Bioaccumulation of Lead and Cadmium in the Louisiana Heron (Hydranassa tricolor ) and the Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis )

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dc.contributor.authorHacker CSen_US
dc.contributor.authorCheney MAen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchroder GDen_US
dc.contributor.otherEcotoxicology and Environmental Safetyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:14:45Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T17:14:45Z
dc.date.issued1981en_US
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dc.description211-224en_US
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dc.description.abstractLead and cadmium concentrations in the tissues and stomach contents of several age classes of Louisiana herons (H. tricolor ) and cattle egrets (B. ibis ) from the Galveston Bay region of Texas were measured, and levels of exposure and the rates of accumulation by these species were compared. Statistical analyses showed no differences in the rates and patterns of accumulation of these metals between these species; however, tissue and age class were both significant variables. Lead concentrations were highest in the bone of adult birds, while cadmium was highest in the adult kidney. Although these birds feed in different habitats, analyses of metal content in their food items showed similar rates of exposure. The authors note an important distinction between biomagnification and ontogenetic accumulation in studies which seek to estimate the importance of trophic position on risk of exposure to heavy metalsen_US
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/23122
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dc.notes0147-6513EnglishEnglishJournal ArticleMarine; Brackish; Freshwateren_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseries50687.00en_US
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dc.scaleen_US
dc.seriesen_US
dc.subjectAccumulationen_US
dc.subjectageen_US
dc.subjectASW,USA,Texas,Galveston Bayen_US
dc.subjectbioaccumulationen_US
dc.subjectBirdsen_US
dc.subjectboneen_US
dc.subjectbonesen_US
dc.subjectBubulcus ibisen_US
dc.subjectCadmiumen_US
dc.subjectCattle egreten_US
dc.subjectD 04803 Pollution effectsen_US
dc.subjectEgretsen_US
dc.subjectGalveston Bayen_US
dc.subjecthabitaten_US
dc.subjecthabitatsen_US
dc.subjectHeavy metalsen_US
dc.subjectHeronsen_US
dc.subjectHydranassa tricoloren_US
dc.subjectkidneyen_US
dc.subjectLeaden_US
dc.subjectlevelsen_US
dc.subjectMetalsen_US
dc.subjectpollution effectsen_US
dc.subjectPublic healthen_US
dc.subjectQ1 01504 Effects on organismsen_US
dc.subjectRisken_US
dc.subjectstomachen_US
dc.subjectstomach contenten_US
dc.subjectTexasen_US
dc.subjecttissuesen_US
dc.subjectToxicantsen_US
dc.subjectUSAen_US
dc.subjectUSA,Texas,Galveston Bayen_US
dc.titleBioaccumulation of Lead and Cadmium in the Louisiana Heron (Hydranassa tricolor ) and the Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis )en_US
dc.typeJournalen_US
dc.universityen_US
dc.vol-issue5(2)en_US
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