Nearshore sediment microplastic monitoring for the Stormwater Action Monitoring (SAM) program, Puget Sound, Western Washington

Category: Fish/Shellfish Research

Published: 2019

Pages: 2

Author(s): Andrew R. Spanjer, Robert W. Black, Abby Barnes, Colin Elliot, Jennifer Lanksbury

  • Microplastic pollution in Puget Sound nearshore sediment is ubiquitous, found in all 25 samples analyzed.
  • Microplastic fibers, such as polyester from clothing, was 300 percent more common than other types of microplastics found.

Suggested citation

Spanjer, A.R, Black, R.W., Barnes, A., Elliot, C., and Lanksbury, J.A. (2019) Nearshore sediment microplastic monitoring for the Stormwater Action Monitoring (SAM) program, Puget Sound, Western Washington. p. 23 in 2018 Salish Sea Toxics Monitoring Synthesis: A Selection of Research. Edited by C.A. James, R. Jordan, M. Langness, J. Lanksbury, D. Lester, S. O’Neill, K. Song, and C. Sullivan. Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program. Tacoma, WA. 88 pp: https://www.eopugetsound.org/articles/2018-salish-sea-toxics-monitoring-synthesis