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Marine debris ingestion in loggerhead sea turtles, Caretta caretta, from the Western Mediterranean.
Marine debris represents an important threat for sea turtles, but information on this topic is scarce in some areas, such as the Mediterranean sea. This paper quantifies marine debris ingestion in 54Expand
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Lead poisoning in waterfowl from the Ebro Delta, Spain: Calculation of lead exposure thresholds for mallards
Lead poisoning in waterfowl was investigated during 1991/92 at the Ebro Delta Natural Park. Sediment examination showed a lead shot concentration available to waterfowl ranging from 60,149 to 544,748Expand
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A Review of the Effects of Agricultural and Industrial Contamination on the Ebro Delta Biota and Wildlife
The Ebro delta (NE Spain) is a 320 km2 wetland area ofinternational importance for conservation. The area is devotedto rice farming and receives large amounts of pesticides.Industrial pollutants areExpand
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Prevalence of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp. and Campylobacter spp. in large game animals intended for consumption: relationship with management practices and livestock
Although wild ruminants have been identified as reservoirs of Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC), little information is available concerning the role of Salmonella spp. and CampylobacterExpand
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Lead shot ingestion in two raptor species from Doñana, Spain.
Diurnal raptors inhabiting wetland areas where waterfowl shooting is conducted have many opportunities to ingest lead (Pb) shot pellets when feeding on their prey. Exposure to Pb shot was studied inExpand
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Environmental Factors Influencing the Prevalence of a Clostridium botulinum Type C/D Mosaic Strain in Nonpermanent Mediterranean Wetlands
Between 1978 and 2008, 13 avian botulism outbreaks were recorded in the wetlands of Mancha H�meda (central Spain). These outbreaks caused the deaths of around 20,000 birds from over 50 species,Expand
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An outbreak of thiram poisoning on Spanish poultry farms.
Thiram-contaminated poultry feed caused soft egg shells, depressed growth and leg abnormalities in about 1 million birds. Corn previously treated with thiram and colored red was the source of theExpand
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Towards harmonisation of chemical monitoring using avian apex predators: Identification of key species for pan-European biomonitoring.
Biomonitoring in raptors can be used to study long-term and large-scale changes in environmental pollution. In Europe, such monitoring is needed to assess environmental risks and outcomes ofExpand
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Intoxicaciones intencionadas y accidentales de fauna silvestre y doméstica en España: diferencias entre Comunidades Autónomas
Intentional and accidental poisoning of wild and domestic animals in Spain: differences between regions. In this study we have analyzed 1,157 suspected cases of poisoning of wild and domestic animalsExpand
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A schematic sampling protocol for contaminant monitoring in raptors
Birds of prey, owls and falcons are widely used as sentinel species in raptor biomonitoring programmes. A major current challenge is to facilitate large-scale biomonitoring by coordinatingExpand
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