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Data set name

Biological Effects of Contaminants in marine waters and sediments around England and Wales

Data holding centreCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period1992 to present
OngoingYes
Geographical area

North Sea, Irish Sea, English Channel and associated estuaries

Observations 
Parameters

Bioassay and contaminant biological impact

Instruments

Discrete water samplers; sediment grabs

Description 
Summary

The oyster embryo bioasssay has been used to measure biological water quality in bulk water samples. Sediment toxicity has been measured using whole sediment tests, Corophium volutator, and Arenicola marina. Samples were taken from estuarine, coastal and offshore locations predominantly through the UK National Monitoring Plan and from research projects.

OriginatorsCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
Availability 
OrganisationCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
AvailabilityLicence
ContactContracts Office, CEFAS, Lowestoft
Address

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
Pakefield Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR33 OHT
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1621 562244
Facsimile+44 (0)1502 513865
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1029093
Global identifier476
Last revised2009-05-22