Retrospective analysis of mercury content in feathers of birds collected from the state of Michigan (1895-2007).

Abstract

Museum specimens were used to analyze temporal trends in feather mercury (Hg) concentrations in birds collected from the state of Michigan between the years 1895 and 2007. Hg was measured in flank and secondary feathers from three species of birds that breed in the Great Lakes region; common terns (n = 32), great blue herons (n = 35), and herring gulls (n… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10646-011-0738-6

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