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- Schwacke, Lori H., et al. Show all 15 Authors
- The Science of the total environment 2011 v.409 no.11 pp. 2094-2101
- Tursiops truncatus; coasts; dolphins; ecosystems; estuaries; islands; lactation; males; parturition; pollutants; polychlorinated biphenyls; predators; rivers; Georgia
- ... Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) are apex predators in coastal southeastern U.S. waters; as such they are indicators of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in coastal ecosystems. POP concentrations measured in a dolphin's blubber are influenced by a number of factors, including the animal's sex and ranging pattern in relation to POP point sources. This study examined POP concentrations me ...