Fish Ingest Microplastics Unintentionally.

  title={Fish Ingest Microplastics Unintentionally.},
  author={Bowen Li and Weiwenhui Liang and Quan‐Xing Liu and Shijian Fu and Cuizhu Ma and Qiqing Chen and Lei Su and Nicholas J. Craig and Huahong Shi},
  journal={Environmental science \& technology},
Microplastics (size of plastic debris <5 mm) occur in various environments worldwide these days and cause detrimental effects on biota. However, the behavioral responses of fish to microplastics in feeding processes are not well understood. In the present study, juveniles from four fish species and two common shapes of microplastics were used to explore fish feeding responses. We found swallowing-feeding fish ingested more pellets than filtering- and sucking-feeding fish. With high-definition… 

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  • B. Jovanović
  • Environmental Science
    Integrated environmental assessment and management
  • 2017
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