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- Muir, D.C.G., et al. Show all 13 Authors
- Environment international 2012 v.45 pp. 15-21
- Ursus maritimus; adipose tissue; animals; cortisol; persistent organic pollutants; Greenland
- ... Hair sampled from 96 East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus) over the periods 1892–1927 and 1988–2009 was analyzed for cortisol as a proxy to investigate temporal patterns of environmental stress. Cortisol concentration was independent of sex and age, and was found at significantly higher (p<0.001) concentrations in historical hair samples (1892–1927; n=8) relative to recent ones (1988–2009; ...
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