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Authors: Annalisa Zaccaroni, Marina Silvi, Paolo Fonti, Elena Pari, Dino Scaravelli (University of Bologna, Cesenatico (FC), Italy) 
Book Description:
This new book presents research reports about theon quantification of heavy metals in tissues of stranded bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from the Northern Adriatic Sea, as well as some speculation on possible subtle adverse effects exerted by these levels on the general health of the animals. Stranded dolphins were collected along the Northern Adriatic Sea coasts during a five year period and underwent necropsy for the determination of the causes of death. All metals were at detectable levels, presenting a huge variation among animals and tissues. (Imprint: Novinka Books)

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Table of Contents:
1. Introduction pp.1-2

2. Heavy Metals pp.3-16

3. Marine mammals as sentinel animals and factors influencing variability in persistence of contaminants in Cetaceans pp.17-26

4. Materials and methods pp.27-30

5. Results and discussion pp.31-42

Conclusion pp.43-44

References pp.45-54

Index pp.55-60

      Marine Biology
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 3rd quarter
   Pages: 60.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61209-935-4
   Status: AV
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
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