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Main Title Coplanar PCB and Metal Residues in Dolphins from the U.S. Atlantic Coast Including Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin Obained during the 1987/88 Mass Mortality.
Author Kuehl, D. W. ; Haebler, R. ; Potter, C. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN. ;Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Museum of Natural History.
Publisher c1994
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/244;
Stock Number PB94-177748
Additional Subjects Mortality ; Dolphins(Mammals) ; Water pollution effects(Mammals) ; Toxicity ; Metals ; Concentration(Composition) ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Cetacea ; Residues ; Mercury(Metal) ; Selenium ; Lead(Metal) ; Manganese ; Cadmium ; Chromium ; Marine mammals ; Reprints ; Atlantic Coast(United States) ; Stranding ; Tursiops truncatus ; Delphinus delphis ; Lagenorhynchus acutus ; TEC(Toxic equivalent concentrations)
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NTIS  PB94-177748 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 09/01/1994
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Abstract
Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) collected during the 1987/88 mass mortality event along the Atlantic coast of the United States have been analyzed for coplanar PCBs Numbers 77, 105, 126 and 169 in blubber, and for the metals Hg, Pb, Cd, Mn, and Cr, and the non-metallic element Se in liver. Results have been compared to two reference species, common (Delphinus delphis) and white-sided (Lagenorhynchus acutus) dolphins. Mercury concentrations in all animals studied correlated with selenium concentrations (r=0.86) at a 1:1 mole ratio, indicating that selenium may protect these animals from mercury toxicity.