antibodies to brucella in marine mammals around the coast of england and wales.following the isolation of previously unrecognised species of brucella from stranded seals and cetaceans in scotland and northern england, a serological survey was carried out to investigate the range of marine mammal species which may have been exposed to brucella species around the coasts of england and wales, the prevalence of infection and the temporal and geographical distribution of seropositive animals. serum collected from 153 stranded marine mammals from the coasts of england and wales ...19979416675
entanglement in fishing gear and other causes of death in cetaceans stranded on the coasts of england and wales.between august 1990 and september 1995 the carcases of 422 cetaceans of 12 species that had died around the coasts of england and wales were examined. there were 234 harbour porpoises (phocoena phocoena), 138 common dolphins (delphinus delphis), and 50 individuals of 10 other species of dolphins and whales. the cause of death was diagnosed in the harbour porpoises and common dolphins was entanglement in fishing gear (bycatch). of the cases in which the cause of death was established, 66 (38 per ...19979265709
organochlorine pesticides and chlorobiphenyls in the blubber of bycaught female common dolphins from england and wales from 1992-2006.we report concentrations of organochlorine pesticides (hcb, hchs, ddts, dieldrin) and pcbs in the blubber of 43 common dolphins bycaught in fisheries operating off the sw coast of the uk from 1992 to 2006. concentrations of σddt (summed p,p'-ddt and its metabolites, p,p'-dde and p,p'-tde) and of 25 summed cb congeners ranged from 0.2 to 16.1 and 2.1 to 62.4 mg kg(-1) lipid weight, respectively. concentrations of sum hch, hcb and dieldrin were lower, ranging from not detected to 0.14, 0.01 to 0.2 ...201323339877
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