Metals in the caudal scutes of Morelet's crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii) from the southern Gulf of Mexico.

@article{Trillanes2014MetalsIT,
  title={Metals in the caudal scutes of Morelet's crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii) from the southern Gulf of Mexico.},
  author={C E Trillanes and Juan Carlos P{\'e}rez-Jim{\'e}nez and Ren{\'e} Ros{\'i}les-Mart{\'i}nez and Mauricio Gonzalez-Jauregui},
  journal={Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={2014},
  volume={93 4},
  pages={423-8}
}
Caudal scutes were collected from 92 Morelet's crocodiles (Crocodylus moreletii) between May and August 2012, in three Wildlife Management and Use Units (UMAs, from its name in Spanish) and three wild sites in Campeche, Mexico. The UMAs are intensive, with an ex situ approach to manage crocodiles in captivity. The concentrations of arsenic, mercury, lead, nickel, cadmium and chromium were analyzed in each sample. As and Pb were detected in all samples, Hg in 86 and Ni in 74. The metal… CONTINUE READING
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