Microplastics in zooplankton samples from the the Fram Strait and the Arctic from July 2018 and August 2019


Zooplankton (amphipod and copepod) were collected using nets in the Fram Strait and the Arctic, in July 2018 and August 2019 for microplastic analysis. Water samples were also collected from the underway system and CTD alongside the August 2019 zooplankton samples (https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.950239). All samples were initially digested using a homogenising solution and then filtered in preparation for Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) analysis in combination with an automated polymer identification approach (SIMPLE software) to identify polymer types, shape and size. Microplastics were also visualised using a microscope to further determine shape and size, particularly of fibres. Data collected on the microplastics found includes polymer type, shape, size, species ingestion and location.

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DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.950296
Related Identifier References https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.154886
Related Identifier References https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.950239
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.950296
Creator Botterell, Zara ORCID logo; Bergmann, Melanie ORCID logo; Hildebrandt, Nicole ORCID logo; Krumpen, Thomas ORCID logo; Steinke, Michael ORCID logo; Thompson, Richard C ORCID logo; Lindeque, Pennie K ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2022
Funding Reference Natural Environment Research Council https://doi.org/10.13039/501100000270 Crossref Funder ID NE/L002582/1 NERC EnvEast Doctoral Training Partnership - NE/L002582/1; Natural Environment Research Council https://doi.org/10.13039/501100000270 Crossref Funder ID NE/P006183/1 UKRI Changing Arctic Ocean (CAO) Programme DIAPOD
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 704 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-5.350W, 76.678S, 7.006E, 79.509N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2018-07-16T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2022-07-19T17:30:00Z