Experiment with blue mussels and microplastics during a 42 weeks-long exposure: shell length


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 growth via shell length. Growth was measured every six weeks already during a three months acclimation period without exposure to microplastics. 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.929456
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.929456
Creator Hamm, Thea ORCID logo; Lenz, Mark
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2021
Funding Reference German Federal Environmental Foundation https://doi.org/10.13039/100007636 Crossref Funder ID 2016/422 https://www.dbu.de/projekte/projektsuche/promotionsstipendiensuche/?az=20016/422 Mikroplastikpartikel als anthropogener Stressor: Untersuchungen zu möglichen negativen Auswirkungen auf die Miesmuschel Mytilus edulis
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 17218 data points
Discipline Earth System Research