Enzyme activity and histochemical biomarkers of mussels and fish caught at two shipwrecks at the Belgian coast


Dumped warfare material like munitions, unexploded ordnances and sunken war ships carry a significant risk of chemical leakage, posing threats to marine wildlife. To assess the hazard potential of explosives on marine biota a multi-biomarker analysis was conducted using blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) and fish (Trisopterus luscus) exposed at munition containing war-wrecks in the Belgian part of the North Sea. Chosen biomarkers were lysosomal membrane stability (LMS), lipofuscin (LIPF), neutral lipids (NL), glycogen (GLY) and the enzyme activity of catalase (CAT), glutathione-S transferase (GST) and acetylcholinesterase (AChE). Samples were taken in October 2019 and July 2020 by divers.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.962697
Related Identifier References https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.159324
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.962697
Creator Binder, Franziska Isabell; Marx, Ute; De Rijcke, Maarten ORCID logo; Van Haelst, Sven; Brenner, Matthias
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2023
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 2284 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (2.585W, 51.138S, 2.800E, 51.660N); North Sea
Temporal Coverage Begin 2019-10-07T11:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2020-07-30T13:00:00Z