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Press release on Water

A clean bill of health for our waters?

The reproductive organs of female eelpout (Zoarces viviparus) in the North and Baltic Seas have been damaged, according to tests conducted for the Federal Environmental Specimen Bank (German: UPB) by the Institute for Applied Ecology (IFAE–) on the reproductive organs (gonads) of these seafish.  The UPB has been collecting thousands of environmental and human samples every year since 1985.  The samples are stored and available to scientists for the purpose of carrying out analyses of pollutant contamination.  Stored samples of female eelpout allow for drawing representative conclusions about the chemical contamination of this fish prevalent in the coastal waters of the North and Baltic Seas. read more

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The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment