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Data set name

Imposex and TriButylTin in Nucella lapillus (Common dogwelk) in UK West coast, North Sea and Irish coastline.

Data holding centreFisheries Research Services, Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period1997 (UK West and Ireland); 1998/99 (North Sea).
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Irish coastline; UK West coast; North Sea coastline

Observations 
Parameters

Zooplankton and zoobenthos morphological parameters; Trace metalloid concentrations in biota; Metal concentrations in biota; Concentration of other organic contaminants in biota

Instruments

Manual biota samplers; elemental analysers; atomic absorption spectrometers

Description 
Summary

Sample of common dogwhelk were taken from sites around the UK West Coast, Irish coastline and North Sea coastline for a DETR project. Samples were analysed for imposex and subsequent chemical analysis for Sn/TBT. Data includes descriptive location & lat/long reference. Number of samples approximately 300

OriginatorsFisheries Research Services, Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
References

Harding, M.J.C., Davies, I.M., Minchin, A., and Grewar, G. (1998) Effects of TBT in Western Coastal waters., Fisheries Research Services Report No 5/98.; Minchin, A., Davies, I.M., Pymm, H., and Grewar, G. (1999) North Sea Imposex Survey: CW8025 August 1998-July 1999 - Final Report., Fisheries Research Services Report No. 11/99.

Data web sitehttp://www.frs.scotland.gov.uk
Availability 
OrganisationFisheries Research Services, Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDirector
Address

Fisheries Research Services, Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
PO Box 101 Victoria Road
Aberdeen
Aberdeenshire
AB11 9DB
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1224 876544
Facsimile+44 (0)1224 295511
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1043015
Global identifier621
Last revised2009-10-15