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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 3 <1%
Japan 2 <1%
Denmark 2 <1%
Sweden 2 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Hong Kong 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Other 7 1%
Unknown 641 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 122 18%
Student > Master 117 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 108 16%
Researcher 107 16%
Other 30 4%
Other 100 15%
Unknown 84 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 203 30%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 187 28%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 33 5%
Chemistry 29 4%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 26 4%
Other 59 9%
Unknown 131 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1150. 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 26 June 2021.
All research outputs
#7,400
of 19,157,212 outputs
Outputs from Science
#471
of 73,766 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#147
of 276,731 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#9
of 1,067 outputs
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