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Title: Organochlorine residues in odontocete species from the southeast coast of India
Authors: Karuppiah, S. 
Subramanian, A.
Obbard, J.P. 
Keywords: Bioaccumulation
DDTs, PCBs, HCHs
Odontocete (Tursiops truncatus, Stenella longirostris, Sousa chinensis)
Issue Date: Aug-2005
Citation: Karuppiah, S., Subramanian, A., Obbard, J.P. (2005-08). Organochlorine residues in odontocete species from the southeast coast of India. Chemosphere 60 (7) : 891-897. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Blubber from bottle-nose dolphins, spinner dolphins, humpback dolphin (Tursiops truncatus, Stenella longirostris and Sousa chinensis) were collected from the Bay of Bengal (southeast coast of India) and analyzed for the organochlorine pesticides hexachlorocyclohexane (HCHs), p,p′- dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethane (DDTs), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). All nine specimens analyzed contained considerable levels of all the three chemical classes where DDT was in the range of 3330-23 330 ng/g; HCHs in the range of 95-765 ng/g; and PCBs in the range of 210-1220 ng/g (wet weight basis). The reasons for this and the variations in the isomer pattern of HCHs and DDT and its metabolites in marine mammal tissues are discussed. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Chemosphere
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/89699
ISSN: 00456535
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