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Environmentally acquired lead, cadmium, and manganese in the cattle egret, Bubulcus ibis, and the laughing gull, Larus atricilla

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Abstract

Concentrations of lead, cadmium, and manganese in the tissues of cattle egrets and laughing gulls gathered from the Galveston Bay region of Texas were compared to determine if different patterns of accumulation exist. Lead, cadmium, and manganese levels in these species were within the range reported for other bird species. Lead levels in bones were comparable, but gulls had more lead in brain, liver, and kidney tissues than egrets had, which suggested a higher rate of accumulation or exposure. Because of their high abundance and comparable positions in the estuarine and terrestrial food webs, cattle egrets and laughing gulls may serve as convenient biological indicators to monitor potentially toxic substances in these ecosystems. (29 references, 7 tables)
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1980
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-80-086852
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol.; (Germany, Federal Republic of); Journal Volume: 9:1
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; CADMIUM; BIOLOGICAL ACCUMULATION; LEAD; MANGANESE; AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS; BIOLOGICAL INDICATORS; BIRDS; COASTAL REGIONS; FOOD CHAINS; LAND POLLUTION; SKELETON; TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS; TISSUES; WATER POLLUTION; ANIMALS; BODY; ECOSYSTEMS; ELEMENTS; METALS; ORGANS; POLLUTION; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; VERTEBRATES; 560305* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Vertebrates- (-1987)
OSTI ID:
5367700
Research Organizations:
Univ of Texas
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: AECTC
Submitting Site:
ESI
Size:
Pages: 65-78
Announcement Date:
Jun 01, 1980

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Citation Formats

Hulse, M, Mahoney, J S, Schroder, G D, Hacker, C S, and Pier, S M. Environmentally acquired lead, cadmium, and manganese in the cattle egret, Bubulcus ibis, and the laughing gull, Larus atricilla. Germany: N. p., 1980. Web. doi:10.1007/BF01055500.
Hulse, M, Mahoney, J S, Schroder, G D, Hacker, C S, & Pier, S M. Environmentally acquired lead, cadmium, and manganese in the cattle egret, Bubulcus ibis, and the laughing gull, Larus atricilla. Germany. doi:10.1007/BF01055500.
Hulse, M, Mahoney, J S, Schroder, G D, Hacker, C S, and Pier, S M. 1980. "Environmentally acquired lead, cadmium, and manganese in the cattle egret, Bubulcus ibis, and the laughing gull, Larus atricilla." Germany. doi:10.1007/BF01055500. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1007/BF01055500.
@misc{etde_5367700,
title = {Environmentally acquired lead, cadmium, and manganese in the cattle egret, Bubulcus ibis, and the laughing gull, Larus atricilla}
author = {Hulse, M, Mahoney, J S, Schroder, G D, Hacker, C S, and Pier, S M}
abstractNote = {Concentrations of lead, cadmium, and manganese in the tissues of cattle egrets and laughing gulls gathered from the Galveston Bay region of Texas were compared to determine if different patterns of accumulation exist. Lead, cadmium, and manganese levels in these species were within the range reported for other bird species. Lead levels in bones were comparable, but gulls had more lead in brain, liver, and kidney tissues than egrets had, which suggested a higher rate of accumulation or exposure. Because of their high abundance and comparable positions in the estuarine and terrestrial food webs, cattle egrets and laughing gulls may serve as convenient biological indicators to monitor potentially toxic substances in these ecosystems. (29 references, 7 tables)}
doi = {10.1007/BF01055500}
journal = {Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol.; (Germany, Federal Republic of)}
volume = {9:1}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Germany}
year = {1980}
month = {Jan}
}