Heavy metal levels in bottlenose and striped dolphins off the Mediterranean coast of Israel

Mia Roditi-Elasar, Dan Kerem, Hava Hornung, Nurit Kress, Efrat Shoham-Frider, Oz Goffman, Ehud Spanier

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-512
Number of pages10
JournalMarine Pollution Bulletin
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2003

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was partly supported by research grants from the Maurice Hatter Foundation and the Israeli Interuniversity Foundation for Ecology to M. Roditi-Elasar. Partial funding from the Marine Pollution Prevention Fund of the Marine & Coastal Environmental Division, Israeli Ministry of the Environment, Israel to D. Kerem, E. Spanier and O. Goffman and from the Israeli Ministry of National Infrastructures are also acknowledged. The authors wish to thank Drs. Debbie Young and Victor Cockroft from Port Elizabeth, South Africa and Dr. Christina Lockyer from Lyngby, Denmark for the expert and expeditious teeth processing and age estimation.


  • Cetaceans
  • Eastern Mediterranean
  • Mercury anomaly
  • Stenella coeruleoalba
  • Trace elements
  • Tursiops truncatus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Pollution

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