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Title: Hydrocarbons in tissues and other matrices of bowhead whales pilot project. Final report.
Authors: Wetzel, Dana L.
Reynolds, John E.
Keywords: hydrocarbon contamination
petroleum hydrocarbon
oil pollution
marine toxins
marine mammals
bowhead whale
Balaena mysticetus
Alaska (United States)
North Slope (Alaska)
Issue Date: 13-Jun-2003
Publisher: Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL.
Series/Report no.: Mote Technical Report ;
No. 907
Abstract: This report describes a pilot project that was initiated to characterize levels and types of petroleum hydrocarbons in eight different matrices from bowhead whales collected in the North Slope area of Alaska during the spring hunt of 2002. Because of the significance of the bowhead in the diet of the Native residents there is concern regarding palatability and human food safety. This project, while only a pilot program, will establish a baseline of hydrocarbon distribution and concentration in the bowhead, which may be critical for assessing any possible future impacts due to oil exploration and its associated hazards.
Description: 11 p. Includes tables and bibliographical references.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2075/1871
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