TITLE

Mercury in fur of Daubenton's bat ( Myotis daubentonii) in Southern Sweden and Comparison to Ecotoxicological Thresholds

AUTHOR(S)
Åkerblom, Staffan; Jong, Johnny
PUB. DATE
November 2017
SOURCE
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology;Nov2017, Vol. 99 Issue 5, p561
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
To characterise mercury (Hg) exposure in Daubenton's bat ( Myotis daubentonii, Kuhl 1817) in southern Sweden, 17 specimens were captured in 2013 and back fur samples were taken for analysis to determine Hg concentrations. The fur Hg levels determined [1.15 ± 0.27 (mean ± standard deviation, n = 17) µg Hg g fresh weight (fw)] represent a baseline for comparison in future assessments of Hg exposure in bat populations in northern Europe. Mercury concentrations were close to those reported in fur from other bat species, but were lower than proposed toxicological thresholds in bats (> 30 µg Hg g fw) and mice (5 µg Hg g fw). This is the first study to examine Hg exposure in bats in Scandinavia.
ACCESSION #
126307748

 

Related Articles

  • BATS. Wiffen, Tina // Northumbrian Naturalist: Transactions of the Natural History Soc;2012, Vol. 73, p63 

    The article presents sectional introduction related to bats which include Whiskered Bat (Myotis mystacinus); Brandt's Bat (Myotis brandtii) and Daubenton's Bat (Myotis daubentonii).

  • DAUBENTON'S BAT Myotis daubentonii. Anderson, Barry // Northumbrian Naturalist: Transactions of the Natural History Soc;2012, Vol. 73, p68 

    The article offers information Daubenton's Bat (Myotis daubentonii) along with its anatomy and behavior. Topics discussed include medium sized Myotis species found in Great Britain with dorsal fur; diet which of chironomid midges, caddisflies and mayflies; and habitats of Daubenton's Bat which...

  • Population genetics of Daubenton's bat (Myotis daubentonii) in the Archipelago Sea, SW Finland. Laine, Veronika N.; Lilley, Thomas M.; Norrdahl, Kai; Primmer, Craig R. // Annales Zoologici Fennici;2013, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p303 

    Due to their reclusive nature, information on the population structure of many bat species is lacking or scarce. The pattern of small scale population genetic structure could reveal the degree of gene flow among colonies, and the evolutionary consequences of short-distance dispersal. In this...

  • VOLUNTEERS FOR BATS. Roche, Niamh // BATS Magazine;Spring2012, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p8 

    The article discusses the success of the volunteer-based Daubenton's myotis monitoring program launched by Bat Conservation Ireland. The program was participated by about 400 volunteers who surveyed over 200 bat sites. Volunteers were trained for bat conservation and research. A brief...

  • Impact of PIT tagging on recapture rates, body condition and reproductive success of wild Daubenton's bats (Myotis daubentonii). Rigby, E. L.; Aegerter, J.; Brash, M.; Altringham, J. D. // Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;1/28/2012, Vol. 170 Issue 4, preceding p101 

    A successful and safe methodology for the subcutaneous insertion of passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags in a small- to medium-sized bat (average mass 9 g) under isoflurane-induced anaesthesia is described. Passive integrated transponder (PIT) tagging had no significant impact on the rate...

  • THE SHAPE OF SOUND: ELLIPTIC FOURIER DESCRIPTORS (EFD) DISCRIMINATE THE ECHOLOCATION CALLS OF MYOTIS BATS (M. DAUBENTONII, M. NATTERERI AND M. MYSTACINUS). Lundy, Mathieu; Teeling, Emma; Boston, Emma; Scott, David; Buckley, Daniel; Prodohl, Paulo; Marnell, Ferdia; Montgomery, Ian // Bioacoustics;2011, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p101 

    Bats of the genus Myotis cannot be identified reliably using conventional acoustic analyses. Here we use morphology of echolocation calls to discriminate between Myotis spp. This method may be used to identify unknown roosts to species level. Echolocation calls of M. daubentonii, M. mystacinus...

  • When do Daubenton's bats (Myotis daubentonii) fly far for dinner? Encarnação, J. A.; Becker, N. I.; Ekschmitt, K. // Canadian Journal of Zoology;Dec2010, Vol. 88 Issue 12, p1192 

    This study investigates the factors driving foraging behavior of Daubenton's bats (Myotis daubentonii (Kuhl, 1817)). We analysed the importance of food availability, energy demand, and intraspecific competition in regulating foraging activity and the selection of near versus distant foraging...

  • Bats hibernating in Kaunas Fortress, Lithuania. Masing, Matti; Baranauskas, Kazimieras; Siivonen, Yrjö; Wermundsen, Terhi // Estonian Journal of Ecology;2009, Vol. 58 Issue 3, p192 

    Kaunas Fortress is one of the largest bat hibernation sites known in northeastern Europe. Bat counts have been carried out there during two periods (1978-1995 and 2007). In 2007, 52 underground and semi-underground roosts belonging to seven forts and two bunkers were inspected. In all, 958 bats...

  • Effect of colony size and reproductive period on the emergence behaviour of a maternity colony of Daubenton's Bat (Myotis daubentonii) occupying an artificial roost (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae). Lučan, Radek K. // Lynx, series nova;2009, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p3 

    Emergence behaviour of a maternity colony of Daubenton's bat (Myotis daubentonii) occupying an artificial roost was studied between 1999 and 2009 in South Bohemia, Czech Republic. The time of emergence of the first bat (TFB), rather than the median time of emergence, was used in the analysis, as...

  • WHISKERED BAT Myotis mystacinus. Wiffen, Tina // Northumbrian Naturalist: Transactions of the Natural History Soc;2012, Vol. 73, p64 

    The article offers information on the Whiskered Bat (Myotis mystacinus) found in Great Britain along with its anatomy and behavior and their difference from Daubenton's Bats (Myotis daubentonii) and Natterer's Bats (Myotis nattereri).

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics