Using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) measurements and comparing the spectrum peaks (range 4000–600 cm−1) with reference spectra database and instrument libraries, we observed new evidence of the ingestion of microplastic particles analyzing the digestive tracts of Talitrus saltator. Specimens, sampled in central Italy, probably ingested the particles with natural detritus. Since worldwide many species of invertebrates and vertebrates (e.g., birds) feed on Amphipoda along coastal ecosystems, we hypothesized that microplastic in these crustaceans can be accumulated along the food chain. © 2018, Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature.

Microplastics in Talitrus saltator (Crustacea, Amphipoda): new evidence of ingestion from natural contexts

Pietrelli, L.;Falconieri, M.;Sighicelli, M.;Lecce, F.;Iannilli, V.
2018

Abstract

Using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) measurements and comparing the spectrum peaks (range 4000–600 cm−1) with reference spectra database and instrument libraries, we observed new evidence of the ingestion of microplastic particles analyzing the digestive tracts of Talitrus saltator. Specimens, sampled in central Italy, probably ingested the particles with natural detritus. Since worldwide many species of invertebrates and vertebrates (e.g., birds) feed on Amphipoda along coastal ecosystems, we hypothesized that microplastic in these crustaceans can be accumulated along the food chain. © 2018, Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature.
Trophic web;Sandy beaches;Sand hoppers;Anthropogenic marine litter;Talitridae
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