Effects of cumulative stress on fish health near freshwater outlet sluices into the sea: A case study (1988-2005) with evidence fora contributing role of chemical contaminants

A.D. Vethaak, J.G. Jol, C. Martinez-Gomez

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Abstract

Epizootic skin diseases in euryhaline flounder (Platichthys flesus) in the Dutch Wadden Sea were first reported in 1988. Particularly high prevalences of skin ulcers (up to one-third of individual fish being affected) were encountered in the vicinity of sluices draining freshwater from IJsselmeer Lake, in contrast with much lower levels in the freshwater bodies behind the sluices and open sea areas (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-458
JournalIntegrated Environmental Assessment and Management
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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