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  • Microplastic measurements including, mass, color, particle type and plastic type collected aboard the Scripps Environmental Accumulation of Plastic Expedition (SEAPLEX) cruise, August 2009.
  • California Current Ecosystem LTER
  • Goldstein, Miriam; Office of Congresswoman Jackie Speier
  • 2017-03-28
  • Goldstein M. 2017. Microplastic measurements including, mass, color, particle type and plastic type collected aboard the Scripps Environmental Accumulation of Plastic Expedition (SEAPLEX) cruise, August 2009.. Environmental Data Initiative. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/ddaa50dd104ef55cf79eb2da1a499dc0. Dataset accessed 1/20/2018.
  • Microplastic was collected using a standard manta net tow. Each sample was sorted at 6-12x magnification under a Wild M-5 dissecting microscope, and plastic particles and H. sericeus removed for further analysis. Plastic particles were soaked in deionized water to remove salts, dried at 60°C, and stored in a desiccator. Particles were then digitally imaged with a Zooscan digital scanner (Gilfillan et al. 2009, Gorsky et al. 2010)
  • The data available here are intended for scholarly use by the research community, with the express understanding that data users will properly acknowledge the originating investigator. Use or reproduction of any material herein for any commercial purpose is prohibited without prior written permission from the responsible party.
  • doi:10.6073/pasta/ddaa50dd104ef55cf79eb2da1a499dc0
  • https://pasta.lternet.edu/package/eml/knb-lter-cce/218/2
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