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Microplastics in the Tidal Freshwater Potomac

Show simple item record Rhoades, Benjamin Nguyen, Han Wigode, Evan Sklarew, Daniel M. Foster, Gregory D. 2019-09-05T17:04:49Z 2019-09-05T17:04:49Z 2019
dc.identifier.citation Rhoades, B., Nguyen, H., Wigode, E., Sklarew, D., & Foster, G. (2019). Microplastics in the freshwater tidal Potomac. Presented at the Summer Celebration of Student Scholarship. en_US
dc.description.abstract Microplastics (MPs) are pieces of plastic between 0.33mm and 5mm and represent a near ubiquitous type of pollution and have been found in almost all bodies of water sampled. MPs represent both an ecological and a public health threat, as vectors of toxic chemicals. Only one peer-reviewed paper quantifies the microplastics issue in the Chesapeake Bay region, with no published findings regarding microplastics in tidal freshwater Potomac River. Yonkos et al. (2015) considers population density of a watersheds in the Bay region as a factor influencing MP concentrations. This study investigates MPs in the Potomac River basin and the impact of land development on MP concentrations.
dc.description.sponsorship Patriot Green Fund Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
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dc.subject Freshwater Ecology en_US
dc.subject microplastics en_US
dc.title Microplastics in the Tidal Freshwater Potomac en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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