Presence of microplastics in the stomachs of Carcinus aestuarii Nardo, 1857 in Cardak Lagoon, Canakkale Strait, Turkey


ACAR S. , ATEŞ A. S.

CAHIERS DE BIOLOGIE MARINE, vol.59, no.5, pp.493-496, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.21411/cbm.a.b1fab4da
  • Title of Journal : CAHIERS DE BIOLOGIE MARINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.493-496

Abstract

This paper reports the presence of microplastic in the stomachs of the Mediterranean green crab, Carcinus aestuarii Nardo, 1857. The crabs were collected from six sites chosen in the Cardak Lagoon (Canakkale Strait). Plastic fibers were observed in the stomach contents of three male individuals. Since C. aestuarii is an important food for fish and birds in estuarine and lagoon areas, microplastics can go up to the trophic levels by entering the food chain.