Biological transport and mammal to mammal transfer of organochlorines in Arctic fauna.

@article{Kleivane2000BiologicalTA,
  title={Biological transport and mammal to mammal transfer of organochlorines in Arctic fauna.},
  author={Lars Kleivane and Torbj\orn Severinsen and Janneche Utne Skaare},
  journal={Marine environmental research},
  year={2000},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={343-57}
}
Ringed seal (Phoca hispida) is assumed to be the most important and common prey of polar bears (Ursus maritimus). However, during a scientific survey in the ice area of the northern Barents Sea east of Svalbard in June 1995, an unexpectedly high number of polar bears were observed feeding on harp seal (Phoca groenlandica) carcasses. Samples of both harp and ringed seals were obtained and organochlorine (OC) occurrence and pattern in these two potential polar bear prey species were determined… CONTINUE READING

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