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Spatial and temporal variation of macro-, meso- and microplastic abundance on a remote coral island of the Maldives, Indian Ocean

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Imhof, Hannes ; Sigl, Robert ; Brauer, Emilia ; Feyl, Sabine ; Giesemann, Philipp ; Klink, Stefan ; Leupolz, Kathrin ; Löder, Martin ; Löschel, Lena ; Missun, Jan ; Muszynski, Sarah ; Ramsperger, Anja ; Schrank, Isabella ; Speck, Susan ; Steibl, Sebastian ; Trotter, Benjamin ; Winter, Isabel ; Laforsch, Christian:
Spatial and temporal variation of macro-, meso- and microplastic abundance on a remote coral island of the Maldives, Indian Ocean.
In: Marine Pollution Bulletin. Vol. 116 (2017) Issue 1/2 . - pp. 340-347.
ISSN 1879-3363
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.01.010

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Plastic debris is ubiquitous in the marine environment and the world's shores represent a major sink. However, knowledge about plastic abundance in remote areas is scarce. Therefore, plastic abundance was investigated on a small island of the Maldives. Plastic debris (> 1 mm) was sampled once in natural long-term accumulation zones at the north shore and at the high tide drift line of the south shore on seven consecutive days to quantify daily plastic accumulation. Reliable identification of plastic debris was ensured by FTIR spectroscopy. Despite the remoteness of the island a considerable amount of plastic debris was present. At both sites a high variability in plastic abundance on a spatial and temporal scale was observed, which may be best explained by environmental factors. In addition, our results show that snapshot sampling may deliver biased results and indicate that future monitoring programs should consider spatial and temporal variation of plastic deposition.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: BAYCEER139381
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Animal Ecology I
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Animal Ecology I > Chair Animal Ecology I - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Laforsch
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 06:27
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 06:27
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/41130