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Indicators of stress in three-spined stickleback fish from downstream of wastewater treatment works in the north west of England

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Pottinger, T.G.; Matthiessen, P. (2017)
https://doi.org/10.5285/87281ce8-6fb3-40c8-89de-0c476d84b110

These data were collected from three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus L.) sampled at sites downstream of wastewater treatment works (WWTWs), and at sites with no identifiable WWTW input, in the north west of England. For fish captured at each site, data include fish characteristics (weight, length, condition factor and sex). Additionally, indicators of stress (whole-body concentrations of cortisol, cortisol released to water, and whole-body glucose concentrations) were quantified in order to assess the status of the stress axis in individuals immediately following capture (unstressed – baseline cortisol and glucose) and after a short period of confinement (stressed – elevated cortisol and glucose).
The data were collected as part of a study conducted to evaluate whether the complex chemical milieu present in rivers downstream of WWTWs, one of the most abundant point-sources of aquatic pollutants in UK waters, can affect the functioning of the stress axis in fish. Sampling was conducted during 2011, 2013 and 2014 by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Publication date: 2017-06-05 ( created 2014-12-31 )

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You must cite: Pottinger, T.G.; Matthiessen, P. (2017). Indicators of stress in three-spined stickleback fish from downstream of wastewater treatment works in the north west of England . NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/87281ce8-6fb3-40c8-89de-0c476d84b110

 

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2011-01-01    to    2014-12-31

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The fish were captured with a a metal-framed 45 cm D-profile hand net, then processed and analysed at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Lancaster. See supporting documentation for further information.

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Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
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textTable
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OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Keywords

Topic Categories
Biota
Environment
Inland Waters
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Other keywords
Environmental survey
Pollution
Water quality

Dataset identifiers

https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/87281ce8-6fb3-40c8-89de-0c476d84b110
doi:10.5285/87281ce8-6fb3-40c8-89de-0c476d84b110

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Record identifier
87281ce8-6fb3-40c8-89de-0c476d84b110
Record created by
Pottinger, T.G.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
Record last updated
2017-06-07T08:17:22