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Organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls in California sea lions (Zalophus californianus californianus) from the Gulf of California, México.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18560925     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report concentrations of several classes of organochlorines (OCs) in the blubber of California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) from the Gulf of California. Summed OC levels measured in 34 wild-ranging animals were, in general, lower than those previously reported in sea lions from the eastern Pacific. The rank order of OCs was SigmaDDTs (mean=3400 ng g(-1 ) lipid weight [lw]) > SigmaPCBs (1400 ng g(-1 ) lw) > SigmaHCHs (50 ng g(-1 ) lw) >or= SigmaCHLORs (46 ng g(-1 ) lw). The most abundant OC measured was the DDT metabolite, p,p'-DDE. No significant differences in OC profiles were found between genders or rookeries. Although the mean concentrations of OCs measured in adult males and females were similar, only adult females had significantly higher (p<0.05) mean blubber concentrations of summation SigmaDDTs and summation SigmaHCHs than pups.
Carlos Alberto Niño-Torres; Susan C Gardner; Tania Zenteno-Savín; Gina M Ylitalo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-06-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology     Volume:  56     ISSN:  1432-0703     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol.     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-12     Completed Date:  2009-03-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0357245     Medline TA:  Arch Environ Contam Toxicol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  350-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Postgraduate Program in Marine Sciences and Limnology, National Autonomous University of México, A.P. 70-305, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 México, DF, Mexico.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / chemistry,  metabolism*
Environmental Monitoring
Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated / analysis*,  pharmacokinetics
Pacific Ocean
Pesticides / analysis*,  pharmacokinetics
Polychlorinated Biphenyls / analysis*,  pharmacokinetics
Sea Lions / metabolism*
Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis*,  pharmacokinetics
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated; 0/Pesticides; 0/Polychlorinated Biphenyls; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical

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