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- Cossaboon, Jennifer M.; Hoh, Eunha; Chivers, Susan J.; Weller, David W.; Danil, Kerri; Maruya, Keith A.; Dodder, Nathan G.
- Chemosphere 2019 v.221 pp. 656-664
- Delphinus delphis; Phoca vitulina; Zalophus californianus; analytical methods; automation; bioaccumulation; blubber; dolphins; ecosystems; environmental indicators; environmental monitoring; fauna; foraging; indicator species; life history; marine environment; metabolism; organic compounds; predators; screening; California
- ... Despite decades-long bans on the production and use of certain chemicals, many halogenated organic compounds (HOCs) are persistent and can bioaccumulate in the marine environment with the potential to cause physiological harm to marine fauna. Highly lipid-rich tissue (e.g., marine mammal blubber) functions as a reservoir for HOCs, and selecting ideal indicator species is a priority for retrospecti ...
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