Impact of environmental radiation on the health and reproductive status of fish from Chernobyl, Ukraine 2014 to 2015

  • Adelaide Lerebours (Creator)
  • J.T. Smith (Creator)
  • NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre (Contributor)



    Data comprise health, reproductive status and relative abundance of mature perch and roach collected in September 2014, March 2015, June 2015 and September 2015 from lakes in Belarus and Ukraine. Measurements presented include age, weight, length, presence of external signs of disease and presence of macroscopic tumors. The Fulton condition index (K), hepatosomatic index (HSI) and gonadosomatic index (GSI) of fish are also presented. The lakes (selected according to hydrological properties and long-term exposure to a gradient of radiation dose) are situated at distances from 1.5 to 225 km of the Chernobyl NPP. Glubokoye, Yanovsky lakes and Cooling Pond are the high (H) contaminated lakes, Svyatoye Lake is a medium (M) contaminated lake, and Stoyacheye, Dvoriche and Gorova lakes are the low (L) contaminated lakes.
    Date made available1 Jan 2019
    PublisherNERC Environmental Information Data Centre
    Geospatial polygon50.5, 31.0, 51.5, 29.5

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