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Environmentally relevant concentrations of microplastic particles influence larval fish ecology

Overview of attention for article published in Science, June 2016
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Title
Environmentally relevant concentrations of microplastic particles influence larval fish ecology
Published in
Science, June 2016
DOI 10.1126/science.aad8828
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Authors

Oona M Lönnstedt, Peter Eklöv

Abstract

The widespread occurrence and accumulation of plastic waste in the environment have become a growing global concern over the past decade. Although some marine organisms have been shown to ingest plastic, few studies have investigated the ecological effects of plastic waste on animals. Here we show that exposure to environmentally relevant concentrations of microplastic polystyrene particles (90 micrometers) inhibits hatching, decreases growth rates, and alters feeding preferences and innate behaviors of European perch (Perca fluviatilis) larvae. Furthermore, individuals exposed to microplastics do not respond to olfactory threat cues, which greatly increases predator-induced mortality rates. Our results demonstrate that microplastic particles operate both chemically and physically on larval fish performance and development.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 7 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Japan 2 <1%
Sweden 2 <1%
Denmark 2 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Hong Kong 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Other 5 <1%
Unknown 745 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 125 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 119 15%
Student > Master 118 15%
Researcher 111 14%
Other 32 4%
Other 124 16%
Unknown 140 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 212 28%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 191 25%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 37 5%
Chemistry 31 4%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 28 4%
Other 83 11%
Unknown 187 24%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1137. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 March 2024.
All research outputs
#13,788
of 26,356,696 outputs
Outputs from Science
#686
of 83,889 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#185
of 357,261 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#8
of 1,151 outputs
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