Chemical weapon make Baltic Sea fish mutate

12.09.2013

Scientists from the Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Oceanology are sure that chemical weapon that was sank in the Baltic Sea after the Second World War causes serious genetic mutations for fish. According to preliminary results of the huge research, made by the Institute using funds of the EU Fund of interregional cooperation, in the areas of sank weapon fish live shorter, have longer diseases and seriously suffer from genetic mutations, transmitted from generation to generation.

In the areas of sank weapon fish live shorter, have longer diseases and seriously suffer from genetic mutations, transmitted from generation to generation

Scientists as well report about 50 000 bombs and missiles containing 15 000 tons of chemical intoxicating materials at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. The chemical weapon is most of all concentrated in the Gotland Basin, Gdansk basin and Slypskaya Rynna in Poland water area. It is prohibited to hook fish in the near-bottom water, because eating it can be dangerous. However, yet it’s not clear how to deal with this situation.