Stranding of a Pygmy Sperm Whale (Kogia breviceps), in the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. The Canadian Field-Naturalist

Abstract: A Pygmy Sperm Whale, Kogia breviceps, stranded alive and later died in the Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence, Quebec, Canada on 28 August 2001. This is the northern-most stranding of this species in the western Atlantic. The whale was estimated to be approximately 3 m long and a longitudinal section from one tooth (31 mm long and 5.0 mm...

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Intra- and inter-species differences in persistent organic contaminants in the blubber of blue whales and humpback whales from the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Abstract: Biopsy samples of blubber from adult male and female blue whales, and from female and young-of-the-year humpback whales were collected during the summers of 1992–1999 in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. In blue whales, concentrations of 25 PCBcongeners, DDT and metabolites and several other organochlorine compounds were present at higher concentrations in the blubber of males relative to...

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