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Sensitivity of juvenile Arctic char to heavy metals

General

Organisation
Project start
13.08.2016
Project end
14.10.2016
Type of project
Research
Project theme
Marine ecosystems
Project topic
Environmental science

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, South-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 64.215339212652, -51.627662661485

Fieldwork start
13.08.2016
Fieldwork end
14.10.2016

Project details

24.09.2018
Science / project plan
Project discription: Sensitivity of juvenile Arctic char to heavy metals

With an increase in exploration of mineral resources in Greenland, there is a need for in depth studies on the impact on local species. Since mining effluent may affect the local aquatic environment, the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (GINR) and Arctic Environment, Bioscience AU, wish to expand their knowledge on impacts of heavy metal pollution on Arctic char.

This project aims to catch juvenile Arctic char in rivers around Nuuk and expose these juveniles to heavy metals in an aquarium setup at GINR. Ideally, both acute and chronic exposure experiments will be conducted and data including at least LC50 values, body burdens, blood parameters, hormone levels, growth, weight, neurological effects and histopathology will be published. Also provided through the project will be baseline measurements of metals exposure for the fish inhabiting the rivers where the juveniles are caught.

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