First evidence of presence of plastic debris in stomach of large pelagic fish in the Mediterranean Sea.

@article{Romeo2015FirstEO,
  title={First evidence of presence of plastic debris in stomach of large pelagic fish in the Mediterranean Sea.},
  author={Teresa Romeo and Battaglia Pietro and Cristina Ped{\`a} and Pierpaolo Consoli and Franco Andaloro and Mar{\'i}a Cristina Fossi},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2015},
  volume={95 1},
  pages={358-61}
}
This study focuses, for the first time, on the presence of plastic debris in the stomach contents of large pelagic fish (Xiphias gladius, Thunnus thynnus and Thunnus alalunga) caught in the Mediterranean Sea between 2012 and 2013. Results highlighted the ingestion of plastics in the 18.2% of samples. The plastics ingested were microplastics (<5mm), mesoplastics (5-25mm) and macroplastics (>25mm). These preliminary results represent an important initial phase in exploring two main… CONTINUE READING
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