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Effects of oil transferred from incubating gulls to their eggs

Marine Pollution Bulletin

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Abstract

No. 2 fuel oil, or water, was applied to the breast feathers of incubating laughing gulls trapped at their nest site on an island colony in Texas. Gulls were released after treatment and allowed to incubate their eggs for 5 days. Oil was transferred from the feathers of incubating adults to their eggs and resulted in 41% embryo mortality compared with 2% in controls.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Effects of oil transferred from incubating gulls to their eggs
Series title:
Marine Pollution Bulletin
Volume
10
Issue:
11
Year Published:
1979
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
319-321
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
319
Last page:
321
Number of Pages:
3