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Birds and environmental contaminants in San Francisco and Chesapeake Bays

Marine Pollution Bulletin

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Abstract

The direct and indirect effects of human activities, including environmental contamination, upon bird populations in San Francisco Bay and Chesapeake Bay are imperfectly understood, and few data are available. that allow a comparison of the contamination levels in birds from these two areas. Certain trace elements and organochlorine compounds have been found at sufficiently high concentrations in bird tissues or their foods to expect adverse effects in these birds, based upon results of field and laboratory studies conducted with other avian species. The decline and recovery of populations of many avian species have been recorded, including some associated with organochlorine contamination. The present paper summarizes available information on the occurrence and potential effects of contaminants upon birds in these two regions.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Birds and environmental contaminants in San Francisco and Chesapeake Bays
Series title:
Marine Pollution Bulletin
Volume
19
Issue:
9
Year Published:
1988
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
487-495
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Marine Pollution Bulletin
First page:
487
Last page:
495
Number of Pages:
9