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Heavy metal residues in prefledgling black-crowned night-herons from three Atlantic coast colonies

Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

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Abstract

Aquatic birds may serve as indicators of regional metal contamination. Because the food of prefledgling herons (Nycticorax nycticorax ) comes only from areas near the colony, their tissues should reflect local metal contamination. The authors' hypothesis was that prefledgling herons from the Rhode Island colony should have higher concentrations of metals than do those from either the North Carolina or Massachusetts colonies.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Heavy metal residues in prefledgling black-crowned night-herons from three Atlantic coast colonies
Series title:
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Volume
30
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1983
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Description:
pp. 178-185
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
First page:
178
Last page:
185
Number of Pages:
8