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
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: 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
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