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Data release for microplastics in water, sediment, fish, and mussels in the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, Wisconsin and Minnesota, 2015

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Start Date
2015-08-03
End Date
2015-08-07

Citation

Baldwin, A.K., King, Kerensa, Mason, S.A., Hoellein, T.J., Kim, Lisa, and Karns, Byron, 2017, Data release for microplastics in water, sediment, fish, and mussels in the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, Wisconsin and Minnesota, 2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7HT2MJX.

Summary

This dataset describes the concentration and morphology of microplastics in the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Samples were collected during baseflow conditions at eight locations during the week of August 3-7, 2015. Four types of samples were collected: water surface, streambed sediment, smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu), and threeridge mussels (Amblema plicata). Water surface samples were collected at all eight sites; other sample types were collected at only a subset of sites.

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Purpose

The data were collected to assess the occurrence of microplastics in different stream compartments, and determine whether microplastics are entering the food chain, in two National Park Service (NPS)-managed waterways. There is increasing evidence that microplastics can negatively impact aquatic communities and act as a vector for human pathogens, but very little is known about the occurrence of microplastics in NPS-managed waterways.

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