The distribution and stratification of persistent organic pollutants and fatty acids in bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) blubber.

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Blubber has been used for decades to monitor exposure of marine mammals to persistent organic pollutants (POPs). However, little is known about POP variability as a function of blubber depth and across the body of the animal. Remote blubber biopsy sampling (e.g, projectile biopsy) is the most common technique used to acquire samples from free-swimming… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.06.017

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@article{Ellisor2013TheDA, title={The distribution and stratification of persistent organic pollutants and fatty acids in bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) blubber.}, author={Debra Ellisor and William McLellan and Heather N. Koopman and Lori H. Schwacke and Wayne E. McFee and John R. Kucklick}, journal={The Science of the total environment}, year={2013}, volume={463-464}, pages={581-8} }