Histopathological observations on liver, kidney and gonad of plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) taken from the Mersey estuary.

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The Mersey estuary is the most contaminated estuary in British waters. Detailed studies are underway on the pathology of flounder (Platichthys flesus) from the Mersey and on flounder from the nearby, but less contaminated, Dee estuary. Flounder breed offshore but spend a lot of time in the estuaries, penetrating into freshwater. These flatfish are in close… (More)

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