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dc.contributor.authorBengtson Nash, Susanen_US
dc.contributor.authorR. Rintoul, Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.authorKawaguchi, Soen_US
dc.contributor.authorStaniland, Iainen_US
dc.contributor.authorvan den Hoff, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorTierney, Meganen_US
dc.contributor.authorBossi, Rossanaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:44:03Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:44:03Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-04-21T07:13:05Z
dc.identifier.issn02697491en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.envpol.2010.05.024en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/34468
dc.description.abstractIn order to investigate the extent to which Perfluorinated Contaminants (PFCs) have permeated the Southern Ocean food web to date, a range of Antarctic, sub-Antarctic and Antarctic-migratory biota were analysed for key ionic PFCs. Based upon the geographical distribution pattern and ecology of biota with detectable vs. non-detectable PFC burdens, an evaluation of the potential contributory roles of alternative system input pathways is made. Our analytical findings, together with previous reports, reveal only the occasional occurrence of PFCs in migratory biota and vertebrate predators with foraging ranges extending into or north of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC). Geographical contamination patterns observed correspond most strongly with those expected from delivery via hydrospheric transport as governed by the unique oceanographic features of the Southern Ocean. We suggest that hydrospheric transport will form a slow, but primary, input pathway of PFCs to the Antarctic region. Biota foraging south of the ACC are not bioaccumulating detectable PFC burdens as the current inhibits north-south exchange of surface waters.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom2985en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto2991en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue9en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEnvironmental Pollutionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume158en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Sciences not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode059999en_US
dc.titlePerfluorinated compounds in the Antarctic region: ocean circulation provides prolonged protection from distant sourcesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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