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

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, ΣDDT 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
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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: 2017-08-23