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Bacterioplankton data set of the Southeastern Baltic Sea

Data holding centreDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
CountryLithuania  Lithuania
ProjectAssessment of Environmental Impact of Dumped Chemical Munition in the Baltic Sea(not provided); Assessment of Environmental Impact of Oil Terminal D-6(not provided); Evaluation of the environmental state of the sea area in Lithuanian waters adjacent to the Russian oil platform D-6(not provided)
Time period1985 -
Geographical area

Lithuanian territorial and economic zones, data set limits: 55 19 - 56 02N; 19 14 - 21 05E


Bacteria generic abundance in water bodies; Bacteria taxonomic abundance in water bodies


Fluorescence microscopes


The aim of the researches is to study the bacterioplankton state, interannual changes in the bacterial concentrations and biomass in the Southeastern Baltic Sea. Data of bacterioplankton in the Southeastern Baltic Sea were obtained during the complex seasonal ecological surveys on r/v 'Oceanograph' and 'Vejas'. Water samples in the Southeastern Baltic are taken from surface and near-bottom layers. ZoBell modified sampler is used for this purpose. The investigations consist of determination of total bacterial number and biomass, concentration of heterotrophic, oil-oxidizing and coliform bacteria. From 1985 to 1993 the total abundance of microorganisms was determined by the method of Razumov A.S. and since 1993 by using the accepted international HELCOM methods. 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 (written form) and is saved on hard disk.

OriginatorsDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency

Dr. Z. Stukova, R. Lesyte (1998) Long-term bacterioplankton dynamics in the different regions of the Kurshiu Marios Lagoon and south-eastern Baltic coastal waters / The environmental status of the Baltic Sea and Kurshiu Marios Lagoon (Articles in Lithuanian with English summaries), Virginija Cizauskiene; Dr. Z. Stukova (2008) Eutrophication and changes of bacterioplankton abundance in the different regions 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; Z. Stukova (1996) Bacterioplankton in the Kurshiu Marios Lagoon in the south-eastern Baltic coastal waters. Summary of doctoral dissertation. Institute of Ecology, Lithuania, ; Z. Stukova, A. Jasinskaite (1997) Environmental conditions and long-term bacterioplankton dynamics in the Kurshiu Marios Lagoon/Proceedings of the 14th Baltic Marine Biologists Symposium., Estonia, ; Z. Stukova (1997) Evaluation of waters quality in the Kursiu Marios Lagoon and in the South-eastern Baltic coastal waters, according to sanitary-microbiological parameters/Proceedings of the 15th Baltic Marine Biologists and ECSA 27 Symposium, Finland, ; Z. Stukova (1999) Microorganisms and water pollution in different regions of the Kurshiu Marios Lagoon and South-eastern Baltic coastal waters//Ekologija Nr.3, Vilnius, Lithuania, ; Z. Stukova, E. Sileryte (1997) Bacterioplankton in the coastal area of Lithuania/Proceedings of the 13th Baltic Marine Biologists Symposium. Institute of Aquatic Ecology, University of Latvia, Latvia, ; Z. Stukova (1997) Bacterial concentration and size distribution in the different regions of the Baltic Sea/Ecological Effects of Microorganism Action. Materials of International Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania, ; Z. Stukova, V. Jancauskiene (2002) Oil-oxidizing bacteria as an indicator of the oil water pollution in the South-eastern and Butinge oil terminal regions of the Baltic Sea/The Third International Congress 'Environmental Micropaleontology, Microbiology and Meiobenthology', Institute of Paleontology, University of Vienna, Austria,

OrganisationDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
ContactDr. Zoja Stukova (Senior specialist)

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


Telephone+370 46 41 04 59
Facsimile+370 46 41 04 60
Collating centreDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
Local identifier33001014
Global identifier2096
Last revised2009-02-07