Contamination by organochlorine compounds in sturgeons from Caspian Sea during 2001 and 2002.

@article{Kajiwara2003ContaminationBO,
  title={Contamination by organochlorine compounds in sturgeons from Caspian Sea during 2001 and 2002.},
  author={Natsuko Kajiwara and Daisuke Ueno and In Monirith and Shinsuke Tanabe and Mohammad Pourkazemi and David G. Aubrey},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2003},
  volume={46 6},
  pages={741-7}
}
Organochlorine compounds (OCs) were determined in the five species of sturgeons collected from coastal waters of Caspian Sea in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Iran during 2001 and 2002 to understand their status of contamination and accumulation features. Among OCs examined, concentrations of DDTs (DDT and its metabolites) were predominant in all the sturgeon samples with concentrations ranging from 73 to 31,000 ng/g on lipid weight basis, followed by PCBs, CHLs, HCHs, HCB, dieldrin… CONTINUE READING