Investigation of levels of endocrine disrupting compounds in the Antarctic environment and food chain

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Title: Investigation of levels of endocrine disrupting compounds in the Antarctic environment and food chain
Description:
Abstract:
The study aims to quantify selected emerging Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDCs) in sewage, and waters from Antarctica, and to study levels of EDCs in the food chain, including invertebrates, fish, penguins and seals. The aim is to determine whether EDCs are present at biologically active levels in Antarctic ecosystems, and then to model the potential effects upon key members of the ecosystem. Samples collected include; two jars of Adelie penguin guano, five jars of discarded Adelie penguin feathers and one zip lock bag of discarded Skua feathers from the Cape Royds penguin colony, a Weddell seal blood sample (afterbirth found on the ice) from Cape Armitage, 14 Weddell seal urine samples and 21 faeces samples collected from around Cape Armitage and Razorback Island, 7 fish (Trematomus bernacchii) collected at Cape Evans, 14 clams (Laternula elliptica), 10 sea urchins (Sterechinus neumayeri) collected by SCUBA divers in Winter Quarters Bay, sewage effluent samples (one composite sample from McMurdo Station and one composite and one grab sample from Scott Base) and 15 ocean water samples collected from Cape Armitage, Winter Quarters Bay, Scott Base, and Cape Evans. Samples were returned to New Zealand to elicit the fate and behaviour of emerging contamination in the Antarctic environment.
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Beginning_Date: 20091010
Ending_Date: 20091030
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS > PENGUINS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOTOXICOLOGY > SPECIES BIOACCUMULATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOTOXICOLOGY > TOXICITY LEVELS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOTOXICOLOGY
Theme_Keyword: LABORATORY
Theme_Keyword: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > CAPE ARMITAGE
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > CAPE EVANS
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MCMURDO SOUND
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > WINTERQUARTERS BAY
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > SCOTT BASE
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > CAPE ROYDS
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > RAZORBACK ISLAND
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: PHILLIP EMNET
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Department of Biological Science
Address: University of Canterbury
Address: Private bag 4800
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: pje31@student.canterbury.ac.nz
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: pemnet@yahoo.com
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Data_Quality_Information:
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Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
All samples are stored in the PC2 -80C freezer facility in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Canterbury. Please contact the investigator for more information.
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NZ/NZAI/ANZ > Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Resource_Description: K068_2009_2010_NZ_1
Distribution_Liability:
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20051101
Metadata_Review_Date: 20100920
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CEISHA POIROT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: c.poirot@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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