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  • 2017 Margins Microplastics Cruise Report

    2017 Margins Microplastics Cruise Report

    San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) | October 2, 2017...
    Summary

    This report contains information on the summer field sampling efforts conducted by Coastal Conservation & Research (CC&R) in support of two Regional Monitoring...

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  • Anthropogenic debris in seafood: Plastic debris and fibers from textiles in fish and bivalves sold for human consumption

    Anthropogenic debris in seafood: Plastic debris and fibers from textiles in fish and bivalves sold for human consumption

    Nature | September 24, 2015...
    Summary

    The ubiquity of anthropogenic debris in hundreds of species of wildlife and the toxicity of chemicals associated with it has begun to raise...

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  • Examination of the ocean as a source for atmospheric microplastics

    Examination of the ocean as a source for atmospheric microplastics

    PLoS ONE | May 12, 2020...
    Summary

    Global plastic litter pollution has been increasing alongside demand since plastic products gained commercial popularity in the 1930s. Current plastic pollutant research has generally assumed...

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  • Gut Contents Analysis of Four Fish Species Collected in the San Leandro Bay RMP PCB Study in August 2016

    Gut Contents Analysis of Four Fish Species Collected in the San Leandro Bay RMP PCB Study in August 2016

    San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) | November 7, 2018...
    Summary

    In support of PCB modeling for San Leandro Bay, a Priority Margin Unit (PMU) for PCB load reduction in the estuary, fish samples of...

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  • Microparticles, Microplastics, and PAHs in Bivalves in San Francisco Bay

    Microparticles, Microplastics, and PAHs in Bivalves in San Francisco Bay

    San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) | November 15, 2019...
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  • Microplastic Contamination in San Francisco Bay – Fact Sheet

    Microplastic Contamination in San Francisco Bay – Fact Sheet

    San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) | November 2, 2015...
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  • Microplastic Monitoring and Science Strategy for San Francisco Bay

    Microplastic Monitoring and Science Strategy for San Francisco Bay

    San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) | February 1, 2017...
    Summary

    Microplastic is commonly defined as plastic particles smaller than 5 mm. In 2015, the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco...

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  • Microplastic pollution is widely detected in US municipal wastewater treatment plant effluent

    Microplastic pollution is widely detected in US municipal wastewater treatment plant effluent

    Environmental Pollution, Elsevier | August 27, 2016...
    Summary

    Municipal wastewater effluent has been proposed as one pathway for microplastics to enter the aquatic environment. Here we present a broad study of...

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  • Microplastic Strategy Update on behalf of the Regional Monitoring Program (RMP) for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay

    Microplastic Strategy Update on behalf of the Regional Monitoring Program (RMP) for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay

    San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) | December 2, 2019...
    Summary

    Based on the detection of microplastics in San Francisco Bay surface water and Bay Area wastewater effluent in 2015, the Regional Monitoring Program for...

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  • Microplastics in Lake Mead National Recreation Area

    Microplastics in Lake Mead National Recreation Area

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) | October 9, 2019...
    Summary

      This dataset describes the quantity and morphology of microplastics in water, surficial sediment, sediment core, fish, and shellfish samples from Lake Mead...

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