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First evidence of microplastics ingestion in benthic amphipods from Svalbard.

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Summary of "First evidence of microplastics ingestion in benthic amphipods from Svalbard."

The present paper provides the first record of ingestion of microplastics in natural context by Gammarus setosus from Svalbard Archipelago. The plastic particles were identified both by Nile Red staining and Micro FT-IR spectroscopy. The species studied ingests microplastic particles in natural conditions if present in its habitat, probably mistaking them as food. The microplastic particles ingested may be available for uptake to predators that consume this Arctic amphipod, producing consequences to the food web.

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Name: Environmental research
ISSN: 1096-0953
Pages: 108811

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