Data for: Hudson River juvenile Blueback herring avoid consuming microplastics

Published: 27 Jul 2019 | Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/s45rhrs5cf.1
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Description of this data

Each fish in this dataset was captured in the summer of 2016 in the Hudson River near Coxsackie, NY via beach seine.

PrelimFish: spec #, total length (mm), weight (g), species, and comments of all fish

FishDietData: zooplankton counts and microplastic counts within the gut of all fish, zooplankton counts and microplastic counts within the stream sample, zooplankton counts and microplastics counts within each lab control; microplastics are subdivided by both color and type

CompData: compilation of zooplankton/plastic counts and relevant PrelimFish data into one chart, removal of data points that had been compromised (dropped, spilled, mislabelled, etc), includes calculated totals per type and color

Cor&calc: CompData + calculations for the proportion of each diet/stream sample made up of each color/type of plastic, proportion of each diet/stream sample made up of zooplankton, proportion of each diet/stream sample made up of plastic as a whole, Jacob's Modified Electivity (JME) Index for each color/type of plastic in each gut, JME for zooplankton in each gut, repeats of final row of data for ease of computation; all diet samples were adjusted based on the lab control and the stream sample was adjusted based on the stream control

FishFinaltxt: Cor&calc data but only the columns needed for statistical analysis (totals, proportions, and JME's... no individual counts, excludes stream samples and controls)

UsedForStats: subset of the data that was used for statistical analysis (only includes the portion of the cor&calc data that was analyzed by the same individual who analyzed the stream sample, only includes blueback herring)

Rresults: summary of results obtained by analyzing UsedForStats in R

Abbreviation key:
Red highlight - sample was compromised, data removed from analysis
OthZoo - all other zooplankton taxa
Daph - daphnia
Amph - amphipod
FlyLarv - fly larva
Invert - recording mistake, this data point was removed from final analysis
Ins larv - insect larva
Tot - total
Org - organic material
Red - red plastic
Or - orange plastic
Yel - yellow plastic
Grn - green plastic
Blu - blue plastic
Pur - purple plastic
Wht - white plastic
Clr - clear plastic
Blk - black plastic
Gry - gray plastic
Gld - gold plastic
Brwn - brown plastic
Tan - tan plastic
Fib - fiber
Flm - film
Frg - fragment
Fm - foam
Bd - bead
LC - lab control
TOTAL - total number of particles (organic + plastic)
Prp - proportion (proportion of the total diet made up of this type of particle)
JME - Jacob's Modified Electivity Index
Plas - plastic
CondInd - coefficient of condition (unitless)
Sig - significant (yes/no)
Dir - direction (positive/negative)

Experiment data files

This data is associated with the following publication:

Hudson River juvenile Blueback herring avoid ingesting microplastics

Published in: Marine Pollution Bulletin

Latest version

  • Version 1

    2019-07-27

    Published: 2019-07-27

    DOI: 10.17632/s45rhrs5cf.1

    Cite this dataset

    Ryan, Molly (2019), “Data for: Hudson River juvenile Blueback herring avoid consuming microplastics”, Mendeley Data, v1 http://dx.doi.org/10.17632/s45rhrs5cf.1

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Aquatic Science, Plastics, Fish, Water Pollution, Aquatic Toxicology

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