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- Peñalver, J., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Chemosphere 2020 v.246 pp. 125688
- Cetacea; Pinnipedia; Ursus maritimus; brain; ethics; liver; mercury; methylmercury compounds; neurotoxicity; population dynamics; systematic review; tissues; trace elements; whales
- ... Marine mammals are more exposed to mercury (Hg) than any others animals in the world. As many trace elements, Hg it is able to impair the brain function, which could be a cause of population decline. Nevertheless, these issues have been scarcely studied because of the technical and ethical difficulties. We conducted a systematic review about marine mammals’ brain exposition to Hg and other trace e ...
- Peñalver, J., et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Chemosphere 2019 v.229 pp. 580-588
- Stenella coeruleoalba; adults; arsenic; cadmium; coasts; lead; liver; mercury; pollutants; selenium; tissues; toxicity; Mediterranean Sea
- ... Mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), selenium (Se) and arsenic (As) concentrations in internal tissues of 72 striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) from Murcia Region (Mediterranean coastline) have been investigated for the first time. Hg showed the highest concentration, followed by Se, Cd, As and Pb. In general, the levels of metal found in this study were similar to those described in simil ...