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Penguin colonies as secondary sources of contamination with persistent organic pollutants
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Abstract
Levels of several organohalogenated pollutants, such as p,p-DDE, HCB, CHLs and PCBs, were 10 to 100-fold higher in soil samples collected from penguin colonies than in soil from reference areas. This is likely related to local penguin activity, such as a higher abundance of guano and the presence of bird carcasse. While background contamination of the Antarctic region is mostly explained by the long-range atmospheric transport, this paper suggests that bird populations contribute also substantially to the local redistribution of contaminants.
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English
Source (journal)
Organohalogen compounds
Publication
2007
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69(2007), p. 591-594
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