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Nineteenth Century Mercury: Hazard to Wading Birds and Cormorants of the Carson River, Nevada
Contemporary mercury interest relates to atmospheric deposition, contaminated fish stocks and exposed fish-eating wildlife. The focus is on methylmercury (MeHg) even though most contamination is ofExpand
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Fall Migration Routes, Timing, and Wintering Sites of North American Ospreys as Determined by Satellite Telemetry
Abstract Satellite telemetry was used to determine fall migratory movements of Ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) breeding in the United States. Study areas were established along the lower Columbia RiverExpand
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Contaminants and sea ducks in Alaska and the circumpolar region.
We review nesting sea duck population declines in Alaska during recent decades and explore the possibility that contaminants may be implicated. Aerial surveys of the surf scoter (MelanittaExpand
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Polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardants in eggs may reduce reproductive success of ospreys in Oregon and Washington, USA
Spatial and temporal assessments and reports of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants in birds remain sparse. In the present study, PBDEs were detected in all 120 osprey (PandionExpand
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Lead accumulation and osprey production near a mining site on the coeur d'Alene River, Idaho
Mining and smelting at Kellogg-Smelterville, Idaho, resulted in high concentrations of lead in Coeur d'Alene (CDA) River sediments 15–65 km downstream, where ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) nested. AdultExpand
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Developing a broader scientific foundation for river restoration: Columbia River food webs
Well-functioning food webs are fundamental for sustaining rivers as ecosystems and maintaining associated aquatic and terrestrial communities. The current emphasis on restoring habitatExpand
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Poisoning of raptors with organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides with emphasis on Canada, U.S. and U.K.
We reviewed cases of raptor mortality resulting from cholinesterase-inhibiting pesticides. We compiled records from the U.S., U.K. and Canada for the period 1985-95 (520 incidents) and surveyed theExpand
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Effects of heptachlor on American kestrels in the Columbia Basin, Oregon
Wheat seeds treated with heptachlor to control wireworms (Ctenicara pruinina) resulted in American kestrels (Falco sparverius) in the Columbia Basin accumulating residues of heptachlor epoxide (HE)Expand
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Cyanide and migratory birds at gold mines in Nevada, USA
Since the mid-1980s, cyanide in heap leach solutions and mill tailings ponds at gold mines in Nevada has killed a large but incompletely documented number of wildlife (>9,500 individuals, primarilyExpand
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