Microplastic in Gonggong snails (Laevistrombus turturella) and sediment of Bintan Island, Kepulauan Riau Province, Indonesia

Ainul J. Al Hamra, Mufti P. Patria

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Abstract

Microplastics (1 um-5 mm) had been pollutants in marine habitat and can be consumed by fauna. This study aims to determine the number of microplastic particles found in sediments and Gonggong snails Laevistrombus turturella in four station at coastal areas of Bintan Island. Ten snails were taken, and its sediment collected at a depth of 1-2 cm from the surface as much as ± 250 gr. The tissue of gonggong snails were destructed on HNO3 for 24 hours and diluted 10 times with 50% NaCl solution before observed under a light microscope. Our findings at four stations showed the average number of microplastics concentration in the snail presence at Madong Village (492 ± 107.68 particles/ind.), Pengudang Village (476 ± 171.34 particles/ind.), Busung Village (360 ± 118.43 particles/ind) and Kawal Village (628 ± 191.93 particles/ind) wet weight. Microplastics concentration in the sediment at Madong Village (956 ± 171.18 particles/kg), Pengudang Village (928 ± 118.58 particles/kg), Busung Village (604 ± 119.26 particles/kg) and Kawal Village (1,136 ± 154.75 Particles/kg). Our observations also showed many plastics waste on the coastal area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Science and Applied Science, ICSAS 2019
EditorsA. Suparmi, Dewanta Arya Nugraha
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735419537
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Dec 2019
EventInternational Conference on Science and Applied Science 2019, ICSAS 2019 - Surakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 20 Jul 2019 → …

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2202
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Science and Applied Science 2019, ICSAS 2019
CountryIndonesia
CitySurakarta
Period20/07/19 → …

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