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Microplastics contamination of fish from the creeks along the Kenya coast, Western Indian Ocean (WIO)

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Joyce O. Kerubo, Agnes, W.N. Muthumbi , Deborah Robertson-Andersson , John M. Onyari and Edward N. Kimani
» doi: 10.33472/AFJBS.4.3.2022.52-70


Microplastics (MPs) are a global threat to marine life, but information available on the extent of pollution along the Kenya Indian ocean coast is absent. Ingestion of MPs by five common pelagic fish from the region was investigated in this study. Fish tissues were digested in 10% potassium Hydroxide (KOH) at 60°C for 14 h and the MPs separated by floatation method using supersaturated Sodium Chloride (NaCl) solution.

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