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Solving An Evolutionary Puzzle

New Bedford Harbor pollution prompts PCB-resistance in Atlantic killifish
(WHOI News Release)

Environmental Factor - March 2014: Genetic variation may explain PCB-resistance in Atlantic killifish
(NIEHS news report)



Genetic Mechanism of PCB Resistance in Hudson River Tomcod
WHOI Press release.  
Superfund Research Program writeup. (scroll down to Feb. 17, 2011)
Economist article.  


Toxic Waters Provide 'a Snapshot of Evolution'
Toxic Waters Provide 'a Snapshot of Evolution' 
(Washington Post article: January 23, 2006)


The Chicken and the Tern
The Chicken and the Tern:  Why is one species so much more sensitive to dioxin poisoning?
Article in WHOI's Oceanus magazine


Contaminants in the Marine Environment and their Effects on Marine Mammals

Contaminants in the Marine Environment and their Effects on Marine Mammals; in WHOI Sea Grant's Focal Points



NPR report on dioxin-resistant killifish from New Bedford Harbor
NPR report on dioxin-resistant killifish from New Bedford Harbor

The Link Between Environmental Contaminants and Animal Susceptibility
The Link Between Environmental Contaminants and Animal Susceptibility
Crago, T.I.  In: Two if by Sea, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Spring 2000)


EPA Eco-Risk webinar
EPA Eco-Risk webinar: PAH and PCB Toxicity and Adaptation - Lessons Learned from Chronically Exposed Wild Populations.  Sponsored by: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Superfund Research Program. Part of Superfund Research Program Risk eLearning Webinar Series:  "Ecological Risk: New Tools and Approaches."
Moderator: Diane Nacci, US EPA
Speakers: Mark Hahn (WHOI), Rich Di Giulio (Duke)
Hahn presentation title: Mechanisms of Evolved Resistance to Dioxin-like PCBs in Fish Inhabiting a Marine Superfund Site
Look here for slides and audio recording.


Mechanism of PCB- and Dioxin-Resistance in Fish in the Hudson River Estuary: Role of Receptor Polymorphisms.

Hahn, M. E., Karchner, S. I., Franks, D. G., Evans, B. R., Nacci, D., Champlin, D., and Cohen, S. (2005). Mechanism of PCB- and Dioxin-Resistance in Fish in the Hudson River Estuary: Role of Receptor Polymorphisms.

Final Report to the Hudson River Foundation


Superfund Research Brief
Research Brief 21, Superfund Research Program
Mechanisms of Dioxin Sensitivity and Acquired Resistance


Contaminants in Marine Mammal Brains

News Release : Skip This Cocktail Party: Contaminants in Marine Mammals' Brains



From Here to Affinity: Researchers Aiding in Protection of Birds By Streamlining Method Used to Identify Contaminant Susceptibility

From Here to Affinity: Researchers Aiding in Protection of Birds By Streamlining Method Used to Identify Contaminant Susceptibility.  In: Two If By Sea, A Joint Publication of WHOI and MIT Sea Grant Programs; Winter 2010



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