Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Type: Artigo
Title: In Situ Ingestion Of Microfibres By Meiofauna From Sandy Beaches
Author: Gusmao
Felipe; Di Domenico
Maikoh; Amaral
A. Cecilia Z.; Martinez
Alejandro; Gonzalez
Brett C.; Worsaae
Katrine; do Sul
Juliana A. Ivar; Lana
Paulo da Cunha
Abstract: Microfibres are widespread contaminants in marine environments across the globe. Detecting in situ ingestion of microfibres by small marine organisms is necessary to understand their potential accumulation in marine food webs and their role in marine pollution. We have examined the gut contents of meiofauna from six sandy beaches in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean. Out of twenty taxonomic groups, three species of the common sandy beach annelid Saccocirrus displayed in situ ingestion of microfibres in all sites. Laboratory observations showed that species of Saccocirrus are able to egest microfibres with no obvious physical injury. We suggest that their non-selective microphagous suspension-feeding behaviour makes Saccocirrus more prone to ingest microfibres. Although microfibres are rapidly egested with no apparent harm, there is still the potential for trophic transfer into marine food webs through predation of Saccocirrus. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Subject: Microplastics
Editor: Elsevier Sci LTD
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.06.015
Date Issue: 2016
Appears in Collections:Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos

Files in This Item:
File SizeFormat 
000383930500062.pdf1.78 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.