Effect and fate study with blue mussels and microplastic in a laboratory experiment: softbody depuration


Adult blue mussels (Mytilus spp.) were exposed to microplastic particles in a controlled laboratory experiment. The number of PS beads in the softbody of the mussels was determined after the exposure phase of 2 hours and after a 48 hours depuration phase in filtered sea water. Depuration in clear water lowered the amount of microplastic in the mussels' softbodies significantly.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.937466
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.937475
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.937466
Creator Laubscher, Aurelia; Hamm, Thea; Lenz, Mark
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2021
Rights Data access is restricted (moratorium, sensitive data, license constraints)
OpenAccess false
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 56 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (10.151 LON, 54.332 LAT)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2019-05-19T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2019-07-04T00:00:00Z