Microplastics in East Falklands winter 2015

The dataset reports figures on the number of microplastic particles (mostly fibres) per litre of seawater collected in and around the coasts of Eastern Falklands. The data were collected between July and August 2015.

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Additional Info

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Last Updated December 21, 2020, 10:03 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:21 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category Environment; environmental resources, protection and conservation
Temporal Extent Start 2015-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2015-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2015
Lineage Water samples were collected either from boat or from the coastline using glass bottles (n=5 at each site) around the northern coast of East Falklands. One liter samples were then filtered onto glass fiber filter papers and the number of plastic-looking particles were counted and classified under dissecting microscope and recorded by type and colour. The dataset provides mean, standard error for the total microplastics found and count of number of plastic looking particles. Polymer type (to verify particles were plastic) requires further analysis on an Fourier Transform Infrared microscope and has not yet been done.
West Longitude -59.2129
South Latitude -52.1814
East Longitude -57.7466
North Latitude -51.3043
Spatial Reference System WGS84
Responsible Organisation Name Hidden (personal data protection)
Contact Mail Address Hidden (personal data protection)
Responsible Party Role Hidden (personal data protection)
Access Limitations Restricted until publication
Use Constraints Restricted, but open subject to limitations and prior agreement with responsible organisation. Copyright must be cited
Data Format csv, shape
Update Frequency one off
Accuracy The GPS accuracy generally ranges from 3 to 6 metres
Resource Type Dataset
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2015-10-26
Metadata Point of Contact datamanager@saeri.ac.fk
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-SAERI-232

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