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DDE, PCBs, cadmium, lead, and mercury concentrations in rhinoceros auklets from Washington

Northwestern Naturalist

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Abstract

In July 1981, 5 adult rhinoceros auklets (Cerorhinca monocerata) were captured on the ground near nesting areas on each of Protection and Destruction Islands, Washington. The birds were euthanized, and their livers and kidneys removed and analyzed. Levels (I?g / g wet weight) of DDE (0.11 to 0.95), polychlorinated biphenyls (no residue detected [ND] to 1.1), mercury (0.60 to 1.8), and lead (ND to 0.85) in livers and cadmium (9.1 to 21.9) in kidneys were similar in each colony. All concentrations were less than known effect levels.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
DDE, PCBs, cadmium, lead, and mercury concentrations in rhinoceros auklets from Washington
Series title:
Northwestern Naturalist
Volume
80
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Description:
p. 14-16
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Northwestern Naturalist
First page:
14
Last page:
16
Number of Pages:
3