoclampus, Hygophum benoiti and Myctophum punctatum is highlighted for the first time. Expand
Feeding habits of the Atlantic bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus (L. 1758), in the central Mediterranean Sea (Strait of Messina)
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The predation on the high-energetic food as mesopelagic and bathypelagic fishes during the pre-spawning and the spawning period may bring an energetic advantage in tuna metabolism and gonadal maturation. Expand
Baseline data to characterize and manage the small-scale fishery (SSF) of an oncoming Marine Protected Area (Cape Milazzo, Italy) in the western Mediterranean Sea
Abstract This study characterizes the small-scale fishery (SSF) of the oncoming Italian Marine Protected Area of Cape Milazzo in the western Mediterranean Sea and describes the recent evolution ofExpand
Cephalopod prey in the stomach contents of odontocete cetaceans stranded in the western Mediterranean Sea
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The results indicated a possible partitioning of cephalopod resources among the sampled predators, and provide new information on the presence of some rare and poorly known cEPhalopods in the area. Expand
Pelagic cephalopods of the central Mediterranean Sea determined by the analysis of the stomach content of large fish predators
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The presence of cephalopod beaks in the stomach of predators represents a fundamental tool to assess the biodiversity and the ecological importance of these taxa in the marine ecosystem. Expand
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