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Organochlorines in Antarctic and Arctic Avian Top Predators
Entry ID: ECA044

Abstract: Bustnes (2006) compared organochlorines (OCs) levels in Antarctic and Arctic avian top predators analyzing blood sampled from the wing vein of south polar skuas (142 skuas, 73 females and 69 males) breeding at Svarthamaren (71° 53' S, 05° 10' E) in Dronning Maud Land (Antarctica) in December 2001 and January 2002. South
polar skuas had 8% and 29% of the blood OCs concentrations (45 ng/g, ww) found ... View entire text
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Start Date: 2001-01-01
Stop Date: 2002-12-30
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Bustnes. JO, Tveraa. T, Henden. JA., Varpe. J., Skaare. JU., 2006. Organochlorines in Antarctic and Arctic Avian Top Predators: A Comparison between the South Polar Skua and Two Species of Northern Hemisphere Gulls. Environ Sci Technol., 40 (8), 2826 –2831.
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