Ingestion of plastic by fish : A comparison of Thames Estuary and Firth of Clyde populations. / McGoran, Alexandra R.; Cowie, Phillip R; Clark, Paul F; McEvoy, James; Morritt, David.

In: Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 137, 12.2018, p. 12-23.

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McGoran, Alexandra R. ; Cowie, Phillip R ; Clark, Paul F ; McEvoy, James ; Morritt, David. / Ingestion of plastic by fish : A comparison of Thames Estuary and Firth of Clyde populations. In: Marine Pollution Bulletin. 2018 ; Vol. 137. pp. 12-23

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abstract = "This study compared plastic ingestion between pelagic and benthic fish populations from two UK watersheds: the Thames Estuary and the Firth of Clyde. The alimentary canals of 876 individuals were examined. Of twenty-one estuarine species investigated, fourteen ingested plastics, including predator (fish) and prey (shrimp) species. Overall, 32{\%} of organisms ingested plastic, mostly fibres (88{\%} of total plastics). More flatfish (38{\%}) ingested plastics than other benthic species (17{\%}). In the Thames, more plastic was ingested by pelagic species (average number of plastic pieces ingested: 3.2) and flatfish (average number of plastic pieces ingested: 2.9) than by shrimp (average number of plastic pieces ingested: 1). More fish from the Clyde ingested plastic than similar Thames species (39{\%} compared to 28{\%} respectively); however, the average amount of plastic ingested did not differ between the sites.",
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