Mercury of Concern in Bald Eagles
- Summary of: Thirty-five year review of a mercury monitoring service for Scottish dental practices. Jokstad, A. // British Dental Journal;2/12/2011, Vol. 210 Issue 3, p122
Aims and objectives To review a long-standing mercury monitoring service offered to staff in dental practices in Scotland.Methods During the first 20 years of the service, dentists and their staff were contacted by letter and invited to participate. Respondents were asked to collect samples of...
- Is Mercury Really a Bad Guy in CV Disease? Kuritzky, Louis // Neurology Alert;Nov2011 Clinical Briefs, p22
The article discusses the association between tissue mercury levels and cardiovascular disease indicating the detrimental effects of mercury to the human body which include increasing cellular oxidative effects, worsening endothelial function, and reducing the effectiveness of metalloenzymes.
- Mercury in immature and adults Herring Gulls ( Larus argentatus) wintering on the Gulf of GdaÅ„sk area. Szumiło, Emilia; Szubska, Marta; Meissner, Włodzimierz; Bełdowska, Magdalena; Falkowska, Lucyna // Oceanological & Hydrobiological Studies;2013, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p260
This study presents total mercury concentrations (Hg) in selected tissues and organs (blood, muscles, liver, kidneys, feathers and claws) of the herring gull ( Larus argentatus) in order to assess the environmental pollution in the coastal zone of the southern Baltic. Dead, frozen birds were...
- ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY NEWS: Mercury Levels Drop. // Texas Water Utilities Journal;Jan2014, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p24
The article focuses on a study released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which showed a decline in the blood mercury levels of women of childbearing age. Topics covered include the high blood methylmercury concentrations in women, the trends in mercury levels based on...
- A Capture to Remember: Monitoring the Health of Avian Scavengers on the Pacific Coast. Varland, Daniel E. // Journal of Avian Medicine & Surgery;Sep2015, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p250
Because of concern over risks to the health of avian communities on the Washington and Oregon coasts, the nonprofit Coastal Raptors and other partners initiated a study where, to date, Coastal Raptors has live-captured and sampled 27 bald eagles ( Haliaeetus leucocephalus), 27 turkey vultures (...
- Choroidal Vasculopathy and Retinal Detachment in a Bald Eagle ( Haliaeetus leucocephalus) With Lead Toxicosis. Eid, Ramzi; Guzman, David Sanchez-Migallon; Keller, Krista A.; Wiggans, K. Tomo; Murphy, Christopher J.; LaDouceur, Elise E. B.; Keel, M. Kevin; Reilly, Christopher M // Journal of Avian Medicine & Surgery;Dec2016, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p357
A subadult male bald eagle ( Haliaeetus leucocephalus) was presented for severe depression and weakness. Physical examination findings included depressed mentation, dehydration, sternal recumbency, poor body condition, and bilateral, whole-head, horizontal nystagmus. A heavy-metal panel was...
- Raptor center takes over NWF's Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey. // International Wildlife;May/Jun93, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p25
Announces that the Raptor Research and Technical Assistance Center (RRTAC) in Boise, Idaho has assumed responsibility for the annual Midwinter Bald Eagle survey conducted by NWF (National Wildlife Federation) for the past 12 years. Details.
- Return of the bald eagle. // Newsweek;7/9/1984, Vol. 104 Issue 1, p64
Researchers are using new techniques to revitalize the bald-eagle population. The symbol of America has been fighting for survival ever since the Founding Fathers established it as the national symbol in 1782. Over the last 3 years, thanks in part to some determined and imaginative...
- White on. // Field & Stream;Nov95, Vol. 100 Issue 7, p85
Describes the origin of the bald eagle's name.