Microplastic fibers in the intertidal ecosystem surrounding Halifax Harbor, Nova Scotia.

  title={Microplastic fibers in the intertidal ecosystem surrounding Halifax Harbor, Nova Scotia.},
  author={Alysse Mathalon and Paul N. Hill},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  volume={81 1},
Humans continue to increase the use and disposal of plastics by producing over 240 million tonnes per year, polluting the oceans with persistent waste. The majority of plastic in the oceans are microplastics (<5 mm). In this study, the contamination of microplastic fibers was quantified in sediments from the intertidal zones of one exposed beach and two protected beaches along Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore. From the two protected beaches, polychaete worm fecal casts and live blue mussels (Mytilus… CONTINUE READING
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