Quantification of Ingested Microplastics in Two Local Fish Species With Different Feeding Mechanisms

By Megan Carr

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bradley Lamphere

Abstract

Microplastics are an ever-growing topic of concern in the modern world. There is still much to learn about how the environment and its inhabitants are impacted by microplastics. Many organisms, from humans to birds to fish, are constantly and unknowingly ingesting these microplastics. It is possible that some species may be more susceptible to microplastic consumption than others due to feeding mechanism.

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