Pottinger, T.G.; Matthiessen, P.

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

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

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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

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2011-01-01    to    2014-12-31

Quality

Lineage
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.

Authors

Pottinger, T.G.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Matthiessen, P.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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Point Of Contact
Pottinger, T.G.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4AP
United Kingdom
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
Distributor
Environmental Information Data Centre

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Keywords

Topic categories
Biota
Environment
Inland Waters
CEH Topic
Environmental survey
Pollution
Water quality
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities

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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