A comparison of mercury levels in feathers and eggs of osprey (Pandion haliaetus) in the North American Great Lakes.

@article{Hughes1997ACO,
  title={A comparison of mercury levels in feathers and eggs of osprey (Pandion haliaetus) in the North American Great Lakes.},
  author={Kimberly D Hughes and Peter J Ewins and Kathleen E Clark},
  journal={Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={1997},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={441-52}
}
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) eggs and chick feathers were collected for mercury analysis from nests at four Great Lakes study areas in Ontario (three "naturally formed" lakes in southern Ontario and one reservoir in northern Ontario) and two New Jersey study areas in 1991-1994. Adult osprey feathers were sampled from three Great Lakes study areas in 1991. Feathers sampled from chicks (approximately 28-35 days old) appear to be better indicators of local contaminant conditions since spatial… CONTINUE READING

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