Toxic element concentrations in the Razorbill Alca torda (Charadriiformes, Alcidae) in Portugal.

@article{Ribeiro2009ToxicEC,
  title={Toxic element concentrations in the Razorbill Alca torda (Charadriiformes, Alcidae) in Portugal.},
  author={Ariane R. Ribeiro and Catarina Eira and Johannes Torres and Paula Mendes and J Miquel and Amadeu M V M Soares and Jos{\'e} Vitor Vingada},
  journal={Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={2009},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={588-95}
}
The present study provides the first data on inorganic element levels (As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Hg, Mn, Pb, Se, and Zn) in juvenile, immature, and adult razorbills (Alca torda) collected along the central coast of Portugal. Element concentrations were assessed by ICP-MS in kidney, liver, muscle, and feathers of 28 razorbills, including 4 juveniles, 17 subadults, and 7 adults. The effect of age and tissue on element accumulation was also assessed. The detected levels in razorbills may indicate a… CONTINUE READING

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