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dc.contributor.advisorMason, Sherri
dc.contributor.advisorGarneau, Danielle
dc.contributor.authorMoseman, Erin
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-29T19:15:55Z
dc.date.available2018-03-29T19:15:55Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1951/69752
dc.descriptionStudent poster, Center for Earth and Environmental Science, SUNY Plattsburghen_US
dc.description.abstractMicro-plastics are discharged into watersheds through wastewater treatment plant effluent and onward into waterbodies. Studies have shown that micro-plastics are bioaccumulating within aquatic organisms found in both fresh and salt water. Students at SUNY Fredonia are jointly working with SUNY Plattsburgh to identify and quantify micro-plastics from within fish digestive tracks from the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain. Dr. Sherri Mason's team at Fredonia has identified dark fibers as the most abundant micro-plastic in fish digestive tracts (> 85%), with yellow perch (Perca flavescens), being the most frequent species containng plastics (94.4%). SUNY Plattsburgh sampled eight yellow perch caught ice fishing in Monty's Bay, Lake Champlain. Digestive tract samples were digested in a wet-peroxide solution then left to dry for further examination. All fish sampled contained microfibers within their digestive tracts, 75% of individuals contained fibers present while 25% had foam-like plastics. These samples will be further examined by Dr. Sherri Mason's lab for further confirmation on type, color, and polymer. In the future SUNY Plattsburgh plans to examine micro-plastics in zooplankton and cormorants to represent a trophic dynamic bioaccumulation of micro-plastics in Lake Champlain.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectmicro-plasticsen_US
dc.subjectpollutionen_US
dc.subjectyellow perchen_US
dc.subjectbioaccumulationen_US
dc.subjectfibersen_US
dc.subjectLake Champlainen_US
dc.subjectacid-peroxide digestionen_US
dc.titleMicro-plastic Bioaccumulation in Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens) of Lake Champlainen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US


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