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Organochlorine contaminants in Caspian and harbour seal blubber. / Hall, A J ; Duck, C D ; Law, R J ; Allchin, C R ; Wilson, S ; Eybator, T .

In: Environmental Pollution, Vol. 106, 1999, p. 203-212.

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Hall, AJ, Duck, CD, Law, RJ, Allchin, CR, Wilson, S & Eybator, T 1999, 'Organochlorine contaminants in Caspian and harbour seal blubber' Environmental Pollution, vol. 106, pp. 203-212.

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Hall, A. J., Duck, C. D., Law, R. J., Allchin, C. R., Wilson, S., & Eybator, T. (1999). Organochlorine contaminants in Caspian and harbour seal blubber. Environmental Pollution, 106, 203-212.

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Hall AJ, Duck CD, Law RJ, Allchin CR, Wilson S, Eybator T. Organochlorine contaminants in Caspian and harbour seal blubber. Environmental Pollution. 1999;106:203-212.

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Hall, A J ; Duck, C D ; Law, R J ; Allchin, C R ; Wilson, S ; Eybator, T . / Organochlorine contaminants in Caspian and harbour seal blubber. In: Environmental Pollution. 1999 ; Vol. 106. pp. 203-212.

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abstract = "Organochlorine contaminants (pesticides and individual polychlorinated biphenyl congeners, PCBs) were measured in Caspian (Phoca caspica) seal blubber and compared with concentrations in Harbour (Phoca vitulina) seal blubber. Concentrations of total dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and its metabolites were significantly higher in Caspian seal than Harbour seal samples, whereas PCB congeners were significantly higher in Harbour than Caspian seals. Our finding suggests that Caspian seals are exposed to high levels of DDT pesticides. In contrast, PCBs are circulating in this population at much lower levels than in marine mammals from the North Sea. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.",
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AB - Organochlorine contaminants (pesticides and individual polychlorinated biphenyl congeners, PCBs) were measured in Caspian (Phoca caspica) seal blubber and compared with concentrations in Harbour (Phoca vitulina) seal blubber. Concentrations of total dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and its metabolites were significantly higher in Caspian seal than Harbour seal samples, whereas PCB congeners were significantly higher in Harbour than Caspian seals. Our finding suggests that Caspian seals are exposed to high levels of DDT pesticides. In contrast, PCBs are circulating in this population at much lower levels than in marine mammals from the North Sea. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

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