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Dilution characteristics of riverine input contaminants in the Seto Inland Sea.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 19;141:91-103. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Key laboratory of Marine Environment and Ecology, Ocean University of China, Ministry of Education, 238 Songling Road, Qingdao 266100, China; Laboratory for Marine Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, Qingdao 266071, China.

Riverine input is an important source of contaminants in the marine environments. Based on a hydrodynamic model, the dilution characteristics of riverine contaminants in the Seto Inland Sea and their controlling factors were studied. Results showed that contaminant concentration was high in summer and low in winter. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.02.029DOI Listing
April 2019
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Microplastic pollution in the surface sediments collected from Sishili Bay, North Yellow Sea, China.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 16;141:9-15. Epub 2019 Feb 16.

Research and Development Center for Efficient Utilization of Coastal Bioresources, Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yantai 264003, PR China. Electronic address:

As a new emergence pollutant, microplastic has aroused wide concern from both scholars and the public. In this study, microplastic pollution in surface sediments from 28 stations in Sishili Bay was investigated. The average abundance of microplastics was 499. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.02.021DOI Listing
April 2019
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Remediation efficiency of different methods for rapid-response of microbiological and/or organic matter contaminated beach sand: A laboratory study.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 19;141:84-90. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Universidade do Vale do Itajaí, Laboratório de Remediação Ambiental, Itajaí, SC 88302-202, Brazil. Electronic address:

In this article we compare the efficiency of different methods of rapid-response remediation of beach sand contaminated with microbiological and/or organic matter. Contaminated beach sands were treated in laboratory by different treatment methods (i.e. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.02.020DOI Listing

Stranded whale shark (Rhincodon typus) reveals vulnerability of filter-feeding elasmobranchs to marine litter in the Philippines.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 19;141:79-83. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Graduate School, Department of Natural Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Southeastern Philippines, Davao City, Philippines.

Marine litter has adversely affected many marine species. However, information on its impacts on filter-feeding elasmobranchs (such as the whale shark, Rhinocodon typus) is scarce. The Philippines is an essential habitat for whale sharks, and the lack of data on marine litter and its effects on these organisms in the country is concerning. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.02.030DOI Listing
April 2019
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Effects of ocean warming and acidification on fertilization success and early larval development in the green sea urchin Lytechinus variegatus.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 18;141:70-78. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Department of Marine and Environmental Science, Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Nova Southeastern University, Dania Beach, FL, USA. Electronic address:

Ocean acidification and warming are predicted to affect the early life of many marine organisms, but their effects can be synergistic or antagonistic. This study assessed the combined effects of near-future (2100) ocean acidification (pH 7.8) and warming (+3 °C) on the fertilization, larval development and growth of the green sea urchin, Lytechinus variegatus, common in tropical reefs of Florida and the Caribbean. Read More

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The important role of marine debris networks to prevent and reduce ocean plastic pollution.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 29;141:657-662. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

International Waste Platform.

Societal change is needed to prevent and reduce the growth in the amount of solid waste entering the sea. Marine debris networks cover a broad range of activities in order to protect our oceans. By following a common vision and a collective systematic approach they are capable of creating synergies between all relevant stakeholders that result in reducing the flow of waste into our oceans. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.01.034DOI Listing

Synergistic reduction of a native key herbivore performance by two non-indigenous invasive algae.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 18;141:649-654. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Villa Comunale, Naples 80121, Italy.

Native generalist grazers can control the populations of non-indigenous invasive algae (NIIA). Here, it was found that the simultaneous consumption of two co-occurring NIIA, Caulerpa cylindracea and C. taxifolia var. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.02.073DOI Listing
April 2019
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Free-living dinoflagellates of the central Red Sea, Saudi Arabia: Variability, new records and potentially harmful species.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 15;141:629-648. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Red Sea Research Center, Division of Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Jeddah 23955, Saudi Arabia.

The diversity of free-living dinoflagellates in the coastal areas of the central Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, was studied from April 2016 to March 2017. A total of 106 dinoflagellates belonging to 36 genera, 20 families and 7 orders were identified and characterized using light microscopy. Of these, 47 taxa were potentially harmful, and 60 taxa were recorded for the first time from the Red Sea. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.03.012DOI Listing
April 2019
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Caribbean gorgonian octocorals cope with nutrient enrichment.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 14;141:621-628. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Department of Biology, University of Mississippi, University, MS, 38677, USA. Electronic address:

Corals inhabit oligotrophic waters, thriving amidst limited nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous. When nutrient levels increase, usually due to human activity, the symbiosis of dinoflagellates (family Symbiodiniaceae) with scleractinian corals can break down. Although gorgonian corals dominate many Caribbean reefs, the impact of enrichment on them and their algae is understudied. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.02.067DOI Listing
April 2019
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Environmental status of Israel's Mediterranean coastal waters: Setting reference conditions and thresholds for nutrients, chlorophyll-a and suspended particulate matter.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 14;141:612-620. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research, The National Institute of Oceanography, Israel.

Criteria for eutrophication related parameters to achieve and preserve good environmental status (GES) of the oligotrophic Israeli Mediterranean coast were proposed for nutrients, chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) and suspended particulate matter (SPM) concentrations. The criteria were derived from current conditions, the best choice for the area that has undergone large and irreversible ecological changes compared to the pristine background. A five-year data set (2010-2014, ca. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.02.070DOI Listing

Ongoing biodegradation of Deepwater Horizon oil in Beach Sands: Insights from tracing petroleum carbon into microbial biomass.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 04 13;141:611. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 29208, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.03.015DOI Listing
April 2019
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Phosphorus chemical speciation and seasonal variations in surface sediments of the Maowei Sea, northern Beibu Gulf.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 18;141:61-69. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), Shenzhen 518055, China.

This study presents the distribution, seasonal variations and factors influencing phosphorus (P) forms in surface sediments from the Maowei Sea. P forms were measured using the sequential extraction (SEDEX) procedures. Inorganic P (IP) was the predominant chemical form of total P (TP). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.02.023DOI Listing

Non-native plant species in the Atlantico Department Coastal Dune Systems, Caribbean of Colombia: A new management challenge.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 13;141:603-610. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Programa de Biologia, Facultad de Ciencias Básicas, Universidad del Atlántico, Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia.

Although coastal dunes exhibit typical vegetation which involves species adapted to extreme environmental conditions, the mobilization and colonization by non-native species represents a challenge in its conservation and management. In this work, eight dune systems located along the Atlantico Department, Caribbean coast of Colombia were surveyed, finding within them the presence of two plant species recognized as invasive: Calotropis procera and Cryptostegia madagascariensis. The impacts of these two invasive plant species can be significant at all ecological levels in the dune systems. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.03.009DOI Listing

Characterising the deterioration of different plastics in air and seawater.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 13;141:595-602. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Marine Biology and Ecology Research Centre, School of Biological and Marine Sciences, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

In situ studies of plastic deterioration can help us understand the longevity of macroplastic as well as the generation of microplastics in the environment. Photo-oxidation contributing to the generation of microplastics in the marine environment was explored using four types of plastic (polyethene, polystyrene, poly(ethylene terephthalate) and Biothene® exposed in light and in shade, in both air and sea water. Metrics for deterioration were tensile extensibility and oxidation rate. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.02.068DOI Listing
April 2019
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Exploring bacterial functionality in mangrove sediments and its capability to overcome anthropogenic activity.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 13;141:586-594. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Department of Soil Science, ESALQ/USP, University of São Paulo, Piracicaba, Brazil. Electronic address:

Mangrove forests are highly productive yet vulnerable ecosystems that act as important carbon sinks ("blue carbon"). The objective of this work was to analyze the impact of anthropogenic activities on microbiome structure and functioning. The metagenomic analysis revealed that the taxonomic compositions were grossly similar across all mangrove microbiomes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.03.001DOI Listing
April 2019
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Generation of large pollution patches via collisions of sticky floating parcels driven by wind and surface currents.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 13;141:573-585. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Department of Cybernetics, School of Science, Tallinn University of Technology, Akadeemia tee 21, 12618 Tallinn, Estonia; Estonian Academy of Sciences, Kohtu 6, 10130 Tallinn, Estonia.

We study the evolution of large systems of sticky patches of pollution that float on the sea surface and are moved around by realistic wind and simulated surface currents. The study area is the Gulf of Finland in the eastern Baltic Sea that hosts extremely heavy cargo and tanker traffic. It is assumed that patches merge at collision. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.02.039DOI Listing

Do beachrocks affect microplastic deposition on the strandline of sandy beaches?

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 13;141:569-572. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Laboratory of Ecology and Management of Estuarine and Coastal Environments, Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Av. Da Arquitetura s/n, 500740-540 Recife, PE, Brazil.

The strandline is one of the first deposition habitats of microplastics before they are integrated to the beach as a standing stock or finally removed. Beaches, entirely or partially protected by beachrocks, have different sediment dynamics and therefore may present variation in microplastic deposition. The aim of this work was to test if protected and unprotected (i. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.03.010DOI Listing

Dispersal of potentially pathogenic bacteria by plastic debris in Guanabara Bay, RJ, Brazil.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 12;141:561-568. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Programa de Pós Graduação em Biologia Marinha e Ambientes Costeiros, Universidade Federal Fluminense - UFF, Campus Valonguinho, Instituto de Biologia Outeiro de São João Batista s/n - Centro, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Laboratório de Microbiologia Ambiental e de Alimentos, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Campus Faculdade de Formação de Professores - FFP, Rio de Janeiro, Rua Francisco Portela 1147, Patronato, São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Analyses of thermotolerant coliform and heterotrophic bacteria as well as Escherichia coli and Vibrio species were carried out on plastic samples and in the surrounding waters of Guanabara Bay to evaluate plastic debris as vehicles of bacterial dispersal. Chemical characterizations of plastics were performed using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Plastic debris with high coliform contents were found, while their respective water samples had only low titers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.02.064DOI Listing
April 2019
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Variability of organic nitrogen and its role in regulating phytoplankton in the eastern Arabian Sea.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 12;141:550-560. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula 403 004, Goa, India.

The relative importance of organic nitrogen (ON) and inorganic nitrogen (IN) as nitrogen sources for the phytoplankton communities were studied through a seasonal time series of nitrogen species in the eastern Arabian Sea. Seasonal data on nitrogen species showed that ON dominates the system throughout the year and account for >90% of the total nitrogen (TN) during north east monsoon (NEM). The average ON concentration in the study region was 11. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.02.036DOI Listing
April 2019
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Heavy metal tolerance and polychlorinated biphenyl oxidation in bacterial communities inhabiting the Pasvik River and the Varanger Fjord area (Arctic Norway).

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 12;141:535-549. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Institute for the Biological Resources and Marine Biotechnology, National Research Council (IRBIM-CNR), Spianata San Raineri 86, 98122 Messina, Italy; Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences, University of Messina, Viale Ferdinando Stagno d'Alcontres 31, 98166 Messina, Italy. Electronic address:

Heavy metals (HMs) and polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) enter the Arctic environment through a variety of anthropogenic sources with deleterious effects towards biota and public health. Bacteria first transfer toxic compounds to higher trophic levels and, due to the tight link existing between prokaryotic community functions and the type and concentration of contaminants, they may be useful indicator of pollution events and potential toxicity to other forms of life. The occurrence and abundance of HM-tolerant and PCB-oxidizing bacteria in the sub-Arctic Pasvik river area, heavily impacted by anthropogenic modifications, was related to HM and PCB contamination. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.01.070DOI Listing
April 2019
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Monitoring of trace metal accumulation in two South African farmed mussel species, Mytilus galloprovincialis and Choromytilus meridionalis.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 12;141:529-534. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Department of Animal Sciences, Faculty of AgriSciences, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7600, South Africa; Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, University of Queensland, Coopers Plains, QLD 4108, Australia. Electronic address:

Mussels pose health risks to consumers through accumulation of trace metals from the ocean. Saldanha Bay, South Africa, has heavy industry and international shipping, creating concerns over pollution levels for aquaculture facilities. Samples of C. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.03.007DOI Listing
April 2019
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Occurrence of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls in sediment and fish in Cau Hai lagoon of Central Vietnam: Human health risk assessment.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 12;141:521-528. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Analytical, Environmental and Geo-Chemistry Laboratory, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.

This is the first study on polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in fish from the Cau Hai lagoon, a part of the largest coastal lagoon in Southeast Asia. Seven selected PCB congeners and organochlorine pesticides in sediments and edible fish tissues were quantified by GC-MS. The sum of ICES-7 PCB and DDTs concentrations in fish species consumed regularly and of economic value were in ranges 26-43 ng g lw and 182-277 ng g lw, respectively. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.03.006DOI Listing
April 2019
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The role of Cymodocea nodosa on the dynamics of trace elements in different marine environmental compartments at the Mar Menor Lagoon (Spain).

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 18;141:52-60. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Food Science, University of Alicante, P. O. Box 99, 03080 Alicante, Spain.

During mining activities historically developed at Sierra Minera (Cartagena-La Unión, Spain), high amounts of trace elements were discharged to the Mar Menor coastal lagoon mainly through El Beal Wadi. The objective of this study is to establish the role played by the Cymodocea nodosa in the coastal marine dynamics of trace elements at the mouth of the wadi. To this end, the content of nine trace elements (As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn) in different marine environmental compartments (i. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.02.019DOI Listing

Heavy metals inter-annual variability and distribution in the Yangtze River estuary sediment, China.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 11;141:514-520. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

East China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, Shanghai, China.

A better understanding of the relationships between heavy metal pollution and sediment sources in different aquatic environments of estuary is needed. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the levels and spatial distribution of heavy metals (Cu, Zn, Pb, Cd, Hg, and As) of surface sediments collected from 20 stations in the Yangtze River estuary from 2012 to 2016. The results showed that an overall decreasing trend in the concentration of these six types of heavy metals with distance from the shoreline. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.03.008DOI Listing
April 2019
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Different stories told by small and large microplastics in sediment - first report of microplastic concentrations in an urban recipient in Norway.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 11;141:501-513. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, 27483 Helgoland, Germany.

Microplastics (MP) in sediments from discharge sites for wastewater and deposition sites in deep regions in an urban fjord in Norway were extracted by density separation in a Microplastic Sediment Separator with ZnCl. Particles (>11 μm) were identified using FTIR. Twenty different polymer types were identified, at concentrations from 12,000 to 200,000 particles kg dw. Read More

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April 2019
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Boat noise affects the early life history of two damselfishes.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 11;141:493-500. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and Department of Marine Biology and Aquaculture, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

Anthropogenic noise can have a negative effect on the physiology and survival of marine fishes. Most research has focused on later life-stages, and few studies have investigated the effects of human-induced noise on embryogenesis. The current study investigated whether playback of motorboat noise affected the embryogenesis of the coral reef damselfishes, Amphiprion melanopus and Acanthochromis polyacanthus. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.02.054DOI Listing
April 2019
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Association to vegetated habitats and different vulnerability to habitat degradation for two fish species, Epinephelus areolatus (Serranidae) and Siganus canaliculatus (Siganidae), from the western Arabian Gulf.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 10;141:482-492. Epub 2019 Mar 10.

Marine Studies Section, Center for Environment and Waters, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia.

Epinephelus areolatus and Siganus canaliculatus are two species of fisheries importance associated with vegetated habitats, which are in turn threatened by human activities such as land filling. We tested their associations with vegetated habitats in the Arabian Gulf and examined essential life history traits to infer their vulnerability to the degradation of vegetated habitats. Epinephelus areolatus is found to be more abundant at deeper offshore vegetated habitats, while S. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.03.011DOI Listing

Comparison of prediction model using spatial discriminant analysis for marine water quality index in mangrove estuarine zones.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 9;141:472-481. Epub 2019 Mar 9.

Faculty Bioresources and Food Industry, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), Besut Campus, 22200 Besut, Terengganu, Malaysia.

The prediction models of MWQI in mangrove and estuarine zones were constructed. The 2011-2015 data employed in this study entailed 13 parameters from six monitoring stations in West Malaysia. Spatial discriminant analysis (SDA) had recommended seven significant parameters to develop the MWQI which were DO, TSS, O&G, PO, Cd, Cr and Zn. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.02.045DOI Listing
April 2019
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Insensitivities of a subtropical productive coastal plankton community and trophic transfer to ocean acidification: Results from a microcosm study.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 9;141:462-471. Epub 2019 Mar 9.

State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, College of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China. Electronic address:

Ocean acidification (OA) has potential to affect marine phytoplankton in ways that are partly understood, but there is less knowledge about how it may alter the coupling to secondary producers. We investigated the effects of OA on phytoplankton primary production, and its trophic transfer to zooplankton in a subtropical eutrophic water (Wuyuan Bay, China) under present day (400 μatm) and projected end-of-century (1000 μatm) pCO levels. Net primary production was unaffected, although OA did lead to small decreases in growth rates. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.03.002DOI Listing

Impact of environmental variables on fouling bryozoan species in the Eastern Aegean Sea.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 18;141:46-51. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Dokuz Eylul University, Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology, 35340 Inciralti, Izmir, Turkey.

Bryozoans are the major component of marine macro-fouling communities. In the study, the relations between bryozoan species and environmental variables were investigated at seven stations along the Aegean coast in August and December 2015. Constant bryozoan species in both sampling periods were Bugula neritina, Amathia verticillata, Shizoporella errata, Cryptosula pallasiana and Celleporaria brunnea. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.01.060DOI Listing

Marine litter on the Baltic seafloor collected by the international fish-trawl survey.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 8;141:448-461. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Thuenen Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries, Germany.

Marine litter is a global concern. Since most of the litter sinks, understanding the composition of benthic marine litter is crucial for addressing this concern. However, high costs of seafloor monitoring inhibit such understanding. Read More

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April 2019
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Effect of invasive ctenophores Mnemiopsis leidyi and Beroe ovata on low trophic webs of the Black Sea ecosystem.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 8;141:434-447. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Institute of Oceanology BAS, 40 Parvi Mai street, 9000 Varna, Bulgaria.

The study focuses on the impact of life excretion and mucus released by the "biological pollutants" invasive ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi and its predator Beroe ovata on the marine environment and lower trophic levels of the Black Sea ecosystem (bacteria, pico-phytoplankton, nano-autotrophic/heterotrophic flagellates, micro-phytoplankton, chlorophyll a, primary production (PP), micro-zooplankton). The chemical and biological variables were analysed in two sets of lab experiments with natural communities from mesotrophic (Gelendzhik) and eutrophic (Varna) coastal waters. While both species altered the chemical properties of experimental media, exerting structural and functional changes in the low food-web biological compartments, the results showed a stronger effect of B. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.02.049DOI Listing

Shelf-life and labels: A cheap dating tool for seafloor macro litter? Insights from MEDITS surveys in Sardinian sea.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 8;141:430-433. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Dipartimento di Scienze della vita e dell'ambiente, Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Via Tommaso Fiorelli 1, 09126 Cagliari, Italy.

The global plastic economy demands to reduce the flow of plastic into oceans and promote remedial actions for already accumulated seafloor litter. In this perspective, baseline levels of contamination and tools for dating litter items in order to assess the efficacy of those actions, are thus needed. In this note we discuss the utility of introducing the acquisition of shelf-life and labels features from litter items into already established standardized protocols such as the one proposed by MEDiterranean International Trawl Survey (MEDITS). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.03.004DOI Listing

Lessons from photo analyses of Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures as tools to detect (bio-)geographical, spatial, and environmental effects.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 8;141:420-429. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et d'Ecologie marine et continentale (IMBE), CNRS, Aix Marseille Univ, IRD, Avignon Univ, Marseille, France.. Electronic address:

We investigated the validity of Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS) as monitoring tools for hard bottoms across a wide geographic and environmental range. We deployed 36 ARMS in the northeast Atlantic, northwest Mediterranean, Adriatic and Red Sea at 7-17 m depth. After 12-16 months, community composition was inferred from photographs, in six plate-faces for each ARMS. Read More

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Plastic waste occurrence on a beach off southwestern Luzon, Philippines.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 8;141:416-419. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

School of Environmental Science and Management, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna, Philippines.

The Philippines is one of the countries with the highest plastic waste inputs into the ocean yet there is dearth of information on the level of contamination by plastic wastes in local marine ecosystems. This study aims to provide a plastic litter profile in a local beach as an initial report on plastic waste contamination in a typical coast. Likewise, microplastic (MP) occurrence is measured to establish baseline data on MP level. Read More

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Quantifying sediment dynamics on an inshore coral reef: Putting algal turfs in perspective.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 7;141:404-415. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

College of Science and Engineering, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville 4811, QLD, Australia. Electronic address:

Increased sediment loads within algal turfs, can be highly detrimental to coral reef systems. However, significant knowledge gaps remain in relation to sediment dynamics, especially linking suspended sediments, sedimentation and turf-bound sediments. To examine these links, a series of different methods for quantifying suspended sediments, sedimentation and the accumulation of turf sediments were compared, simultaneously, on an inner-shelf reef. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.02.071DOI Listing

Metagenomic analysis of tarball-associated bacteria from Goa, India.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 7;141:398-403. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Biological Oceanography Division, CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, 403004, Goa, India. Electronic address:

The beaches of Goa state in India are frequently polluted with tarballs, specifically during pre-monsoon and monsoon seasons. Tarballs contain hydrocarbons, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which pose significant environmental risks. Microbes associated with tarballs reportedly possess capabilities to degrade toxic hydrocarbons present in tarballs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.02.040DOI Listing
April 2019
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Effects of abalone (Haliotis discus hannai Ino) and kelp (Saccharina japonica) mariculture on sources, distribution, and preservation of sedimentary organic carbon in Ailian Bay, China: Identified by coupling stable isotopes (δC and δN) with C/N ratio analyses.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 7;141:387-397. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Key Laboratory of Mariculture, Ministry of Education, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, Shandong Province 266003, China; Function Laboratory for Marine Fisheries Science and Food Production Processes, Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, Qingdao, Shandong Province 266100, China.

To investigate the effects of mariculture on the sources, distribution and preservation of sedimentary organic carbon (SOC), sediments from an mariculture area in Ailian Bay, China, and a control area were analyzed for grain size composition, total organic carbon (TOC), total nitrogen (TN), carbon/nitrogen (C/N) ratio, and stable carbon and nitrogen isotopic composition (δC and δN). The sedimentary type of sediments in study area was clay silt. TOC, TN, C/N, δC, and δN ranged from 0. Read More

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April 2019
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Metal pollution affects both native and non-indigenous biofouling recruitment in a subtropical island system.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 6;141:373-386. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Quinta do Lorde Marina, Sítio da Piedade, 9200 - 044, Caniçal, Madeira, Portugal; Centre of IMAR of the University of the Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries, Rua Prof. Dr. Frederico Machado, 4, PT-9901-862 Horta, Azores, Portugal; Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater, MD 21037, USA.

Hull fouling has been a driving force behind the development of most modern marine antifouling coatings that mainly contain copper based biocides to inhibit growth of fouling organisms. Despite these efforts, several non-indigenous species continue to be transferred via hull-fouling worldwide. In this study we designed a disturbance gradient with three commercial antifouling paints applied to PVC settling plates with different concentrations of copper oxide and allowed colonization of fouling communities in four marinas located at the Madeira Archipelago (NE Atlantic). Read More

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Marine contamination and cytogenotoxic effects of fluoxetine in the tropical brown mussel Perna perna.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 6;141:366-372. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Universidade Santa Cecília, Rua Oswaldo Cruz 266, Santos, SP CEP:11045-907, Brazil; Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Rua Maria Máximo 168, Santos, SP CEP 11030-100, Brazil. Electronic address:

Concerns are growing about the presence of fluoxetine (FLX) in environmental matrices, as well as its harmful effects on non-target organisms. FLX in aquatic ecosystems has been detected in a range varying from pg/L to ng/L, while adverse effects have been reported in several organisms inhabiting freshwater and marine environments. The present study quantifies FLX concentrations in seawater samples from Santos Bay, Brazil and assesses metabolic responses and sublethal effects on the tropical brown mussel Perna perna. Read More

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April 2019
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Response to the editorial "Fake news" (Feb. 2018) by Prof. Brian Morton.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 04 6;141:363-365. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Dept. of Life and Environmental System Science, Graduate School of NanoBio Sciences, Yokohama City Univ., 22-2 Seto, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama 236-0027, Japan.

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April 2019
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Negative effects of warming on seagrass seedlings are not exacerbated by invasive algae.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 16;141:36-45. Epub 2019 Feb 16.

Instituto Mediterráneo de Estudios Avanzados, IMEDEA (CSIC-UIB), Miquel Marques 21, 07190 Esporles, Illes Balears, Spain; Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, 104 Nash Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA.

The observed and projected rise in sea surface temperature challenges marine biodiversity worldwide, and particularly in temperate ecosystems dealing with the arrival of novel species of tropical provenance. When the impacted biota are early life stages of ecosystem engineers, the effects of those impacts are of major concern for ecologists and coastal managers. We experimentally examined the individual and potential additive effects of seawater warming and the presence of the invasive algae on the development of seedlings of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica in a three-month mesocosm experiment. Read More

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Fate of particle-bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the river-influenced continental margin of the northern Gulf of Mexico.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 5;141:350-362. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

College of the Coast and Environment, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, United States of America.

This study utilizes suspended particles and seafloor sediments collected from the northern Gulf of Mexico (GOM) continental margin to study the fate, transport, residence times and accumulation rates of particle-bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Total particulate-PAHs and particulate organic carbon (POC) varied between 0.9 and 7. Read More

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Diversity and abundance of antibiotic resistance of bacteria during the seedling period in marine fish cage-culture areas of Hainan, China.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 5;141:343-349. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Key Laboratory of South China Sea Fishery Resources Exploitation & Utilization, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, South China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, Guangzhou 510300, China. Electronic address:

Antibiotic resistance has become an important focus of research in the aquaculture environment. However, few studies have evaluated antibiotic resistance during the seedling period in marine fish cage-culture areas. In this study, culture-dependent methods and quantitative polymerase chain reaction were used to identify and detect cultivable heterotrophic antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs), respectively, during the seedling period in a marine fish cage-culture areas of Hainan, China. Read More

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Monitoring of sessile and mobile epifauna - Considerations for non-indigenous species.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 5;141:332-342. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Marine Research Centre, Finnish Environment Institute, Latokartanonkaari 11, 00790 Helsinki, Finland.

The present study aimed to develop monitoring methods for shallow water sessile and mobile epifauna with the main focus on enhancing the chance of early detection for new non-indigenous species (NIS) invasions. The field sampling was conducted between June and September in 2012, in the Archipelago Sea (Finland). The tested monitoring methods included baited traps that capture organisms and habitat collectors that provide habitat and refuges for organisms, as well as fouling plates. Read More

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April 2019
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Benthic community status and mobilization of Ni, Cu and Co at abandoned sea deposits for mine tailings in SW Norway.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 5;141:318-331. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Norwegian Institute for Water Research-NIVA, Oslo, Norway.

During 1960-94 tailings from an ilmenite mine in southwest Norway were placed in sea deposits in a sheltered fjord and a more exposed coastal basin. In 2015 both deposit sites were sampled to assess the state of metal contamination and macrobenthic communities 20-30 years after deposition was ended. The results showed that nickel and copper still exceeded environmental quality standards in sediment and pore water from the 0-1 cm layer, and fluxes of nickel, copper and cobalt to the overlying water was high compared to adjacent reference stations. Read More

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Monitoring the antioxidant activities by extracting the polyphenolic contents of algae collected from the Bosphorus.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 4;141:313-317. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Istanbul University, Institute of Marine Science and Management, Department of Chemical Oceanography, Vefa, 34134 Istanbul, Turkey.

The identification and quantification of ascorbic acid, phenolic acids and flavonoids were carried out simultaneously with a rapid method of reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC). Total flavonoid contents were being determined by UV-Vis spectrophotometry, and total phenolic contents were determined by UV-Vis spectrophotometry using the Folin-Ciocalteu Reagent (FCR) method. In all of the individual contents and total phenolic content analysis, the best results were obtained with the methanol-water solvent system. Read More

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April 2019
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Effect of P-glycoprotein regulation on cadmium exhaustion from Crassostrea gigas.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 2;141:307-312. Epub 2019 Mar 2.

College of Food Science and Engineering, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266003, China. Electronic address:

P-glycoprotein (P-gp) is a molecular pump, responsible for extruding xenobiotics. The aim of the study was to demonstrate the role of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) in cadmium (Cd) exhaustion. The activity of P-gp was regulated in Crassostrea gigas, which was previously exposed to Cd by using rifampicin (inducer) and verapamil (inhibitor), respectively. Read More

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Vertical profiles of Sr activities in seawater in the Greenland Sea, Chukchi Sea and Arctic Ocean.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Apr 2;141:299-306. Epub 2019 Mar 2.

North China Sea Environmental Monitoring Center, State Oceanic Administration, Qingdao 266033, China.

The Sr activities of seawater were investigated in the high-latitude region of the Arctic Ocean from August-September 2017. The Sr activities in seawater in the Chukchi Sea, central Arctic Ocean and East Greenland Sea were 0.31-2. Read More

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April 2019
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