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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    
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.
V Goutner; T Albanis; I Konstantinou; K Papakonstantinou
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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    
Department of Zoology, School of Biology, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, GR-54006, Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Birds / metabolism*
Chromatography, Gas
Eggs / analysis*
Environmental Monitoring
Insecticides / analysis*
Mediterranean Sea
Pesticide Residues / analysis*
Polychlorinated Biphenyls / analysis*
Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Insecticides; 0/Pesticide Residues; 0/Polychlorinated Biphenyls; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical

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