Fingerprint of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in two populations of southern sea lions (Otaria flavescens).

@article{Marsili1997FingerprintOP,
  title={Fingerprint of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in two populations of southern sea lions (Otaria flavescens).},
  author={Letizia Marsili and Mar{\'i}a Cristina Fossi and Silvia Casini and C Savelli and Bego{\~n}a Jim{\'e}nez and Marta Junin and H{\'e}lio Castello},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={1997},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={759-70}
}
The fingerprint of 14 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) was investigated in biopsy, fur, blood, liver and faeces of live and dead specimens of two Argentinian population of southern sea lion (Otaria flavescens). One colony lives in Mar del Plata harbour which is particularly polluted with petroleum, the second (control) colony lives at Punta Bermeja (Patagonia). The highest concentrations of the five carcinogenic PAHs were found in the Mar del Plata sea lions. 

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