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Bullet fragments in Belding's ground squirrels in Oregon and California in 2014-2015

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2014-04-01
End Date
2015-08-13

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Herring, Garth, and Eagles-Smith, C.A., 2016, Bullet fragments in Belding's ground squirrels in Oregon and California in 2014-2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7HM56J1.

Summary

The dataset includes specifics on fragments of bullets recovered from shot Belding's ground squirrels from Oregon and California. Ground squirrels were radiographed and then we used ImageJ software to count and measure the area of those bullet fragments. A subset of shot carcasses were then digested and bullet fragments were recovered. Statistical models were developed to predict either the number or mass of bullet fragments in shot ground squirrel carcasses using the radiograph estimates and the digested recovered fragment data.

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Bullet fragments in Belding's ground squirrels in Oregon and California in 2014-2015.csv 18.61 KB
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Purpose

Data were obtained to assess the potential risk to avian scavengers from lead exposure associated with consuming shot ground squirrel carcasses.

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  • Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC)
  • USGS Data Release Products

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F7HM56J1

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