Wintering greater scaup as biomonitors of metal contamination in federal wildlife refuges in the Long Island region.

@article{Cohen2000WinteringGS,
  title={Wintering greater scaup as biomonitors of metal contamination in federal wildlife refuges in the Long Island region.},
  author={Jonathan B. Cohen and John S. Barclay and Andrew R. Major and James P Fisher},
  journal={Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={2000},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={83-92}
}
Tissues of greater scaup (Aythya marila mariloides) and components of their habitat (sediment, plankton, macroalgae, and invertebrates) were collected for heavy metal analysis in the winter of 1996-97 from US Department of the Interior wildlife refuges in the Long Island region. Geographic and temporal relationships between the concentration of nine metals in tissue and in habitat components were examined. In greater scaup tissues and habitat components, concentrations of As and Se were highest… CONTINUE READING

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