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Heavy metal and organochlorine pollutants in Antarctic vertebrates
Entry ID: ASAC_590

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Abstract: As top predators seabirds have the potential to accumulate marine pollutants. This study quantified heavy metal loads in 3 species of albatross.

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Cadmium and mercury concentrations were measured in the tissues of 64 individual albatrosses (23 wandering albatrosses - (Diomedea exulans), 9 royal albatrosses (Diomedea epomophora) and 32 shy albatrosses ... View entire text
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  N: -40.0   S: -60.0   E: 150.0   W: 90.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Hindell, M.A.
Dataset Title: Heavy metal and organochlorine pollutants in Antarctic vertebrates
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1989-01-01
Stop Date: 1994-12-31
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Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Distribution Size: 2023 kb
Distribution Format: PDF
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-12-02
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