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A global assessment of chromium pollution using sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) as an indicator species
Chemosphere (2009)
  • W. Douglas Thompson, University of Southern Maine
  • John Pierce Wise, Sr., University of Southern Maine
  • Roger Payne, University of Southern Maine
  • Sandra S. Wise, University of Southern Maine
  • Carolyne LaClerte, University of Southern Maine
  • James Wise, University of Southern Maine
  • Christy Gianios, Jr., University of Southern Maine
  • Christopher Perkins, University of Connecticut - Storrs
  • Tongzhang Zheng, Yale University
  • Cairong Zhu, Yale University
  • Lucille Benedict, University of Southern Maine
  • Iain Kerr, University of Southern Maine
Abstract
Chromium (Cr) is a well-known human carcinogen and a potential reproductive toxicant, but its contribution to ocean pollution is poorly understood. The aim of this study was to provide a global baseline for Cr as a marine pollutant using the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) as an indicator species.
Keywords
  • Sperm whale,
  • Chromium,
  • Chromate,
  • Tissue levels,
  • Marine mammal,
  • Physeter macrocephalus
Publication Date
June, 2009
Publisher Statement
DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2009.02.044 http://www.journals.elsevier.com/chemosphere/
Citation Information
W. Douglas Thompson, John Pierce Wise, Roger Payne, Sandra S. Wise, et al.. "A global assessment of chromium pollution using sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) as an indicator species" Chemosphere Vol. 75 Iss. 11 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lucille_benedict1/29/