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The harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) can serve as a useful indicator of food web contamination by persistent organic pollutants (POPs) because of its high trophic level, wide distribution in temperate coastal waters of the Northern Hemisphere, and relative ease of capture. In 1996 through 1997, we live-captured 60 harbor seal pups from three regions, spanning(More)
The North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2001. To mark this occasion, the Science Board topic was chosen as " Ten years of PICES science: Decadal-scale scientific progress and prognosis for a regime shift in scientific approach ". Nine papers were presented during this session, eight of which are included in(More)
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