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Increasing Levels and Biomagnification of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Antarctic Biota
Entry ID: ECA047

Abstract: This dataset reports a study carried out on the Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii), and southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonine), feeding at higher levels in the food web on fish and cephalopods, and reports that they biomagnified most compounds by up to 2 orders of magnitude relative to krill. In these top predators p,p'-DDE attained the highest concentrations with 0.2 μg g-1 EOM ... View entire text
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Start Date: 1986-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-12-31
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Goerke, H., Weber, K., 2001. Species-specific elimination of polychlorinated biphenyls in estuarine animals and its impact on residue patterns. Mar. Environ. Res. 51, 131– 149.
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DIF Creation Date: 2010-06-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23