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Data set name

Dataset of concentrations of chlororganic compounds in biota of the Lithuanian marine waters

Data holding centreDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
CountryLithuania  Lithuania
Time period1997-
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Lithuanian territorial and economic zones, data set limits: 55 19 - 56 02N; 20 20 - 21 05E

Observations 
Parameters

Concentration of other organic contaminants in biota

Instruments

Sediment grabs; gas chromatographs

Description 
Summary

The aim of the researches is to determine amounts of chlorinated pesticides in biota and to evaluate year-to-year dynamic of these amounts. These investigations are important as DDT and its metabolites (DDD, DDE), HCH isomers remain for a long time not only in the environment (water, sediment) but accumulates in biota. Researches of chlorinated pesticides in biota have been carried out since 1997 at the site covered Lithuanian territorial and exclusive economic zones according to the Lithuanian and Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) Baltic Sea monitoring programme one time a year. These toxic matters have been investigated in mussel (Macoma baltica, Mytillus edulis) and fish (flounder Platichthys flesus, herring Clupea harengus). The data are fully quality controlled. Systematic certification of laboratories, participation in an international intercalibrations, internal control, introduced managing system for researches' quality, use of high quality reagents determine quality of data. All data is stored in archive (in table forms on paper) and is saved on hard disk.

OriginatorsDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
References

Galina Garnaga, Kristina Mickuviene, Violeta Jancauskiene (2008) Heavy metals and organochlorine compounds in mussels and fish of the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon / Monograph: The Baltic Sea and its problems (Articles in Lithuanian with English summaries), N. Remeikaite, R. Nikzentaitiene

Availability 
OrganisationDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactGalina Garnaga (Head of Ecotoxicology Department)
Address

Department of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
Taikos Av. 26
Klaipeda

LT-91149
Lithuania

Telephone+370 46 380 478
Facsimile+370 46 41 04 60
Emailg.garnaga@jtc.am.lt
Administration 
Collating centreDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
Local identifier33001008
Global identifier2090
Last revised2009-02-12