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Title: Organic contaminants in West Indian manatees from Florida and Mexico: a pilot study.
Authors: Wetzel, Dana L.
Pulster, Erin L.
Reynolds, John E.
Morales, Benjamin
Gelsleichter, James J.
Oliaei, Fardin
Padilla, Janneth
Keywords: marine pollution
marine toxins
oil spill
petroleum hydrocarbon
hydrocarbon contamination
polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
marine mammals
Trichechus manatus
Chetumal Bay (Mexico)
Charlotte Harbor (Florida)
Issue Date: 2010
Series/Report no.: Mote Technical Report ;
No. 1263a
Abstract: This report describes a pilot study, was designed to assess whether polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) levels in Florida manatees residing in southwestern Florida were affected by exposures to spilled oil in Charlotte Harbor following Hurricane Charley; assess polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PAHs, and organochlorine pesticides in manatees captured for study in waters of Chetumal Bay, Mexico, and determine whether CYP 1A1 assays could provide indications of exposures of manatees to contaminants. A fourth objective that was developed was to use the contaminants data as the basis for a formal health risk assessment. Efforts were integrated and a comparative approach was used to study manatees in both Florida and Mexico to determine PAHs, PCBs, and pesticide levels from tissue samples. This report is bound with MTR 1263b.
Description: 28 p. pdf. Includes bibliographical references.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2075/1756
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