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Concentrations of Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Chlorinated Pesticides, Heavy Metals, and Other Elements in Tissues of Beluga Whales from Cook Inlet, Alaska

January 01, 2000

Analysis of Cook Inlet beluga whale tissue.

Tissues from Cook Inlet beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) that were collected as part of the Alaska Marine Mammal Tissue Archival Project were analyzed for polychlorinated biphenyls, also known as PCBs, chlorinated pesticides, heavy metals, and other elements.


Paul R. Becker, Margaret M. Krahn, Elizabeth A. Mackey, Rabia Demiralp, Michele M. Schantz, Michael S. Epstein, Mary Kate Donais, Barbara J. Porter, Derek C. G. Muir, and Stephen A. Wise. Published in Marine Fisheries Review 62(3), 2000.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 03/06/2019

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