Marine neustonic microplastics around the southeastern coast of Korea SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Marine neustonic microplastics around the southeastern coast of Korea
Author(s)
Kang, Jung-Hoon; Kwon, Oh Youn; Lee, Kyun-Woo; Song, Young Kyoung; Shim, Won Joon
KIOST Author(s)
Kang, Jung Hoon(강정훈)Lee, Kyun Woo(이균우)Song, Young Kyoung(송영경)Shim, Won Joon(심원준)
Publication Year
2015-07-15
Abstract
We investigated floating debris around the mouth of the Nakdong River in the Southeastern Sea of Korea using a Manta trawl (330-mu m mesh) and hand-net (50 mu m) before (May) and after (July) the rainy season in 2012. Microplastic (<2 mm) was present at all of the stations, whereas Styrofoam (2-5 mm) peaked only at a few stations far from the Nakdong River mouth in July. The dominant types were fibers (polyester), hard plastic (polyethylene), paint particles (alkyd), and Styrofoam (expanded polystyrene). The average abundances of fibers and hard plastic (<2 mm) in the trawl were significantly higher in July than in May (p < 0.005, p < 0.05, respectively), while two orders of magnitude more microplastics (<2 mm) were collected with the hand-net than with the trawl. Fibers and hard plastic by trawl were significantly compared temporally, and the hand-net proved the missed microplastics (50-330 mu m) when trawl used. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0025-326X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/2445
DOI
10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.04.054
Bibliographic Citation
MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN, v.96, no.1-2, pp.304 - 312, 2015
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Subject
PLASTIC DEBRIS; PACIFIC-OCEAN; SOUTH-KOREA; ZOOPLANKTON; ENVIRONMENT; PARTICLES; MICRO; ACCUMULATION; WATERS; LOST
Keywords
Floating debris; A Manta trawl net; A hand-net; Microplastics; Nakdong River mouth; Rainy season
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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Research Interests

Microplastic pollution,Persistent Organic Pollutants,Oil Pollution,미세플라스틱 오염,잔류성 유기오염물질,유류오염

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