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SC/67B/E/09 

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Title

Mercury concentrations in wild humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) sampled in the Colombian Pacific and the Antarctic Peninsula

Document Number

SC/67B/E/09

Author

Paula A. Angel-Romero, Dalia C. Barragan-Barrera, Natalia Botero-Acosta, Federico G. Riet-Sapriza, Susana Caballero, Andrea Luna-Acosta

Publication Year

2018

Publisher

International Whaling Commission

Abstract

In order to measure the mercury concentration in G stock humpback whale’ skin and blubber, samples were collected in the Antarctic Peninsula (2015, n=15) and in the Colombian Pacific (Chocó Province) (2015, n=14; 2016, n=42). Total mercury concentrations ([THg]) were measured by atomic absorption spectrometry (AMA-454, Altec). Results revealed significant differences between tissue types in the same individual (n=22; p

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