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- Schwacke, Lori H., et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Environmental pollution 2019 v.249 pp. 982-991
- 17-hydroxyprogesterone; DDD (pesticide); DDE (pesticide); DDT (pesticide); Tursiops truncatus; androstenedione; autumn; bioaccumulation; biopsy; blubber; bromination; cortisol; cortisone; dieldrin; diphenyl ethers; dolphins; females; gas chromatography-mass spectrometry; hexachlorobenzene; homeostasis; liquid chromatography; males; mirex; persistent organic pollutants; polychlorinated biphenyls; principal component analysis; steroid hormones; tandem mass spectrometry; testosterone; variance
- ... Odontocete cetaceans bioaccumulate high concentrations of endocrine disrupting persistent organic pollutants (POPs), including dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethylene (DDE), and dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane (DDD) – collectively DDTs – but few studies have explored DDTs-mediated endocrine disruption in cetaceans. Herein, we use remotely collected blubber biopsies ...
- Schwacke, Lori H., et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Environmental pollution 2018 v.233 pp. 407-418
- Megaptera novaeangliae; Orcinus orca; Tursiops truncatus; age; animal models; blubber; calves; case studies; females; immune response; immunosuppression; laboratory animals; pathogens; polychlorinated biphenyls; population growth; prediction; quantitative risk assessment; virulence
- ... The potential impact of exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) on the health and survival of cetaceans continues to be an issue for conservation and management, yet few quantitative approaches for estimating population level effects have been developed. An individual based model (IBM) for assessing effects on both calf survival and immunity was developed and tested. Three case study species ...