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The alkanes of marine organisms from the United Kingdom and surrounding waters
Whittle, K.J.; MacKie, P.R.; Hardy, R.; McIntyre, A.D.; Blackman, R.A.A. (1977). The alkanes of marine organisms from the United Kingdom and surrounding waters. Rapp. et Proc.-Verb. Cons. Int. Explor. Mer 171: 72-78
In: Rapports et Procès-Verbaux des Réunions du Conseil Permanent International pour l'Exploration de la Mer. Conseil Permanent International pour l'Exploration de la Mer: Copenhagen. ISSN 0074-4336, more

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  • Whittle, K.J.; MacKie, P.R.; Hardy, R.; McIntyre, A.D.; Blackman, R.A.A. (1977). The alkanes of marine organisms from the United Kingdom and surrounding waters, in: McIntyre, A.D. et al. (Ed.) (1977). Petroleum Hydrocarbons in the Marine Environment: Proceedings from ICES Workshop held in Aberdeen 9-12 September 1975. Rapports et Procès-Verbaux des Réunions du Conseil Permanent International pour l'Exploration de la Mer, 171: pp. 72-78, more

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Keywords
    Bioaccumulation; Hydrocarbons; Marine organisms; ANE, British Isles [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Whittle, K.J.
  • MacKie, P.R.
  • Hardy, R.
  • McIntyre, A.D.
  • Blackman, R.A.A.

Abstract
    At sites originally selected on the basis of expected hydrocarbon input, mixed plankton samples and various tissues from 11 species of invertebrates and 19 species of fish, representing some 255 samples in total, have been analysed for alkanes by capillary gas-liquid chromatography. On a comparative weight-basis, the plankton samples had the highest n-alkane values, particularly at the coastal sites adjacent to industrial urban areas. The remaining animal samples fell within a range of means from 0 1 to 20 g/g wet weight, the higher value usually found in fatty tisses. Different tissues exhibited different n-alkane distribution profiles. It was extremely difficult to determine the origin of the n-alkanes identified.

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