Size matters more than shape: Ingestion of primary and secondary microplastics by small predators

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Lehtiniemi , M , Hartikainen , S , Näkki , P , Engström-Öst , J , Koistinen , A & Setälä , O 2018 , ' Size matters more than shape: Ingestion of primary and secondary microplastics by small predators ' , Food webs , vol. 17 , pp. e00097 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fooweb.2018.e00097

Title: Size matters more than shape: Ingestion of primary and secondary microplastics by small predators
Author: Lehtiniemi, Maiju; Hartikainen, Samuel; Näkki, Pinja; Engström-Öst, Jonna; Koistinen, Arto; Setälä, Outi
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)
University of Helsinki, Tvärminne Zoological Station
University of Helsinki, Novia University of Applied Sciences
University of Helsinki, Finnish Environment Institute
Date: 2018-12
Language: eng
Belongs to series: Food webs
ISSN: 2352-2496
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/297713
Abstract: Experimental studies have shown how microplastics are taken up by various aquatic organisms. Most of these studies have been carried out with small ( 200 μm and ABS > 100 μm) in comparison to primary microplastic beads (90 μm). Our results show that fragments of secondary plastics may end up in the food web but only in small amounts, and that the size of the fragments more than their shape is a crucial nominator influencing the numbers of plastics ingested. Future research aiming to resolve the effects of microplastics in the ecosystems should concentrate on environmentally relevant plastics and concentrations.
Subject: Secondary microplastics
Feeding
Entanglement
Invertebrate
Mysid shrimp
Fish
Baltic Sea
1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
1172 Environmental sciences
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