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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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  • 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 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 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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  • Microplastics in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, USA: Occurrence and biological uptake

    Microplastics in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, USA: Occurrence and biological uptake

    PloS ONE | May 4, 2020...
    Summary

    Microplastics are an environmental contaminant of growing concern, but there is a lack of information about microplastic distribution, persistence, availability, and biological uptake in freshwater...

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  • Regional Monitoring Program (RMP) for Water Quality in the San Francisco Bay, Multi-Year Plan 2020 Annual Update

    Regional Monitoring Program (RMP) for Water Quality in the San Francisco Bay, Multi-Year Plan 2020 Annual Update

    San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) | January 6, 2020...
    Summary

    In 1992 the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board passed Resolution No. 92-043 directing the Executive Officer to send a letter to regulated dischargers requiring them to...

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  • Understanding Microplastic Levels, Pathways, and Transport in the San Francisco Bay Region

    Understanding Microplastic Levels, Pathways, and Transport in the San Francisco Bay Region

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

    Microplastics (particles less than 5 mm) are ubiquitous and persistent pollutants in the ocean and a pervasive and preventable threat to the health...

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