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A first assessment of microplastics in the sea waters off the Puglia region

  • Ilaria Dalle Mura
  • Enrico Barbone
  • Daniela Battista
  • Cosimo Gaspare Giannuzzi
  • Sergio Ranieri
  • Giuseppe Strippoli
  • Antonietta Zito
  • Nicola Ungaro

To meet the objectives of the MSFD, 2008/56/EC, the Puglia Regional Agencies for the Prevention and Protection of the Environment (ARPA Puglia) performed a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the MPs on the basis of the data collected during 2015-2017 monitoring program. A total of 90 samples in 5 campaigns were collected using a manta net. The MPs average density of 0,469 n/m³ was calculated for the entire dataset. No significant statistical differences were detected among sampling sites, campaigns and distance from the coast.

  • Keywords:
  • Microplastics,
  • Marine Strategy Framework Directive,
  • Puglia Region,
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Ilaria Dalle Mura

ARPA Puglia, Italy

Enrico Barbone

ARPA Puglia, Italy

Daniela Battista

ARPA Puglia, Italy

Cosimo Gaspare Giannuzzi

ARPA Puglia, Italy

Sergio Ranieri

ARPA Puglia, Italy

Giuseppe Strippoli

ARPA Puglia, Italy

Antonietta Zito

ARPA Puglia, Italy

Nicola Ungaro

ARPA Puglia, Italy

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Chapter Title

A first assessment of microplastics in the sea waters off the Puglia region

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Ilaria Dalle Mura, Enrico Barbone, Daniela Battista, Cosimo Gaspare Giannuzzi, Sergio Ranieri, Giuseppe Strippoli, Antonietta Zito, Nicola Ungaro

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English

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10.36253/979-12-215-0030-1.39

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Ninth International Symposium “Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques”

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Livorno (Italy) 14th-16th June 2022

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Laura Bonora, Donatella Carboni, Matteo De Vincenzi, Giorgio Matteucci

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Firenze University Press

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Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques

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2975-0288

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