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Residues of Persistent Organochlorine Contaminants in Southern Elephant Seals from Elephant Island, Antarctica
Entry ID: ECA048

Abstract: This dataset reports a study about blubber samples (n = 129) from live and apparently healthy female and male pups, juveniles and adults of M. leonine (elephant seal) caught at Elephant Island in the Antarctica Peninsula (61º13'S-55º23'W) during 1997/1998, 1998/1999, and 1999/2000 austral summers. It was found that DDT compounds and PCBs are the most accumulated POPs in the blubber of elephant ... View entire text
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Start Date: 1997-11-01
Stop Date: 1998-03-30
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Miranda-Filho, K.C., Metcalfe, T.L., Metcalfe CD, Robaldo, R.B., Muelbert, M.M.C., Colares, E.P., Martinez Pablo, E., Bianchini, A., 2007. Residues of Persistent Organochlorine Contaminants in Southern Elephant Seals (Mirounga leonina) from Elephant Island, Antarctica. Environ. Sci. Technol. 41 (11), 3829 –3835.

Metcalfe, C.; Koenig, B.; Metcalfe, T.; Paterson, G.; Sears, R., 2004. Intra- and inter-species differences in persistent organic contaminants in the blubber of blue whales and humpback whales from the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. Mar. Environ. Res., 57, 245-260.
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DIF Creation Date: 2010-06-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24