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Contaminants in eggs of aquatic birds from the grasslands of central California

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Contaminants in eggs of aquatic birds from the grasslands of central California; 1994; Article; Journal; Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology; Hothem, R.L.; Welsh, D.

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Eggs were collected from the Grasslands of western Merced County, California, during 1986 and 1987, and at the Mendota Wildlife Area in Fresno County in 1987, as part of a reproductive study of nesting ducks and shorebirds. The eggs were analyzed to evaluate the effects of contaminants in agricultural drainwater on avian reproduction. Agricultural drainwater was the major source of water for irrigation and fall flooding in the Grasslands until the fall of 1985 when drainwater was mostly replaced by uncontaminated water. Drainwater had not been used at Mendota. Concentrations of arsenic and boron in eggs from all sites were lower than those known to harm avian reproduction. However, mean concentrations of selenium, a trace element known [...]

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R.L. Hothem, D. Welsh
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