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Fritscher, Danja, 2019. Plastic ingestion and diet composition in two common fish species from the Swedish Skagerrak. Second cycle, A2E. Lysekil: SLU, Dept. Of Aquatic Resources



Plastic ingestion is supposed to be linked to the feeding behaviour of the fish. Anthropogenic particles were expected to be accidentally ingested by the common dab due to its feeding strategy, which is focused on ground-living organisms. In the whiting, marine debris was suggested to be ingested secondarily through the prey organisms as well as by accident. However, the drivers of plastic ingestion require further research and discussion. In order to understand the interaction between the diet and plastic ingestion, future research is advised to focus on the role of plastic in food web dynamics.

Main title:Plastic ingestion and diet composition in two common fish species from the Swedish Skagerrak
Authors:Fritscher, Danja
Supervisor:Lundström, Karl and Svanbäck, Richard and Granberg, Maria and Ogonowski, Martin
Examiner:Belgrano, Andrea
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2019
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:Other
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. Of Aquatic Resources
Keywords:microplastic, plastic ingestion, whiting, dab, diet composition, enzymatic tissue digestion
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Fisheries and aquaculture - General aspects
Deposited On:18 Nov 2019 08:41
Metadata Last Modified:04 Jun 2020 12:50

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