Metal concentrations in the liver and kidney of aquatic mammals and penguins

  title={Metal concentrations in the liver and kidney of aquatic mammals and penguins},
  author={Ruriko Ninomiya and Naoko Koizumi and Koichi Murata},
  journal={Biological Trace Element Research},
We determined the hepatic and renal concentrations of Cd, Pb, Zn, Cu, and Fe in (1) marine mammals (three bottle-nosed dolphins, six California sea lions, and one sea otter), (2) freshwater and brackish-water mammals (one Oriental short-clawed otter and four European river otters), and (3) sea birds (three rock-hopper penguins, two king penguins, three Humboldt penguins, four Macaroni penguins, and four Magellanic penguins), all of which were kept in a zoo and an aquarium in Japan. We… CONTINUE READING
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