Metal levels in feathers of 12 species of seabirds from midway atoll in the northern Pacific Ocean.

@article{Burger2000MetalLI,
  title={Metal levels in feathers of 12 species of seabirds from midway atoll in the northern Pacific Ocean.},
  author={Joanna Burger and Michael G Gochfeld},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2000},
  volume={257 1},
  pages={37-52}
}
Seabirds are excellent subjects for examination of heavy metals because they are long-lived, feed at different distances from land, and exhibit different trophic levels. In this paper we compare the levels of lead, cadmium, mercury arsenic, chromium, manganese, selenium, and tin in the feathers of birds nesting on Midway Atoll in the northern Pacific Ocean. We test the null hypothesis that there are no interspecific differences in the levels of metals in the feathers of the adult black-footed… CONTINUE READING
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