In Situ Behavioral Response of Common Loons Associated with Elevated Mercury (Hg) Exposure

Nocera, Joseph J.; Taylor, Philip D.
December 1998
Conservation Ecology (11955449);1998, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p10
Academic Journal
The article presents research which analyzed the behavioral response of common loons that were exposed to elevated mercury in Nova Scotia, Canada. The researchers assessed the association of the level of contamination in their blood with the changes in their behavior. They also examined the impact of blood contamination on the time spent by chicks for brooding and preening.


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