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10 year trend of levels of organochlorine pollutants in Antarctic seabirds
Entry ID: ASAC_2357

Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2357 See the link below for public details on this project.

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Contaminants like PCBs and DDE have hardly been used Antarctica. Hence, this is an excellent place to monitor global background levels of these organochlorines. In this project concentrations in penguins and petrels will be compared to 10 years ago, which ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -67.0   S: -69.0   E: 78.0   W: 75.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Van den Brink, N.
Dataset Title: 10 year trend of levels of organochlorine pollutants in Antarctic seabirds
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2010-11-15
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-12-16
Stop Date: 2004-01-18
Quality The concentrations were very low. Only for PCB153 several observations could be detected above detection limits. For other congeners most observations were below detection limits. Generally the samples of the Adelie penguins were smaller.
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download at the provided URL.

Copies of three publications are also available for download by Australian Antarctic Division staff.
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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 11 kb
Distribution Format: Excel
Fees: free
Phone: +31 317 485796
Fax: +31 317 419000
Email: nico.vandenbrink at
Contact Address:
Alterra, Wageningen Ur
Center for Ecosystems Studies
P.O. Box 47
Droeven daalsesteeg 3
City: Wageningen
Postal Code: NL-6700AA
Roosens, L., van den Brink, N., Riddle, M., Blust, R., Neels, H., Covaci, A. (2007), Penguin colonies as secondary sources of contamination with persistent organic pollutants, Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 9, 8, 822-825
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-05-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23