Selective transport of microplastics and mesoplastics by drifting in coastal waters.

@article{Isobe2014SelectiveTO,
  title={Selective transport of microplastics and mesoplastics by drifting in coastal waters.},
  author={Atsuhiko Isobe and Kenta Kubo and Yuka Tamura and Shin'ichio Kako and Etsuko Nakashima and Naoki Fujii},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2014},
  volume={89 1-2},
  pages={
          324-330
        }
}
The quantity and size distributions of small plastic fragments in the Seto Inland Sea, Japan were investigated using field surveys and a numerical particle-tracking model. The model was used to interpret the distributions of small plastic fragments and the possible transport processes in coastal waters. Of note, the size and quantity of mesoplastics (approximately >5mm) gradually increased close to the coast irrespective of the existence of river mouths, which probably act as a major source of… CONTINUE READING

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