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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
marine toxins
oil spill
hydrocarbon contamination
marine mammals
sediment sampling
sediment analysis
petroleum hydrocarbon
Trichechus manatus
Chetumal Bay (Mexico)
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL.
Series/Report no.: Mote Technical Report ;
No. 1263b
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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2075/2225
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