Marine samples

A herring gull sitting on a stone
Foto: Maria Rüther / UBA

Samples of marine-animals, sea weeds and seabirds


  • Common brown alga of the coastal areas of the North and Baltic Sea
  • One of the most important edible mussel species common in the North and Baltic Sea
  • As the only viviparous fish in German nearshore waters, it is a bioindicator in nearshore coastal marine ecosystems.
  • Inshore, the herring gull mainly feeds from the sea: upon fish, mussels, and crabs.

Sampling area


Sampling period

1985 - 2023