Experiment with blue mussels and microplastics during a 42 weeks-long exposure: clearance rate


These datasets comprise data obtained during a 42 week-long exposure experiment of Mytilus spp. to two types of microplastics, namely spherical polystyrene (PS) particles and irregular polyvinylchloride (PVC) particles. This data was obtained from January 2018 to January 2019 from juvenile blue mussels with an initial size of 10mm. We recorded clearance rate of the food algae R. baltica. Clearance rate was measured every six weeks only during microplastic exposure. Mussels were exposed to three concentrations of PS (15, 1500, 15 000 particles/individual/week) and five concentrations of PVC (15, 1500, 15 000, 150 000 and 1 500 000 particles/individual/week) and one group to no particles at all as control.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.929459
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.930018
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.929459
Creator Hamm, Thea (ORCID: 0000-0003-2166-8328); Lenz, Mark
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2021
Funding Reference German Federal Environmental Foundation, 2016 422
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 1746 data points
Discipline Earth System Research