AMBIO

, Volume 40, Issue 4, pp 425–430 | Cite as

DDT Strikes Back: Galapagos Sea Lions Face Increasing Health Risks

  • Juan José Alava
  • Sandie Salazar
  • Marilyn Cruz
  • Gustavo Jiménez-Uzcátegui
  • Stella Villegas-Amtmann
  • Diego Paéz-Rosas
  • Daniel P. Costa
  • Peter S. Ross
  • Michael G. Ikonomou
  • Frank A.P.C. Gobas
Synopsis

Keywords

Malaria Killer Whale Galapagos Island Southern Elephant Seal Western Antarctic Peninsula 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Notes

Acknowledgments

We are grateful to the volunteers from the Marine Mammal Center in Santa Barbara (CA, USA) for supporting the cruise expedition and their expertise in sea lion capture. We thank P. Martinez, A. Paras, G. Merlen, and the Galapagos National Park rangers for their assistance during the sampling. The field sampling was possible thanks to the Project Health Status, Genetic and Rescue Techniques of Galapagos Pinnipeds of the Charles Darwin Foundation, and the Galapagos National Park Service. This work is part of the contribution number 2007 of the Charles Darwin Foundation. The export permit of the samples was authorized by the Galapagos National Park.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan José Alava
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sandie Salazar
    • 3
  • Marilyn Cruz
    • 4
  • Gustavo Jiménez-Uzcátegui
    • 3
  • Stella Villegas-Amtmann
    • 5
  • Diego Paéz-Rosas
    • 7
  • Daniel P. Costa
    • 5
  • Peter S. Ross
    • 6
  • Michael G. Ikonomou
    • 6
  • Frank A.P.C. Gobas
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Resource & Environmental ManagementSimon Fraser University 8888BurnabyCanada
  2. 2.Fundacion Ecuatoriana para el Estudio de Mamíferos Marinos (FEMM)GuayaquilEcuador
  3. 3.Charles Darwin FoundationQuitoEcuador
  4. 4.Galápagos Genetics Epidemiology and Pathology Laboratory (GGEPL)Puerto Ayora, Galápagos IslandsEcuador
  5. 5.Department of Ecology and Evolutionary BiologyUniversity of CaliforniaSanta CruzUSA
  6. 6.Institute of Ocean Sciences, Fisheries and Oceans CanadaSidneyCanada
  7. 7.Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias MarinasInstituto Politécnico NacionalLa PazMexico

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