Modeling biomagnification and metabolism of contaminants in harp seals of the Barents Sea.

@article{Fraser2002ModelingBA,
  title={Modeling biomagnification and metabolism of contaminants in harp seals of the Barents Sea.},
  author={Alison J Fraser and Ivan C. Burkow and Hans Wolkers and Don Mackay},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2002},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={55-61}
}
A simple fugacity-based bioaccumulation model is presented for harp seals (Phoca groenlandica), which feed primarily on polar cod (Boreogadus saida) and a pelagic crustacean (Themisto libellula). Using concentration data reported for 15 polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners and 27 pesticides in the food and blubber of harp seals from the Barents Sea, the model was used to determine biomagnification factors and metabolic half-lives as well as rates of contaminant uptake and loss processes in… CONTINUE READING

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