Final report South Carolina state wildlife grant project title : concentrations of organic contaminants in Carolina and scalloped hammerhead sharks, implications for success and survival in nursery habitats
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South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
SubjectOrganic water pollutants--South Carolina; Hammerhead sharks--Effect of pollution on--South Carolina
The main objectives of the study were to quantify a suite of legacy organic contaminant concentrations (83 compounds) in hepatic tissue of young-of-year (YOY) sharks of two hammerhead species, Scalloped Hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini) and Carolina Hammerhead (Sphryna gilberti). YOYs were sampled from across three states in the Atlantic Southeast, with most samples coming from South Carolina, followed by Florida and Georgia. The results of our study suggest that maternal offloading significantly shapes YOY contaminant signatures and may have implications for survival and fitness during the first months of life, the latter of which is yet to be empirically tested.
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