More evidence chemical pollution impacting marine life

14 Jan 2021

A new study, published by scientists at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL)’s Institute of Zoology has revealed that endocrine disruptor polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are affecting the fertility of male harbour porpoises, a threat to the future breeding success of the cetacean.

For more information please read the original article: Ocean pollutants affect harbour porpoise fertility


Williams, R. S., Curnick, D. J., Brownlow, A., Barber, J. L., Barnett, J., Davison, N. J., Deaville, R., ten Doeschate, M., Perkins, M., Jepson, P. D., & Jobling, S. (2021). Polychlorinated biphenyls are associated with reduced testes weights in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena). Environment International, 106303.