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The Helminth Community of the Red Fox, Vulpes Vulpes , In Dunas de Mira (Portugal) and its effect on host condition
The analysis of 62 foxes collected by hunters between 2000 and 2006 revealed that the helminth community of the red fox in Dunas de Mira is composed by 20 species. Over 90% of the foxes wereExpand
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Use of skin and blubber tissues of small cetaceans to assess the trace element content of internal organs.
In order to evaluate the use of biopsy samples as non-destructive tool for assessing trace element concentrations in small cetaceans, the concentrations of 14 trace elements were determined in skin,Expand
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Ecological aspects influencing the helminth community of the wood mouse Apodemus sylvaticus in Dunas de Mira, Portugal
This paper presents the first extensive data on the helminth community of the wood mouse Apodemus sylvaticus in a coastal sand dune area in Portugal. The 557 hosts analysed in this study were trappedExpand
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Concentration of some toxic elements in Oryctolagus cuniculus and in its intestinal cestode Mosgovoyia ctenoides, in Dunas de Mira (Portugal).
The need for sentinel organisms reflecting small-scale changes in heavy metal pollution of different habitats has been previously stated and the role of terrestrial mammalian parasites has beenExpand
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Foraging ecology of five toothed whale species in the Northwest Iberian Peninsula, inferred using carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios
The feeding ecology and habitat use of the most frequently sighted and/or regularly reported stranded or bycaught toothed whale species of the North Western Iberian Peninsula (NWIP) were examined,Expand
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Reproductive performance of wild boar females in Portugal
Reproductive tracts of 214 female wild boars collected in Central Portugal between October and February over the period 1997 to 2001 were examined. From this material, we were able to determineExpand
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Seabird bycatch in Portuguese mainland coastal fisheries: An assessment through on-board observations and fishermen interviews
Abstract Competition with fisheries and incidental capture in fishing gear are the major current threats for seabirds at sea. Fishing is a traditional activity in Portugal and is mainly composed of aExpand
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An assessment of contaminant concentrations in toothed whale species of the NW Iberian Peninsula: part II. Trace element concentrations.
Concentrations of Ag, As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Ni, Pb, Se, V and Zn were investigated in the liver and kidney of the five most common toothed whales off the Northwest Iberian Peninsula (NWIP),Expand
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Assessing heavy metal pollution using Great Tits (Parus major): feathers and excrements from nestlings and adults
Passerine species have been increasingly used as bioindicators of metal bioaccumulation especially by taking benefit of non-invasive procedures, such as collecting feathers and excrements. In 2009,Expand
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