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Chlorinated hydrocarbons and eggshell changes in raptorial and fish-eating birds

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Abstract

Catastrophic declines of three raptorial species in the United States have been accompanied by decreases in eggshell thickness that began in 1947, have amounted to 19 percent or more, and were identical to phenomena reported in Britain. In 1967, shell thickness in herring gull eggs from five states decreased with increases in chlorinated hydrocarbon residues.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Chlorinated hydrocarbons and eggshell changes in raptorial and fish-eating birds
Series title:
Science
Volume
162
Issue:
3850
Year Published:
1968
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
271-273
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Science
First page:
271
Last page:
273