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DDE, PCBS, Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury Concentrations in Rhinoceros Auklets from Washington

Lawrence J. Blus, Richard E. Fitzner, Lora L. Leschner and Ulrich W. Wilson
Northwestern Naturalist
Vol. 80, No. 1 (Spring, 1999), pp. 14-16
DOI: 10.2307/3536628
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3536628
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DDE, PCBS, Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury Concentrations in Rhinoceros Auklets from Washington
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Abstract

In July 1981, 5 adult rhinoceros auklets (Cerorhinca monocerata) were captured on the ground near nesting areas on each of Protection and Destruction Islands, Washington. The birds were euthanized, and their livers and kidneys removed and analyzed. Levels (μg / g wet weight) of DDE (0.11 to 0.95), polychlorinated biphenyls (no residue detected [ND] to 1.1), mercury (0.60 to 1.8), and lead (ND to 0.85) in livers and cadmium (9.1 to 21.9) in kidneys were similar in each colony. All concentrations were less than known effect levels.

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