Effect and fate study with blue mussels and microplastic in a laboratory experiment: clearance rates


Adult blue mussels (Mytilus spp.) were exposed to microplastic particles in a controlled laboratory experiment. The effect of PS beads on the filtration was assessed by measuring the clearance rates. Clearance rate of the food algae Rhodomonas baltica was measured during the first hour of exposure and standardized by shell length. Since the reproductive status of the mussels can have an influence on the feeding activity, this factor was taken into account. Therefore, the mussels were inspected for the presence or absence of gonads at the end of the experiment. This resulted in four different treatment groups: control group with or without gonads and the microplastic-exposed group with or without gonads. Presence of PS beads and the reproductive status had a significant influence on the clearance rates.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.937472
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.937472
Creator Laubscher, Aurelia ORCID logo; Hamm, Thea ORCID logo; Lenz, Mark
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2021
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 500 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