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Chesapeake Bay fish-osprey (Pandion haliaetus) food chain: Evaluation of contaminant exposure and genetic damage

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, April 2016
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Title
Chesapeake Bay fish-osprey (Pandion haliaetus) food chain: Evaluation of contaminant exposure and genetic damage
Published in
Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, April 2016
DOI 10.1002/etc.3386
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Authors

Rebecca S. Lazarus, Barnett A. Rattner, Peter C. McGowan, Robert C. Hale, Natalie K. Karouna-Renier, Richard A. Erickson, Mary Ann Ottinger

Abstract

From 2011-2013, a large-scale ecotoxicological study was conducted in several Chesapeake Bay tributaries (Susquehanna River and flats, the Back, Baltimore Harbor/Patapsco River, Anacostia/ middle Potomac, Elizabeth and James Rivers), and Poplar Island as a mid-Bay reference site. Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) diet and the transfer of contaminants from fish to osprey eggs were evaluated. The most bioaccumulative compounds (biomagnification factor >5) included p,p'-DDE, total PCBs, total PBDEs, and BDE congeners 47, 99, 100 and 154. This analysis suggested that alternative-brominated flame-retardants and other compounds (methoxytriclosan) are not appreciably biomagnifying. A multivariate analysis of similarity indicated major differences in patterns among study sites were driven by PCB congeners 105, 128, 156, 170/190 and 189, and PBDE congeners 99 and 209. An integrative redundancy analysis showed that osprey eggs from Baltimore Harbor/Patapsco River and the Elizabeth Rivers had high residues of PCBs and p,p'-DDE, with PBDEs having a substantial contribution to overall halogenated contamination on the Susquehanna and Anacostia/middle Potomac Rivers. The redundancy analysis also suggested a potential relation between PBDE residues in osprey eggs and oxidative DNA damage in nestling blood samples. Results of this study also indicate that there is no longer a discernible relation between halogenated contaminants in osprey eggs and their reproductive success in Chesapeake Bay. Osprey populations are thriving in much of the Chesapeake, with productivity rates exceeding those required to sustain a stable population. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 1 5%
Unknown 21 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 4 18%
Researcher 3 14%
Student > Postgraduate 3 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 14%
Professor 2 9%
Other 6 27%
Unknown 1 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 36%
Environmental Science 6 27%
Engineering 2 9%
Neuroscience 1 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 5%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 40. 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 11 April 2016.
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