Figure 8: Global Distribution of Gold Levels in Male Sperm Whales. This figure shows the global distribution of mean Au levels in 104 male sperm whales grouped by sampling region. 1No male whales were found in the Cocos or Kiribati regions; 2Specific regions are named for the nearest body or ocean region; 3All data are presented in ug total Au/g tissue wet weight +/- standard error. Regions that differed for males (p < 0.05): Canary Islands with Mediterranean and Sea of Cortez; and Chagos with Mediterranean and Sea of Cortez.