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Natural variation in stress hormones, comparisons across matrices, and impacts resulting from induced stress in the bottlenose dolphin
Houser, D.S.; Champagne, C.D.; Crocker, D.E.; Kellar, N.M.; Cockrem, J.; Romano, T.; Booth, R.K.; Wasser, S.K. (2016). Natural variation in stress hormones, comparisons across matrices, and impacts resulting from induced stress in the bottlenose dolphin, in: Popper, A.N. et al. (Ed.) The effects of noise on aquatic life II. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 875: pp. 467-471. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_56
In: Popper, A.N.; Hawkins, A. (Ed.) (2016). The effects of noise on aquatic life II. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 875. Springer Science+Business Media, Inc: New York. ISBN 978-1-4939-2980-1. xxx, 1292 pp., more
In: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. Springer: Berlin. ISSN 0065-2598, more
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Keywords
    Aldosterone; Marine
Author keywords
    Cortisol; Thyroid hormones; Catecholamines

Authors  Top 
  • Houser, D.S.
  • Champagne, C.D.
  • Crocker, D.E.
  • Kellar, N.M.
  • Cockrem, J.
  • Romano, T.
  • Booth, R.K.
  • Wasser, S.K.

Abstract
    Knowledge regarding stress hormones and how they vary in response to seasonality, gender, age, and reproductive status for any marine mammal is limited. Furthermore, stress hormones may be measured in more than one matrix (e.g., feces, blood, blubber), but the relationships between levels of a given hormone across these matrices are unknown, further complicating the interpretations of hormones measured in samples collected from wild animals. A study is underway to address these issues in a population of bottlenose dolphins trained for voluntary participation in sample collections from different matrices and across season and time of day.

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