Influence of phylogeny, diet, moult schedule and sex on heavy metal concentrations in New Zealand Procellariiformes

@inproceedings{Stewart1999InfluenceOP,
  title={Influence of phylogeny, diet, moult schedule and sex on heavy metal concentrations in New Zealand Procellariiformes},
  author={Frank M. Stewart and Richard A. Phillips and John Alexander Bartle and Jonathan Craig and Douglas Shooter},
  year={1999}
}
Mercury, cadmium, zinc and copper concentrations were analysed in the liver and kidney tissues of 14 species of albatross and petrel. These birds were obtained as by-catch of the long-line tuna fishing industry in New Zealand waters, and provided a unique opportunity to compare heavy metal accumulation in a group of closely related species. Mercury levels in the liver of the wandering and royal albatrosses were among the highest recorded for free-living birds. In multiple regression analyses… CONTINUE READING

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