Juvenile harbor porpoises in the UK are exposed to a more neurotoxic mixture of polychlorinated biphenyls than adults

Williams, Rosie S.; Curnick, David J.; Barber, Jonathan L.; Brownlow, Andrew; Davison, Nicholas J.; Deaville, Rob; Perkins, Matthew; Jobling, Susan; Jepson, Paul D.
Science of The Total Environment (2020)

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a group of 209 persistent and bio-accumulative toxic pollutants present as complex mixtures in human and animal tissues. Harbor porpoises accumulate some of the highest levels…


First evaluation of legacy persistent organic pollutant contamination status of stranded Yangtze finless porpoises along the Yangtze River Basin, China

Zhang, Kai; Qian, Zhengyi; Ruan, Yuefei; Hao, Yujiang; Dong, Weiwei; Li, Ke; Mei, Zhigang; Wang, Kexiong; Wu, Chenxi; Wu, Jianhong; Zheng, Jinsong; Lam, Paul K. S.; Wang, Ding
Science of The Total Environment (2020)

Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis), inhabiting the Yangtze River, are an endangered species in China. They are threatened by various kinds of pollutants, among which persistent organic pollutants (POPs)…


Levels of polychlorinated biphenyls are still associated with toxic effects in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) despite having fallen below proposed toxicity thresholds

Williams, Rosie; ten Doeschate, Mariel; Curnick, David J.; Brownlow, Andrew; Barber, Jonathan L.; Davison, Nicholas J.; Deaville, Robert; Perkins, Matthew; Jepson, Paul D.; Jobling, Susan
Environmental Science & Technology (2020)

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are toxic, persistent, and lipophilic chemical compounds that accumulate to high levels in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) and other cetaceans. It is important to monitor PCBs in…


Two decades’ variation of trace elements in bones of the endangered East Asian Finless Porpoise (Neophocaena asaeorientalis sunameri) from the East China Sea, China

Hao, Xiuqing; Shan, Hong; Wu, Caiwen; Zhang, Di; Chen, Bingyao
Biological Trace Element Research (2020)

There has been increasing concern about trace element accumulation in finless porpoises over the past decades, while the long-term variation of its concentration has been little known. Since most soft…


Phthalate metabolites in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from Norwegian coastal waters

Rian, May Britt; Vike-Jonas, Kristine; Gonzalez, Susana Villa; Ciesielski, Tomasz Maciej; Venkatraman, Vishwesh; Lindstrøm, Ulf; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Asimakopoulos, Alexandros G.
Environment International (2020)

The exposure of marine mammals to phthalates has received considerable attention due to the ubiquitous occurrence of these pollutants in the marine environment and their potential adverse health effects. The…


Cytokine expression and lymphocyte proliferative capacity in diseased harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) – Biomarkers for health assessment in wildlife cetaceans

Lehnert, Kristina; Siebert, Ursula; Reißmann, Kristina; Bruhn, Regina; McLachlan, Michael S.; Müller, Gundi; van Elk, Cornelis E.; Ciurkiewicz, Malgorzata; Baumgärtner, Wolfgang; Beineke, Andreas
Environmental Pollution (2019)

Harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in the North and Baltic Seas are exposed to anthropogenic influences including acoustic stress and environmental contaminants. In order to evaluate immune responses in healthy and…


Heavy metals in bones from harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena from the western Black Sea coast

Evtimova, Violeta; Parvanov, Dimitar; Grozdanov, Atanas; Tserkova, Feriha; Zlatkov, Boyan; Vergilov, Vladislav; Sivilov, Ognyan; Yordanov, Stoyan; Delov, Ventseslav
ZooNotes (2019)

During the last few years, the Western Black Sea coast has documented increase in the number of stranded marine mammals, particularly the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena). This species is a…


Tissue-specific accumulation and body burden of parabens and their metabolites in small cetaceans

Jeong, Yunsun; Xue, Jingchuan; Park, Kyum Joon; Kannan, Kurunthachalam; Moon, Hyo-Bang
Environmental Science & Technology (2018)

Parabens have been of global concern due to their endocrine disrupting properties. However, few studies have reported tissue-specific distribution of parabens in wildlife. In this study, we measured parabens and…


Tissue partition and risk assessments of trace elements in Indo-Pacific finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) from the Pearl River Estuary coast, China

Zhang, Xiyang; Lin, Wenzhi; Yu, Ri-Qing; Sun, Xian; Ding, Yulong; Chen, Hailiang; Chen, Xi; Wu, Yuping
Chemosphere (2017)

Throughout the last few decades, an increased number of stranded marine mammals, particularly the Indo-Pacific Finless Porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides), were observed in the Pearl River Estuary (PRE). As long-lived, apex…


Persistent organic pollutant and hormone levels in harbor porpoise with B cell lymphoma

Norman, Stephanie A.; Winfield, Zach C.; Rickman, Barry H.; Usenko, Sascha; Klope, Matthew; Berta, Susan; Dubpernell, Sandra; Garrett, Howard; Adams, Mary Jo; Lambourn, Dyanna; Huggins, Jessica L.; Lysiak, Nadine; Clark, Adelaide E.; Sanders, Rebel; Trumble, Stephen J.
Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (2017)

B-cell lymphoma, a common morphologic variant of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, has been associated with persistent pollutants in humans, but this association is not well-characterized in top-level predators sharing marine resources with…