Teledyne CETAC and Arkansas State University completed a study to determine the concentration and normalized profiles of elements in the organs of a beach harbor porpoise (Phocaena phocaena). The carcass was stranded off the coast of Cape Cod, Ma, in 2003. Multiple elements (including Hg, Se, Cd, Zn, Cu, and Na) were detected and measured in liver and kidney samples. A thermoelectrically cooled sub-zero laser ablation sample cell (Hyphenated Solutions, Jonesboro, AR) was created for the analysis of porpoise liver and kidney tissues. The temperature-controlled cooling cell has a user programmable operational range between 0 and -30 degrees Celsius. The cooling cell was used to preserve the integrity of the sample during ablation and to evaluate the affect of sub-zero temperatures on reproducibility.