TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Nocera, Joseph J.; Taylor, Philip D.
PUB. DATE
December 1998
SOURCE
Conservation Ecology (11955449);1998, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
59696825

Tags: COMMON loon -- Behavior;  MERCURY;  POISONING;  GROOMING behavior in animals;  EGGS -- Incubation

 

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