Document Detail


PCBs and organochlorine pesticide residues in eggs of Audouin's gull (Larus audouinii) in the north-eastern Mediterranean.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11436818     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Levels of eight PCB congeners (IUPAC 8, 20, 28, 52, 101, 118, 138, 180) and 13 organochlorine pesticides (alpha-BHC, beta-BHC, lindane (gamma-BHC), heptachlor, heptachlor epoxide, aldrin, dieldrin, endrin, 2,4'-DDT, 2,4'-DDD, 4,4'-DDT, 4,4'-DDD, 4,4'-DDE) were measured in unhatched Audouin gull eggs from Aegean Sea (northeastern Mediterranean) colonies in 1997 and 1998. Levels of more persistent congeners 138, 180 and in some colonies 118, predominated among PCBs. Between years significant differences were found in the levels of a variety of contaminants in the same regional colonies (Lipsos, Agathonisi, and Fourni) attributable to temporal changes in diet. Within years differences were limited (1997: PCB congeners 52, 118, 180, heptachlor and 4,4'-DDD; 1998: PCB congener 8 and heptachlor epoxide) which in combination with cluster analysis suggest a temporal rather than spatial pattern of pollution in the Aegean Sea. Maximum median levels of five PCB congeners, total PCBs and eight organochlorine pesticides were found in the Agathonisi and Fourni colonies suggesting an elevated nearby pollution probably from the polluted Menderez River. Levels of all contaminants were too low to have any adverse reproductive effects on the Audouin's gull of the Aegean colonies.
Authors:
V Goutner; T Albanis; I Konstantinou; K Papakonstantinou
Related Documents :
13678848 - Relationship between pcb accumulation and reproductive output in conditioned oysters cr...
15589248 - Concentrations of polybrominated diphenyl ethers, polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and...
8528648 - Dioxins, furans and ahh-active pcb congeners in eggs of two gull species from the weste...
2496968 - Pcb and other organochlorine compounds in blood of women with or without miscarriage: a...
7741198 - Mechanisms in adverse reactions to food. mechanisms of tolerance and sensitization in t...
11214338 - Farm and management variables linked to fecal shedding of campylobacter and salmonella ...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Marine pollution bulletin     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0025-326X     ISO Abbreviation:  Mar. Pollut. Bull.     Publication Date:  2001 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-07-04     Completed Date:  2001-12-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0260231     Medline TA:  Mar Pollut Bull     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  377-88     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Zoology, School of Biology, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, GR-54006, Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece. goutner@bio.auth.gr
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Birds / metabolism*
Chromatography, Gas
Eggs / analysis*
Environmental Monitoring
Incidence
Insecticides / analysis*
Mediterranean Sea
Pesticide Residues / analysis*
Polychlorinated Biphenyls / analysis*
Seawater
Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Insecticides; 0/Pesticide Residues; 0/Polychlorinated Biphenyls; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Occurrence and effects of organotins on adult common whelk (Buccinum undatum) (Mollusca, Gastropoda)...
Next Document:  Metal levels in seston and marine fish flesh near industrial and metropolitan centres in South Austr...