Table 1 Organisms examined for microplastics.

From: Plastic microfibre ingestion by deep-sea organisms

Sample ID Organism ID Phylum Organism Locality Depth (m) Fibre ID Material Class §
JC094-201 Anemone Cnidaria Equatorial mid-Atlantic 836 None N/A N/A
JC094-224 Armoured holothurian (sea cucumber) Echinodermata Equatorial mid-Atlantic 671 None N/A N/A
JC066-3155 Octocoral - Anthomastus Cnidaria SW Indian Ocean 562 None N/A N/A
JC094-212 Holothurian (sea cucumber) Echinodermata Equatorial mid-Atlantic 334 212-1 Natural  
212-2 Modified Acrylic 1
212-3 Natural  
212-4 Cotton  
212-5 Cotton  
212-6 Polyprop 1
JC094-771 Squat Lobster Arthropoda Equatorial mid-Atlantic 611 771-1 Natural  
771-2 Viscose 1
771-3 Cotton  
771-4 Polyester 4
771-5 Viscose 2
771-6 Natural  
*JC094-767 Zoanthid on bamboo coral Cnidaria Equatorial mid-Atlantic 1783 767-1 Viscose 4
767-2 Natural  
767-3 Natural  
JC066-3717 Sea pen (octocoral) Cnidaria SW Indian Ocean 954 3717-1 Viscose 3
3717-2 Natural  
3717-3 Natural  
3717-4 Polyester 1
JC066-702 Hermit Crab Arthropoda SW Indian Ocean 1062 702-1 Acrylic 1
702-2 Synthetic (nylon or polyethylene) 1
702-3 Natural  
702-4 Natural  
702-5 Natural  
702-6 Polyester 2
702-7 Polyprop 2
702-8 Acrylic 2
JC066-702 Zoanthid Cnidaria SW Indian Ocean 1062 702-9 Modified acrylic 2
702-10 Polyester 3
  1. *Fibres found on exterior of organism.
  2. § Fibre classes differentiated as in ref. 37 (Table S1).
  3. polyprop is an abbreviation of polypropylene.