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Analysing toxicological impacts of contaminants on Notothenioid fish: Impacts of Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)
Entry ID: K068_2009_2010_NZ_2

Abstract: Target species Trematomus benacchii (n=72)from Cape Evans were collected live for the purpose of conducting a dose-response experiment in New Zealand on the live fish. Fish were dosed with different concentrations of PBDEs. Changes in fish physiology were measured using targeted molecular markers. An element of the study was interested in determining the suitability of T. bernacchii as a bio-indicator for future environmental monitoring programmes. Fish from Cape Evans (n=10) were also collected and harvested to add to fish collections whereby organic contaminant analysis is being conducted to ascertain changes in contaminant profiles from different locations of McMurdo Sound.
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  N: -77.64   S: -77.64   E: 166.4   W: 166.4

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2009-10-23
Stop Date: 2009-10-30
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Quality Live fish samples are currently held in quarantine facilities at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Fish will be terminal sampled at the end of the experiment (liver and fish tissue samples) and stored at the University of Otago. Please contact the investigator for more information.
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Email: rghosh at chemistry.otago.ac.nz
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University of Otago
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City: Dunedin
Postal Code: 9054
Country: New Zealand
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