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In situ ingestion of microfibres by meiofauna from sandy beaches

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Autor(es):
Gusmao, Felipe ; Di Domenico, Maikoh ; Amaral, A. Cecilia Z. ; Martinez, Alejandro ; Gonzalez, Brett C. ; Worsaae, Katrine ; do Sul, Juliana A. Ivar ; Lana, Paulo da Cunha
Número total de Autores: 8
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Environmental Pollution; v. 216, p. 584-590, SEP 2016.
Citações Web of Science: 20
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Microfibres are widespread contaminants in marine environments across the globe. Detecting in situ ingestion of microfibres by small marine organisms is necessary to understand their potential accumulation in marine food webs and their role in marine pollution. We have examined the gut contents of meiofauna from six sandy beaches in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean. Out of twenty taxonomic groups, three species of the common sandy beach annelid Saccocirrus displayed in situ ingestion of microfibres in all sites. Laboratory observations showed that species of Saccocirrus are able to egest microfibres with no obvious physical injury. We suggest that their non-selective microphagous suspension-feeding behaviour makes Saccocirrus more prone to ingest microfibres. Although microfibres are rapidly egested with no apparent harm, there is still the potential for trophic transfer into marine food webs through predation of Saccocirrus. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 14/50711-3 - Rede de modelagem de viabilidade econômico-ecológica, de pesca e cenários (SEAVIEW)
Beneficiário:Luiz Felipe Mendes de Gusmão
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 12/08581-0 - Anelídeos intersticiais: sistemática e filogenia de uma fauna negligenciada
Beneficiário:Maikon Di Domenico
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado