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First report of chlorinated and brominated hydrocarbon pollutants in marine bird eggs from an oceanic Indian Ocean island

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Research, October 2012
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Title
First report of chlorinated and brominated hydrocarbon pollutants in marine bird eggs from an oceanic Indian Ocean island
Published in
Environmental Research, October 2012
DOI 10.1016/j.envres.2012.05.009
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Authors

Hindrik Bouwman, Henrik Kylin, Nee Sun Choong Kwet Yive, Vikash Tatayah, Katharina Løken, Janneche Utne Skaare, Anuschka Polder

Abstract

We report for the first time levels of persistent organic pollutants in marine bird eggs from an oceanic island in the Indian Ocean, the world's third largest ocean. Ten eggs each of the Common Noddy, also known as the Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus), and Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata) were collected from Ile Cocos off the coast of the island of Rodrigues, located 560 km east of the island of Mauritius. ΣPCBs had the highest levels (2.2 and 2.6n g/g wm, wet mass; 20 and 19 ng/g lm, lipid mass) for common Noddy and Sooty Tern, respectively (and following), then ΣDDT (1.9 and 3.1 ng/g wm; 17 and 23 ng/g lm), and mirex (0.96 and 0.69 ng/g wm; 8.7 and 5.0 ng/gl m). ΣChlordanes (0.094 and 0.15 ng/g wm; 0.48 and 0.73 ng/g lm) and Σtoxaphenes (0.26 and 0.61 ng/g wm; 2.4 and 5.9 ng/g lm) are rare data for these compounds from this ocean. Brominated flame retardants were low (0.08 and 0.07 ng/g wm; 0.7 and 0.7 ng/g lm). Multivariate analyses indicated different contamination patterns in the prey items as Sooty Terns had significantly higher levels of mean Σchlordanes and Σtoxaphenes, as well as CB105, -108 and -157. p,p'-DDE had an association with thinner eggshells in the Sooty Tern. Although the contaminant levels were in all respects low, industrialisation, development on the periphery, commercial exploitation of the marine environment, and pollutants transferred over long distances by marine debris is likely to add to chemical pressure in this region. Monitoring changes in background levels of pollutants in remote regions will indicate such trends, and marine bird eggs from Rodrigues would be an excellent site.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Yemen 1 2%
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 2%
Unknown 55 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 16%
Unspecified 7 12%
Researcher 7 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 9%
Other 18 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 21 37%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 21%
Unspecified 11 19%
Chemistry 6 11%
Engineering 3 5%
Other 4 7%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. 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 23 August 2017.
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#797,885
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Outputs from Environmental Research
#237
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#7,210
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Outputs of similar age from Environmental Research
#8
of 22 outputs
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