Metals and selenium as bioindicators of geographic and trophic segregation in giant petrels Macronectes spp.

@inproceedings{GonzlezSols2002MetalsAS,
  title={Metals and selenium as bioindicators of geographic and trophic segregation in giant petrels Macronectes spp.},
  author={Jacob Gonz{\'a}lez-Sol{\'i}s and Carola Sanpera and Xavier Ruiz},
  year={2002}
}
We analysed concentrations of cadmium, lead, mercury and selenium in blood from males and females of the 2 sibling species of giant petrels, the northern Macronectes halli and the southern M. giganteus, breeding sympatrically at Bird Island (South Georgia, Antarctica). Blood samples were collected in 1998 during the incubation period, from 5 November to 10 December. Between species, cadmium and lead concentrations were significantly higher for northern than for southern giant petrels, which… CONTINUE READING

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