Additional Technical Details:
Start Date:November 1, 2002
Lead Organizational Unit:mml
Source of Extramural Funding:
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA National Ocean Service, Mote Marine Laboratory, Dolphin Quest, Chicago Zoological Society, US Fish and Wildlife Service, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Hubbs Sea World, The Marine Mammal Center, Topsail Sea Turtle Hospital, South Carolina Aquarium, The Cape Cod Stranding Center, The Baltimore Aquarium, The New England Aquarium, the Medical University of South Carolina, the College of Charleston, The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Duke University, North Carolina State University, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Southern California Water Research Project, The Center for Disease Control, the Morris Animal Foundation
Related Programs and Projects:
Alava JJ, Keller JM, Kucklick JR, Wyneken J, Crowder L, Scott GI (2006) Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) egg yolk concentrations of persistent organic pollutants and lipid increase during the last stage of embryonic development. Science of the Total Environironment, 367: 170-181
Blanvillain G, Jeffrey A. Schwenter JA, Day RD, Christopher SJ, Roumillat B, Owen DW (2007) The use of diamondback terrapins, Malaclemys terrapin, as sentinel species for monitoring mercury pollution of estuarine systems in South Carolina and Georgia. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 26:1441-1450.
Day RD, Segars AL, Arendt MD, Lee AM, Peden-Adams MM (2007) Relationship of blood mercury levels to health parameters in the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta). Environmental Health Perspectives, 115:1421-1428.
Day RD, Christopher SJ, Becker PR, Whitaker DW (2005) Monitoring mercury in the loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta. Environmental Science and Technology, 39:437-446.
Christopher SJ, Day RD, Bryan CE, Turk GC (2005) Improved calibration strategy for measurement of trace elements in biological reference materials via collision-cell inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 20:1035-1043.
Davis WC, Vander Pol SS, Schantz MM, Long SE, DayRD, Christopher SJ (2004) An accurate and sensitive method for the determination of methylmercury in biological specimens using GC-ICP-MS with solid phase microextraction. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 19:1546-1551.
Keller JM, Kannan K, Taniyasu S, Yamashita N, Day RD, Arendt MD, Segars AL, Kucklick JR (2005) Perfluorinated compounds in the plasma of loggerhead and Kemp's ridley sea turtles from the southeastern coast of the United States. Environmental Science and Technology, 39: 9101-9108
Keller, J.M., Thorvalson, K., Sheridan, T., Harms, C.A., Segars, A.L., Beasley, J., Day, R., Peden-Adams, M.M., Kucklick, J.R., Norton, T. 2007. Organic contaminant concentrations change in debilitated loggerhead turtle plasma during recovery in rehabilitation. 27th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 22-28 Feb 2007. NOAA Technical Memorandum (2008) NMFS-SEFSC-569, p. 20.
Keller, J.M., Kucklick, J.R., Harms, C.A., Segars, A.L., Cluse, W., Godfrey, M., Tuttle, A., Braun-McNeill, J., Lee, A.M., Day, R., Peden-Adams, M., Thorvalson, K., Dodd, M., Norton, T. 2006. Organic contaminant concentrations are higher in debilitated loggerhead turtles compared to apparently healthy turtles. 26th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. sland of Crete, Greece. 2-8 Apr 2006.
Keller J.M., Swarthout R.F., Carlson B.K.R., Yordy J., Guichard A., Schantz M.M., Kucklick, J.R. in press. Comparison of five extraction methods for measuring PCBs, PBDEs, organochlorine pesticides, and lipid content in serum. Analytical Bioanalytical Chemistry.
Keller JM, Kucklick JR, Harms CA, Kannan K, McClellan-Green PD (2003) Polychlorinated biphenyls, organochlorine pesticides, and perfluorooctanesulfonate in the blood of loggerhead sea turtles. Organohalogen Compounds, 62: 33-36
Keller JM, Kucklick JR, Harms CA, McClellan-Green PD (2004) Organochlorine contaminants in sea turtles: Correlations between whole blood and fat. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 23: 726-738
Keller JM, Kucklick JR, McClellan-Green PD (2004) Organochlorine contaminants in loggerhead sea turtle blood: Extraction techniques and distribution among plasma and red blood cells. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 46: 254-264
Keller JM, Kucklick JR, Stamper MA, Harms CA, McClellan-Green PD (2004) Associations between organochlorine contaminant concentrations and clinical health parameters in loggerhead sea turtles from North Carolina, USA. Environmental Health Perspectives, 112: 1074-1079
Keller JM, McClellan-Green PD, Kucklick JR, Keil DE, Peden-Adams MM (2006) Effects of organochlorine contaminants on loggerhead sea turtle immunity: comparison of a correlative field study and in vitro exposure experiments. Environmental Health Perspectives, 114: 70-76
Kucklick JR, Becker PR, Struntz WDJ, Mackey EA, Porter BJ, Schantz MM, Oflaz RD, Epstein MS, Wise SA, Rowles TK, McFee WE, Stolen MK (2002) Persistent Organochlorine Pollutants and Elements Determined in tissues of Rough-Toothed Dolpohins (Steno bredanensis) Banked from a Mass Stranding Event. National Institute of Standards and Technology, NISTIR 6857, Gaithersburg, MD
Kucklick JR, Christopher SJ, Becker PR, Pugh RS, Porter BJ, Schantz MM, Mackey EA, Wise SA, Rowles TK (2002) Description and Results of the 2000 NIST/NOAA Interlaboratory Comparison Exercise Program for Organic Contaminants and Trace Elements in Marine Mammal Tissues. National Institute of Standards and Technology, NISTIR 6849, Gaithersburg
Kucklick JR, Krahn MM, Becker PR, Porter BJ, Schantz MM, York GS, O'Hara TM, Wise SA (2006) Persistent organic pollutants in Alaskan ringed seal (Phoca hispida) and walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) blubber. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 8: 848-854
Kucklick JR, Pugh RS, Becker PR, Schantz MM, Wise SA, Rowles TK (2005) Description and Results of the 2003 NIST/NOAA Interlaboratory Comparison Exercise Program for Organic Contaminants in Marine Mammal Tissues. National Institute of Standards and Technology, NISTIR 7269, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Kucklick JR, Stahl KJ, McFee W, Becker PR, Stapleton H, Baker JE (2002) Toxaphene and PBDEs in Atlantic white-sided and rough-toothed dolphins. Organohalogen Compounds, 58: 453-455
Kucklick JR, Tuerk KJS, Vander Pol SS, Schantz MM, Porter BJ, Wise SA (2003) Concentrations of polybrominated diphenyl ether congeners and toxaphene in selected marine standard reference materials. Organohalogen Compounds, 60: 126-129
Kucklick JR, Tuerk KJS, Vander Pol SS, Schantz MM, Wise SA (2004) Polybrominated diphenyl ether congeners and toxaphene in selected marine standard reference materials. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 378: 1147-1151
Litz JA, Garrison LP, Fieber LA, Martinez A, Contillo JP, Kucklick JR (2007) Fine-scale spatial variation of persistent organic pollutants in Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Biscayne Bay, Florida. Environmental Science and Technology, 41: 7222-7228
Peck AM, Pugh RS, Moors A, Ellisor MB, Porter BJ, Becker PR, Kucklick JR (2008) Hexabromocyclododecane in white-sided dolphins: Temporal trend and stereoisomer distribution in tissues. Environmental Science and Technology, 42: 2650-2655
Stapleton HM, Dodder NG, Kucklick JR, Reddy CM, Schantz MM, Becker PR, Gulland F, Porter BJ, Wise SA (2006) Determination of HBCD, PBDEs and MeO-BDEs in California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) stranded between 1993 and 2003. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 52: 522-531
Struntz DJ, Kucklick JR, Schantz MM, Becker PR, McFee WE, Stolen MK (2004) Persitent organic pollutants in rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis) sampled during an unusual mass stranding event. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 48: 164-173
Tuerk KJ, Kucklick JR, Becker PR, Stapleton HM, Baker JE (2005) Persistent organic pollutants in two dolphin species with focus on toxaphene and polybrominated diphenyl ethers. Environmetal Science and Technololgy, 39: 692-698
Tuerk KJ, Kucklick JR, McFee WE, Pugh RS, Becker PR (2005) Factors influencing persistent organic pollutant concentrations in the Atlantic white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus acutus). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 24: 1079-1087