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Accumulation of persistent organic pollutants in Tasmanian platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)

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Munday, BL and Stewart, NJ and Sodergren, A, Accumulation of persistent organic pollutants in Tasmanian platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), Environmental Pollution, 120, (2) pp. 233-237. ISSN 0269-7491 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0269-7491(02)00143-4

Abstract

Tailfat samples were collected from 56 platypuses, 38 male and 18 female in Tasmania. No statistically significant, nor apparent, differences between the sexes were found for tailfat lipid levels and DDT and its metabolites, Lindane and PCB concentrations in tailfat lipid. Apparently - but not statistically - significantly different levels of DDT and its metabolites, Lindane and PCB concentrations were found in animals from different geographic regions of the State. Higher concentrations of DDT and its metabolites and Lindane were related to the intensity of agricultural activity and elevated PCB levels were mainly found in animals from zones with industrial and hydroelectric developments. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Wildlife and Habitat Management
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments not elsewhere classified
Author:Munday, BL (Dr Barry Munday)
Author:Stewart, NJ (Dr Niall Stewart)
ID Code:24333
Year Published:2002
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:Health Sciences A
Deposited On:2002-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-02
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