”New” POPs in marine mammals in Nordic Arctic and NE Atlantic areas during three decades

Dam, Maria and van Bavel, Bert and Rotander, Anna and Polder, Anuschka and Auðunsson, Guðjón A. and Bloch, Dorete and Víkingsson, Gísli A. and Mikkelsen, Bjarni and Gabrielsen, Geir Wing and Sagerup, Kjetil (2011) ”New” POPs in marine mammals in Nordic Arctic and NE Atlantic areas during three decades. TemaNord (2011:5). Nordic Council of Ministers. ISBN 978-92-893-2282-9

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The report describes the findings of a Nordic study aiming to depict possible trends in “new” contaminants in marine mammals in Nordic Arctic waters over three decennia. The “new” contaminants in focus are the brominated flame retardants, BFRs, methoxylated PBDEs, perfluorinated compounds including the PFOS family, and polychlorinated naphthalenes, PCNs. In addition, brominated dioxins and dibenzofurans were analysed in a subset of the samples. The study aims at giving a wide scope of the presence of a selection of these “new” contaminants in marine mammals in recent time and so far back as is possible with extracting samples from specimen banks. The marine mammal species analysed were fin whale, minke whale, pilot whale, white-sided dolphins, harbour porpoise, ringed seal and hooded seal. The study is the result of collaboration between Norway, Denmark/Greenland, Faroe Island, Iceland and Sweden. The funding for large parts of the project has been made available by the Nordic Council of Ministers via the working group on Akvatiska Ekosystemer.

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    Uncontrolled Keywords: marine, mammals, pops, nordic, three, decades
    Subjects: Natural Environment > Fauna
    Natural Environment > Oceans
    Organizations: Unspecified
    Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2011 15:48
    URI: http://library.arcticportal.org/id/eprint/1525

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