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Polonium-210 in teleost fish and in marine mammals: Interfamily differences and a possible association between polonium-210 and red muscle content

Authors
Journal
Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
0265-931X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
24
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0265-931x(94)90044-2

Abstract

Abstract Wide variations in the 210Po contents of teleost fish have been reported in the literature. One cause of this variation is individual fish size; interfamily differences are another possible cause. We report supplementary data for 210Po in fish and fish tissues, and combine these with published data to show, via allometric plots and covariance analysis, that interfamily differences are significant: fish from the families Clupeidae and Scombridae have higher 210Po contents. An association between 210Po and the red muscle content of teleost fish and marine mammals is suggested, and is supported by new 210Po data for dolphin and whale as well as for fish.

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