Contaminant Levels of Osprey Eggs and Prey Reflect Regional Differences in Reproductive Success

@article{Steidl1991ContaminantLO,
  title={Contaminant Levels of Osprey Eggs and Prey Reflect Regional Differences in Reproductive Success},
  author={R. Steidl and C. Griffin and L. Niles},
  journal={Journal of Wildlife Management},
  year={1991},
  volume={55},
  pages={601-608}
}
To determine if contaminants contributed to low hatching success of ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) nesting near Delaware Bay, we compared levels of organochlorines, mercury, and lead in addled and randomly collected eggs and potential prey from Delaware Bay to a successful population along the Atlantic Coat (<80 km from the Bay colony), a tributary of Delaware Bay. Eggs from Delaware Bay contained significantly higher levels of DDE, DDD, PCB's, dieldrin, and heptachlor epoxide than did Atlantic… Expand
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