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Front. Mar. Sci., 01 May 2018 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00127

Corrigendum: Frequency of Microplastics in Mesopelagic Fishes from the Northwest Atlantic

  • 1Earth and Ocean Sciences and Ryan Institute, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland
  • 2Zoology and Ryan Institute, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland
  • 3Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geoscience, Earth and Ocean Sciences, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland
  • 4Perkin Elmer, Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
  • 5School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, MaREI Centre, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

A corrigendum on
Frequency of Microplastics in Mesopelagic Fishes from the Northwest Atlantic

by Wieczorek, A. M., Morrison, L., Croot, P. L., Allcock, A. L., MacLoughlin, E., Savard, O., et al. (2018). Front. Mar. Sci. 5:39. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00039

1: In paragraph 2 of the Discussion section the retracted article by Lönnstedt and Eklöv (2016) was mistakenly cited in the manuscript. While the authors were aware of the retraction it was accidentally introduced. It should be replaced by Carpenter et al. (1972) who also showed ingestion of microplastics by fish larvae.

In the original article, we incorrectly cited Lönnstedt and Eklöv (2016), as follows:

“Indeed the most common prey of mesopelagic fish are copepods, euphausiids, amphipods, larvae, and decapods and all have been reported to ingest microplastics (Setälä et al., 2014; Desforges and Ross, 2015; Lönnstedt and Eklöv, 2016).”

This reference should be replaced with the following:

“Indeed the most common prey of mesopelagic fish are copepods, euphausiids, amphipods, larvae, and decapods and all have been reported to ingest microplastics (Carpenter et al., 1972; Setälä et al., 2014; Desforges and Ross, 2015).”

2: In the sixth sentence of the abstract it states that samples were collected 1,200 km due west of Newfoundland. This should have stated “east” of Newfoundland. The authors very much apologize for these mistakes. These errors do not change the scientific conclusions of the article in any way.

The original article has been updated.

Conflict of Interest Statement

The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.

References

Carpenter, E. J., Anderson, S. J., Harvey, G. R., Miklas, H. P., and Peck, B. B. (1972). Polystyrene Spherules in Coastal Waters. Science 178, 749–750. doi: 10.1126/science.178.4062.749

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Lönnstedt, O. M., and Eklöv, P. (2016). Environmentally relevant concentrations of microplastic particles influence larval fish ecology. Science 6290, 1213–1216. doi: 10.1126/science.aad8828

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Setälä, O., Fleming-Lehtinen, V., and Lehtiniemi, M. (2014). Ingestion and transfer of microplastics in the planktonic food web. Environ. Pollut. 185, 77–83. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2013.10.013

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Keywords: myctophids, marine litter, micro-FTIR, fibres, eddy, deep sea, biogeochemical cycling, carbon sequestration

Citation: Wieczorek AM, Morrison L, Croot PL, Allcock AL, MacLoughlin E, Savard O, Brownlow H and Doyle TK (2018) Corrigendum: Frequency of Microplastics in Mesopelagic Fishes from the Northwest Atlantic. Front. Mar. Sci. 5:127. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00127

Received: 12 March 2018; Accepted: 26 March 2018;
Published: 01 May 2018.

Edited and reviewed by: Angel Borja, Centro Tecnológico Experto en Innovación Marina y Alimentaria (AZTI), Spain

Copyright © 2018 Wieczorek, Morrison, Croot, Allcock, MacLoughlin, Savard, Brownlow and Doyle. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

*Correspondence: Alina M. Wieczorek, alina.wieczorek@nuigalway.ie