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Studies of contaminants in marine mammals (was AE0603) - AE1116

Description
Non R&D Summary Objectives:- Measure concentrations of selected metals and organochlorines in samples of marine mammals submitted by the Sea Mammals Research Unit and interpret results. Key customer purpose:- Enable MAFF to monitor the bioaccumulation of toxins in top predators, and be alerted to any need to change pollution controls. Respond to NSC request for data relating to the seal viral outbreak.
Objective
To measure concentrations of selected metals and organochlorines in samples of marine mammals submitted by the SMRU, and to provide an interpretation of the results if possible.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1990

To: 1997

Cost: £270,719
Contractor / Funded Organisations
CEFAS
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Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine