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Food habits and organochlorine contaminants in the diet of black skimmers, Galveston Bay, Texas, USA

Colonial Waterbirds

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Abstract

More than 500 food items of nestling Black Skimmers were identified representing 18 species of fish and 2 invertebrates. DDE and poly-chlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were the only contaminants consistently detected in the black skimmer diet, carcass, and egg samples. Eggs contained 14 times the level of PCBs detected in the fish diet.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Food habits and organochlorine contaminants in the diet of black skimmers, Galveston Bay, Texas, USA
Series title:
Colonial Waterbirds
Volume
12
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
109-112
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Colonial Waterbirds
First page:
109
Last page:
112