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Title: Sampling methodology optimization for large microplastic (1-5mm)
Authors: Martínez, Ico 
Herrera-Ulibarri, Alicia 
Lorenzo Navarro, José Javier 
Castrillón-Santana, Modesto 
Packard, Theodore T. 
Gómez, May 
UNESCO Clasification: 2510 Oceanografía
Issue Date: 2018
Project: Efecto de la Contaminacion Por Microplasticos en la Biota Marina 
Bases para la planificación sostenible de áreas marinas en la Macaronesia 
Conference: Sixth International Marine Debris Conference, (6IMDC) 
Abstract: There is a growing concern in the scientific community as well as among the public about microplastic pollution. It has become a major threat for the environment, affecting kilometers of coast around the world. To investigate this pollution, standardization is being forced on biological, chemical, and physical analytical methods. This is necessary to obtain comparable temporal and regional data sets; otherwise, strong inferences and conclusions cannot be made. In relation to beach sampling, the standardized methodology outlined in the manual, Guidance on Monitoring of Marine Litter in European Seas, is currently being used to collect microplastics in the Canary Island Archipelago. From that starting point, we have made modifications and improvements in order to minimize the time spent sampling and the use of human resources, both in field and in the laboratory.
Source: 6th International Marine Debris Conference
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