Organochlorine residues in eggs of the endangered American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus)

Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
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Abstract

Most of the 27 species and subspecies of surviving crocodilians have declining populations and 22 of them are considered to be severely endangered (IUCN 1971). The United States population of the American Crocodile is no exception; it probably numbers between I00 and 300 individuals (OGDEN 1976). Nests of the species have been regularly surveyed by the staff of Everglades National Park. Our sample consists of eggs that remained in nests after the hatching of broods and of one clutch laid in captivity by an unmated female. Analysis of these samples for organochlorine contaminants has permitted a detailed examination of their contaminant loads and has allowed comparisons with a small sample analyzed in 1972 (OGDEN et al. 1973).

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Organochlorine residues in eggs of the endangered American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus)
Series title Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
DOI 10.1007/BF01769921
Volume 23
Issue 1/2
Year Published 1979
Language English
Publisher Springer
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 4 p.
First page 87
Last page 90
Country United States
State Florida
Other Geospatial Everglades National Park
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