Health status of dab (Limanda limanda) exposed to dumped munition in German coastal waters


Conventional munition dumped into the North Sea and the Baltic Sea close to the German coastline is corroding. A major concern is that biota, including fish, are negatively affected by toxic explosives leaking into marine environments. With the present study, we investigated fish living in close proximity to munition dumping sites for contamination and for signs of health impairments. The flat fish species common dab (Limanda limanda) was used as a model, since it lives in the vicinity of dumping sites and exhibits minor migratory activity. Various health indicators (body condition factors, externally visible fish diseases, parasites or liver anomalies) were investigated.

Metadata Access
Creator Kammann, Ulrike (ORCID: 0000-0002-3738-148X); Töpker, Verena; Schmidt, Nicolé; Rödiger, Marcellus; Aust, Marc-Oliver; Gabel, Michael; Scharsack, Jörn Peter
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2024
Funding Reference Federal Ministry of Education and Research Crossref Funder ID 03F0912F DAM sustainMare - CONMAR, Thünen
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; Data access is restricted (moratorium, sensitive data, license constraints);
OpenAccess false
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 9323 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (6.674W, 53.699S, 10.914E, 54.716N); Kolberger Heide East; Kolberger Heide; Haffkrug North; Pelzerhaken East; Kolberger Heide West; Heligoland West-North-West; Schleimünde North-East; Scharhörn reef; Wangerooge North; Spiekeroog North; Weser mouth; Borkum; Norderney North; Langeoog; Spiekeroog fairway North; Wangerooge North, Minsener Oog
Temporal Coverage Begin 2021-07-15T10:42:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2023-07-12T12:25:00Z