Mercury in Different Feather Types from Great Cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo L.) Inhabiting the Vistula Lagoon Ecosystem in Poland

@inproceedings{MisztalSzkudliska2012MercuryID,
  title={Mercury in Different Feather Types from Great Cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo L.) Inhabiting the Vistula Lagoon Ecosystem in Poland},
  author={Małgorzata Misztal-Szkudlińska and Piotr Szefer and Piotr Konieczka and Jacek Namiesnik},
  booktitle={Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={2012}
}
Total mercury levels in different feather types (down, contour, tail and flight) in Great Cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo L.) were determined using CV-AAS. Feathers from Great Cormorants inhabiting the Vistula Lagoon ecosystem have an average Hg level of 7.14 ± 3.99 (μg/g w.w.). Age-dependent concentrations of Hg were statistically significant (ANOVA Kruskal-Wallis, p < 0.0001). There were also significant differences in Hg levels in different parts of feathers from adults and immature birds… CONTINUE READING

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