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Data set name

Biomarkers of pollution in caged mussels in Greek coastal waters

Data holding centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography (HCMR/IO)
CountryGreece  Greece
Time period2006-2008
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Saronikos Gulf, Thermaikos Gulf, Evoikos Gulf, Korinthiakos Gulf, Maliakos Gulf, Messiniakos Gulf, Amvrakikos Gulf, Pagassitikos Gulf, Nestos river estuary, Aegean Sea islands (Santorini, Lesvos, Rhodos, Naxos, Gaydos)

Observations 
Parameters

Pollution events

Description 
Summary

The data were collected within the framework of the MYTIMED Project. The main objective of the Mytimed project was to evaluate the chemical contamination along a part of the eastern Mediterranean coast using a standard protocol in order to reduce variability of the results due to various trophic conditions. This standard protocol is based on active biomonitoring consisting in putting mussel cages in targeted locations for a desired duration (about 3 months) and measuring the accumulated contaminant levels in mussel flesh after recovery. Biomarkers were measured at 18 sites of the 37 sites employed in Greek coastal waters.

OriginatorsHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography (HCMR/IO)
Availability 
OrganisationHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography (HCMR/IO)
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr C. Tsangari
Address

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography (HCMR/IO)
46.7 km Athinon-Souniou Av. P.O.Box 712
Anavyssos

19013
Greece

Telephone+30-22910-76452
Facsimile+30-22910-76347
Emailvlikou@hcmr.gr
Administration 
Collating centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre (HCMR/HNODC)
Local identifier6010038
Global identifier6221
Last revised2015-07-22