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Metal levels in feathers of 12 species of seabirds from midway atoll in the northern Pacific Ocean.
Seabirds are excellent subjects for examination of heavy metals because they are long-lived, feed at different distances from land, and exhibit different trophic levels. In this paper we compare theExpand
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Heavy metals in commercial fish in New Jersey.
Levels of contaminants in fish are of particular interest because of the potential risk to humans who consume them. While attention has focused on self-caught fish, most of the fish eaten by theExpand
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Biology of marine birds
Seabirds in the Marine Environment, E.A. Schreiber and J. Burger The Fossil Seabird Fossil Record and the Role of Paleontology in Understanding Seabird Community Structure, K.I. Warheit SeabirdExpand
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Risk, mercury levels, and birds: relating adverse laboratory effects to field biomonitoring.
There is an abundance of field data on levels of mercury in a variety of organisms and there are a number of studies that demonstrate the adverse effects of mercury on laboratory animals, but fewExpand
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Marine Birds as Sentinels of Environmental Pollution
Marine birds are useful as bioindicators of environmental pollution in estuarine and marine environments because they are often at the top of the food chain, ubiquitous, and many are abundant andExpand
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Food chain differences affect heavy metals in bird eggs in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey.
  • J. Burger
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Environmental research
  • 1 September 2002
There is an abundance of field data on levels of mercury in a wide variety of birds and on a suite of heavy metals in single species of birds, but few studies examine a suite of metals in a suite ofExpand
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Heavy metals in avian eggshells: another excretion method.
  • J. Burger
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of toxicology and environmental health
  • 1 February 1994
Birds can rid their bodies of heavy metals through both excretion and deposition in feathers, and females can also eliminate heavy metals in the contents of their eggs. In this paper the levels ofExpand
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Mercury and selenium levels in 19 species of saltwater fish from New Jersey as a function of species, size, and season.
There are few data on risks to biota and humans from mercury levels in saltwater fish. This paper examines mercury and selenium levels in muscle of 19 species of fish caught by recreationalExpand
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Mercury in canned tuna: white versus light and temporal variation.
There are abundant data and advisories for mercury levels in wild fish, but far fewer for commercial fish that compose a large majority of the fish most people eat. Until recently, relatively littleExpand
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