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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Christopher M. Reddy

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Photo Galleries
» Lab members and colleagues
» M/V Cosco Busan oil spill in San Francisco (November 2007)
» R/V Cape Hatteras cruise (Summer 2004)
» R/V Oceanus cruise (April 2004)
» Isolating organic compounds from blubber
» Santa Barbara (CA) oil seeps
» Bouchard 120 oil spill (April 2003)
» Lowes Cove, ME
» R/V New Horizon cruise (Spring 2001)
» Pettaquamscutt River, RI (April 1999)
» Winsor Cove (Bouchard 65 oil spill 1974)
» Wild Harbor Marsh (Florida oil spill 1969)

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Photo Gallery: Isolating organic compounds from blubber

As part of a project to determine the sources of halogenated organic compounds in marine mammals, we started in 2003 to isolate several suspected compounds from 5 to 10 kg of blubber for radiocarbon analysis. Because of the large amounts of blubber involved in this work, much of the laboratory work had to be scaled-up from routine methods. This work is supported by the National Science Foundation (OCE-0550486)

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