Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in blubber of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast, USA.

@article{Balmer2015PersistentOP,
  title={Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in blubber of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast, USA.},
  author={Brian C. Balmer and Gina M. Ylitalo and Lauren E. McGeorge and Keri A. Baugh and Daryle T Boyd and Keith D. Mullin and Patricia E. Rosel and Carrie Sinclair and Randall S Wells and Eric S. Zolman and Lori H. Schwacke},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2015},
  volume={527-528},
  pages={306-12}
}
A number of studies were initiated in response to the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill to understand potential injuries to bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) that inhabit the northern Gulf of Mexico (NGoM) estuarine waters. As part of these studies, remote biopsy skin and blubber samples were collected from dolphins at six field sites that received varying degrees of oiling: Barataria Bay (BB), Chandeleur Sound West (CSW), Chandeleur Sound East (CSE), Mississippi Sound South (MSS… CONTINUE READING