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The demise of Darwin's fishes: evidence of fishing down and illegal shark finning in the Galápagos Islands
The fauna of the Galapagos Island chain is characterized by high biodiversity and endemism. Thus, the conservation of its terrestrial and marine wildlife, including the sustainable management ofExpand
In hot soup: sharks captured in Ecuador's waters
Sharks never stop growing and neither does the Asian demand for sharkfin soup. Ecuador is one nation of many that feeds the demand for fins, and fishers there catch more than 40 different sharkExpand
Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) egg yolk concentrations of persistent organic pollutants and lipid increase during the last stage of embryonic development.
Data are scarce describing the concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides in sea turtle eggs. The purpose of this study was to establish appropriate sampleExpand
Climate change–contaminant interactions in marine food webs: Toward a conceptual framework
Climate change is reshaping the way in which contaminants move through the global environment, in large part by changing the chemistry of the oceans and affecting the physiology, health, and feedingExpand
Status and Conservation of Otariids in Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands
Three species of otariids are found in the coastal zone and marine area of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Two species, Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki ) and Galapagos fur sealExpand
Habitat-based PCB environmental quality criteria for the protection of endangered killer whales (Orcinus orca).
The development of an area-based polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) food-web bioaccumulation model enabled a critical evaluation of the efficacy of sediment quality criteria and prey tissue residueExpand
PBDE flame retardants and PCBs in migrating Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) in the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia, Canada.
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were measured in blubber biopsy samples from 22 live-captured Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) that had just enteredExpand
Stable isotopes indicate differing foraging strategies in two sympatric otariids of the Galapagos Islands
Abstract The feeding behavior of marine predators varies with the level of competition to which they are exposed. Populations living in the same or overlapping geographic regions (sympatric) areExpand
Mitigating cetacean bycatch in coastal Ecuador: Governance challenges for small-scale fisheries
Abstract Bycatch of marine fauna by small-scale (artisanal) fisheries is an important anthropogenic mortality source to several species of cetaceans, including humpback whales and odontocetes, inExpand