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Main Title An atlas of contaminants in the eggs of fish-eating colonial birds of the Great Lakes (1970-1988) /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Bishop, Christine Annette,
Weseloh, D. Vaughn.
Burgess, Neil M.
Norstrom, R. J.
Turle, Richard.
Logan, Karen A.
Publisher Canadian Wildlife Service, Ontario Region,
Year Published 1992
OCLC Number 1380881491
ISBN 0662196228; 9780662196228
Subjects Water birds--Effect of water pollution on--Great Lakes Region (North America) ; Water birds--Great Lakes Region (North America)--Atlases ; Water birds--Nests--Great Lakes Region (North America) ; Goéland áa bec cerclé--Grands Lacs, Région des (Amérique du Nord) ; Pollutants--Reporting--Great Lakes (North America)--Statistics ; Colonial birds--Effect of pollution on--Great Lakes (North America)--Statistics ; Water birds--Effect of pollution on--Great Lakes (North America)--Statistics ; Piscivorous birds--Effect of water pollution on--Great Lakes Region (North America) ; Birds--Great Lakes Region--Effect of water pollution on
Internet Access
Description Access URL vol. 2 vol. 1
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELAM  QL683.G7A84 1992 v.1-2 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 08/26/2016
ELBM  QL683.G7A84 1992 v.1-2 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/15/1997
Collation 2 v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
V. 1. Accounts by locations and species. -- v. 2. Accounts by chemical. During 1970-1988, Canadian Wildlife Service (Ontario) collected eggs from fish-eating colonial waterbirds from 67 colonies throughout the Great Lakes to measure the levels of chlorinated hydrocarbons, metals, and lipid concentrations present. These data were generated as part of a monitoring program started in 1970 to understand the temporal and spatial trends in environmental contaminant levels in biota of the Great Lakes. During 1970-1988, the levels of chlorinated hydrocarbons in colonial waterbird eggs have dropped significantly within colonies across the Great Lakes. "This atlas provides a summary of the mean concentrations of thirty-nine contaminants and the percent lipid measured in eggs of seven species of fish-eating colonial birds sampled only by the Canadian Wildlife Service throughout the Great Lakes during 1970-1988. There are 4491 data points presented in the atlas; however, this does not include any contaminant data concerning biota in the Great Lakes collected by other organizations and agencies"--Introd., p. 12.