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, cilt.59, ss.493-496, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 59 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.21411/cbm.a.b1fab4da
  • Dergi Adı: CAHIERS DE BIOLOGIE MARINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.493-496

Özet

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.