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


Adult blue mussels (Mytilus spp.) were exposed to microplastic particles in a controlled laboratory experiment. The fate of PS beads within the experimental set up was assessed in four compartments (exposure water, depuration water, feces, softbody) after 2 hours of exposure, 24 hours and 48 hours of depuration in filtered sea water. Additionally, the loss of microplastic as the difference of the sum of all recovered PS beads and the measured concentration at the start of the experiment was determined to obtain a complete mass balance. The total number of PS beads and the number of PS beads per unit as well as the percentage recovery is given.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.937474
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.937474
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 632 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