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Comparative study of organohalogen contamination between two populations of Eastern Atlantic loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta).
Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 2013 Dec; 91(6):678-83.BE

Abstract

We evaluated the presence of 37 organohalogen contaminants in plasma samples from 162 juvenile and 197 adult loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) from the archipelagos of the Canary Islands and Cape Verde, respectively, and compared the contamination profiles found. We detected five organochlorine pesticides (OCP) and 16 polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The concentrations of the two groups of contaminants were higher in turtles from the Canary Islands (OCPs, 1.04 vs. 0.37 ng/mL; PCBs, 1.92 vs. 0.08 ng/mL). We also observed a different profile of PCB contamination between the two populations. In addition, there was a negative correlation between body size and the total concentration of PCBs in the Canary Islands turtles, but not in turtles from Cape Verde. The present study presents the first data on the organochlorine contaminants (OCs) of live turtles from Canary Islands. In addition, we perform a comparison of the levels and profiles of OCs between these two different groups of loggerhead sea turtles from the Eastern Atlantic.

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Veterinary Faculty, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Trasmontana s/n, 35416, Arucas, Las Palmas, Spain.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24114274

Citation

Camacho, María, et al. "Comparative Study of Organohalogen Contamination Between Two Populations of Eastern Atlantic Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta Caretta)." Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, vol. 91, no. 6, 2013, pp. 678-83.
Camacho M, Boada LD, Orós J, et al. Comparative study of organohalogen contamination between two populations of Eastern Atlantic loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta). Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 2013;91(6):678-83.
Camacho, M., Boada, L. D., Orós, J., López, P., Zumbado, M., Almeida-González, M., & Luzardo, O. P. (2013). Comparative study of organohalogen contamination between two populations of Eastern Atlantic loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta). Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 91(6), 678-83. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-013-1123-3
Camacho M, et al. Comparative Study of Organohalogen Contamination Between Two Populations of Eastern Atlantic Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta Caretta). Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 2013;91(6):678-83. PubMed PMID: 24114274.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Comparative study of organohalogen contamination between two populations of Eastern Atlantic loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta). AU - Camacho,María, AU - Boada,Luis D, AU - Orós,Jorge, AU - López,Pedro, AU - Zumbado,Manuel, AU - Almeida-González,Maira, AU - Luzardo,Octavio P, Y1 - 2013/10/11/ PY - 2013/05/28/received PY - 2013/10/04/accepted PY - 2013/10/12/entrez PY - 2013/10/12/pubmed PY - 2014/4/24/medline SP - 678 EP - 83 JF - Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology JO - Bull Environ Contam Toxicol VL - 91 IS - 6 N2 - We evaluated the presence of 37 organohalogen contaminants in plasma samples from 162 juvenile and 197 adult loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) from the archipelagos of the Canary Islands and Cape Verde, respectively, and compared the contamination profiles found. We detected five organochlorine pesticides (OCP) and 16 polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The concentrations of the two groups of contaminants were higher in turtles from the Canary Islands (OCPs, 1.04 vs. 0.37 ng/mL; PCBs, 1.92 vs. 0.08 ng/mL). We also observed a different profile of PCB contamination between the two populations. In addition, there was a negative correlation between body size and the total concentration of PCBs in the Canary Islands turtles, but not in turtles from Cape Verde. The present study presents the first data on the organochlorine contaminants (OCs) of live turtles from Canary Islands. In addition, we perform a comparison of the levels and profiles of OCs between these two different groups of loggerhead sea turtles from the Eastern Atlantic. SN - 1432-0800 UR - http://bjp.sagepub.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24114274/Comparative_study_of_organohalogen_contamination_between_two_populations_of_Eastern_Atlantic_loggerhead_sea_turtles__Caretta_caretta__ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00128-013-1123-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -