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Rune Dietz

Population Structure of West Greenland Narwhals: A multidisciplinary Approach

Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportRapportRådgivning

  • F. Riget
  • R. Dietz
  • P. Møller, Danmark
  • M. Glasius, Danmark
  • P. Palsbøll, Danmark
  • K. Hobson, Danmark
  • Afdeling for Arktisk Miljø
The hypothesis that different populations of narwhals in the West Greenland area exist has been tested by different biomarkers (metal and organochlorine concentrations, stable isotopes and DNA). Samples of muscle, liver, kidney, blubber and skin tissues of narwhals from West Greenland have been analysed for heavy metals, organochlorines, stable isotopes and DNA. The obtained results of metal concentrations and DNA were included in the existing database, whereas no previous data on organochlorines and stable isotopes in West Greenland narwhals existed. The metal and POP concentrations and stable isotopes could not support the population structure with two West Greenland populations suggested by the genetic study.
ForlagNational Environmental Research Institute
Antal sider53
StatusUdgivet - 2002
SerietitelNERI Technical Report

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