Associations between Organochlorine Contaminant Concentrations and Clinical Health Parameters in Loggerhead Sea Turtles from North Carolina, USA

@article{Keller2004AssociationsBO,
  title={Associations between Organochlorine Contaminant Concentrations and Clinical Health Parameters in Loggerhead Sea Turtles from North Carolina, USA},
  author={Jennifer M. Keller and John R. Kucklick and M. Andrew Stamper and C A Harms and Patricia D. McClellan-Green},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  year={2004},
  volume={112},
  pages={1074 - 1079}
}
Widespread and persistent organochlorine (OC) contaminants, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and pesticides, are known to have broad-ranging toxicities in wildlife. In this study we investigated, for the first time, their possible health effects on loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta). Nonlethal fat biopsies and blood samples were collected from live turtles for OC contaminant analysis, and concentrations were compared with clinical health assessment data, including hematology… CONTINUE READING
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