Persistent Organic Pollutants in albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) from Reunion Island (Southwest Indian Ocean) and South Africa in relation to biological and trophic characteristics.

@article{Munschy2016PersistentOP,
  title={Persistent Organic Pollutants in albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) from Reunion Island (Southwest Indian Ocean) and South Africa in relation to biological and trophic characteristics.},
  author={Catherine Munschy and Nathalie Bodin and Michel Potier and Karine H{\'e}as-Moisan and C Pollono and Maxime Degroote and Wendy West and Stephanie J Hollanda and Alexis Puech and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Bourjea and Natacha Nikolic},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={2016},
  volume={148},
  pages={196-206}
}
The contamination of albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) by Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), namely polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and dichlorodiphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT), was investigated in individuals collected from Reunion Island (RI) and South Africa's (SA) southern coastlines in 2013, in relation to biological parameters and feeding ecology. The results showed lower PCB and DDT concentrations than those previously reported in various tuna species worldwide. A predominance of DDTs… CONTINUE READING
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