Contaminant levels in the world's northernmost harbor seals (Phoca vitulina).

  title={Contaminant levels in the world's northernmost harbor seals (Phoca vitulina).},
  author={Heli Routti and Christian Lydersen and Linda Hanssen and Kit Maureen Kovacs},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  volume={87 1-2},
The world's northernmost harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) population, which inhabits Svalbard, Norway, constitutes a genetically distinct population. The present study reports concentrations of 14 PCBs, 5 chlordanes, p,p'-DDT, p,p'-DDE, hexachlorobenzene (HCB), mirex, and, α-, β-and γ-hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) in blubber, and pentachlorophenol, 4-OH-heptachlorostyrene, 10 OH-PCBs and 14 perfluoroalkyl substances in plasma of live-captured harbor seals from this population (4 males, 4 females, 4… CONTINUE READING