Global mercury and selenium concentrations in skin from free-ranging sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus)Science of The Total Environment (2013)
AbstractPollution of the ocean by mercury (Hg) is a global concern. Hg persists, bioaccumulates and is toxic putting high trophic consumers at risk. The sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus), is a sentinel of ocean health due to its wide distribution, longevity and high trophic level. Our aim was to survey Hg concentrations worldwide in the skin of free-ranging sperm whales considering region, gender and age.
- Sperm whale,
- Skin biopsy,
Publication DateApril 15, 2013
Citation InformationW. Douglas Thompson, Laura C. Savery, David C. Evers, Sandra S. Wise, et al.. "Global mercury and selenium concentrations in skin from free-ranging sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus)" Science of The Total Environment Vol. 450-451 (2013)
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