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Data set name

Dataset of concentrations of chloorganic compounds in biota of the Curonian Lagoon

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

Northern Curonian Lagoon in the Southeast Baltic Sea, data set limits: 55 16 - 55 44N; 21 01 - 21 17E

Observations 
Parameters

Concentration of other organic contaminants in biota

Instruments

Benthos samplers; gas chromatographs

Description 
Summary

The aim of the researches is to determine amounts of chlorinated pesticides in biota in the Curonian Lagoon 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. In accordance with the national Curonian Lagoon monitoring programme complex surveys have been fulfilled with cutter 'Gintaras' one time a year. Investigations of chlorinated pesticides in biota have been carried out since 1997 in the site covered the north part of the Lagoon which belongs to the Lithuania. These toxic matters have been investigated in mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) and fish (perch Perca Fluviatilis). The data are fully quality controlled. Systematic certification of laboratories, participation in an international intercalibrations, internal contol, 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 identifier33001009
Global identifier2091
Last revised2009-02-12