In June 2009 a fire on the bird island Mellum about destroyed 1,000 nests with eggs and young birds.

The fire destroyed a ten-acre area, including the main breeding grounds of the Meadow Pipit, the herring gulls and oystercatchers. Sampling of herring gull eggs for the Environmental Specimen Bank was completed by that date.

  • Due to poor weather conditions the eelpout sampling could not carried out.at the North Sea sampling site (Darßer Ort).
  • After successful preliminary studies suspended particulate matter is now sampled routinely at the three sampling areas of the Danube.


Sampling area