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Mercury concentrations in breast feathers of three upper trophic level marine predators from the western Aleutian Islands, Alaska

Overview of attention for article published in Marine Pollution Bulletin, May 2014
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Title
Mercury concentrations in breast feathers of three upper trophic level marine predators from the western Aleutian Islands, Alaska
Published in
Marine Pollution Bulletin, May 2014
DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.02.034
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Authors

Robb S.A. Kaler, Leah A. Kenney, Alexander L. Bond, Collin A. Eagles-Smith

Abstract

Mercury (Hg) is a toxic element distributed globally through atmospheric transport. Agattu Island, located in the western Aleutian Islands, Alaska, has no history of point-sources of Hg contamination. We provide baseline levels of total mercury (THg) concentrations in breast feathers of three birds that breed on the island. Geometric mean THg concentrations in feathers of fork-tailed storm-petrels (Oceanodroma furcata; 6703 ± 1635, ng/g fresh weight [fw]) were higher than all other species, including snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus; 2105 ± 1631, ng/g fw), a raptor with a diet composed largely of storm-petrels at Agattu Island. There were no significant differences in mean THg concentrations of breast feathers among adult Kittlitz's murrelet (Brachyramphus brevirostris; 1658 ± 1276, ng/g fw) and chicks (1475 ± 671, ng/g fw) and snowy owls. The observed THg concentrations in fork-tailed storm-petrel feathers emphasizes the need for further study of Hg pollution in the western Aleutian Islands.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 9%
Mexico 1 3%
Spain 1 3%
Canada 1 3%
Unknown 27 82%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 11 33%
Student > Bachelor 5 15%
Student > Master 4 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 9%
Professor 2 6%
Other 5 15%
Unknown 3 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 39%
Environmental Science 4 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 6%
Unspecified 1 3%
Chemical Engineering 1 3%
Other 4 12%
Unknown 8 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 November 2021.
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#1,238,045
of 20,558,827 outputs
Outputs from Marine Pollution Bulletin
#428
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#13,908
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Outputs of similar age from Marine Pollution Bulletin
#3
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