Microplastics on the beaches of the jericoacoara national park (ceará, brazil)

, Teixeira Luan Fokin, Prado Beatriz, Labuto Geórgia, Semensatto Décio.

The Jericoacoara National Park (Ceará, Brazil) receives thousands of tourists to visit some of its beaches and natural attractions. The park covers 8850 ha of natural dunes, lagoons, and beaches. Next to the park is the village of Jericoacoara, which is outside the protected area. The village hosts most of the tourists and offers leisure activities and local commerce. We collected superficial sediment samples (25x25 cm, 2 cm deep) at the upper limit of the intertidal zone on beaches in the village and the park to estimate microplastic pollution (

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