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BIOCET Résumé de rapport

Project ID: EVK3-CT-2000-00027
Financé au titre de: FP5-EESD
Pays: United Kingdom

Synthesis and modelling

POP levels in female common dolphins were shown to be linked to diet, area and reproductive status, although not related to age; results for harbour porpoises indicated only area effects. Cadmium concentrations appeared to be closely linked to diet. The number of scars recorded on common dolphin ovaries was correlated with mercury burdens, and to a lesser extent to POP burdens and diet. Transfers of organic and metallic pollutants via food were estimated. Quantitative fatty acid signature analysis was carried out.

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