Concentrations of organochlorines in sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) from Southern Australian waters.

@article{Evans2004ConcentrationsOO,
  title={Concentrations of organochlorines in sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) from Southern Australian waters.},
  author={Karen Evans and Mark A Hindell and Greg Hince},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2004},
  volume={48 5-6},
  pages={486-503}
}
Concentrations of DDTs, PCBs and HCHs were measured in sperm whales involved in two mass stranding events on the west coast of Tasmania, Australia in February 1998. DDTs and PCBs were present in all samples analysed, while only three contained HCHs. The relationships between organochlorines, sex, age and reproductive groups were marked by high variability. Differences in organochlorine concentrations were observed between animals from the two stranding sites and discussed in light of the… CONTINUE READING