The case for a cause-effect linkage between environmental contamination and development in eggs of the common snapping turtle (Chelydra S.serpentina) from Ontario, Canada.

@article{Bishop1991TheCF,
  title={The case for a cause-effect linkage between environmental contamination and development in eggs of the common snapping turtle (Chelydra S.serpentina) from Ontario, Canada.},
  author={Christine A. Bishop and Ronald J. Brooks and John H. Carey and Phoebe K M Ng and Ross J. Norstrom and David R. S. Lean},
  journal={Journal of toxicology and environmental health},
  year={1991},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={521-47}
}
Concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dibenzo-p-dioxins, and dibenzofurans, organochlorine pesticides, and their metabolites were measured in eggs of the common snapping turtle (Chelydra s.serpentina) collected from four wetlands on the shorelines of Lakes Ontario, and Erie, and one control location in central Ontario, Canada. Snapping turtle eggs from these sites were also artificially incubated to determine hatching success, and incidence of deformities in embryo and hatchling… CONTINUE READING