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Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in 3 species of Antarctic Penguins
Entry ID: ECA033

Abstract: The data set reports the POP concentrations in three species of penguins: Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae), Chinstrap penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica) and Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua). The found concentrations were lower than those found in seabird species from other areas of the world. PCBs and p,p'-DDE together accounted for more than 70% of the total POP residue. The HCB made up 24% in ... View entire text
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Start Date: 2002-06-01
Stop Date: 2002-06-30
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Corsolini, S., Borghesi, N., Schiamone, A., and Focardi, S., 2007: Polybrominated diphenyl ethers, polychlorinated dibenzo-dioxins, -furans, and -biphenyls in three species of Antarctic penguins. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 14, 421-429.
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DIF Creation Date: 2010-06-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24