Characteristics, seasonal distribution and surface degradation features of microplastic pellets along the Goa coast, India.

@article{Veerasingam2016CharacteristicsSD,
  title={Characteristics, seasonal distribution and surface degradation features of microplastic pellets along the Goa coast, India.},
  author={Sridevi Veerasingam and Mousumi Saha and V. Suneel and Ponnumani Vethamony and Andrea Carmelita Rodrigues and Sourav Bhattacharyya and Ragahvendra Naik},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2016},
  volume={159},
  pages={
          496-505
        }
}
Microplastic pellets (MPPs) are ubiquitous contaminants, recognised as a serious threat to the biota in coastal, estuarine and marine environment. The distribution, abundance, weathering and chemical characteristics of MPPs on the beaches of Goa, and their transport to the coast during the southwest (SW) monsoon are discussed in this paper. MPP samples collected from six sandy beaches were categorised based on colour and polymer types using Stereoscope microscope and FTIR-ATR spectroscopy… CONTINUE READING
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