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

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Summary
Abstract: As top predators seabirds have the potential to accumualte 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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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -40.0   S: -60.0   E: 150.0   W: 90.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1989-01-01
Stop Date: 1994-12-31
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Access Constraints A PDF copy of the referenced paper is available for download from the url given below.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
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Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 2023 kb
Distribution Format: PDF
Fees: free
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6226 2645
Fax: +61 3 6226 2745
Email: mark.hindell at utas.edu.au
Contact Address:
ANTARCTIC WILDLIFE R'SRCH UNIT
Department of Zoology
University of Tasmania
GPO BOX 252-05
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
Publications/References
Hindell, M. A., N. J. Brothers and R. Gales. 1999. Mercury and cadmium concentrations in the tissues of three species of southern albatrosses. Polar Biology 22:102-108
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-08-29
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