Selenium bioaccumulation and body condition in shorebirds and terns breeding in San Francisco Bay, California, USA.

@article{Ackerman2009SeleniumBA,
  title={Selenium bioaccumulation and body condition in shorebirds and terns breeding in San Francisco Bay, California, USA.},
  author={J. Ackerman and C. Eagles-Smith},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 10},
  pages={
          2134-41
        }
}
  • J. Ackerman, C. Eagles-Smith
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Environmental toxicology and chemistry
  • The present study evaluated Se bioaccumulation in four waterbird species (n=206 birds) that breed within San Francisco Bay, California, U.S.A.: American avocets (Recurvirostra americana), black-necked stilts (Himantopus mexicanus), Forster's terns (Sterna forsteri), and Caspian terns (Hydroprogne caspia). Selenium concentrations were variable and influenced by several factors, including species, region, reproductive stage, age, and sex. Adult Se concentrations (microg/g dry wt) in livers ranged… CONTINUE READING
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