Microplastics in Intertidal Water of South Australia and the Mussel Mytilus Spp.; the Contrasting Effect of Population on Concentration

32 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2021

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Karen Burke da Silva

Flinders University

Janet R. Klein

Flinders University

Julian Beaman

Flinders University

Paul Kirkbridge

Flinders University

Corey Patten

Flinders University

Abstract

HIGHLIGHTS• Microplastic are ubiquitous in intertidal waters along the South Australian coastline• Human population increases microplastic concentration in intertidal water• Microplastic found in South Australian wild mussel and within global limits• Uptake by wild mussel independent of microplastic concentration in water• Potential impact on mussel health and human food-chain

Keywords: Microplastic, Plastic pollution, Plastic particles, Waste Management

Suggested Citation

Burke da Silva, Karen and Klein, Janet R. and Beaman, Julian and Kirkbridge, Paul and Patten, Corey, Microplastics in Intertidal Water of South Australia and the Mussel Mytilus Spp.; the Contrasting Effect of Population on Concentration. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3990872 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3990872

Karen Burke da Silva (Contact Author)

Flinders University ( email )

GPO Box 2100
Adelaide S.A. 5001, 5063
Australia

Janet R. Klein

Flinders University ( email )

GPO Box 2100
Adelaide S.A. 5001, 5063
Australia

Julian Beaman

Flinders University ( email )

GPO Box 2100
Adelaide S.A. 5001, 5063
Australia

Paul Kirkbridge

Flinders University ( email )

GPO Box 2100
Adelaide S.A. 5001, 5063
Australia

Corey Patten

Flinders University ( email )

GPO Box 2100
Adelaide S.A. 5001, 5063
Australia

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