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Population impacts of endocrine disrupter on UK seals - effects on juvenile survival and interactions with disease - AE1142

Description
Summary Objective

Determine the impact of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and other endocrine disrupters on the first year survival of grey seal pups and investigate the level of various endorcrine disrupters in harbour seals that were victims and survivors of the 2002 Phocine Distemper Virus epidemic.

Key Customer Purpose

Assist in determining the extent and severity of the effects of endocrine disrupters in the UK coastal marine environments which will enable Defra to fulfil obligations under the Habitats Directive and internationally e.g., OSPAR.
Project Documents
• Final Report : AE1142 Final Report   (588k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2004

To: 2005

Cost: £53,409
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Lancaster, Sea Mammal Research Unit
Keywords
Biodiversity              
Environmental Protection              
Marine conservation              
Nature conservation              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine