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Animal excrement: a potential biomonitor of heavy metal contamination
Entry ID: ECA063

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Abstract: To assess the feasibility of using animal excrement to biomonitor the extent of heavy metal contamination in the marine environment, concentrations of mercury (Hg), lead (Pb), copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) in the fresh excrement of seabirds and marine mammals, along with other biomaterials, from the Arctic, Antarctica (West and East), and Xisha Archipelago of the South China Sea were determined. ... View entire text
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  N: -63.38   S: -63.38   E: 57.0   W: 57.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-01-30
Stop Date: 2002-12-31
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City: Anhui
Postal Code: 230023
Country: China
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DIF Creation Date: 2012-07-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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