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1 April 1993 Differences in Blood Haptoglobin and Length–Mass Relationships in River Otters (Lutra canadensis) from Oiled and Nonoiled Areas of Prince William Sound, Alaska
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Significant differences in levels of blood haptoglobin occurred between river otters (Lutra canadensis) inhabiting oiled = 361 mg/100 ml, SD = 38, n = 6) and nonoiled = 306 mg/100 ml, SD = 87, n = 8) areas of Prince William Sound, Alaska (USA) following the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989. Additionally, male river otters from oiled areas had significantly lower body mass (1.13 kg) than male otters from nonoiled areas. We propose oil-related causes for these differences.

Duffy, Bowyer, Testa, and Faro: Differences in Blood Haptoglobin and Length–Mass Relationships in River Otters (Lutra canadensis) from Oiled and Nonoiled Areas of Prince William Sound, Alaska
Lawrence K. Duffy, R. Terry Bowyer, J. Ward Testa, and James B. Faro "Differences in Blood Haptoglobin and Length–Mass Relationships in River Otters (Lutra canadensis) from Oiled and Nonoiled Areas of Prince William Sound, Alaska," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 29(2), 353-359, (1 April 1993). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-29.2.353
Received: 31 March 1992; Published: 1 April 1993
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