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Metals in diet of Bering Sea walrus: Mya sp. as a possible transmitter of elevated cadmium and other metals

Marine Pollution Bulletin

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DOI:10.1016/0025-326X(94)90133-3

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Abstract

Elevated levels of cadmium in Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) and northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) have been reported in populations from the Bering Sea (Goldblatt & Anthony, 1983; Taylor et al., 1989). Russian and US authorities are concerned because of the possible health hazards from consuming pinniped meat harvested for subsistence peoples. The effects of cadmium on marine mammals have not been determined, but high concentrations of this element in humans and laboratory animals have been correlated with renal, skeletal, and biochemical dysfunctions (Friberg et al., 1986).

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Metals in diet of Bering Sea walrus: Mya sp. as a possible transmitter of elevated cadmium and other metals
Series title:
Marine Pollution Bulletin
DOI:
10.1016/0025-326X(94)90133-3
Volume:
28
Issue:
7
Year Published:
1994
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Western Ecological Research Center
Description:
3 p.
First page:
456
Last page:
458
Country:
Russia, United States
State:
Alaska
Other Geospatial:
Bering Sea