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Seasonal Tendencies of Microplastics around Coral Reefs in Selected Marine Protected National Parks of Gulf of California, Mexico

PUBLISHED July 21, 2022 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.54985/peeref.2207p2749286)



I.M. Arreola-Alarcon1 , H. Reyes-Bonilla1 , J.S. Sakthi2 , Francisco Rodriguez-Gónzalez3 , M.P. Jonathan2
  1. Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur
  2. Centro Interdisciplinario de Investigaciones y Estudios sobre Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo (CIIEMAD), Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN)
  3. Centro de Desarrollo de Productos Bióticos (CEPROBI), Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN)

Conference / event

Marine Pollution and Ecological Degradation - MPAED 2022, July 2022 (Virtual)

Poster summary

The marine protected areas near the populated and industralized areas are susceptible for the presence of marine plastic debris resulting from anthropogenic activities. This study focuses on the presence of MPs in the sediment beds around coral reef of MPNPs in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Most of the MPs are secondary in origin resulting from man-made and tourists activities.


Microplastics, Corals, Baja California, Sediment

Research areas

Toxicology, Earth Sciences, Ecology and Forestry, Environmental Sciences, Ocean Sciences


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  1. Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur
  2. CIIEMAD, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico

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Competing interests
None declared.
Data availability statement
The datasets generated during and / or analyzed during the current study are available via the provided link.
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Copyright © 2022 Arreola-Alarcon et al. This is an open access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Arreola-Alarcon, I., Reyes-Bonilla, H., Sakthi, J., Rodriguez-Gónzalez, F., Jonathan, M. Seasonal Tendencies of Microplastics around Coral Reefs in Selected Marine Protected National Parks of Gulf of California, Mexico [not peer reviewed]. Peeref 2022 (poster).
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