Searching for microplastics at the Underwater Gardens of La Selva

The project Searching for microplastics at the Underwater Gardens of la Selva! studies the sea bottom at the header of the underwater canyon of Blanes (Spain). The area covers a depth range of 30-70m deep.

The objective is the detection and analysis of microplastics (size inferior to 5mm). In order to avaluet its impact on the environment the following parameters will be taken into account: type, size, color and density.

Cronicles of the sampling points:

Sample 1: point 233 (-37m)>> Sample 5: point 229 (-47m)>>
Sample 2: point 191 (-30m)>> Sample 6: point G1 (-51m)>>
Sample 3: point 182 (-43m)>> Sample 7: point 234 (-55m)>>
Sample 4: point 156 (-40m)>> Sample 8: point 18 (-51m)

Location of sampling points on a bionomic map produced by S'Agulla. Extension of the study area: 16km2.

CURRENT STATUS

Last samples are being collected and analysed.

Preliminary resultats of sample 2 point 191 (-30m)>> 

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