Determination of microplastic pollution of five different lagoon areas on the Adana coast (NE Mediterranean Coast of Turkey)

Project period: 2021-2023

Funder: Çukurova Üniversitesi Bilimsel Araştırma Projeleri Birimi

Project Team: Prof. Dr. Cem Çevik, Doç. Dr. Sedat Gündoğdu, Dr. Ferhat Büyükdeveci, Dr. İrem Nur Yeşilyurt

Microplastic pollution is becoming an increasing problem in all seas of the world. The number of studies on this subject in marine environments globally and Turkey is increasing day by day. However, the number of studies revealing microplastic pollution in freshwater and lagoon environments is quite limited. This study covers Çamlık, Yelkoma, Ağyatan, Akyatan and Tuzla lagoons in Adana region. In this context, with this project, the microplastic pollution of these lagoons, which are both protected areas and where fish are produced at a significant level, will be revealed. The project aims to reveal the presence of microplastics in surface waters, sediment, and stomach/digestive tract of some fish species.


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