Ingestion of microplastics by demersal fish from the Spanish Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts.

@article{Bellas2016IngestionOM,
  title={Ingestion of microplastics by demersal fish from the Spanish Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts.},
  author={Juan Bellas and Jos{\'e} Mart{\'i}nez-Armental and Ariana Mart{\'i}nez-C{\'a}mara and Victoria Besada and Concepci{\'o}n Mart{\'i}nez-G{\'o}mez},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2016},
  volume={109 1},
  pages={55-60}
}
Microplastic pollution has received increased attention over the last few years. This study documents microplastic ingestion in three commercially relevant demersal fish species from the Spanish Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, the lesser spotted dogfish Scyliorhinus canicula, the European hake Merluccius merluccius and the red mullet Mullus barbatus. Overall 212 fish were examined, 72 dogfish, 12 hakes and 128 red mullets. The percentage of fish with microplastics was 17.5% (15.3% dogfish… CONTINUE READING
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