Month: October 2020

Mercury Continues to be a Threat to the Conservation of Marine Mammals

Mercury Continues to be a Threat to the Conservation of Marine Mammals Carin Wittnich*, DVM, MSc; Michael Belanger, ALAT; Nesime Askin, MSc;Karim Bandali, PhD and W. Jack Wallen, PhD. Oceanographic Environmental Research Society, Barrie, Ontario & Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. *Presentor. Heavy metal pollution tends to be …

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Is Teflon (PFOS) another significant global toxic threat to marine mammals?

Is Teflon (PFOS) another significant global toxic threat to marine mammals? Wittnich, Carin 2,3,4 ; MacNeil, Joanna E 1,4 ; Belanger, Michael P 3,4 ; Askin, Nesime 2,4 (1) Department of Zoology, University of Toronto, Ramsay Wright Bldg, 25 Harbord Street, Toronto, Ont, M5S 3G5, Canada(2) Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, Rm 7256 MSB, …

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Transplacental Transfer: The Beginning of Mercury Accumulation in a Fetal Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)

Transplacental Transfer: The Beginning of Mercury Accumulation in a Fetal Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) Joanna MacNeil 1,2; Dr. Carin Wittnich 1,2; Michael Belanger 1 (1) Oceanographic Environmental Research Society, 12 Burton Avenue, Barrie, Ontario L4N 2R2, Canada(2) Department of Zoology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A8, Canada Lactation has long been considered the primary …

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Mercury bioaccumulation in fish and its implications for top predators: Humans

Mercury bioaccumulation in fish and its implications for top predators: Humans Chelsea Lim (1), Mike Belanger(2), Carin Wittnich(1,2) 1 Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, 25 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada2 Oceanographic Environmental Research Society, 12 Burton Avenue, Barrie, Ontario, Canada, L4N 2R2 The oceans have long since been a dumping ground …

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The Role of Non Government Organizations in the Canadian Veterinary Reserves

The Role of Non Government Organizations in the Canadian Veterinary Reserves Michael Belanger and Carin Wittnich Oceanographic Environmental Research Society, 12 Burton Avenue, Barrie, Ontario, Canada, L4N 2R2 The Canadian Veterinary Reserves (CVR) is the major component of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s emergency response plan for ensuring the health, welfare and care of pets/ …

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Awash in Chemicals & Contaminants – An Effective Method of Animal Decontamination Following Disasters

Awash in Chemicals & Contaminants – An Effective Method of Animal Decontamination Following Disasters Soric S, Belanger MP, Wittnich C Oceanographic Environmental Research Society, 12 Burton Avenue, Barrie, Ontario, Canada L4N 2R2 Following Hurricane Katrina, temporary emergency animal intake facilities throughout Louisiana and Mississippi were established to provide medical treatment and shelter for the displaced, …

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The Changing Threat to the Conservation of the Florida Manatee

The Changing Threat to the Conservation of the Florida Manatee Belanger, Michael P.1,2; MacNeill, Amanda J.1,3; Askin, Nesime1,3; Wittnich, Carin1,2,3 (1) Oceanographic Environmental Research Society, 12 Burton Ave., Barrie, ON, L4N2R2, Canada (2) Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, 1 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON, M5S1A8, Canada (3) Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, 1 …

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World Wide Marine Mammal Strandings – Is it Species Specific and a Cause for Concern?

World Wide Marine Mammal Strandings –Is it Species Specific and a Cause for Concern? Askin Nesime1,3, Belanger Michael 2,3, Hill Eileen1,3, Wittnich Carin 1,2,3 1) Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, MSB Rm 7256, 1 King’s College Circle, Toronto OntarioM8Z 3C2, Canada (2) Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, MSB Rm 7256, 1 King’s College …

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The Influence of Industrialization and Urbanization on Dugong Mortality in Queensland, Australia Dugongs (Dugong dugon)

The Influence of Industrialization and Urbanization on Dugong Mortality in Queensland, Australia Dugongs (Dugong dugon) Amanda MacNeill 1; Michael Belanger 1; Dr. Carin Wittnich 1,2 (1) Oceanographic Environmental Research Society, 12 Burton Avenue, Barrie, Ontario L4N 2R2, Canada (2) Department of Zoology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A8, Canada Increased industrialization and urbanization are …

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Climate Change, the Arctic Region and Preserving Endangered and Threatened Species

Climate Change, the Arctic Region and Preserving Endangered and Threatened Species Michael Belanger, 1,2; Joanna MacNeil, 1; Nesime Askin, 1,2; Carin Wittnich 1,2,3. (1) Oceanographic Environmental Research Society, 12 Burton Ave., Barrie, ON, L4N2R2, Canada (2) Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, 1 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON, M5S1A8, Canada (3) Department of Physiology, University …

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