Causes of mortality of albatross chicks at Midway Atoll.

@article{Sileo1990CausesOM,
  title={Causes of mortality of albatross chicks at Midway Atoll.},
  author={Louis Sileo and P R Sievert and Michael D Samuel},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={1990},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={329-38}
}
As part of an investigation of the effect of plastic ingestion on seabirds in Hawaii, we necropsied the carcasses of 137 Laysan albatross (Diomedea immutabilis) chicks from Midway Atoll in the Pacific Ocean during the summer of 1987. Selected tissues were collected for microbiological, parasitological, toxicological or histopathological examinations. Dehydration was the most common cause of death. Lead poisoning, trauma, emaciation (starvation) and trombidiosis were other causes of death… CONTINUE READING

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