Turtles as Monitors of Chemical Contaminants in the Environment

@inproceedings{MeyersSchne1994TurtlesAM,
  title={Turtles as Monitors of Chemical Contaminants in the Environment},
  author={Linda Meyers-Sch{\"o}ne and Barbara T. Walton},
  year={1994}
}
Biota have been used increasingly in recent years to evaluate the presence of hazardous chemicals in the environment and to determine the impact of toxicants on ecosystems (e.g., Suter and Loar 1992; Hoffman et al. 1990; Clark et al. 1988; Talmage and Walton 1991; and Albers et al. 1986). Because turtles are relatively long-lived, widely distributed geographically, and found in a variety of habitats, they may be useful indicators of chemical contamination in monitoring programs. Species… CONTINUE READING

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