Ingestion of Microplastics by Zooplankton in the Northeast Pacific Ocean

@article{Desforges2015IngestionOM,
  title={Ingestion of Microplastics by Zooplankton in the Northeast Pacific Ocean},
  author={Jean-Pierre Desforges and Moira GalbraithM. Galbraith and Pierre Simon Ross},
  journal={Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology},
  year={2015},
  volume={69},
  pages={320-330}
}
Microplastics are increasingly recognized as being widespread in the world’s oceans, but relatively little is known about ingestion by marine biota. In light of the potential for microplastic fibers and fragments to be taken up by small marine organisms, we examined plastic ingestion by two foundation species near the base of North Pacific marine food webs, the calanoid copepod Neocalanus cristatus and the euphausiid Euphausia pacifia. We developed an acid digestion method to assess plastic… CONTINUE READING
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