Bioaccumulation of contaminants in pelagic organisms, caged blue mussels and cod
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This short paper will present some preliminary results from the chemistry program of the BECPELAG Workshop. During seven research cruises in 2001 carried out as part of the workshop, pelagic organisms were collected for analyses of contaminants at four sites in the German Bight and at four sites in a downstream transect from an oil platform (Statfjord B) in the northern North Sea: zooplankton, fish larvae, mackerel (Scomber scombus), saithe (Pollachius virens) and herring (Clupea harengus). Blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) and cod (Gadus morhua) were caged in moorings placed at the same locations to monitor bioaccumulation and effects of contaminants.