Allocation of Metals and Trace Elements in Different Tissues of Piscivorous Species Phalacrocorax carbo.

@article{Irena2017AllocationOM,
  title={Allocation of Metals and Trace Elements in Different Tissues of Piscivorous Species Phalacrocorax carbo.},
  author={Hrib{\vs}ek Irena and Jovi{\vc}i{\'c} Katarina and Karad{\vz}i{\'c} Branko and Skori{\'c} Stefan},
  journal={Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={2017},
  volume={73 4},
  pages={533-541}
}
Great cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo) are piscivorous birds, and as apex predators they accumulate high levels of contaminants from the aquatic ecosystems. In the present study, we analyzed distribution of Al, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Ni, Pb, Sr, and Zn in ten tissues (muscle, liver, kidney, spleen, gizzard, heart, skin, lard, breast feathers, and remiges) of the Great cormorants in the Marin Sprud locality, the Danube River, Serbia. Concentrations of elements in tissues were assessed by using… CONTINUE READING