Microplastic contamination in east Antarctic sea ice.

  title={Microplastic contamination in east Antarctic sea ice.},
  author={Anne E. Kelly and Delphine Lannuzel and Thomas Rodemann and Klaus M. Meiners and H J Auman},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},

High Abundances of Microplastic Pollution in Deep-Sea Sediments: Evidence from Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

Although no difference in microplastics abundance was found among regions, the values were much higher in comparison to less remote ecosystems, suggesting that the Antarctic and Southern Ocean deep-sea accumulates higher numbers of microplastic pollution than previously expected.

Macro- and Microplastics in the Antarctic Environment: Ongoing Assessment and Perspectives

The number of scientists and tourists visiting Antarctica is on the rise and, despite the management framework for environmental protection, some coastal areas, particularly in the Antarctic

First evidence of microplastics in Antarctic snow

Abstract. In recent years, airborne microplastics have been identified in a range of remote environments. However, data throughout the Southern Hemisphere, in particular Antarctica, are largely

Microplastics in the first-year sea ice of the Novik Bay, Sea of Japan.

Microplastic in Commercial Fish in the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf. Part 1: The Mediterranean Sea

Microplastic has become a ubiquitous environmental pollutant. Microplastic in the oceans has detrimental effects on aquatic organisms. The presence of microplastic in marine fish heightens the chance

A pilot study about microplastics and mesoplastics in an Antarctic glacier

Abstract. Plastics have been found in several compartments in Antarctica. However, there is currently no evidence of their presence on Antarctic glaciers. Our pilot study investigated plastic

Hitchhiking into the Deep: How Microplastic Particles are Exported through the Biological Carbon Pump in the North Atlantic Ocean

Understanding residence times of plastic in the ocean is a major knowledge gap in plastic pollution studies. Observations report a large mismatch between plastic load estimates from worldwide



Global warming releases microplastic legacy frozen in Arctic Sea ice

When sea ice forms it scavenges and concentrates particulates from the water column, which then become trapped until the ice melts. In recent years, melting has led to record lows in Arctic Sea ice

Microplastics in Arctic polar waters: the first reported values of particles in surface and sub-surface samples

The first study of microplastic in Arctic waters, south and southwest of Svalbard, Norway is presented and concurrent observations of high zooplankton abundance suggest a high probability for marine biota to encounter microplastics and a potential for trophic interactions.

Arctic sea ice is an important temporal sink and means of transport for microplastic

It is shown that MPs in sea-ice have no uniform polymer composition and that, depending on the growth region and drift paths of the sea ice, unique MP patterns can be observed in different sea ice horizons.

High Quantities of Microplastic in Arctic Deep-Sea Sediments from the HAUSGARTEN Observatory.

The deep sea as a major sink for microplastics and the presence of accumulation areas in this remote part of the world, fed by plastics transported to the North via the Thermohaline Circulation are corroborated.

Microplastics in the Antarctic marine system: An emerging area of research.

Microplastics in the marine environment.

  • A. Andrady
  • Environmental Science
    Marine pollution bulletin
  • 2011

The Arctic Ocean as a dead end for floating plastics in the North Atlantic branch of the Thermohaline Circulation

The seafloor beneath this Arctic sector is hypothesized as an important sink of plastic debris given the limited surface transport of the plastic that accumulated here and the mechanisms acting for the downward transport, which would be a dead end for this plastic conveyor belt.

Sea ice ecosystems.

  • K. Arrigo
  • Environmental Science
    Annual review of marine science
  • 2014
The sea ice ecosystem provides food for a host of animals, with crustaceans being the most conspicuous, and ice algae likely contribute a shrinking fraction of the total amount of organic matter produced in polar waters.