Ecotoxicology, pathology and trophic position of marine mammals of European coasts


The aim of this study is to understand the relationship between feeding ecology (through stable isotope ratios) and trace metal (Cd, Hg, Zn, Cu) contamination and detoxication processes of marine mammals from European coasts.


Balaenoptera physalus, Balaenopteridae, Delphinidae, Delphinus delphis, diet, ecotoxicology, Halichoerus grypus, heavy metals, human dimensions, Lagenorhynchus acutus, Lagenorhynchus albirostris, marine mammals, metallothioneins, pathology, Phoca vitulina, Phocidae, Phocoena phocoena, Phocoenidae, Physeter macrocephalus, Physeteridae, pollution, stable isotopes, Stenella coeruleoalba, strandings, Tursiops truncatus


Oceanography {Research discipline}
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) {Research discipline}
Origins, Maintenance and Change of Biodiversity {Research orientation}
Monitoring of Biodiversity {Research orientation}
Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable use of Biodiversity {Research orientation}
Belgium {Geographical scope}
France {Geographical scope}
Germany {Geographical scope}
East Atlantic {Geographical scope}
Black Sea {Geographical scope}
Baltic Sea {Geographical scope}
North Sea {Geographical scope}
Ukraine {Geographical scope}
Marine and Coastal {Habitat type}
Mammalia {Taxonomical scope}


Name Role Start End
Bouquegneau, Jean-Marie promotor
Das, Krishna co-promotor


Name Role Start End
Laboratoire d'océanologie unknown


Reference Role
Antoine, N., Jansegers, I., Holsbeek, L., Joiris,C. and Bouquegneau J.M. (1992) Contamination par les métaux lourds des oiseaux marins et des marsouins de la Mer du Nord. Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège, 61: 163-176. author
Bouquegneau J.M. and Joiris C. (1992). Ecotoxicology of stable pollutants in cetaceans: organochlorines and heavy metals. In: (Symoens J.J., ed.) Whales: Biology - Threats - Conservation. Symposium. Proceedings (Brussels, 5-7 June 1991). Royal Academy of Overseas Sciences (Brussels), 247-250 author
Bouquegneau J.M., Das K., Debacker V., Gobert S., Nellissen J.P. (1997): Toxicological investigations on the heavy metals contamination of seabirds and marine mammals beached along the Belgian coast (1996). Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège, 65 : 31-34. author
Bouquegneau J.M., Debacker V., Gobert S. (1997). Biological oceanography and marine food webs: role of marine mammals and seabirds. In: ( Jauniaux T., Bouquegneau J.M. , Coignoul F., eds). "Marine mammals, seabirds and pollution of marine systems." Presse de la Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire de l'Université de Liège, 15-20 author
Bouquegneau J.M., Debacker V., Gobert S., Nellissen J.P. (1997). Toxicological investigations on four sperm whales stranded on the Belgian coast: inorganic contaminants.). Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège, 67-suppl. : 75-78 author
Das K. (1996): Les échouages de cétacés: une méprise magnétique?. Les Cahiers del'Ecologie. N 16 (1): 21-2 - Das K., Bouquegneau J.M. (1999). Trophic position and cadmium content of dolphins and tunas from the Northeast Atlantic. European Research on Cetaceans 13: 403-405 author
Das K., Debacker V., Lepoint G., Gobert S., Holsbeek L., Joiris C.R., Bouquegneau J.M. (2000). Marine Mammals Stranded on the Belgian and Dutch Coasts: Approach of their feeding ecology by Stable Isotope and Heavy Metal measurements. European Research on Cetaceans 14, in press. author
Das K., Debacker V., Bouquegneau J.M. (2000). Metallothioneins in marine mammals. Cellular and Molecular Biology 46: 283-294 author
Das K., Debacker V., Pillet S., Bouquegneau J.M. (2000). Heavy metals in marine mammals. In: Toxicology of Marine Mammals, Taylor and Francis publishers Washington D.C. in press author
Das K., Lepoint G., Loizeau V., Debacker V., Dauby P., Bouquegneau J.M (2000). Tuna and dolphin associations in the North-East Atlantic: Evidence of different ecological niches from stable isotope and heavy metal measurements. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 40: 102-109 author
Das K., Jacob, V., Bouquegneau, J.M. (2001) White-Sided dolphin metallothionein : Purification, characterisation and potential role. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. In press. author
Holsbeek, L., Joiris, C.R., Debacker, V., Ali, I.B., Nellissen, J.P., Gobert, S., Roose, P., Bouquegneau, J.M. and Bossicart, M. (1999). Heavy metals, organochlorines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in sperm whales stranded in the Southern North Sea during the 1994/1995 winter. Marine Pollution Bulletin., 38: 304-313. author
Joiris, C.R., Holsbeek, L., Bouquegneau, J.M. and Bossicart, M., Mercury contamination of the harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena and other cetaceans from the North Sea and the Kattegat (1991). Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 56: 283-293. author
Pillet S., Lesage V., Hammil M., Cyr D.G., Bouquegneau J.M., Fournier M. (2000). In vitro exposure of seal peripheral blood leukocytes to different metals reveal a sex-dependant effect of zinc on phagocytic activity. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 40 (11): 921-927 author

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