Experiment with blue mussels and microplastics during a 42 weeks-long exposure: body condition index


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 body condition index. Body condition was measured three times, at week 0, week 16 and week 32. At week 0 only one group of mussels not exposed to microplastic particles was measured, at the other two time points 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.930015
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.930015
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 929 data points
Discipline Earth System Research