Currently, microplastic is one of the serious threats to the marine environment. This research aims to investigate the abundance and types of microplastics contained in anchovies Stolephorus indicus and water from Teluk Lada (Lada Bay), Tanjung Lesung, Pandeglang, Banten. Anchovy samples were extracted with 1M NaOH and 5 % sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS). Meanwhile, water samples were treated by mixing it into NaCl concentrate solution. The results show that 246.10 ± 32.25 ind-1 and 156 ± 13.46 L-1 microplastic particles were found in the anchovies and water, respectively. In addition, 216.30 ± 30.13 ind-1 microplastics were found in the anchovies taken from traditional market as a control. The types of microplastics found in anchovies were fibers (77.41 %), films (16.64 %), fragments (5.6 %) and a little amount of granules (0.35 %). Meanwhile, the water samples were contained with fibers (81.03 %), films (11.92 %), fragments (7.0 %) and a little amount of granules (0.05 %). Our study found that fibers were the dominant pollutant in all samples and the amount of microplastics contained in water is strongly related to the amount of microplastics found in anchovies.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Jan 2021|
|Event||2nd Basic and Applied Sciences Interdisciplinary Conference 2018, BASIC 2018 - Depok, Indonesia|
Duration: 3 Aug 2018 → 4 Aug 2018
- Lada Bay
- Stolephorus indicus