Development and application of bioaccumulation models to assess persistent organic pollutant temporal trends in arctic ringed seal (Phoca hispida) populations.

@article{Hickie2005DevelopmentAA,
  title={Development and application of bioaccumulation models to assess persistent organic pollutant temporal trends in arctic ringed seal (Phoca hispida) populations.},
  author={Brendan E. Hickie and Derek C G Muir and Richard F. Addison and Paul F. Hoekstra},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2005},
  volume={351-352},
  pages={413-26}
}
Individual- and population-based models were developed to simulate the bioaccumulation of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) over the lifetime of ringed seals (Phoca hispida) and account for the effects of age, growth, body condition and sex (including gestation, birth and lactation). Lactational transfer was described using a milk to blubber partition coefficient, which was shown to be a function of Kow (KMB=1/(1.676+1.293.10(-7).Kow) r2=0.60, n=32, p<0.001). Simulations showed that nursing… CONTINUE READING
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