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Interactions between Pollutant Exposure and the Physiology in Adult Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) at Svalbard.

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Source
Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Department of Biology. xii, 53 p.
Publication Type
Dissertation
Date
2015
Kongsfjorden, Svalbard. Samples were analyzed for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs), organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and phosphorous flame retardants (PFRs). All compound classes were detected and quantified in feathers ranging from <2.38 to 36.2 ng/g wet weight
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Author
Svendsen, Niels Borup
Source
Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Department of Biology. xii, 53 p.
Date
2015
Language
English
Geographic Location
Norway
Publication Type
Dissertation
File Size
1326344
Keywords
Svalbard
Black-legged kittiwakes
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
Polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs)
Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs)
Phosphorous flame retardants (PFRs)
Abstract
The present study investigated the use of feathers as a useful non-destructive biomonitoring tool for novel organic pollutants in black-legged kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla), and evaluated the interaction of both novel and legacy pollutants on body condition and thyroid hormones. In July and August 2014, feather and blood samples were collected from 20 black-legged kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) at two colonies (Blomstrandhalvøya and Krykkjefjellet) in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard. Samples were analyzed for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs), organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and phosphorous flame retardants (PFRs).
All compound classes were detected and quantified in feathers ranging from
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