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dc.contributor.authorNichols, Emma C
dc.contributor.authorLavers, Jennifer L
dc.contributor.authorArcher-Rand, Simeon
dc.contributor.authorBond, AL
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-29T15:06:31Z
dc.date.available2021-09-29T15:06:31Z
dc.date.issued2021-04-16
dc.identifier.citationEmma C. Nichols, Jennifer L. Lavers, Simeon Archer-Rand, Alexander L. Bond, Assessing plastic size distribution and quantity on a remote island in the South Pacific, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Volume 167, 2021, 112366, ISSN 0025-326X, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112366.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0025-326X
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112366
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10141/622934
dc.description.abstractPlastics are an environmental threat; however, their fate once in the pelagic environment is poorly known. We compare results from assessments of floating plastics in the South Pacific Ocean with accumulated beach plastics from Henderson Island. We also compare accumulated plastic mass on Henderson during 2015 and 2019 and investigate the presence of nanoplastics. There were differences between the size classes of beach and pelagic plastics, and an increase in microplastics (0.33-5 mm) on the beach between 2015 and 2019. Micro- and nanoplastics were found at all sites (mean ± SE: 1960 ± 356 pieces/kg dw). Across the whole beach this translates to >4 billion plastic particles in the upper 5 cm. This is concerning, particularly given Henderson is uninhabited and distant from urban centres (~2350 km from Pape'ete, French Polynesia). The vast number of small particles on Henderson may make nearshore filter feeders susceptible to ingestion and subsequent detrimental impacts.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevier BVen_US
dc.rightsopenAccessen_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
dc.titleAssessing plastic size distribution and quantity on a remote island in the South Pacificen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1879-3363
dc.identifier.journalMarine Pollution Bulletinen_US
dc.date.updated2021-09-08T13:28:52Z
dc.identifier.volume167en_US
dc.identifier.startpage112366en_US
elements.import.authorNichols, Emma C
elements.import.authorLavers, Jennifer L
elements.import.authorArcher-Rand, Simeon
elements.import.authorBond, Alexander L
dc.description.nhmCopyright © 2021, The Authors. This document is the author’s final accepted version of the journal article. You are advised to consult the published version if you wish to cite from it.en_US
dc.subject.nhmanthropogenic debrisen_US
dc.subject.nhmHenderson Islanden_US
dc.subject.nhmmarine debrisen_US
dc.subject.nhmmicroplasticen_US
dc.subject.nhmnanoparticleen_US
dc.subject.nhmplastic pollutionen_US


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