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- Pasquali, Vittorio, et al. Show all 9 Authors
- Environmental research 2018 v.167 pp. 411-417
- Amphipoda; bioaccumulation; carbon; deglutition; diet; digestive tract; hydrophobicity; indicator species; ingestion; isotope labeling; laboratory experimentation; leaching; marine environment; micro-computed tomography; persistent organic pollutants; plastics; polybrominated diphenyl ethers; stable isotopes; wastes
- ... The presence and accumulation of plastic waste into the marine environment are well known environmental issues. Microplastics (MPs) end up in sea waters and, due to their hydrophobicity and high surface/volume ratio, POPs tend to sorb and accumulate to their surface. The supralittoral amphipod Talitrus saltator (T. saltator) was selected to study the role of MPs in the transfer of organic pollutan ...
- Pasquali, Vittorio, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Ecotoxicology 2012 v.21 no.1 pp. 139-147
- Amphipoda; animals; avoidance behavior; biomarkers; cadmium; copper; habitat preferences; locomotion; mercury; polluted soils; radar; sand; seawater; toxicity; water pollution
- ... We investigated behavioural responses (locomotor activity and substrate selection) of the amphipod Talitrus saltator after laboratory exposure to different concentrations of Hg, Cu and Cd. Locomotor activity, measured with a microwave radar device, was assessed in animals exposed to contaminated sand and in sandhoppers previously kept for 48 h in contaminated seawater and tested in clean sand. The ...