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Chemical pollution in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic marine ecosystems: an overview of current knowledge

Abstract

This report is part of a research project in the framework of the Norwegian-Russian Environmental Cooperation, which was initiated in 1991 to elucidate the present status of environmental contaminants in the highly sensitive Arctic aquatic ecosystem, with special focus on sea birds. Although these ecosystems are the least polluted areas in the world, they are contaminated. The main pathways of contamination into Arctic and sub-Arctic marine ecosystems are atmospheric transport, ocean currents and rivers and in some areas, dumping and ship accidents. A literature survey reveals: (1) there is a lack of data from several trophic levels, (2) previous data are difficult to compare with recent data because of increased quality requirement, (3) not much has been done to investigate the effects of contaminants on the cellular level, at individual or population levels. 389 refs., 7 figs., 32 tabs.
Publication Date:
Feb 01, 1995
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
NINA-R-001
Reference Number:
SCA: 540310; PA: NW-96:005405; EDB-96:152426; NTS-97:002174; SN: 96001673427
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Feb 1995
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ARCTIC REGIONS; POLLUTION; AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS; ENVIRONMENT; CANADA; DENMARK; FINLAND; ICELAND; NORWAY; RUSSIAN FEDERATION; SWEDEN; USA; CONTAMINATION
OSTI ID:
377689
Research Organizations:
Norsk Inst. for Naturforskning, Trondheim (Norway)
Country of Origin:
Norway
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE97703180; ISBN 82-426-0544-0; TRN: NO9605405
Availability:
OSTI as DE97703180
Submitting Site:
NW
Size:
70 p.
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Savinova, T N, Gabrielsen, G W, and Falk-Petersen, S. Chemical pollution in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic marine ecosystems: an overview of current knowledge. Norway: N. p., 1995. Web.
Savinova, T N, Gabrielsen, G W, & Falk-Petersen, S. Chemical pollution in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic marine ecosystems: an overview of current knowledge. Norway.
Savinova, T N, Gabrielsen, G W, and Falk-Petersen, S. 1995. "Chemical pollution in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic marine ecosystems: an overview of current knowledge." Norway.
@misc{etde_377689,
title = {Chemical pollution in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic marine ecosystems: an overview of current knowledge}
author = {Savinova, T N, Gabrielsen, G W, and Falk-Petersen, S}
abstractNote = {This report is part of a research project in the framework of the Norwegian-Russian Environmental Cooperation, which was initiated in 1991 to elucidate the present status of environmental contaminants in the highly sensitive Arctic aquatic ecosystem, with special focus on sea birds. Although these ecosystems are the least polluted areas in the world, they are contaminated. The main pathways of contamination into Arctic and sub-Arctic marine ecosystems are atmospheric transport, ocean currents and rivers and in some areas, dumping and ship accidents. A literature survey reveals: (1) there is a lack of data from several trophic levels, (2) previous data are difficult to compare with recent data because of increased quality requirement, (3) not much has been done to investigate the effects of contaminants on the cellular level, at individual or population levels. 389 refs., 7 figs., 32 tabs.}
place = {Norway}
year = {1995}
month = {Feb}
}