Department of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries, University of Dar es Salaam Tanzania (Project Lead)
|Year of Approval:||2018|
|Project Country:||Kenya and Tanzania|
|Investigators:||Daniel A. Shilla|
The project is assessing microplastic pollution in the sediment, water and biota from samples collected from Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Mombasa coastal marine environments. In addition, the project is investigating the uptake of microplastic distribution in the tissue samples, final fate and effects of microplastics in representative of pelagic and benthic marine organisms. The overall goal is to quantify difference in microplastics occurrence and distribution in various aquatic environmental matrices and examine the adsorption of chemicals on microplastics, their ingestion, trophic transfer and chemical release, and a wide array of ecotoxicological effects on invertebrates and vertebrates and to communicate the findings to the public, relevant national and international authorities and decision makers in the region.
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