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Mercury Contamination of Red-legged Kittiwakes in the Western Subarctic Pacific Ocean


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Ackerman, J.T., and Fleishman, A.B, 2019, Mercury contamination of red-legged kittiwakes in the western subarctic Pacific Ocean: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This dataset contains mercury concentrations and locations of wintering red-legged kittiwakes in the western subartic Pacific Ocean. These data support the following publication: Fleishman, AB, RA Orben, N Kokubun, A Will, R Paredes, JT Ackerman, A Takahashi, AS Kitaysky, and SA Shaffer. 2019. Wintering in the Western Subarctic Pacific increases mercury contamination of red-legged kittiwakes. Environmental Science and Technology, in press.


Point of Contact :
Josh T Ackerman
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Josh T Ackerman, Abram B. Fleishman
Metadata Contact :
Josh T Ackerman
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Western Ecological Research Center
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase

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2019_Kittwake_Mercury_Data.csv 5.99 KB text/csv


Data were obtained in order to assess mercury contamination in seabirds using remote reaches of the Pacific Ocean.


The authors of these data require that data users contact them regarding intended use and to assist with understanding limitations and interpretation. Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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DOI doi:10.5066/P9S8VMM6

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