Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

Pesticide Residues in Fulvous Whistling-Ducks from South Florida

Richard E. Turnbull, Fred A. Johnson, Maria de los A. Hernandez, Willis B. Wheeler and John P. Toth
The Journal of Wildlife Management
Vol. 53, No. 4 (Oct., 1989), pp. 1052-1057
Published by: Wiley on behalf of the Wildlife Society
DOI: 10.2307/3809608
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3809608
Page Count: 6
  • Download ($42.00)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
Pesticide Residues in Fulvous Whistling-Ducks from South Florida
Preview not available

Abstract

Thirty fulvous whistling-ducks (Dendrocygna bicolor) collected during 1984-85 from the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) of south Florida were analyzed for organochlorine and organophosphate contaminants. Contaminants were detected in 30 livers and 14 of 15 breast muscles examined. Eighteen contaminants were found. Levels of detected pesticides were below those known to pose direct threats to birds and humans; however, recent illegal use of some compounds was indicated. Sources of contamination were local but also may have been from areas outside the United States.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
1052
    1052
  • Thumbnail: Page 
1053
    1053
  • Thumbnail: Page 
1054
    1054
  • Thumbnail: Page 
1055
    1055
  • Thumbnail: Page 
1056
    1056
  • Thumbnail: Page 
1057
    1057