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Relationships among the abundances of plastic debris in different size classes on beaches in South Korea.
Mar Pollut Bull. 2013 Dec 15; 77(1-2):349-54.MP

Abstract

Plastic debris on six beaches near the Nakdong River Estuary, South Korea, was sampled in May and September 2012 and classified into three size classes, large microplastics (1-5 mm), mesoplastics (5-25 mm), and macroplastics (>25 mm). The relationships among the abundances of the size classes were then examined. The abundances of each size category in May (before rainy season) and in September (after rainy season) were 8205 and 27,606 particles/m(2) for large microplastics, 238 and 237 particles/m(2) for mesoplastics, and 0.97 and 1.03 particles/m(2) for macroplastics, respectively. Styrofoam was the most abundant item both in microplastic and mesoplastic debris, while intact plastics were most common in macroplastic debris. The abundances of meso- and micro-plastics were the most strongly correlated. There was a higher correlation between the abundances of macro- and meso-plastics than between macro- and micro-plastics.

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OSEAN, Our Sea of East Asia Network, 1570-8 Gwangdo-myon, Tongyoung-shi 650-826, South Korea.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24054782

Citation

Lee, Jongmyoung, et al. "Relationships Among the Abundances of Plastic Debris in Different Size Classes On Beaches in South Korea." Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol. 77, no. 1-2, 2013, pp. 349-54.
Lee J, Hong S, Song YK, et al. Relationships among the abundances of plastic debris in different size classes on beaches in South Korea. Mar Pollut Bull. 2013;77(1-2):349-54.
Lee, J., Hong, S., Song, Y. K., Hong, S. H., Jang, Y. C., Jang, M., Heo, N. W., Han, G. M., Lee, M. J., Kang, D., & Shim, W. J. (2013). Relationships among the abundances of plastic debris in different size classes on beaches in South Korea. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 77(1-2), 349-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.08.013
Lee J, et al. Relationships Among the Abundances of Plastic Debris in Different Size Classes On Beaches in South Korea. Mar Pollut Bull. 2013 Dec 15;77(1-2):349-54. PubMed PMID: 24054782.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Relationships among the abundances of plastic debris in different size classes on beaches in South Korea. AU - Lee,Jongmyoung, AU - Hong,Sunwook, AU - Song,Young Kyung, AU - Hong,Sang Hee, AU - Jang,Yong Chang, AU - Jang,Mi, AU - Heo,Nak Won, AU - Han,Gi Myung, AU - Lee,Mi Jeong, AU - Kang,Daeseok, AU - Shim,Won Joon, Y1 - 2013/09/17/ PY - 2013/03/18/received PY - 2013/08/10/revised PY - 2013/08/13/accepted PY - 2013/9/24/entrez PY - 2013/9/24/pubmed PY - 2014/3/22/medline KW - Macroplastics KW - Marine debris KW - Mesoplastics KW - Microplastics KW - Styrofoam SP - 349 EP - 54 JF - Marine pollution bulletin JO - Mar. Pollut. Bull. VL - 77 IS - 1-2 N2 - Plastic debris on six beaches near the Nakdong River Estuary, South Korea, was sampled in May and September 2012 and classified into three size classes, large microplastics (1-5 mm), mesoplastics (5-25 mm), and macroplastics (>25 mm). The relationships among the abundances of the size classes were then examined. The abundances of each size category in May (before rainy season) and in September (after rainy season) were 8205 and 27,606 particles/m(2) for large microplastics, 238 and 237 particles/m(2) for mesoplastics, and 0.97 and 1.03 particles/m(2) for macroplastics, respectively. Styrofoam was the most abundant item both in microplastic and mesoplastic debris, while intact plastics were most common in macroplastic debris. The abundances of meso- and micro-plastics were the most strongly correlated. There was a higher correlation between the abundances of macro- and meso-plastics than between macro- and micro-plastics. SN - 1879-3363 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24054782/Relationships_among_the_abundances_of_plastic_debris_in_different_size_classes_on_beaches_in_South_Korea_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0025-326X(13)00465-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -