[MARMAM] New paper on compositional discrimination of decompression and decomposition gas bubbles

Yara Bernaldo de Quirós Miranda yarabdq at gmail.com
Mon Dec 30 11:47:14 PST 2013

Dear Colleagues,

We are glad to announce a new publication, where we demonstrated that gas
bubbles in bycaught marine mammals arise from supersatured tissues. This is
new evidence of nitrogen accumulation in the tissues of freely diving
marine mammals. Our results also show the importance of sampling gas
bubbles from the coronary veins or thoracic regions since these seemed to
be the last locations in being affected by putrefaction.

Bernaldo de Quirós Y, Seewald JS, Sylva SP, Greer B, Niemeyer M, et al.
(2013) Compositional Discrimination of Decompression and Decomposition Gas
Bubbles in Bycaught Seals and Dolphins. PLoS ONE 8(12): e83994.

The article is freely available from:


We also would like to take this chance to inform you that gas analyses can
be run at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA, USA, or at the
University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain.  You can
find a step-by-step protocol and a data collection sheet in the following


Please let us know if you have any further questions.


PhD Yara Bernaldo de Quirós
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