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Melting Glaciers: A Probable Source of DDT to the Antarctic Marine Ecosystem
Entry ID: ECA041

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Abstract: This dataset compares data on DDT concentration of Adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) eggs and found that p,p'-DDE levels have not declined in the Palmer population of Adelie penguins in more than 30 years. In contrast, ?DDT decreased significantly from 1975 to 2003 in Arctic seabird eggs. ?DDT in the fat of Adelie penguins from Cape Crozier measured in 2006 was significantly higher than that ... View entire text
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-01-01
Stop Date: 2006-12-30
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Geisz, H. N., Dickhut, R. M., Cochran, M. A., Fraser, W. R., and Ducklow, H. W., 2008: Melting glaciers: A probable source of DDT to the Antarctic marine ecosystem. Environmental Science & Technology, 42, 3958-3962.
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DIF Creation Date: 2010-06-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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