Müller, Carolin, Erzini, Karim, Teodósio, Maria Alexandra, Pousão-Ferreira, Pedro, Baptista, Vânia and Ekau, Werner ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4844-9654 (2020) Assessing microplastic uptake and impact on omnivorous juvenile white seabream Diplodus sargus (Linnaeus, 1758) under laboratory conditions. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 157 . p. 111162. DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111162.

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Previous laboratory feeding experiments, representing the state-of-the-art methodology to investigate microplastic (MP) ingestion and its impact for fish, tend to disregard both the significance of applying realistic MP densities and the potential relevance of biofilm-coating for ingestion probability. This experiment assessed the uptake of either pristine or biofilm-coated MP particles and the physiological impacts for juvenile white seabream for MP concentrations consistent with those found in the field along with natural prey over a course of 3.5 weeks. Results indicate the ability of juvenile D. sargus to discriminate between edible and non-edible prey. A distinct preference for biofilm-coated over pristine particles could not be verified. No significant impact on growth and condition was found except for high levels of MP ingestion. The outcomes highlight the importance of performing MP feeding experiments mimicking natural conditions to reliably assess the impact of MP on early life stages of fish.

Document Type: Article
Programme Area: PA3
Research affiliation: Affiliations > Not ZMT
Ecology > Fisheries Biology
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111162
ISSN: 0025326X
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2020 11:34
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2022 14:29
URI: http://cris.leibniz-zmt.de/id/eprint/3876

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