Distribution of mercury and selenium in blood compartments of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from Sarasota Bay, Florida. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Total mercury and selenium concentrations ([THg], [Se]) in serum, plasma, whole blood, and packed cells were examined in a resident population of free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from Sarasota Bay, Florida, USA. The authors determined how these elements partition in blood and assess compartment-specific associations. Determining the distribution of Se and THg can provide physiologic insight into potential association of Hg with selenol-containing biomolecules (e.g., antioxidants) in blood compartments. Concentrations of THg were ranked serum

published proceedings

  • Environ Toxicol Chem

author list (cited authors)

  • Correa, L., Castellini, J. M., Wells, R. S., & O'Hara, T.

publication date

  • January 1, 2013 11:11 AM

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