Chemical contaminants in gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus) stranded along the west coast of North America.

@article{Varanasi1994ChemicalCI,
  title={Chemical contaminants in gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus) stranded along the west coast of North America.},
  author={Usha Varanasi and John Ellsworth Stein and Karen L. Tilbury and James P. Meador and Catherine A. Sloan and Randal C Clark and Sharon Lai-Fung Chan},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={1994},
  volume={145 1-2},
  pages={29-53}
}
The concentrations of selected chlorinated hydrocarbons (e.g. PCBs, DDTs, DDEs, chlordanes) and essential (e.g. zinc, selenium, copper) and toxic (e.g. mercury, lead, arsenic) elements were measured in tissues and stomach contents from 22 gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus) stranded between 1988 and 1991 at sites from the relatively pristine areas of Kodiak Island, AK, to more urbanized areas in Puget Sound, WA, and San Francisco Bay, CA. The majority of animals were stranded at sites on the… CONTINUE READING