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dc.contributor.authorJoyce, Haleigh
dc.contributor.authorNash, Róisín
dc.contributor.authorKavanagh, Fiona
dc.contributor.authorPower, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Jonathan
dc.contributor.authorFrias, João
dc.identifier.citationHaleigh Joyce, Róisín Nash, Fiona Kavanagh, Thomas Power, Jonathan White, João Frias, Size dependent egestion of polyester fibres in the Dublin Bay Prawn (Nephrops norvegicus), Marine Pollution Bulletin, Volume 180, 2022, 113768, ISSN 0025-326X,
dc.description.abstractMicroplastics (MPs) are an extensive global contaminant in the marine environment, known to be ingested by marine organisms. The presence of MPs in the commercially important marine decapod crustacean Nephrops norvegicus (Dublin Bay Prawn) has been documented for the North-East Atlantic and the Mediterranean, however, uncertainties remain about retention times of MPs in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) of this species. This study aims to investigate the retention times of polyester MP fibres of three sizes (3, 5, and 10 mm in length) and to determine whether the egestion of MP fibres is size and time dependent. Results suggest that MP fibres of different lengths are retained for different periods of time, with larger MP fibres being retained for longer periods (e.g., minimum 96 h for 10 mm fibres). The present study also assesses for the first time, the size dependent relationship of MP fibres under controlled conditions for N. norvegicus.en_US
dc.publisherElsevier B.V.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofMarine Pollution Bulletinen_US
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dc.subjectNephrops norvegicusen_US
dc.titleSize dependent egestion of polyester fibres in the Dublin Bay Prawn (Nephrops norvegicus)en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationMarine and Freshwater Research Centre (MFRC), Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), Dublin Rd., Galway H91 T8NW, Irelanden_US
dc.contributor.affiliationMarine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Galway, H91 R673, Irelanden_US
dc.contributor.sponsorThe authors would like to acknowledge the Marine Institutes and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Marine Biodiversity Scheme. The “Nephrops and Microplastics” project (MB/2018/04) is part of the Marine Biodiversity Scheme which is carried out under Ireland's Operational Programme (OP), co-funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) and by the Irish Government.en_US
dc.subject.departmentMarine and Freshwater Research Centreen_US

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