Elevated Concentrations of Trace Elements in Caspian Seals (Phoca caspica) Found Stranded During the Mass Mortality Events in 2000

  title={Elevated Concentrations of Trace Elements in Caspian Seals (Phoca caspica) Found Stranded During the Mass Mortality Events in 2000},
  author={Yasumi Anan and Takashi Kunito and Tokutaka Ikemoto and Reiji Kubota and Izumi Watanabe and Shinsuke Tanabe and Nobuyuki Miyazaki and Evgeny A. Petrov},
  journal={Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology},
  • Y. Anan, T. Kunito, E. Petrov
  • Published 1 March 2002
  • Environmental Science
  • Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Concentrations of V, Mn, Fe, Cr, Co, Cu, Zn, As, Se, Mo, Ag, Cd, Tl, Hg, Pb, and organic mercury (Org-Hg) were determined in liver, kidney, and muscle of healthy Caspian seals (Phoca caspica) collected in 1998. These concentrations were compared with those of seals infected with canine distemper virus (CDV) found stranded along the coastal areas in 2000. Concentrations of toxic elements (As, Ag, Cd, Tl, Hg, Pb, and Org-Hg) in Caspian seals stranded in 2000 were comparable or lower than those of… 
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