Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2531-2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2531-2021
Research article
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03 Jun 2021
Research article |  | 03 Jun 2021

A pilot study about microplastics and mesoplastics in an Antarctic glacier

Miguel González-Pleiter, Gissell Lacerot, Carlos Edo, Juan Pablo Lozoya, Francisco Leganés, Francisca Fernández-Piñas, Roberto Rosal, and Franco Teixeira-de-Mello

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Plastics have been found in several compartments in Antarctica. However, there is currently no evidence of their presence on Antarctic glaciers. Our pilot study is the first report of plastic pollution presence on an Antarctic glacier.