Microplastics in surface water samples from Placentia Bay, Newfoundland (2018-2019)

This data was collected between 2018 and 2019 at 7 sites around Placentia Bay. Two of these sites were subject to repeat sampling. Surface water samples were collected in collaboration with local fish harvesters, who aided the team in towing a surface trawl (the Low-Tech Aquatic Debris Instrument, or LADI, a DIY citizen-science technology developed by the Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research) equipped with a plankton net for the filtering of surface waters for microplastics.

Microplastic samples were analysed visually under a stereomicroscope for the identification and characterization of microplastics down to a lower size limit of 1mm.

This project is part of Fisheries and Oceans Canada's Coastal Environmental Baseline Program.

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Metadata Reference Date(s) April 11, 2022 (Publication)
August 11, 2022 (Revision)
Dataset Reference Date(s) July 23, 2018 (Creation)
Frequency of Update As Needed

Responsible Party 1
Affiliation
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Role
  • Distributor
  • Owner
Responsible Party 2
Name
Jessica Melvin
Affiliation
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Email
jmelvin@mun.ca
Role
  • Custodian
  • Distributor
  • Owner
  • Principal Investigator
Responsible Party 3
Name
Charles Mather
Affiliation
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Email
cmather@mun.ca
Role
Collaborator

Field Value
Ocean Variables Marine debris
Scope Dataset
Status Completed
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South Bounding Latitude 47.89558933645629
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West Bounding Longitude -55.241367526148
Temporal Extent
Begin
2018-07-23
End
2019-10-30
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0.0
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5.0
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