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Organochlorine contaminants in white-faced ibis eggs in southern Texas

Colonial Waterbirds

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Abstract

White-faced ibis eggs collected from 2 colonies in southern Texas in 1985 had low mean concentrations of DDE. DDD, the only other organochlorine contaminant detected, was found in only 1 of 20 eggs. DDE concentrations in eggs were not significantly correlated with eggshell thickness. Mean DDE concentrations were significantly higher in eggs collected from nests where not all of the remaining eggs hatched than in eggs collected from nests where all the remaining eggs hatched.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Organochlorine contaminants in white-faced ibis eggs in southern Texas
Series title:
Colonial Waterbirds
Volume
12
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
126-129
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Colonial Waterbirds
First page:
126
Last page:
129
Number of Pages:
4