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Bioaccumulation of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in the northern fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) from the Sea of Okhotsk
- Tsygankov, Vasiliy Yu., Boyarova, Margarita D., Lukyanova, Olga N.
- Marine pollution bulletin 2016 v.110 no.1 pp. 82-85
- DDD (pesticide), DDE (pesticide), DDT (pesticide), HCH (pesticide), bioaccumulation, feathers, isomers, lipids, metabolites, oceans, seabirds, water pollution, Okhotsk Sea
- Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) isomers (α-, β-, and γ-), DDT and its metabolites (DDD and DDE) were detected in five individuals of Northern fulmar Fulmarus glacialis Linnaeus, 1761 from the Sea of Okhotsk. The average amount of HCHs in the organs of fulmars ranged from 608±177ng/g lipids in the total homogenate of the organs to 2093±264ng/g lipids in the feathers with skin. The average range of the amounts of DDTs was from 3606±333ng/g lipids in the feathers with skin to 4076±1624ng/g lipids in the feathers. The bioaccumulation of DDTs by seabirds of the Sea of Okhotsk is approximately equal to that of birds from other regions of the world's oceans, while the HCHs concentration is significantly higher.