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Analysis of animal fat (Weddell Seal, Adelie Penguin and Skua) for DDT concentration
Entry ID: K017_1967_1968_NZ_3

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Summary
Abstract: A special method was designed to test levels of DDT in the fats of Antarctica animals including Weddell seals, Adelie penguins and Skuas.. In this method emphasis was placed on identification of the DDT detected in the samples. The procedure involves preliminary steps to eliminate interfering substances from extracts as far as possible. The cleaned extracts are then analysed by gas chromatography and the identity of DDT confirmed by quantitative chemical conversion to DDE followed by further gas chromatography.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.75   W: 166.75

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1967-01-01
Stop Date: 1968-01-01
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LABORATORY Ancillary Description
Quality A Summary of the analysis of Antarctic animal fat can be found in Logistics report archived at Antarctica New Zealand. All data is in the publication.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHULAMIT GORDON
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
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Publications/References
Brewerton, H.V. 1969 DDT in fats of Antarctic animals. New Zealand journal of science 12(2): 194-199
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-07-02

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