Plastic ingestion by planktivorous fishes in the North Pacific Central Gyre.

  title={Plastic ingestion by planktivorous fishes in the North Pacific Central Gyre.},
  author={Christiana M. Boerger and G. L. Lattin and S. Moore and C. Moore},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  volume={60 12},
  • Christiana M. Boerger, G. L. Lattin, +1 author C. Moore
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Marine pollution bulletin
  • A significant amount of marine debris has accumulated in the North Pacific Central Gyre (NPCG). The effects on larger marine organisms have been documented through cases of entanglement and ingestion; however, little is known about the effects on lower trophic level marine organisms. This study is the first to document ingestion and quantify the amount of plastic found in the gut of common planktivorous fish in the NPCG. From February 11 to 14, 2008, 11 neuston samples were collected by manta… CONTINUE READING
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