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Organochlorine residues and shell characteristics of roseate tern eggs, 1981

Journal of Field Ornithology

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Abstract

Samples of Roseate Tern eggs were collected in 1981 from 5 of the largest colonies in the northeastern U.S. and from one large colony in the U.S. Virgin Islands. No organochlorine compounds were detected in eggs from the U.S. Virgin Islands. PCBs were found in all eggs and DDE was found in most eggs from the northeastern U.S., but concentrations were substantially lower than in Common Terns from the same colonies. There were no significant correlations between eggshell characteristics and organochlorine concentrations. DDE concentrations in Roseate Tern eggs were well below those reported to induce adverse effects in Common Terns.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Organochlorine residues and shell characteristics of roseate tern eggs, 1981
Series title:
Journal of Field Ornithology
Volume
54
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1983
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
394-400
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Field Ornithology
First page:
394
Last page:
400
Number of Pages:
7