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|Title: ||Contaminants in endangered manatees (Trichechus manatus) in Mesoamerica : Risk assessment using a sentinel species.|
|Authors: ||Reynolds, John E.|
Wetzel, Dana L.
|Keywords: ||marine pollution|
Chetumal Bay (Mexico)
|Issue Date: ||2008|
|Publisher: ||Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL.|
|Series/Report no.: ||Mote Technical Report ;|
|Abstract: ||This report describes a proposal with objectives to assess levels and effects of a wide range of organic contaminants in Mesoamerican manatees: use sophisticated biomarkers of exposure to assess cellular and subcellular effects of contaminant exposure associated with particular levels of contaminants found in the manatees; assess contaminant levels in sediments in areas where it appears that manatees may be exposed to very high environmental contaminant concentrations; conduct formal health risk assessments for manatees based on results of the analyses; provide training in contaminant monitoring to Mesoamerican scientists; and develop a public awareness and education program for regional residents based on the findings. This report is bound with MTR 1263a in the print copy.|
|Description: ||15 p. pdf. Includes charts and tables.|
|Appears in Collections:||Mote Technical Reports|
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