Microplastics in coastal waters of the northern Adriatic

Microplastics in coastal waters of the northern Adriatic

Collecting sea-surface microplastics with a manta-net.

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Plastic is the most common artificial material used today. As plastics degrades only at very slow rates it inevitable ends up in marine ecosystems, often ground down to microplastics. This project addresses the following questions:

  1. What is the spatial distribution pattern of microplastics in the northern Adriatic?
  2. What is the temporal distribution pattern of microplastics in the northern Adriatic?
  3. What is the impact of microplastics on the investigated marine ecosystem, its constituents and its services?
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